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Kraft Heinz Company CEO Bernardo Hees
Bernardo Hees
885 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work/life balance is a excellent at Kraft(in 155 reviews)

  • "Lots of resonsibility, great people who are very fun to work with(in 147 reviews)

Cons
  • "A lot is expected from the employees, making work/life balance challenging(in 279 reviews)

  • "No work life balance (11 hour days have become the norm)(in 75 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (29)

    "Great, challenging work environment"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kraft Heinz Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    1) Very hardworking and sharp employees, that are both driven to perform at their best as well as help others develop their skills/knowledge and get up to speed 2) Well-known brands that I grew up with-- it's fun to have the opportunity to try to shape how our brands evolve with a changing consumer environment 3) As one of the largest food companies, there are a ton of opportunities within this one office. Easy to move...

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    Cons

    Not a good fit for everybody. I wouldn't work here if you are not motivated by challenging targets, unwilling to work extra hours to finish a project, or want short-term and day-to-day perks (we don't get as much free food as you'd expect, but we have solid performance-based bonus potential and occasional other office-wide events)

    Kraft Heinz Company2018-09-13

    Kraft Heinz Company Response

    November 9, 2018Senior Manager Employer Brand

    I think you have summed up our culture nicely. We believe in allowing our team an opportunity to move to different departments to continue to develop professionally. It's that ocean of opportunity that makes us different. You make a good point about the food. We need to fix that, ...

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  2. "HR Asst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Kraft Heinz Company full-time

    Pros

    AMAZING co workers, benefits, guaranteed to learn so much especially if working in a plant. You are always working on some type of project.

    Cons

    No cons to this work

    Kraft Heinz Company2019-01-09

    Kraft Heinz Company Response

    January 11, 2019Senior Manager Employer Brand

    Hooray! This is so nice to hear. Thanks for sharing. - Elizabeth

  3. Helpful (29)

    "A Poor Workaholic's Dream"

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    Former Employee - Logistics Manager in Chicago, IL
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Extremely challenging environment - great minds to interact and work with 2. Give you ownership with your tasks and responsibilities 3. Performance and bonus is tied directly to P&L 4. Lots of opportunities to escalate career 5. Outside your comfort zone

    Cons

    1. Poor resource allocation. Zero based budgeting done wrong. They'll give you the worst tools (laptops/ softwares) to do your task. An hour long task could take 5-6 hours since no serious planning has gone to it. Had to use my personal device. 2. No matter where you fall in the employment scale, it's cut-throat, and you're looked upon as a COG and not a human. So there is very little investment on their end for your...

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    Advice to Management

    1. Invest intelligently on computational tools. You could actually leverage the time value of your employees. 2. Zero Based Budgeting is great, only if you know how to budget for operations. You're manufacturing facilities and warehousing is run so poorly that it's embarrassing to watch. Fundamentals to evaluate operations are Performance, Availability, and Quality. Budgeting based on last years financials (typical Wall...

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    Kraft Heinz Company2019-02-04

    Kraft Heinz Company Response

    February 11, 2019Senior Manager Employer Brand

    Thank you for your thoughtful comments. I am glad to see that you had a positive experience while you were here. You have brought up some excellent points. I have shared this with the leadership team. Best of luck to you. - Elizabeth

  4. Helpful (3)

    "R&D Turnover & Management"

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

    I have been working at Kraft Heinz Company full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work life balance and outstanding facilities/building to develop and launch new products. Good support from those who take you under their wings.

    Cons

    HR doesn't have a presence/support employees in R&D. R&D management is political, lacks integrity & promotes people who aren't ready for more responsibility who later leave the company. Young managers share conversations in manager meetings with other employees which isn't ethical. Some managers enjoy intimidating their direct reports and hold them back in their career. Managers don't know what their employees...

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    Advice to Management

    Train managers how to manage/support their direct reports. Complete overhaul of R&D upper management needed. Encourage HR to be more present and physically available for R&D employees so that turnover isn't high and they don't feel intimidated when their managers are not ready to manage/support employees. Encourage managers to remain professional and approachable. Leadership should be transparent to what's going...

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    Kraft Heinz Company2019-04-14
  5. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Category Leadership Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kraft Heinz Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Varies significantly from team to team, but work-life balance is the best I've experienced in all of my career. Benefits are great and the growth opportunities are there if you work hard for them.

    Cons

    Not necessarily a bad thing, but your role is what you make of it. Too many people working on the same subject. Roles are not well defined and people's work overlaps constantly, most times going unnoticed.

    Advice to Management

    To HR: Create checkpoints (at least once a year) to review your top performers' salaries. A small increase can go a long way to keep top talent within the company and lower employee turnover rates. Also, define and promote "career paths" all the way from entry level to top management if you want to appeal to new and ambitious generations.

    Kraft Heinz Company2019-04-12
  6. Helpful (14)

    "Ok short term job - not sustainable for long term"

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

    I have been working at Kraft Heinz Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Bonuses Job autonomy, although some of that is gone now

    Cons

    Management doesn’t seem to have a clear vision of where we are going. No pay raises Won’t pay for things most companies will (no car washes for company cars, no luggage fees unless you are gone more than 4 nights, etc) Work/life balance is tough during planning periods Information isn’t disseminated in a timely manner but expect you to have answers with very short lead times because of them not meeting their deadlines...

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    Advice to Management

    Pick a strategy and stick with it. Constantly changing your mind makes it hard on employees who then have to scramble to make all of your adjustments. It’s not an easy fix.

    Kraft Heinz Company2019-04-01

    Kraft Heinz Company Response

    April 8, 2019Senior Manager Employer Brand

    Thank you for your feedback. I share all of the comments on Glassdoor with the leadership team. Thank you again for your honesty. - Elizabeth

  7. "Okay place to work"

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

    I have been working at Kraft Heinz Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very close management team. We work very well together.

    Cons

    ZBB makes life very difficult. Had to buy my own supplies and docking station

    Kraft Heinz Company2019-04-10
  8. Helpful (7)

    "Kind"

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    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Kraft Heinz Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay it is a steady job

    Cons

    Overworked all the time without comp

    Kraft Heinz Company2019-03-31
  9. Helpful (11)

    "Horrible after merger"

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    Former Employee - Production Planner 

    I worked at Kraft Heinz Company full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good management at the plant level

    Cons

    After merger culture became cut throat.

    Kraft Heinz Company2019-03-22
  10. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Food Handler in Garland, TX
    Recommends

    I worked at Kraft Heinz Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People oriented, good team work , holidays

    Cons

    pay rasies dont match the work

    Advice to Management

    listen to your employees

    Kraft Heinz Company2019-03-21
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