Big Heart Pet Brands

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Big Heart Pet Brands Reviews

Updated November 22, 2014
Updated November 22, 2014
113 Reviews
3.3
113 Reviews
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Big Heart Pet Brands CEO and Director David J. (Dave) West
David J. (Dave) West
41 Ratings

Review Highlights

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)

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  1.  

    not fair

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    Former Employee - Sorter in Modesto, CA
    Former Employee - Sorter in Modesto, CA

    I worked at Big Heart Pet Brands full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    if you are related to the management

    Cons

    if you are of different race you're not stable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no discrimination pls.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Fast paced, traditional environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    There is a lot of opportunity to advance

    Cons

    There is a lot of change due to being privately held.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    yikes

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    Former Employee - Information Technology in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Big Heart Pet Brands as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Attempts to be cutting edge leading to interesting technology partnerships

    Cons

    Odd corporate culture in IT. Very antiquated management styles

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall the people are very committed and great to work. Senior Mgmt team is a 'mixed bag'.

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Manager

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, well respected brands, great work-life balance

    Cons

    Business strategy is too short sighted there is too many "mis-steps" in terms of how Del Monte goes to market year after year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Culture is so critical to insuring success, I would encourage senior management to display more emotional intelligence -- take the time out to understand the individuals and what they bring to the table.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good culture of workers and environment that they maintain

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    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 5 years)

    Pros

    Quality engineers, technicians and architects able to produce projects despite the ever changing direction of the company

    Cons

    Lack of stability in coming years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Gain direction to gain trust of staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Lovely company, slow growth trajectory

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    Current Employee - Finance Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    very nice people, good working hours, family oriented

    Cons

    data obseesed, risk averse, heavy fixed cost issues

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Beyond the Job Description!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Smart people with big ideas to GROW the business translates into people opportunities in many areas across the business. Career experiences are obtained by stepping up for projects and taking on challenging work.

    Cons

    Start-up mentalit,y in some areas, may not be a fit for everybody.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to expect more from leaders and people managers to drive high performance and engagement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Consumer R&D

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA

    I worked at Big Heart Pet Brands full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Relaxed group, very caring, hard workers

    Cons

    Difficult to advance forward from a low position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more opportunities for growth and learning of employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    New Employee - Great Opportunity For Impact!

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

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

    Pros

    An outstanding brand, combined with a big opportunity to make an impact. A winning location and top-notch management. Cleary the investments that have been made in the company are paying off. All around the organization, Del Monte is creating a chance for motivated individuals to shine through and make a difference.

    Cons

    None that I can currently describe. Come here only if you have the passion, drive and commitment to be successful. This is a company where you need to have an opinion and a strong work ethic. Your reward will be the chance to develop professionally and make a difference in the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing and focusing on growth and innovation. Keep hiring great talent!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Manager of a division

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Big Heart Pet Brands full-time

    Pros

    Thoughtful, honest, solid business managemet

    Cons

    not as innovative as could be

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