Heinz Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
419 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Employment Status

Reset

419 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Helpful (43)

    I hope management has to answer to a higher power some day! Don't believe the positive reviews.

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

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

    Pros

    None. I had to put a 20 word minimum. Because of that, here is a sentence with 20+ words so I can post.

    Cons

    Soul, spirit and happiness go bye bye. One firing at a time, one layoff at a time, one cost saving cut at a time. Along with family time, social time, me time. It all becomes Heinz time. Used to be such a great company, now just a name is left and even that has been disgraced. Watch out Kraft...

    Advice to Management

    I hope you have to answer to a higher power someday about all of the immoral and unethical things you have done. You have ruined peoples lives and made countless other ones miserable. Treat people like people. Shame on you!


  2. Helpful (25)

    Short review

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

    Pros

    Used to be a great company to build your resume and try multiple positions and definitely learn a lot.

    Cons

    You signed your life over to Heinz. Expect to be working a lot of hours with little appreciation.

    Advice to Management

    None - it would be a wasted effort.


  3. Helpful (16)

    Poor Company Culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middletown, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middletown, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Heinz (More than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive salary when compared to others in the consumer package goods arena. Ability to move up quickly since everyone is leaving the company.

    Cons

    Absolutely no respect for work/life balance Unrealistic expectations


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Heinz full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Exposure to executive team is amazing.

    Cons

    Not everyone likes open office-hard to find a conference room for meetings.

    Advice to Management

    Reward your employees for job well done.


  6. production worker

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Fort Myers, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Heinz full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    40 hours/week secury employee and good compenstion

    Cons

    no like work in others states

    Advice to Management

    good


  7. Helpful (16)

    Great job, Bad company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Heinz full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Perfect Job Busy & Interesting Growing company

    Cons

    Horrible company model for employees. Pays off for executives, employees get squeezed for everything they have.

    Advice to Management

    Stop giving empty compliments & treating employees like they are unintelligent.


  8. Helpful (25)

    Sinking ship- find a life boat before there are none

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

    I worked at Heinz full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You can wear jeans. Not much more

    Cons

    It's a complete mess. Sales at its all time low. Good people leaving every week. Morale the worst I've ever seen. People thrown into jobs that have no idea what they are doing. I can go on forever.

    Advice to Management

    Quit rewarding the execs as they don't do the work. How do you give a green ( meaning that they are exceling) for the people piece of their MBO. People are not happy. Workers are alway just waiting to get whacked. HR And Bernardo wake up and smell the coffee. You have no idea what the workers are feeling


  9. Lot of opportunities to make it great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Heinz full-time

    Pros

    Global presence. Kraft Integration will make it in the top 5 players. Lot of growth opportunities with increasing work load.

    Cons

    Lot of key groups are hanging in the air without direction which is not a good one for a company with lot of growth potential. There is a lot of disconnect. An integrated effort is the need of the hour.

    Advice to Management

    Correlate bottom line numbers to the systems involved, meaning identify and attach significance to systems, processes which are backbone to the investors and results. There are ton of opportunities for optimization bring more value. Identify key players and empower them.


  10. Helpful (10)

    Definitely a learning experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chatsworth, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chatsworth, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities to learn a lot if you're willing

    Cons

    With the new lean initiatives that were put in place, some good changes were made but we were cut way too lean.

    Advice to Management

    Please be crystal clear with the expectations you set for your salary personnel. When I first came on board I was told that I would work 40 hrs. I get that being a, salary personnel there would be times I would work more than my 40 hours. But at the Chatsworth plant it was expected that you work 10 hrs a day 5 days a week. That was not what I signed up for nor was that communicated to me.


  11. Helpful (35)

    Great public company, horrible private company.

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

    I worked at Heinz full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The brands are great and you can take pride in them.

    Cons

    3G Capital was the worst thing that ever happened to this iconic company, they are squeezing it to death. All new employees know nothing about the CPG industry and the ship is sinking. Sure profits are up as the company is squeezing out costs. However that ship has sailed and now products are suffering and guess where sales are? This approach is not sustainable. Also, working at Heinz used to be a great resume builder in the CPG world. But now all the majors know the new workforce is mostly college kids without any real experience. If that isn't bad enough, the new Heinz will expect you to work 12 hour days, including weekends cuz no one knows how anything works or what is going on.

    Advice to Management

    You don't care about growing, just suck it dry and get out. Then maybe it can be repaired as a public company.



Showing 419 of 432 reviews
Reset Filters
RSS Feed </> Embed

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.