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Great company to learn from at the beginning of Career

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Former Employee - Food Technologist  in  San Pedro, CA
Former Employee - Food Technologist in San Pedro, CA

I worked at Big Heart Pet Brands

Pros

Del Monte offers great support in maintaining a healthy work-life balance. It is active in its social impact and influence on the community.

Cons

The lack of training for new technologists was disappointing. This made the learning process longer than necessary. Having a mentor or guide, at least in the beginning, would have been extremely valuable.

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    A good learning experience

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    Current Employee - Associate Brand Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Brand Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Big Heart Pet Brands

    Pros

    Good products; opportunity to learn

    Cons

    Disorganized; lack of good leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate to lower ranks.

    No opinion of CEO
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    An ok job, but not one I'll stay at

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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

    Pros

    - Great brands - really, some of the best, especially in the pet food arena
    - Good location in SF
    - Potential for greatness (unrealized)

    Cons

    - By far the most hierarchical company I have ever seen. Directors and up get enormous (and I mean enormous) offices, and everyone else has small cubes. It is incredibly difficult for someone at a lower level to speak to anyone above them other than their direct boss - it's just not done.
    - Finance, not marketing driven
    - Little diversity in upper management
    - Lots of turnover at low levels, but at the same time no room for advancement. I think in the last three years possibly three people have been promoted to director
    - Little opportunity for individuals to make their mark and if they try they are punished for it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Let people think and make actual meaningful decisions. You hired smart people - take advantage of that don't beat them into submission
    - Teach managers that the people below them are not a threat. If they do well, then that reflects well on the manager.

    Doesn't Recommend
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