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HEINEKEN USA Reviews

Updated May 23, 2017
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HEINEKEN USA CEO Ronald den Elzen
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Pros
  • The strongest pros for Heineken USA are its company rooted in its traditional values with great people and great brands: (in 12 reviews)

  • The people that work there are great people (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance: is really up to you (in 10 reviews)

  • Very political, hard work will not get your promoted, kissing butt will (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Tbd"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great global company with strong brands

    Cons

    Pressures of managing large portfolio

    Advice to Management

    Tbd


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great professional opportunity"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in White Plains, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Professional, smart, global, aggressive, successful

    Cons

    Frequent management changes, not always clear

    Advice to Management

    Set a course and work the course


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Hit the Ground Running"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in White Plains, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Heineken USA is fast paced, challenging, welcoming and educational. Great connections are formed within the company and there is opportunity and encouragement to diversify within roles and within the organization, including eligibility for international opportunities with the right skill sets.
    There are always fun events open to employees including every Thursday Happy Hours at the bar in the Lobby and even opportunities to attend major events like the US Open, Coachella, and many more major brand events.
    The brands are fun, interesting and world renowned. From personal experience, I don't mind feeling overwhelmed from time to time because I love the brands, feel close to the people i work with, and feel a dedication not only to the company, and my coworkers, but really feel like part of the Heineken family. When someone is a good fit here, it is not uncommon for them to build and develop an entire career with vast and diverse experience.

    Cons

    Expect to be stretched the majority of the time. As a relatively small organization withing the US, Heineken USA expects and demands a lot from its employees.


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  5. "Great international culture (Americas Regional Team)"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at HEINEKEN USA part-time

    Pros

    Super smart and supportive management on the Heineken Americas team. They really empower you to do your best and are not overly directive.

    Cons

    The business (in beer in general) is a tough market, so full time jobs are just sparse right now.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Hard work & a lot of fun"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Communications in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Communications in White Plains, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong CEO & management team
    Amazing brands and therefore lots of fun experiences
    "Legendary" purpose unleashes memorable opportunities
    Global company opens up interesting travel and best practice sharing opps
    Emphasis on employees first before other stakeholders
    "Family" company feeling
    Many moments to step up and show your leadership capabilities
    "Challenger" mentality gives everyone at all levels a voice, encourages you to speak up
    Transparency mindset
    Fair pay & benefits

    Cons

    Company continues to find the right balance between being a fun place to work and driving a performance culture. Much better on the performance dimension than years ago but still making progress. Also, the move from a single-brand company to a portfolio company has generated complexity. The company is working to simplify for the front-lines. It's better than it has been -- but it's still a journey.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it simple. Drive clear agreement at the leadership team levels to make execution easier for the teams below.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Beverage Center Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at HEINEKEN USA (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    HUSA employees empowered to do their job and have all the support they need to get the job done

    Cons

    Like every other company, expectation to get tasks accomplished

    Advice to Management

    Nothing, stay on current course


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Heineken Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Operations Associate in Harrison, NY
    Current Employee - Operations Associate in Harrison, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with!

    Cons

    There are no cons I can think of


  9. "Senior Field Service Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Field Service Technician in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Field Service Technician in White Plains, NY
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Perfect environment to develop your knowledge and learn about how manage yourself on a professional environment.

    Cons

    No complains regarding the way things are handle in the company. As I said before great enviroment


  10. "Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Manager in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Manager in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Company Values / Culture
    Terrific People / Great distributor partners
    Salary & Bonus competitive
    Terrific Portfolio
    Great learning environment with enough autonomy to nurture an entrepreneurial spirit

    Cons

    Very Large Company - perhaps too large for volume.
    Re-Org every 18 Months on average
    That's about it... it's a terrific company to work for

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing - the direction is solid.


  11. "Great Place To Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in White Plains, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Talented people who are very committed to their jobs and the company. Work environment and company culture. Place where you can advance your career if you put in the effort and energy. Senior leadership team that cares about people. Solid business plan to compete in Premium Beer and Craft segments. Global company still run by family- family feeling permeates through all OpCo's.

    Cons

    At times can be too complex- need to keep it simple.

    Advice to Management

    Stick to the plan and execute in the market. Success breeds more success.


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