Heinz Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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Heinz CEO Bernardo Hees
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Pros
  • Just read the reviews, Brazilians do not believe in work-life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • The company used to be a great people company with plenty of room for room for advancement (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/Life Balance may seem hard (in 33 reviews)

  • Cost Cutting at the Customers expense (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Summer Internship at Heinz

    Former Employee - Human Resources Summer Consultant in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Summer Consultant in Alexandria, VA

    I worked at Heinz (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Build a great network, Learn about Corporate America.

    Cons

    Fairly conservative company, sometimes awkward or intimidating for younger interns.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Kraft Heinz the next generation

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Steady employment, always something new, change happens all the time

    Cons

    Poor work life balance, work long (12) hours 6 days a week

    Advice to Management

    People are what makes company's great


  3. Helpful (6)

    Don't let these negative reviews sway you

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Heinz full-time

    Pros

    These reviews on here make Heinz look like a terrible company to work for, which frankly is just not the case, in my opinion. Maybe it's a different experience depending on what department you're in? I work in supply chain and many people are nice, willing to help, and work together to find new ways to improve the business. My managers care about me, my coworkers are normal people who work normal hours; the office (around me at least) is nearly empty before 8am and after 5pm so no, not everyone is working like it's a "sweatshop" as others have said on here. Yes, there is a good deal of responsibility given to individuals, so if you're lazy this probably isn't the place for you but if you're looking to expand your career, this is the place to do it!

    Cons

    HR communication; there's about a million links to access between all types of benefits, SOPs, etc. and it can get very confusing, especially if you're a new employee who is trying to get everything set up.

    Advice to Management

    Keep rewarding on meritocracy and I think you will find continued success.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Difficult to work for Heinz

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Heinz full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers are the best part of this company. The work can be interesting due to constant change within the company.

    Cons

    Management has no vision. It is all about cutting costs to prop up the bottom line. Destroy the company to show a profit for Warren Buffett and 3G Capital.


  6. Helpful (18)

    Stay away

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Heinz full-time

    Pros

    Fast-paced environment. Roles and assignments always changing Getting hammered by management builds camaraderie within teams

    Cons

    - Entire culture is a lie and a ploy to get employees to give up all work-life balance and competitive compensation and accept unreasonable demands, while they dangle fake "meritocracy" as a carrot - All career advancement depends on politics - Heinz and now Kraft are being run into the ground by upper management which doesnt know what it is doing (all came from a railroad company). Anyone can just fire people indiscriminately, but it takes someone who knows what they are doing to make smart cost cuts where it wont hurt future growth prospects. Just look at their top line results. PS: Many of these positive reviews are clearly written by HR, which is just pathetic.

    Advice to Management

    They certainly dont need my advice. The top 10 people in the company as well as 3G/Berkshire Hathaway are making a killing by destroying the company. Once they are done, they will move on to the next one. The model works for them (and makes them very rich) but doesnt work for the employees.


  7. Helpful (3)

    Unbelieveable what goes on

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pitts, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pitts, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Heinz full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There is nothing good about this company

    Cons

    Just a horrible place to work. Work stations are tiny and crowded. Someone comes over to talk to the worker next to you and you have their behind literally in your face. Its noisy and dirty. No one knows what their doing. Managers are miserable and either wont help you or don't know how to help. No chance for a raise ever! Employee's leave and no one even acknowledges it. They just had that persons work over for you to do more. Heinz not only treats its employees bad it treats its customers horribly. The company thinks its to big to fail. They will just squash anyone that gets it the way.

    Advice to Management

    none...everyone knows management does not care about anything but their profit. Immoral people with no heart or souls.


  8. Helpful (6)

    "THE TRUTH"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - R&D in Warrendale, PA
    Former Employee - R&D in Warrendale, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Heinz full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Getting paid very well to leave the company. if you have any talent or experience your not welcome here, if you have more than 5 years your paid too much and let go,

    Cons

    Management, work life balance, benefits, salary, the believe that beatings start at noon and executions promptly at 3

    Advice to Management

    why bother, they know everything about everything. Anything I'd have to offer is just ignored.


  9. Helpful (7)

    Run away people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None, not even the compensation, it it not commensurate with the time put in ($ / hr is less than other companies).

    Cons

    Poisonous environment across all departments, Brazilians blame non-brazillians for all that goes wrong and take credit for all accomplishments.

    Advice to Management

    None, they do not listen.


  10. Helpful (4)

    Gone to Brazil

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Heinz (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    May be good place for new college grads.

    Cons

    All prior senior management terminated in company buyout by BH & 3G.


  11. Helpful (4)

    Change is tough!

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Heinz full-time

    Pros

    I work with some of the best people both from corporate and from the region. Immediate management really cares for you on a personal level and tries to encourage a work/life balance.

    Cons

    This company has become terribly micromanaged. You will feel the stress of working late at night to get it all accomplished. A job well done is rarely recognized.

    Advice to Management

    Trust upper management know what they are doing and you have to be adaptable to extreme change but sometimes the change comes too much and too fast at one time and overall moral has plummeted.



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