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Pinnacle Foods Overview

Parsippany, NJ
1001 to 5000 employees
2001
Company - Public (PF)
Food & Beverage Manufacturing
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
At Pinnacle Foods we are at the top of our game and the key to our success is clear. Everything we do is driven by our purpose: unleashing brand potential, dynamically evolving and improving our already beloved products to bring more convenience, taste, nutrition, and joy to ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Our interns and co-ops hit the streets this week to participate in a Marketing Innovation exercise.
    They visited stores and restaurants looking for the very latest culinary trends. The teams developed three new ideas for several brands in our portfolio, focusing on health and wellness. Our Marketing experts were extremely impressed with the results of this ideation exercise. Great job!

  • Approximately 900 Pinnacle Foods employees volunteered in their local communities in May as part of the Company’s Action Changes Things (ACTs) volunteerism program. The efforts focus on supporting organizations that address the basic needs of food, shelter and the environment. Employees from 21 Pinnacle locations throughout North America participated in various volunteer activities at approximately 80 organizations. Please enjoy the video montage. Thank you to our team for donating your time and talents! Link to video:
    http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQTyQ

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Pinnacle Foods – Why Work For Us?


We are the maker, marketer and distributor of branded food products that have been American favorites for decades. Our employees located in more than 20 offices and plants across North America rally around our mission. We work to transform our brands to be more profitable for our customers and more enjoyable for our consumers.

At Pinnacle Foods, every employee has the opportunity to make an impact—from marketing and research & development, to manufacturing, finance and sales—each function plays a critical role in our success.  By living our values of trust, candor and ownership we create great relationships that help us deliver results and drive meaningful change for our brands and business

Get to know us at www.pinnaclefoods.com/careers.


Bob, Vice President of Pricing Strategy

Every day I work with very smart, experienced people who like challenges and are full of great ideas to help us reinvigorate our iconic brands. Pinnacle is a company on the rise and I’m excited to be part of it.

Michael, Senior Research Chef, Frozen R&D
As a Chef at Pinnacle Foods, I get to impact the business by working closely with cross-functional teams, customers, and consumers to identify new opportunities for advancement and innovation of our great products.

Andrew, Category Development Manager
Pinnacle’s people are among the brightest in the industry, and the working environment encourages leadership, collaboration, and camaraderie. I’m proud to work for a company with such great people and significant growth potential!

Becky, Sr. Manager, Commercialization
I have worked at Pinnacle for nearly 7 years and I can honestly say my work here has always been exciting and rewarding. We have some great brands, breakthrough product innovation, and highly motivated employees.

Mark, Telecom Engineer, Network Services
Pinnacle Foods - great brands, great people, and great leadership make this an exciting place to work! Every week there are challenges and opportunities presented that allow each and every employee to make an impact as an individual and together! Unleashing Brand Potential makes for a brighter future for all!

Caroline, Brand Manager
Pinnacle Foods is a fast paced and exciting company with a variety of great and interesting brands. Since I have been at Pinnacle Foods, I have been afforded many opportunities to grow, lead and have a positive impact on my brands while working with smart and talented people.

Gary, Financial Analyst
Pinnacle Foods is an exciting company that empowers its employees to make a positive impact. With great people leading the way through trust, candor and ownership, we continue to reach new heights as a company. Unique challenges help foster an environment of constant growth and expanded knowledge for employees companywide.

Rachel, Accounting Intern
If you’re interested in an accounting internship, go to Pinnacle Foods. The staff is amazing and still reaches out to me even though my internship ended. The work environment was very enjoyable - I didn't dread going into work! I was actually excited to walk through the doors every day and see what project I'd receive.

Pinnacle Foods offers a competitive benefits structure, including: 

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Variety of voluntary benefits
  • 401(k) program - 4% company match on first 6% employee contirbution
  • Competitive vacation and PTO plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement

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    Pros

    - Talented people and great brands. I really do enjoy working with the people around me.
    - Fast paced, always working on something new and different. Never bored.
    - The company is maintaining its winning mentality and entrepreneurial culture despite its growing size.
    - Lean organization, which creates an opportunity to grow and advance if you take ownership of your own career.

    Cons

    - “Scrappy”: Systems and processes still in its infancy, but company is finally investing in these capabilities
    - Lean organization can also be a challenge at times. Need to be organized, good at prioritizing and influencing to stay on top of your work.

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Pinnacle Foods Photos

Pinnacle Foods photo of: Common Area
Pinnacle Foods photo of: In our Ideation room in Parsippany, NJ, employees have the ability to write on every wall - a favorite meeting place for brainstorming.
Pinnacle Foods photo of: In the Grocery room in Parsippany, NJ, our products are displayed as if they were on the shelf at retail stores.
Pinnacle Foods photo of: Inside the Ideation Room in Parsippany, NJ, the test kitchen serves a great location to host special guests, like customers.
Pinnacle Foods photo of: Our Cherry Hill, NJ lobby includes imagery from many of our products' origins.
Pinnacle Foods photo of: Our cafeteria space in Cherry Hill, NJ encourages employees to gather for lunch.
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Pinnacle Foods Interviews

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    Pricing Analyst Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Pinnacle Foods (Parsippany, NJ) in March 2017.

    Interview

    The interview process went very well! Within maybe a week of applying for the position, I heard back from Talent Acquisition and was told that the team was interested in seeing what I had to offer as a candidate, and asked for my availability to schedule a phone interview. I had the phone interview a day later (it was a Friday), and was told that if the team wanted to proceed with me, Talent Acquisition would get back to me regarding an in-person interview. That following Tuesday, I was asked for my availability to come in for an in-person interview. My interview was scheduled two weeks from that date, as it was most convenient for everyone's schedule. The in-person was a panel-type interview, in which I met and interviewed with four members of the team I would be working with, and finally Talent Acquisition at the very end to go over logistics. The first four individual meetings were 45 minutes each, and the final was 30 minutes. The bulk of the interview questions were either behavior-based in order to get a feel for who I was as a professional and individual, or "Tell me about a time when--" questions. In addition to gauging suitability for the position, the company also wants to see that you embody what they stand for, what they do, and what you can bring to the table to help them with their mission. I was told that if the team wanted to proceed with me, I would hear back shortly thereafter and be asked for references. A week later, Talent Acquisition reached out to me for my references, which I completed right away, and the following day, I received the offer for the position.

    Interview Questions

    • Take me through your current experience, and tell me about a time when you had to use data analysis.   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time when you ran into an issue with the data you were using, and how did you resolve it?   Answer Question
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Pinnacle Foods Awards & Accolades

  • Product of the Year, Consumer Survey of Product Information, 2018
  • Food/Beverage Processor of the Year, Food Processing, 2017
  • National Restaurant Association® 2017 Food and Beverage (FABI) Award: Gardein™ Meatless Italian Pizza Crumbles, National Restaurant Association® 2017 Food and Beverage, 2017
  • Spirit of Innovation Award for Best New Product: Birds Eye® Veggie Made™, Prepared Foods, 2017
  • Progressive Grocer’s 2017 Editors’ Picks: Birds Eye® Veggie Made™, Progressive Grocer, 2017
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