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HEINEKEN USA Reviews

Updated June 17, 2018
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HEINEKEN USA CEO Ronald den Elzen
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  • "Work life balance: is really up to you" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Management team constantly changing, therefore, new culture and environment (ways of working) every 2 years or less" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "Phenomenal Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Off Premise Sales Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Off Premise Sales Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HEINEKEN USA full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Incredible people from the top down. It operates like a small company with the power and brand recognition of an industry leading, global company. Great benefits. Yearly reviews to determine salary increases. The corporate team also sits down with each Zone Director to discuss each employees performance and growth potential.

    Cons

    Hard to think of any.

    Advice to Management

    You've done a phenomenal job building a great company.


  2. "Passionate, Proud & Purpose Driven!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    We’re a family owned company with truly amazing people, a great culture & iconic brands! It’s beer, what’s not to like!

    Cons

    The category is under pressure. It’s hyper competitive. Lots of consolidation in the industry which makes for a hard marketplace.

  3. "Stagnant company in a declining category"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance (summer fridays)

    Cons

    Low bonus payouts, culture of defeatists


  4. "Manager - Love it"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good perks, great people, competitive salary

    Cons

    Declining market makes morale low


  5. Helpful (348)

    "Great People, Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HEINEKEN USA full-time

    Pros

    The people are great. The fact that it's a family run organization really helps in building positive relationships and passion for our products. Everyone "bleeds green."

    Cons

    At times it can be challenging to work in a global organization


  6. "Great Team Spirit"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at HEINEKEN USA full-time

    Pros

    Great collaboration, great team spirit, willing to act as challenger, fun marketing initiatives

    Cons

    Amsterdam HQ can be overbearing sometimes


  7. "Marketing Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HEINEKEN USA full-time

    Pros

    Great brands. Family owned. Good pay and benefits. Fun industry. A lot of emphasis on marketing.

    Cons

    Political. Heavy meeting culture.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at HEINEKEN USA (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent work life balance, acceptable pay

    Cons

    Always years behind: systems are outdated, converted to open office space about a decade after everyone else and after most had found it was counterproductive.

    Turnover: Management constantly changing with new foreign leaders coming in and leaving every few years as the US is seen as merely a stepping stone for executives with no experience in the US 3-tier system and no experience as a small market share participant.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of the way and let those that actually understand the US beer business make the decisions.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Disorganized"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Middle Management in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Middle Management in White Plains, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people. junior people can have a big impact in areas management is neglecting (see below)

    Cons

    MAnagement likes to decide the most insignificant things but spends little time solving the big issues like prioritizing. Leads to chaos and impacts moral as they disimpower junior folks.

    Advice to Management

    Stop making decisions from the center. You don't know what's going on and you end up forcing people to tell you what you want to hear. No wonder you are constantly surprised


  10. "Heineken USA"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HEINEKEN USA full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, excellent benefits, great culture.

    Cons

    No cons at Heineken USA.


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