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Just an Okay Place

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomsburg, PA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomsburg, PA

I have been working at Big Heart Pet Brands

Approves of CEO
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great company history and still developing. The company is on the fast track in a competitive market and I only see stability.

Cons

Company pays way below market values for jobs and often require a large amount of experience and education for low pay. Individual facilities fail to recognize achievements and the company fails to promote employee development. Lack of succession planning cause mostly external hires and few internal promotions.

Advice to Management

Reduce employee workloads, eliminate hybrid jobs that hold no additional value to the employee and focus on employee development so the company doesn't lose their future leaders.

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  1. Okay company - Behind the times on perks

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    Current Employee - Finance Department in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Finance Department in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Big Heart Pet Brands

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Summer hours - 2-hour early dismissal on Fridays during summer
     - Good location
     - Good products
     - Good staff

    Cons

    - Low salary compared to competitors (for non-Managers)
     - Too focused on metrics/reports (large portion of time spent on running reports)
     - Too focused on multiple employee reviews, which are pointless as they typically result in very low raises, even for top tier performers, and little helpful feedback
     - Way too much time spent in meetings - often 75% or more of work day, which makes it necessary to work unpaid overtime to catch up on day-to-day activities

    Advice to Management

    - Increase salaries for lower-level employees to make more competitive with others in Pittsburgh
     - Offer benefits similar to other area employers (modified work schedules, day care assistance, casual attire, allow part-time work from home, etc.)
     - Focus time on value-added projects, rather than multiple employee reviews and unnecessary meetings


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    Working at Del Monte is an unique expereince and not for everyone.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Big Heart Pet Brands

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    * Great location.
    * Smart co-workers with an enthusiastic new CMO.
    * Highly recognizable porfolio well positioned for immediate future.
    * General management experience useful if small to medium-sized company is your eventual goal.

    Cons

    * Company runs by Finance and is very operationally driven.
    * Senior Management obsessed with past performance and demands endless reviews.
    * Increased focus on consumer marketing but most VPs and Directors lack necessary experience.
    * CMO has passion but is not given the power to make real change.
    * If you stay on past Brand Manager, you will be deficient versus peers in other CPGs.

    Advice to Management

    Decide what you really want to be when you grow up and put in place the meaningful changes required to get there. Merely increasing the marketing budget is not the solution. Lip service to Wall Street will only get you anothe year.


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