Heinz Reviews

Updated April 27, 2015
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  1. Helpful (10)

    Director

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Heinz full-time

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

    Pros

    Bonus POTENTIAL. no problem anyway, they are doing everything to avoid we get a bonus..

    Cons

    you can have a career only if you're brazilian. There are good brazilain and some other that work 2 hours a day. results are not important, your passport is.

    Advice to Management

    Bernardo, please, take some lesson to avoid that nervous laugh when you publicly speak. It is embarrassing.....

  2. Helpful (32)

    Watch out Kraft

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Heinz

    Pros

    There are no good things to share. This is a sad situation.

    Cons

    No appreciation for hard work. The new 3G Heinz claims they reward merit, but that is untrue. They reward uncaring, greedy and power hungry bosses with no experience. I just read through some Kraft reviews about bad managers. Just wait Kraft people, you haven't seen anything yet.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing - they absolutely understand what they are doing and one day they will answer for it. I understand the 3G guys being this way -- they don't know any better. As for the "converted" Heinz VPs and Directors that were there before this happened and chose to abandon their former team mates, shame on you. You will have to live with your self.

  3. Great Company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Heinz

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Free food, happy hours and lots of friendly people

    Cons

    Driving distance, pay could be better

    Advice to Management

    Have more talks with employees

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  5. Helpful (10)

    Brand Management

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Heinz full-time

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

    Pros

    - Portfolio brands are ones consumers recognize and respect
    - Product quality can be a sense of pride for brand teams
    - Good salaries

    Cons

    - Management is completely disconnected from employees
    - Disrespect between the levels of the organization is a huge drag on morale
    - Unsustainable profit model depends on sapping all equity built over the past several decades
    - Executives earn their incentives while employees are handed unrealistic goals and meager means with which to achieve them

    Advice to Management

    - Show respect to ALL coworkers, regardless of their title
    - Place decision making ability back in the hands of those who know their businesses the best rather than working backwards from profit goals and handing out marching orders

  6. Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Heinz

    Pros

    Good People and good experience

    Cons

    work life balance a challange

  7. Great place!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Heinz

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work with lots of upward potential.

    Cons

    Work life balance is hard sometimes

  8. Helpful (20)

    Total disaster! This company treats the employees like the commodities they sell. Cheap and getting worse every day

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

    I have been working at Heinz full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Brand recognition that is becoming a sad reminder to customers and distributors of how things used to be.
    Customer loyalty.

    Cons

    Layoffs, plant closures, quality issues, poor planning at corporate level, terrible new product rollouts with unreasonable expectation, no employees input, cost cutting at every corner, profitable despite declining sales (we all know what that means), multiple price increase, logistics issues.
    Bonus was changing up until late third quarter and resulted in shockingly low payout despite promise of meritocracy mantra of work hard and get paid. Work is all consuming- unable to complete customer demands and extra company requirements in a regular 50 hour work week. Weekend have been normal since 3G has taken over. Raises has been frozen for years except for when they lowered our bonus targets when they took over. This was not a raise so much as a cost cutting measure to avoid a revolt.
    Management is often unqualified to be in the positions being held which i making baad situations worse. Career opportunities are only available to very few people. Once a job is posted interviews are usually already underway or there is somebody taking over.
    If the best thing you can say about a company is free food you need a better paying job to go buy your own food and are obviously not looking past the lunch line. There are serious problems here!!

    Advice to Management

    Wake up! Your best people have either left, are looking or miserable.

  9. Helpful (20)

    Resume Builder Only

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

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

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

    Pros

    Heinz has deteriorated from best-in-class to an employment-of-last resort company over the years. A great ticket punch on a resume. If your interest is consumer products, not a bad start.

    Cons

    Everybody and every task is viewed as a better-be-cheap commodity, emphasis is on least cost instead of high quality and customer requirements. Culture has evolved from marketing driven to finance driven - declining sales have and will continue to reflect this value. Avoid if your profession is not directly related to consumer products (e.g., IT); those areas will generally lag as investment in them will continue to decline in order to keep consistent profits in an environment of declining sales.

    Advice to Management

    Management is uninterested in the opinions of its employees, current or past.

  10. Helpful (13)

    WORK WORK WORK

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Heinz

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

    Pros

    nice bldg. in Pittsburgh pa

    Cons

    work life balance non existent

    Advice to Management

    cool it

  11. Helpful (13)

    Disappointing

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Heinz

    Pros

    Salary and hours was good

    Cons

    Did not treat contract employees well regarding not fullfilling contract assignment time and short notice of contract ending

    Advice to Management

    I feel that they need to be more considerate when hiring contract employees and how they are treated with regards to contract assignment time and short notice of contract ending

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