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2 people found this helpful  

Good introduction to corporate world.

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

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

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 ManagementAdvice

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.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    All politics, No rewards, deteriorating culture

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    • Culture & Values
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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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not on the right path

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Great #1 brands
    Great company history
    Some good people still there
    Solid international and emerging markets business

    Cons

    Corporate culture is terrible
    Work life balance is non-existent
    Employees not treated well
    Employees no longer compensated fairly. No merit increases, very small bonuses
    Benefits getting worse
    Bad employees are promoted. Good employees are ignored
    Business is trending way down
    Bad ethical practices for volume

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Things used to be great! Go back to what worked for 10 years. Treat your employees fairly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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