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Pinnacle Foods Overview

Parsippany, NJ
1001 to 5000 employees
2001
Company - Public (PF)
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 New Jersey offices recently hosted their annual back to school drives where they collected backpacks, school supplies and monetary donations for local organizations that benefit children in need. 219 backpacks were filled with school supplies and donated this year!

  • Congrats to Galen Ewest, a team member in our Waseca, MN plant who is celebrating 50 years with Pinnacle Foods! Thank you for your dedicated service and congratulations on this amazing milestone!

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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
  • Pet Insurance
  • 6% 401(k) match
  • Competitive vacation and PTO plan
  • 2 Summer Friday's of employees' choice
  • Life Insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement

Pinnacle Foods Reviews

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    "A place where you can have a lot of impact!"

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

    Pros

    Leanly staffed so everyone has a big role to play; your work can have big impact. Opportunities to work on projects beyond your regular work. Results oriented company. Great co-workers. Everyone plays to win. Winning track record of results. Easy access to senior leadership. Values are not just a poster on the wall - people actually live them.

    Cons

    Leanly staffed can also be a con; have to be able to stand up for yourself in prioritizing your work and creating work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    Be better at prioritizing and recognizing the limited resources to get things done

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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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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Pinnacle Foods.

    Interview

    First round of interview consisted of eight 1-1 interviews with some of the team members as well as potential hiring managers. A long day but positive conversations and all interviewers were respectful & knowledgeable.

    2nd round consisted of another 8 interviews, 1-1 with Sr. level of the company. Respectful & Knowledgeable as well. Talent clearly exists at the company. 16 interviews seemed a bit overkill, but rather nice to see time and energy put into candidates.

    However, new HR leadership a complete and utter disaster: unprofessional practices during interview process & toxic!

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Pinnacle Foods Awards & Accolades

  • 2016 VegNews Best of Show Award: Gardein™ Vegan Scramble Breakfast Pockets, Vegnews, 2016
  • Duncan Hines® Perfect Size® for 1 Cakes and Gardein™ Meatless Italian Pizza Crumbles, National Restaurant Association, 2016
  • Canadian Grand Prix Innovation Award, Canadian Grand Prix, 2016
  • Prevention Magazine’s 2016 Cleanest Packaged Foods Awards: Birds Eye® Steamfresh California Style Protein Blend, Gardein™ Crabless Cakes, Earth Balance® Protein Peanut Blend and EVOL Chicken with Rice, Beans, Veggies & Cheddar Fajita Cups, Prevention Magazine, 2016
  • 2016 Best New Product Award, Better Homes and Gardens, 2016
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