HEINEKEN USA Reviews

Updated February 11, 2015
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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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    • Senior Management
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    • 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 a 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. Fun company but lack of opportunities for growth

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

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

    Pros

    Fun company to work for. Great culture, good benefits.

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities to grow. Management hires from the outside inside of promoting within. Employees remain in the same role for years until they are either laid off or resign. Lots of restructuring and layoffs every couple of years. Workload is unrealistic and leads to working late nights and weekends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate the people that work hard and are loyal to the company. Promote from within. Provide training where needed to help employees grow in their roles so they can move up in the organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 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 a 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
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  5. Great Company, Great Perks, even better co-workers. Basic hours.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Data Analyst in White Plains, NY
    Former Contractor - Data Analyst in White Plains, NY

    I worked at HEINEKEN USA as a contractor (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
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Corporate employee

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    • 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 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
  7. Nice Environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Desktop Support in White Plains, NY
    Current Contractor - Desktop Support in White Plains, NY

    I have been working at HEINEKEN USA as a contractor (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.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management has been good to me.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful

    Hit the Ground Running

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

    I have been working at HEINEKEN USA full-time (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
  9. Great professional opportunity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Great company, hard on work/life balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11. 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

    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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