Heinz Reviews

Updated September 2, 2015
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  1. Helpful (7)

    Run away people

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    • 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.


  2. Helpful (4)

    Change is tough!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  3. Helpful (3)

    Very Lean Environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Muscatine, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Muscatine, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Heinz full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good management team with safety and quality at the forefront

    Cons

    Long hours and days of production driven by corporate demand Salaries are under par


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Heinz full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Job was great and challenging. No day was the same. Able to access people at all levels.

    Cons

    Ability to progress was difficult. Management were not clear on progression. Was a lot of changed.

    Advice to Management

    Great people to work with. People were very friendly and willing to help. Management was good at getting the best out of people.


  6. Helpful (77)

    Run for your lives!

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

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

    Pros

    if you like working harder, working longer, working for less money, less benefits, and giving up time with your family, I guess that would be a pro.....and the circus of Brazilians and others hired that have no idea how to run a business is entertaining at times.....

    Cons

    I have been raped by this company ever since 3G took over by anyway possible...raped of my time with my family, raped in my paycheck, raped in my 401k, raped in healthcare costs, and raped of any career potential at Heinz. If you have been at the company for any period of time, you are a burden to the new regime because you are either too old or too expensive. When employees are happy to be fired, and upset when they get promoted, you know something is wrong. Longtime employees either walk out or are escorted out at any moment and have been replaced with immature, immoral, incompetent and inexperienced "kids" who think they know more than you and treat you like you are the janitor. These kids refuse to listen to your ideas, refuse to speak English in the office, refuse to mingle or interact with other employees - only the other kids, and refuse to even show any of the most basic manners, such as shaking a persons hand when you meet them. And at first you are miffed about the handshake snub, but then you learn that they don't wash their hands in the bathroom, so then you are relieved that you didn't get to shake that hand. I guess they figure they can count the unused soap and water as cost savings. Or maybe it is because you don't have time to wash up since you had to wait in line to go the bathroom since they jammed so many people in the office space the bathrooms can't keep up. Yes, it is that bad. And just when you think it can't get any weirder, Halloween comes around and it is like a major holiday in the office. Now keep in mind Halloween is a kids holiday, so when you only hire kids, I guess you have to do something to accommodate, it is utterly ridiculous.

    Advice to Management

    None, you don't want to hear any ideas since you know everything. Please keep up the good work as you are doing such a great job firing people, closing factories, and losing customers. I do have advice for those people at Kraft now that the merger is pending: 1. Don't believe any of the positive reviews on this site, they have all been planted by HR. 2. Run for your lives!


  7. Training program

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of information thrown at you through the training process

    Cons

    Lack of communication from HR


  8. Helpful (16)

    Anonymous

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

    I have been working at Heinz full-time

    Pros

    The view from PPG is pretty great, and there are a lot of smart people working there who genuinely want to help the company succeed. The company does pay well with a good bonus plan.

    Cons

    They will wring every ounce of sweat and tears from you before they pay that bonus. Very much like working in the wild west. Executive leadership makes arbitrary decisions on the fly and then demands everyone manage to whatever they decide. Communications is terrible, processes change constantly and there is no training for new employees, you are thrown into the fire from day one and expected to perform. All of those smart people mentioned earlier are leaving because "Bernardo's army" is coming in to "save" the company (AKA Brazilian students with ink still wet on their MBA's are being put into leadership positions and micromanaging people who have been there for years.) They proclaim a culture of meritocracy, but it is only true if you are getting visibility from the Brazilians, otherwise you are left to toil away until you get fed up and leave.

    Advice to Management

    Stop running around like crazy making rash decisions and start caring about the people who work there.


  9. Helpful (21)

    3G killed this place

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Heinz full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Big brand, looks good on resume

    Cons

    3G sucked the life out of this place. Not just in Pittsburgh, but at all locations.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to Brazil and stay there.


  10. Helpful (9)

    Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Heinz full-time

    Pros

    You will never be bored with the amount of work load. Lots of opportunities.

    Cons

    Cost cutting and layoffs were very detrimental to company moral.

    Advice to Management

    Good people run successful businesses. Not everything can be about the bottom line.


  11. Helpful (23)

    Used to be a great company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Middle Management in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Middle Management in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Heinz full-time

    Pros

    Used to be a great company

    Cons

    Terrible working conditions since 3G took over. No work life balance - all work/no outside life and employee benefits have been reduced or eliminated. Most institutional knowledge was shown the door - inexperienced, young people have replaced seasoned, experienced employees.



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