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Helpful (5)

Moving in the Right Direction

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - R&D Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
Current Employee - R&D Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great People (mostly)
Great Opportunities at every level
Awesome Brand Equity (Heinz is #1 in Customer Satisfaction)
Great Location (very affordable housing in Pittsburgh)
Excellent Heritage (Heinz started PURE FOOD..no fillers or additives)

Cons

Thin Work Force
Quarterly Financial Focus
Stagnant Compensation than last few years
Still some silos between functions and global groups

Advice to Management

Go back to the founding principles of what made Heinz great. (Pure Food...no fillers or additives). Our products should be sold in Whole Foods (all of the original 57 Varities could still be sold there). We need to live the companies vision daily and benchmark against it. Adapt to the Change in Demand and sell product in new places.

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    Director Marketing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director Marketing in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Director Marketing in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great general management training, excellent benefits, can take responsibility and run with it

    Cons

    More focus on training and developing people. Too many hires from the outside.

  2. Helpful (2)

    Very poor company and getting worse.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Director in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Heinz full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Buffet bought this company and hopefully will purge some of the leadership. Buffett will make this a winner but the high stock price makes it likely that we will see a dip. They do have good brands. Most of the top talent has fled to greener pastures and what remains is weak. Leadership is very weak. Sales leadership is very poor while marketing still has some talent

    Cons

    Culture is very poor at Heinz in all regards. Working here is no longer a place to brag about but rather a place to make a dime until you can find better options. The new leadership is very bad and does not understand anything about United States grocery. They do not care about people at all. They have pushed many good people out the door for reasons not relating to performance. Sales is run by a group of buddies with little talent. Marketing lost most of their talent with a few still remaining. Not a good company at all. I would stay away from this company

    Advice to Management

    Get US based leadership. Dissolve Sales Board and stick with with L100

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