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Kraft Heinz Company Manager Reviews

Updated December 1, 2017
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  • Poor work-life balance for finance functions (in 213 reviews)

  • no work/life balance due to lack of definition of tasks (in 61 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (9)

    "20+ years bleeding Velveeta, I left in 2016"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Systems Manager in Northfield, IL
    Former Employee - Associate Systems Manager in Northfield, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Money, downtown Chicago in the summer

    Cons

    Worked 24x7x365. downtown Chicago in the winter

    Advice to Management

    Hard to give advice to the 3G management they have their own culture. Let's see if they can make it work with the millennials as they age get married and want to move to the suburbs for better schools and easier commutes which I am not sure really matters because they just bring in new bodies fresh out of school. Get back to acquiring and growing the top line, the CEO seems like he has lost his swagger in the CPG industry.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "I would stay away"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Tulare, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Tulare, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are good people at plants, who want the best for the company.
    Spend money if you can show return.

    Cons

    Supervisors/Managers not treated with respect.
    No good structure /consistent policy
    No culture of teamwork, employee engagement.
    Too focused on numbers, not where the numbers come from.
    Employees not willing to change to keep up with the times.
    No long term planning. It's all about the quarter you are in.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your supervisors with respect and maybe they'll get more out of hourlies.
    Put some time into training. Corporate does nothing to fix problems, then they're surprised when they come back.
    I never heard an HR manager question if we should provide leadership training, especially when there leadership issues.

  3. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Manager in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Maintenance Manager in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Organized, progressive,aggressive, cutting edge technology

    Cons

    Long hours, subordinates review process poor


  4. "Internal Audit Manager Americas"

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    Current Employee - Internal Audit Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Internal Audit Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kraft Heinz Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Endless Opportunities. Dynamic environment

    Cons

    Longer hours. Absence of work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Get the right balance between savings and innovation


  5. "materials supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Logistics Manager in Garland, TX
    Former Employee - Logistics Manager in Garland, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    very good company and stable

    Cons

    Hard to move into different areas

    Advice to Management

    Look at the experience of employees and what they bring to organization


  6. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, great bonus plan for good performance

    Cons

    intense work culture, constant layoffs to improve profitability


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Customer Category Manager"

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    Former Employee - Customer Category Manager
    Former Employee - Customer Category Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with! Very fast paced! Interesting! If you don't mind LONG hours, you should do well, but for how long.

    Cons

    Long hours. Work weekends and holidays. High turn over rate. No annual pay raises. Raises based on meritocracy, which is great in a good year. Bad years, you work harder than ever and no bonus or pay raise.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your people better, and they would stay longer

  8. Helpful (18)

    "Overdelivery is the expectation"

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kraft Heinz Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Most coworkers are great people that you genuinely want to hang out with and are incredibly smart
    -Opportunity to move up quickly without traditional credentials (MBA, x number of years in the industry, etc)
    -Ownership of major businesses very early in your career
    -Autonomy to grow within your role and to take on extra work to expand skill set
    -Senior leadership exposure is not a rarity
    -Trainee/MBA trainee program allows a kick start to young employees career's that is unprecedented in the industry

    Cons

    -Poor work/life balance
    -Expectation to constantly say "yes" to more work/responsibility without an increase in pay or promotion
    -Limited women in senior leadership is a major problem
    -Sexual harassment is a problem no one is willing to address
    -Brazilian men will always be next in line for promotion regardless of other candidates
    -US COO has limited to no contact with the people running the day to day business
    -Base salaries are insanely low and bonus outlook is poor
    -ZBB is taken too far at times (no silverware at the office, poor and outdated technology)

    Advice to Management

    -Address your wage and opportunity gaps between Brazilians, men, women and minorities
    -If you're going to keep firing experienced leaders you need to train their replacements! These young leaders lack serious team management skills
    -Be fair to those you let go. Explain why.
    -Merit raises should be given to the teams that have over delivered. If you are not awarding merit there should be a real conversation as to why and the performance gap.
    -Stop changing the standards for new hires (bringing in MBAs one year at ABMs and the next at Sr. ABM is not fair to anyone!)
    -Invest in programs that will decrease employee stress. You need to take the mental health of your employees seriously.
    -Get new laptops. The efficiency lost is not worth the ZBB $$$


  9. "great us company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Glenview, IL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Glenview, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    super management team compared to competition

    Cons

    i can't really think of any

    Advice to Management

    keep going. you guys are great.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Sr Finance Mgr"

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    Former Employee - Senior Finance Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Finance Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great bonus potential and decent pay; receive good experience early in career; great responsibility given to folks early in career.

    Cons

    No work/life balance; pressure to deliver results; everyone for themselves attitude, no teamwork mentality; sink or swim attitude; workers viewed as commodities.

    Advice to Management

    Need to make an acquisition soon as little cost remaining to squeeze out.