Big Heart Pet Brands Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
127 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
3.3
127 Reviews
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Big Heart Pet Brands CEO and Director David J. (Dave) West
David J. (Dave) West
50 Ratings

Pros
  • The work life balance, the location and the co-workers at the bottom layer (in 8 reviews)

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

Cons
  • The lack of training for new technologists was disappointing (in 4 reviews)

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

More Pros and Cons

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Featured Review

    It was a great job, learned something everyday.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. An OK place to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Chemical Lab Technician in San Pedro, CA
    Former Employee - Chemical Lab Technician in San Pedro, CA

    I worked at Big Heart Pet Brands

    Pros

    The company is pretty lenient with days off, and I heard the health and dental benefits are really good. There were a lot of celebrations for birthdays and since there were a lot of extra pet food, we would take them home.

    Cons

    Sometimes shortcuts were taken in order to expedite data collection. The people would sometimes be not hospitable to other workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please upgrade the old equipment in the Analytics Lab. Newer equipment would greatly and help get faster and more accurate data collection.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great people, excellent opportunities for advancement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Big Heart Pet Brands full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pittsburgh office is like a family. Been through a lot of change and still delivering day in and day out.
    Excellent pay
    Excellent location

    Cons

    Work life balance is an issue in some areas
    No documented telecommute policy
    Some managers detached from their employees

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Culture change and large reorganization from top down.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Big Heart Pet Brands

    Pros

    Depending on what department you are in, total autonomy was promoted and decision making happened quickly cross functionally. Very laid back corporate culture. Competitive salary and benefits. Transparency and open minded

    Cons

    Things are changing quickly and corporate culture will be much different. The relaxed and more liberal corporate culture will be replaced with conservative thinking which is not bad however the philosophy that you have to be a certain age to have experience is not acceptable. The sadest part is how the "good ole boys club" will now exist.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open minded and welcome diversity. Management positions should not be measured by how old you are. Lastly pay attention to the leadership. Primarily all men.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Continuous Change

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Big Heart Pet Brands

    Pros

    Fast pace implementation & development keeps you very busy. Good benefits, compensation varies.

    Cons

    Work life has been hectic with the divestiture and now the sale of the company, Uncertainties for the future exist.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good leadership but need to communicate as much as possible with the pending sale of the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Big Heart Pet Brands

    Pros

    Great place to work with a lot of exciting challenges

    Cons

    Uncertainty of the future with recent sales agreement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep being honest and forthright

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Connect with your boss. It matters.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant

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

    Pros

    Management truly cares about their employees

    Cons

    Managing commute to SF

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep striving to be the best personally and that will continue to make you the best professionally. Always maintain your integrity, and you'll always succeed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Going in the right direction

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Actively moving in the right direction since becoming a stand alone company.
    Employees are treated pretty good. Pay and benefits are good

    Cons

    It takes a lot to get things done in a timely manner.
    Old style culture needs to change.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. Creating its new identity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Big Heart Pet Brands

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Most have a positive desire to develop the newly formed organization.
    An excellent Sales organization.
    Great office locations

    Cons

    Decision making and control remains at the top of the management chain.
    Internal training efforts are non-existent.
    Seems like a lot of turnover in the corporate office that slows progress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain visibility to share the direction and progress of the company, throughout the company. There was a lot of visibility at the launch in 2014, and it disappeared within months.

    No opinion of CEO
  11. Chances for promotions are rare. Too much emphasis on a 4 year degeee Instead of experience and job skills

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Big Heart Pet Brands

    Pros

    Good benefits. Good people at mid management level

    Cons

    Lack of communication for ongoing processes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk To The EMPLOYEES On The Floor Instead Of Calling meetings

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Big Heart Pet Brands Photos

Work at Big Heart Pet Brands? Share Your Experiences

Big Heart Pet Brands

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.