Big Heart Pet Brands Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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Big Heart Pet Brands CEO and Director David J. (Dave) West
David J. (Dave) West
53 Ratings

Pros
  • Great benefits, well respected brands, great work-life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • A lot of good people at the lower levels and middle management (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Not the right talent in upper management (in 6 reviews)

  • Constant rumors of being laid off, selling the company or relocating to Corporate office in San Francisco (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    It was a great job, learned something everyday.

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    Former Employee - Good Opportunity to Make Good Money
    Former Employee - Good Opportunity to Make Good Money

    I worked at Big Heart Pet Brands full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent pay lots of overtime double time on sundays, good benefits, and every year you get cost of living raise in pay its usully 3%

    Cons

    Overall its a good place to work with apportunity for advancement if you work hard.


  2. VP

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Big Heart Pet Brands full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity abound - your mindset is your limitation

    Cons

    Prioritize to have max impact!

    Advice to Management

    Keep high integrity environment and people


  3. Innovative culture with a good blend of east and west coast management styles

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    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

    I worked at Big Heart Pet Brands

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The company was formed out of the divestiture of the Del Monte brands leaving behind solely the pet food brands. We tagged ourselves a $4 billion start-up and it felt that way as the company sought to innovate its brands, its internal systems and operations.

    Cons

    It was a short term play guided by the ever present hand of private equity firm that had acquired the business which was executing along a punch list to sell the company to the highest bidder which turned out to be Smucker's - a company that seems to be a fine organization.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to innovate products and internal processes and systems. Innovation and bold vision and goals makes for an engaging place of work.


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  5. Consultant

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Big Heart Pet Brands (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very supportive management. Good Peers. Flexible Work hours.

    Cons

    I don't see any downsides. It is a great experience


  6. Sr Analyst

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Irwin, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Irwin, PA

    I have been working at Big Heart Pet Brands (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Industry leader. People oriented. Progressive. Strong leadership.

    Cons

    No cons to report. Good company


  7. Admin. Assist. (contractor)

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    Former Employee - Contractor in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Contractor in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Big Heart Pet Brands (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic team overall with the exception of the one junior assistant that I worked with. Problem causer. Have never seen anything like it. The rest of the team is stellar.

    Cons

    Just the one idiot that I mentioned above who seemed to only live to create problems where problems didn't actually exist. Extremely immature and I'm honestly surprised that this person still have a job.

    Advice to Management

    Mgmt is excellent. The CEO is pretty much the best I've ever seen. Nice guy, funny and down to earth. Dave West is an A +.


  8. Excellent Room for Advancement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Big Heart Pet Brands full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great opportunity for promotion within the company.

    Cons

    Executive leadership lacks ability to execute tough decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to empower and promote valuable employees.


  9. Buyer

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    Current Employee - Buyer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Buyer in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Big Heart Pet Brands full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great employees make the company a positive to work for.

    Cons

    Difficulty moving forward in your career unless you have a manager that will continue to fight for a promotion.


  10. Executive Assistant

    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Big Heart Pet Brands full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    My coworkers and my team are my favorite part of my job.

    Cons

    Still trying to move culture and environment to a more modern way of thinking and doing.


  11. Call Center Supervisor

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    Current Employee - Call Center Supervisor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Call Center Supervisor in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Big Heart Pet Brands full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Development and goal oriented company that believes in good people.

    Cons

    The location is on the North Shore and parking prices can be prohibited for some.



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