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Avoid.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - IT Manager in New York, NY
Current Employee - IT Manager in New York, NY

I have been working at Heineken

Pros

Good salary and benefits
Strong culture
Diverse markets

Cons

Very poor company communication
Too centrally driven - not much makes sense when dealing with Amsterdam
Badly structured organization
No room for advancement
Management doesn't listen - not interested in people development

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Start listening to your employees!

Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

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    Great company with talented and driven people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Heineken full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great working atmosphere, passionate about beer and brands

    Cons

    lack of decision making from local management team. Difficult to integrate local priorities with global programs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    15 years behind other FMCG companies

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    I have been working at Heineken full-time

    Pros

    A great product, great marketing.
    Great people from all around the world.
    Location is great.
    Salary and benefits are ok.
    Friday drinks are a very good chance to mingle with people.
    Respectable and approachable top management (I refer mainly to the CEO & CFO)

    Cons

    Your career depends 100% on your line manager. If your ambition differs from the path your line manager has on his/her mind, your career basically is stopped, if lucky - or you're even invited to leave. The fact that you are performing (or over performing) is irrelevant.
    No support from HR to employees.
    No career paths.
    Training is basically for the "high flyers" - which are again picked by the line manager, not necessarily through merit.
    Systems are jurassic.
    Flexible work again depends on your line manager - which in my view is discriminating.
    TONS of office politics, everybody is playing their game, not always thinking what's best for the company but only on their own careers.
    Work in silos.
    Company claims to value "entrepreneurship" but in the moment of truth, that is not the case.
    Extremely decentralized, makes decision making processes complex and long. And often, empty.
    Did I mention the office politics? :-(

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow cross functional career moves as business as usual. You will get more motivated and rounder professionals.
    Career paths need to be set up.
    Listen to the employee not just the manager.
    Don't promote people that exhibit wrong behaviours.
    Upgrade your systems worldwide. ASAP. You will need a strong one time investment, but the savings in efficiency and productivity will he HUGE.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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