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Kraft Heinz Company Chicago Reviews

Updated February 20, 2017
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Bernardo Hees
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  1. "Finance"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company can only grow and employees allowed to take ownerhip

    Cons

    Very lean organization and requires endless hours of work


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Culture killers"

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    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kraft Heinz Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay is good and there are still some people left from the old Kraft Foods

    Cons

    The merger completely killed the culture of a great CPG company

    Advice to Management

    Don't say your employees are "family" when they are treated like minions. Stop running the place like an investment bank, it's not, nor is it meant to be.


  3. "NABS"

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    Former Employee - Senior Finance Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Finance Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kraft Heinz Company (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Industry leader in food mfg. with well known brands

    Cons

    Rapid management changes led to some excessive stress

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Don't lose focus on employee morale


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Supply Chain"

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    Former Employee - Transportation Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Transportation Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Kraft Heinz Company (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Salary and insurance are great for the position.

    Cons

    No culture, morale is generally low, no training.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to start out and learn"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Marketing in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a great place to start your career. You'll get a lot of responsibility early.
    If you can survive the grind and gain favor with upper management to move up quickly, then you'll stand to work thru the rough culture.

    Growth upward can be stalled by waiting for a spot to open up, but people leave frequently so openings are typically not an issue.

    Cons

    Lower pay than industry. They try to make up for it w/ your bonus target, but many targets are made to be difficult (unless set your annual plan well).

    Upper management is incentivized to grow whole portfolio which can be at the expense of smaller brands/businesses. This can make it extremely tough to get resources to grow your business if you're responsible for a smaller brand, which you're personally incentivized against.

    Advice to Management

    Better manage rotations. Rotating everyone across all functions leaves little institutional knowledge creating unnecessary churn. It also creates very little sense of responsibility for long term impact of your actions.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Come and Talk to us they said... Ushering you out they will"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kraft Heinz Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Rotational program was pretty good. There are lots to learn, and you will be exposed to all functions within Kraft Heinz.

    Cons

    The HR doesn't really communicate with you. Most are closed door processes and you will often be surprised to what you will get on the rotations. Many within the program tried to communicate with the HR so that they can receive clearer view about their destinations, but most efforts resulted to be futile.

    They make lots of promises, but it is here where I learned not to trust anything that's not written down on the contract. Again and again, they will go back and pretend they never made any promises.

    Favoritism plays a big part here. Once you get on the good side, you can do almost anything and not get fired. If you are not on the good side, well... good luck.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be more communication between the HR and the trainees/employees as "surveys" are not enough to fully encapsulate what the employees want. There is a reason why there is such a high turnover rate.


  8. Helpful (10)

    "Demand Planning"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Pay - nice view of the Chicago.

    Cons

    Not a good working environment - toxic place!


  9. Helpful (16)

    "Senior Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kraft Heinz Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    They did not physically beat you, great at cost cutting, how 3G went about cost cutting, hmm, but they are good at it!

    Cons

    No emphasis on continuous improvement or people development, sink or swim, not sure how this will play out in the coming years when you're trying to grow the business and stay profitable. Chase an individual goal without regard to bigger picture, I have to get the crazy bonus at all costs.

    Advice to Management

    3G Go back to Brazil, Bernardo nice guy but bad fit for this size company. Truly focus on developing your managers then your people, getting yelled at and beaten not a good strategy for employee retention. Good people will leave, evil people and beaten dogs will stay. Sorry for the strong words.


  10. Helpful (10)

    "Complete change after Kraft Heinz merge"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kraft Heinz Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Higher than normal bonus structure. Extremely generous titles.

    Cons

    Management does not care about work-life balance, even if you have a family. The company is being run by analysts. Expect to be put in positions with leaders that do not have any relevant work experience and hold a title far above where they should be. 12+ hour workdays are normal.


  11. Helpful (7)

    "Kraft Heinz: A company that crushes the soul"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kraft Heinz Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The only pro is that the Chicago office has a nice view.

    Cons

    Do you like working for a company where there is constant internal fighting and having all your work thrown to the wayside the instant your 50-60 hour work week is completed? Than this is the right place for you! After a couple of months you will find all will to work hard and better yourself and the company is depleted due to others going over your head and wiping away any work you did. Cross communication is non existent. Once upper management reaches their bonus targets they make it nearly impossible for anyone else to. The only way I would go back to this company is if they offered double my salary. Working there truthfully made me a more cynical person....oh and when you leave they don't pay out remaining PTO.

    Advice to Management

    There's too much wrong to fix.



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