HEINEKEN USA

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HEINEKEN USA Reviews

Updated November 27, 2014
Updated November 27, 2014
36 Reviews
3.5
36 Reviews
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HEINEKEN USA President and CEO Dolf van den Brink
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  1.  

    Hard work & a lot of fun

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Communications in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Communications in White Plains, NY

    I have been working at HEINEKEN USA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Strong CEO & management team
    Amazing brands and therefore lots of fun experiences
    "Legendary" purpose unleashes memorable opportunities
    Global company opens up interesting travel and best practice sharing opps
    Emphasis on employees first before other stakeholders
    "Family" company feeling
    Many moments to step up and show your leadership capabilities
    "Challenger" mentality gives everyone at all levels a voice, encourages you to speak up
    Transparency mindset
    Fair pay & benefits

    Cons

    Company continues to find the right balance between being a fun place to work and driving a performance culture. Much better on the performance dimension than years ago but still making progress. Also, the move from a single-brand company to a portfolio company has generated complexity. The company is working to simplify for the front-lines. It's better than it has been -- but it's still a journey.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it simple. Drive clear agreement at the leadership team levels to make execution easier for the teams below.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company culture but misalignment with management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY

    I have been working at HEINEKEN USA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for, especially for a beer company. Very open and honest communication especially from the Management Team. They tell it like it is and don't fluff up the company image. Awesome benefits and competitive pay. Very much into training and certifications, and even promotions if you're the lucky few.

    Cons

    Lots of movement within the company and lots of company reorgs can cause confusion of responsibilities. Some people let go that shouldn't be let go. Work loads tend to get ridiculous when there's a reorg.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    if you're going to change, change for the better, not for what sounds good. Make sure that not only are the lower employees on board, but the middle managers as well, we're talking Directors and Senior Directors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    On Premise Representative

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - On-Premise Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - On-Premise Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at HEINEKEN USA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very family oriented. Bends over backwards for their employees. Great benefits! Everyone is very friendly and a lot of fun to work with.

    Cons

    Restructures a lot. (about every 3 year). Work Life balance is a focus but the work doesn't allow for that.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Nice company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HEINEKEN USA full-time

    Pros

    Great fun and environment with free beer

    Cons

    Lacking a solid IT strategy at global. HNK USA is amazing and has their act together

  6.  

    It's nice to be out of there

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance in Northeast, NY
    Former Employee - Finance in Northeast, NY

    I worked at HEINEKEN USA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Peers and internal and external teams are great. Employees are allowed to work from home 1 day per week.

    Cons

    Leadership has their heads in the clouds. They don't know or don't seem to care about realities of selling beer in the US market. Their focus is to keep peace with Global while looking over their shoulder for their next role. Salaries, raises and bonuses are all below average. So much work and so few people has lead to burnout and turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people. Reward the people who have stayed with more generous salary increases or vacation days. Don't be afraid to have faith in your people and promote from within rather than always going to outside. Some recent outside hires have not fit in.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Lack of appreciation and acknowledgement with decreased hope for advancement within.

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

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

    Pros

    Free Beer. Fun work place.

    Cons

    False sense of career growth and opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Climate in the finance department is at it's all time low. Learn to appreciate your assets and provide fair opportunities for advancement and career growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good short term experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Planner
    Former Employee - Planner

    I worked at HEINEKEN USA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Perks are nice which include tickets to sports and concerts. Company is investing in necessary systems to bring the company into the 21st century.

    Cons

    Office politics and standards vary from region to region, expectations are unattainable, there is absolutely no life/work balance even though the company pretends to address the issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    too many people in the same position for too long, new ideas need to be heard and acted upon rather than staying stagnant

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in White Plains, NY

    I worked at HEINEKEN USA as a contractor (less than an 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Corporate employee

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Corporate Employee in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Corporate Employee in White Plains, NY

    I worked at HEINEKEN USA full-time (more than an 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
  11.  

    Great people and an evolving culture- Fun job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Urban Market Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Urban Market Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at HEINEKEN USA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Atmosphere, nice perks, company car, V.I.P status @ events, fun enviroment

    Cons

    Poor work/home balance, company initiatives and structure are always changing, job description/roles are always changing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the workers who are in trade everyday

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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