HEINEKEN USA Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
29 Reviews
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HEINEKEN USA President and CEO Dolf van den Brink
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  1.  

    Great Company, Great Perks, even better co-workers. Basic hours.

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst  in  White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in White Plains, NY

    I worked at HEINEKEN USA as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Beautiful facility, nice bar at the office - never tried it though. Great People.

    Cons

    The commute is the only issue I had.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
  2.  

    Corporate employee

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

    I worked at HEINEKEN USA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great brand, Very nice co workers, Fun conferences and happy hours, fun perks, helpful co workers

    Cons

    Big problem for work life balance, pressure of working late evenings/weekends, wfh is not allowed in certain depts . Not much opportunity for growth or movement. some employees have been there for over 10 years and in the same position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to train new employees better so they are prepared to do their jobs well. Encourage employees to grow and promote them for good work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Progressive and hard driving business

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    Current Employee - Vice President Marketing  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President Marketing in New York, NY

    I have been working at HEINEKEN USA full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great brands, great people, and hard work

    Cons

    Work life balance can be a challenge

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great international culture (Americas Regional Team)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at HEINEKEN USA part-time

    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
  6.  

    Nice Environment

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    Current Employee - Desktop Support  in  White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Desktop Support in White Plains, NY

    I have been working at HEINEKEN USA as a contractor for more than a year

    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.

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    Management has been good to me.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Hit the Ground Running

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    Current Employee - Associate  in  White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in White Plains, NY

    I have been working at HEINEKEN USA full-time for more than a year

    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
  8.  

    Great professional opportunity

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    Former Employee - Brand Manager  in  White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in White Plains, NY

    I worked at HEINEKEN USA

    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, hard on work/life balance

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst  in  White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in White Plains, NY

    I worked at HEINEKEN USA

    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
  10.  

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

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

    I worked at HEINEKEN USA

    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
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    Very Poor Management

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

    I have been working at HEINEKEN USA

    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

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