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Helpful (2)

Good introduction to corporate world.

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Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Pittsburgh, PA
Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Pittsburgh, PA

I have been working at Heinz as an intern (Less than a year)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Not just photocopying and filing. Assign real responsibility and a mentor&manager to help you. Projects can have actual impact on company. HR maintains constant communication with interns and schedules weekly workshops and overviews. Pays for summer living (VERY nice for being downtown pittsburgh) and parking. A lot of face time with HNA executives.

Cons

I'd say about 70% of the interns go to Pitt and 20% go to Penn St. Similar (but probably smaller) ratio for full time employees. Sometimes feel like the company doesn't attempt to hire the best and brightest (though there are very smart people in the company, I was able to work with many) - this is reflected in the pay. No outside of work intern events were scheduled the entire summer.

Advice to Management

An Ivy degree doesn't guarantee business success, but it wouldn't hurt to pay more competitive salaries to attract better talent, especially at the entry levels.

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    All politics, No rewards, deteriorating culture

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    Current Employee - Category Dev Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Category Dev Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Heinz full-time (More than 10 years)

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Used to be great bonuses, competitive pay, and fair treatment Good brands Used to be good ethics

    Cons

    Poor bonuses, ok pay, and no merit increases (or even covering inflation, so thus a pay decrease) Leadership rewards those who are political vs those that perform Corporate culture is harsh and in a downward trend Leaders do not care about employees Overworked and understaffed and underpaid The people that drive growth and move the needle are overlooked whereas the inner circle is rewarded (not based on merit) Human resources is very bad Heinz no longer cares about people just the bottom line Decreasing benefits

    Advice to Management

    Reward people based on results and the hard workers, not office politics. Reward employees. Merit increases at least to cover inflation. Treat people like family.


  2. Temporary position for full-time work.

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    Former Contractor - Consumer Affairs in Warrendale, PA
    Former Contractor - Consumer Affairs in Warrendale, PA

    I worked at Heinz as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is fair for a temporary position. You will learn to work well within a team for product resolution. The company will provide adequate training and coaching. Management is very professional.

    Cons

    Hiring is temporary. There was no possibility to obtain a full time position. If you take time off or if there is a holiday you will not have any pay benefits like the full-time employees. You will be doing the same work as the regular full-time staff and not get any benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Be upfront with candidates that the position will never be full-time. More possible career development is needed.


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