Heineken U.K. Reviews

Updated January 16, 2015
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  1. Fulfiiling, with freedom to make a difference

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    Current Employee - Category Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Category Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at Heineken U.K. full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company, highly valued brand, capable people

    Cons

    career progression, global influencing at local level

  2. Not the company I initially joined

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at Heineken U.K.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Training courses readily available, People in general are friendly and professional. Nice office environment. Useful company intrenet with updates on progress, innovation, project work, vision and mission.

    Cons

    Values are not embedded throughout the company and managers can shirk their responsibility to bring their teams on board with company wide initiatives. Different departments work in silos and some employees think it is ok to never answer emails or return calls. This makes getting the job done difficult. Some poor attitudes in Middle and more senior management and little value placed on dedication, loyalty and hard work.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure all team members are contributing to team activity, embed a culture of honest 360 feedback without the fear factor. Get an understanding of what each person in your team does on a day to day basis in their job role. Actively performance manage team members who refuse to participate in team or company initiatives.

  3. Not very inspiring

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Heineken U.K. full-time

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

    Pros

    Working for an international company

    Cons

    Too many politics and egos mixed together and decisions take a while to be made.

    Advice to Management

    Mix around higher management get some new blood in, too many people are designing and working based on experience and whats worked for them in the past.

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  5. dishearting, ultimately very disappointing

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    Current Employee - Technical Operator in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Technical Operator in Manchester, England (UK)

    I have been working at Heineken U.K. full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    the company well known world wide.

    Cons

    worl life balance, poor managment, same managment just rotating round jobs, just need new staff in and aging work force, bonus is unachievable, blame culture, low moral, literary no perks compared to how big the company is. not much place to progress upwards if you start on the line.

    Advice to Management

    very nude and very potetial classed as bullling.

  6. Great culture and organisation, so much so I went back and worked there again.

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    Former Employee - SAP Finance Lead in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - SAP Finance Lead in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at Heineken U.K. full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The office culture is inclusive. High quality professionals, hard working but friendly. Regular performance reviews and recognition of good performance by way of bonuses and other roles within the organisation.

    Cons

    Salary, at least in Edinburgh location, not as competitive as other UK locations. Having said that, Edinburgh isn't such an expensive city.

    Advice to Management

    Get some better quality products, that will help with the margins.

  7. Investment high but moral low

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Heineken U.K.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Average wage for the business of this type
    High investment in the Brewing department and new Kegging plant
    Investment in training in some areas

    Cons

    Annualized hours contract poorly thought out and inflexible
    Investment is reducing staffing levels in some areas
    Poor management techniques causing low moral
    Very poor teamwork and commitment amongst employees
    Poor work life balance since annualized hours
    Graduates need to learn to accept advice from people who have a great deal of experience after being in the business for many years.Sometimes theres more than one way to skin a cat

    Advice to Management

    Accept feedback from the people who work for you [not just you union employees]
    Sort out your Annualized hours system for a better work life balance

  8. Very good. Great opportunities for Graduates.

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    Current Employee - UK Supply Chain Graduate in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - UK Supply Chain Graduate in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at Heineken U.K. full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good starting salary.
    Graduate Development Sessions in various locations around UK.
    Expectation from business to progress to 'Business Leaders' within 5-7 years.
    Plenty of responsibility trusted in me.

    Cons

    Older workforce sometimes don't take well to younger graduates.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Poor

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Heineken U.K. as a contractor (more than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good salary, pension and benefits

    Cons

    Hard task masters. No team spirit.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Beaucratic

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Automation Engineer in Leeds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Automation Engineer in Leeds, England (UK)

    I have been working at Heineken U.K.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    standard payment rates for field

    Cons

    no upward advancement or postive interaction

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Heineken offices, South Gyle (Photo thanks to Flickr user Nigel Cox, Some Rights Reserved)
Royal Brewery, Moss Side (Photo thanks to Flickr user Bill Boaden, Some Rights Reserved)

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