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Great brands, hard working people, uninspiring leaders.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Brand Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
Former Employee - Brand Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

US market leading brands in Pet Snacks, affording the opportunity to learn how to establish meaningful emotional connections with pet parents.

Cons

Overexposured to the US market (over 95% of net sales), conflicting incentives across functions, manufacturing silos running as independent cells on defense posture and survival mode.

Advice to Management

Learn how to assess and mitigate risk, empowering and entrusting managers who are closer to day-to-day business. Foster a healthier culture supported by values, principles and true lasting purpose, which in turn will instill pride and deeper commitment. Job retention should be the by-product of a healthy culture instead of resulting exclusively from the glamours San Francisco location.

Other Employee Reviews for Big Heart Pet Brands

  1. Helpful (1)

    Overall a good place to work - Del Monte

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Walnut Creek, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good People and great weather in the Bay Area

    Cons

    Company direction is mixed at best. Direction seems to be run at full steam, stop, wait, run at full steam.

    Advice to Management

    Provide clear direction to the team with goals that make sense for increasing the very low stock value.


  2. Helpful (4)

    Del Monte - great company! great products!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    low key and relax atmosphere. a lot of room to educate yourself and grow and learn in the company. almost anyone can be your mentor to you. a lot of promotions available if you are skilled. they have a great career path system. they are a little company with a big heart and even bigger name. they do a lot of charity work. extremely supportive with balancing work and family life. they poor out compliments all the time so you know where you stand all the time. they are really good at showing compassion even when you make a mistake. you don't have to worry if you will loose your job. they will walk you through your mistake and help you learn from it.

    Cons

    constant changes all the time. you have to be prepared. read the book 'who moved my cheese' before working here. busy-ness comes in cycles. april through october is extremely busy and then it slows down in november. january it tries to pick up but it is still slow. by march, the things you tried to get people to jump on is hitting them in the head and soon they are scrambling to get things done by or before the end of april (end of fiscal year). for me this is difficult to encourage others to stay ahead of the curve because everyone thinks 'we still have time'... when we really do not.

    Advice to Management

    salary, bonuses and increases according to SKILL and work volume is oft times MORE important than who the person works for and titles that 'entitles' someone else to a pay level who may have narrow skills.


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