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inconsistent experience depending on where I was at.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Heinz full-time

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Given a lot of opportunity to learn new skills.

Cons

Inconsistent management. Inconsistent performance feedback. Competing goals. Lack of Leadership.

Advice to Management

Get out to your front line people and see what is going on what they are doing and what challenges they face. Quit managing from your desk.

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    Well established company that offers opportunities for growth, learning, etc.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Heinz full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Many opportunities to learn from collaborative relationships, new product launches, line extensions and existing products already in market.

    Cons

    The company is heavily laden with many processes which can sometimes have a negative effect on job that's being done.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Who quit this week?

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Brand Manager
    Current Employee - Brand Manager

    I have been working at Heinz full-time (more than 5 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, made many great friends. Some of the most talented in the industry work there (until they leave)
    Excellent brands.
    Lean organization, so exposure to various projects, issues, etc. is vast.

    Cons

    Typically it is an incredibly lean company... but recent departures, layoffs, attrition, etc. And the company is running at about 60-75% of where they used to be. As a result, patience, morale, and motivation are running very thin.

    Have very little long term direction and strategy. Long term thinking = 3 months. Overwhelming thinking that no one knows what we're supposed to prioritize. Everyone is doing the job of 2-3 people... impossible to do it all... but no one is prioritizing so everyone is doing everything - desperately searching for something that works.

    Heinz has never been had a strong culture as a teaching-organization or a culture of people developing... but it is even worse now. Employee development is an after thought to mounting other responsibilities.

    For the first 5 years of my career I was very proud and consistently said that Heinz had honor and integrity beyond it's peers, and in every situation it could be counted on to 'do the right thing'.... These days I'm not so sure.

    Advice to Management

    Clear direction & strategy, beyond just ceo office... extension, adoption, and activation at all levels.
    Retention/rewards for talent that has stayed - otherwise you'll be left with mediocre talent that is staying for comfort reasons.

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