HEINEKEN USA

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HEINEKEN USA Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated April 27, 2014
Updated April 27, 2014
27 Reviews

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HEINEKEN USA President and CEO Dolf van den Brink
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  1.  

    Progressive and hard driving business

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President Marketing  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President Marketing in New York, NY

    Pros

    Great brands, great people, and hard work

    Cons

    Work life balance can be a challenge

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great international culture (Americas Regional Team)

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    Super smart and supportive management on the Heineken Americas team. They really empower you to do your best and are not overly directive.

    Cons

    The business (in beer in general) is a tough market, so full time jobs are just sparse right now.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Nice Environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Desktop Support  in  White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Desktop Support in White Plains, NY

    Pros

    I really enjoy the people I work for. The office is fun to see with a full bar inside for happy hours.

    Cons

    Not much room to move up and grow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management has been good to me.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Hit the Ground Running

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate  in  White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in White Plains, NY

    Pros

    Heineken USA is fast paced, challenging, welcoming and educational. Great connections are formed within the company and there is opportunity and encouragement to diversify within roles and within the organization, including eligibility for international opportunities with the right skill sets.
    There are always fun events open to employees including every Thursday Happy Hours at the bar in the Lobby and even opportunities to attend major events like the US Open, Coachella, and many more major brand events.
    The brands are fun, interesting and world renowned. From personal experience, I don't mind feeling overwhelmed from time to time because I love the brands, feel close to the people i work with, and feel a dedication not only to the company, and my coworkers, but really feel like part of the Heineken family. When someone is a good fit here, it is not uncommon for them to build and develop an entire career with vast and diverse experience.

    Cons

    Expect to be stretched the majority of the time. As a relatively small organization withing the US, Heineken USA expects and demands a lot from its employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great professional opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Brand Manager  in  White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in White Plains, NY

    Pros

    Professional, smart, global, aggressive, successful

    Cons

    Frequent management changes, not always clear

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set a course and work the course

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, hard on work/life balance

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst  in  White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in White Plains, NY

    Pros

    Very educated, smart, talented employees; highly motivated and analytical mindset is shared by all departments. Generally, a collegial and friendly culture, quite cosmopolitan and diverse with the noticeable exception of a lack of African Americans. People work hard here, but work smart with a positive, healthy attitude.

    Cons

    Hard work life balance, as non-work events (team building and promotional) are stressed and demanded. If you're not a drinker, do not even think of working here as embibing is encouraged and expected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What's with all the offsite team building? Have you done any ROI analyses of these? For young adults (with children) this is a hardship.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Overall career very good, but new employees be aware of current challenges; a lot of leadership change affecting culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY

    Pros

    developed great working relationships internally; ability to impact overall business was very good; very good benefits (beer allowance, medical/dental, 401k, etc), interaction/sharing among sales teams

    Cons

    lack of overall sustained training and organizational development not a top priority; no known succession planning in place; no patience to see initiatives through; leadership is under scrutiny; not willing or able to address reocurring issues affecting employees and customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    train mid level leadership on a consistent basis and balance the hiring outside the company; have patience with decisions to see them through; end the "one offs" which cascade down the organization and cripple the morale and productivity of employees which interact directly with forward facing customers

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Very Poor Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY

    Pros

    Employees are great to work with.

    Cons

    Management only cares about themselves and not their employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employee's more instead of just the Management Teams.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Interesting Place

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY

    Pros

    Free beer, nice people, great benefits, good location, opportunity to travel, interesting industry, opportunities to move within the company, generally good people to work with.

    Cons

    Frustrating upper management and unfair treatment of workers during restructuring. Lack of communication, disorganization, recurring issues not addressed leading to repeated mistakes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with your workers. A more transparent management team that acts democratically will have more support from the people you depend on. Don't waste money on fancy meetings, funnel it back to the business instead and reinvest it in your workforce.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    The culture has changed

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY

    Pros

    Great people and great benefits. Fun at times. Proud heritage of the family and great brands. Big company, small company feel at times. Charity events, fun activities involve employees. Good review system with bi-annual reviews with your leaders and goal tracking for bonus goals.

    Cons

    Poor communication from management on all levels. Sneaky behavior behind the scenes, saving face up front. Vague answers to important questions like the future of the company or the stability of your job. Feeling of "no one is safe" around the corporate office because of the questionable behavior of management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management team really needs to bring the culture back to where it was/should be. It has become so concerned with meeting numbers that the importance of people has been lost. The employees feel totally disconnected from the company happenings. If you don't comply with decisions you will be forced out. It's become a culture of fear and backstabbing.

    Disapproves of CEO

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