Big Heart Pet Brands

www.bigheartpet.com
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Acceptable place to work but lots of room for improvement.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Big Heart Pet Brands

Pros

• Great locations
• Great products
• Stable company
• Huge potential

Cons

• Lack of innovation
• Finance-driven
• Too many meetings
• Micro-management
• Lack of diversity in upper management

Advice to ManagementAdvice

• Hire talented/experienced people and trust them to do their jobs.
• Invest in your people first and foremost and the productivity/profits will come naturally.
• Take a genuine interest in the well-being of employees. Put more emphasis on work/life balance and employee development.
• Foster greater innovation, creativity and risk taking. Allow mistakes.
• Share economic success equitably at all levels.

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    Just an Okay Place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomsburg, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomsburg, PA

    I have been working at Big Heart Pet Brands

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Approves of CEO
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    Okay company - Behind the times on perks

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Department in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Finance Department in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Big Heart Pet Brands

    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 ManagementAdvice

    - 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

    Doesn't Recommend
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