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Updated January 20, 2018
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  1. "Machine operator"

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

    I worked at Kraft Heinz Company full-time

    Pros

    Had a great experience with this company wonderful to work for hard-working people great job here in Springfield Missouri is hard to find something like this if you get it stick with it because it will pay off in the end.

    Cons

    Long hours more than likely starting out on overnights 5 to 5 shifts

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the people that you need to train and make sure they get proper training before they are put on something.


  2. Helpful (51)

    "Best place for young & hungry to start your career, but maybe not worth sticking around"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The 5 stars is for the rotational programs for those fresh in their career, to reflect from a pure career standpoint the benefits of joining KHC. However, the company itself, other job functions, and the long-term outlooks aren't as standout.

    - Amazing Corporate Management Trainee / Sales Trainee / Ops Trainee programs, where you basically get paid to learn a lot, own millions / billions of dollars of real impact, and fast track your career growth. No where else do you get the same level of responsibility, and real exposure and relationships with senior management and even the C-suite, as a fresh-out-of-college kid.

    - Job flexibility & career growth - adding to the above, there is VERY rapid vertical and horizontal opportunities for you within the company. Due to the company culture (young, lean, meritocratic) and to the rotational component of the Corporate Trainee program, you get exposure to almost every part of the business, and work in two completely different job functions, within the first 6 months alone. Movement between Finance and Marketing especially is quite common. Finally, most trainees see movement every ~3-9 months, and most of the time that movement is a promotion. This velocity of movement is unmatched at any firm of competing size & prestige, and feels more like a startup. However, unlike a startup, you get the resources and good name of a big company to back your risk-taking, learning, growth, and ownership.

    - Open access to amazing people - each individual is driven and ambitious - we've all bought into this culture of quantified meritocracy. But collectively, the people at KHC are eager to help each other out, especially thanks to the open office culture (no cubicles! no specified hours! free reign & flexibility with where & how you spend your office time) and the constant movement of people to new functions and teams. Somehow, KHC manages to be the best of both worlds - provides a very collaborative and supportive community of peers, while also rewarding extreme individual ambition.

    - ZBB - exposure to ZBB looks great on your business resume, and it is an important efficiency mindset to apply to any business and to your life.

    - Ownership and meritocracy. Your career growth here is (mostly) up to you*

    Cons

    - Job flexibility also means job insecurity -- those who get the most out of KHC and move up the fastest are willing and eager to take every opportunity, but that often means common job & team changes, which isn't for everyone. Layoffs and pressure to perform can also be stressful.

    - Poor work-life balance for finance functions

    - ZBB takes a toll on company morale - it's great that we save money from going to waste and see it pay out as higher bonuses, but paying for plastic forks during lunch and not having many company bonding events really sucks

    - Minority representation in the company as a whole, but especially as you move up, is subpar, much like at many peer companies.

    - Career growth is best for Brazilians, then males, then Caucasians, with everyone else still able to grow quickly but clearly limited by their minority status...

    - The company is more focused on cost-cutting (which is a temporary way to improve returns) than innovation (which is the long-term vision needed to improve our viability in the market vs. competitors). Lack of real innovation is pretty standard at such large companies, though.

    - The above mentioned short-term focus manifests because of the very young teams and high turnover -- there's no incentive for the long term, when your bonuses and performance are measured by monthly & quarterly & 1-year goals, and when you leave your current project / team / company in mere months / very few years.

    - The company seems pretty hit or miss. Those who are young, flexible, hungry, and willing to tough it out really come across amazing opportunities and unparalleled career growth vs. anywhere else you can kick start your career. But that's more due to the youth, inexperience, and lack of structure in the company, than it is due to actual development efforts or actual company growth. I would highly recommend any young person to come to KHC, but would not recommend to anyone to stay too long, for two reasons. One, the entire industry and this company too will probably struggle to keep up with changing food trends. Two, because of the stress on meritocracy, high turnover and young managers makes development and real leadership lacking.

    Advice to Management

    - Give real answers to difficult questions, i.e. "lack of females in upper management" --> HR spits back the typical PR phrase "we are being thoughtful and taking action to combat this" without quantifying how.

    - More company events to create sense of community & joint culture, in addition to the purely individualistic "meritocracy / ownership" culture

    - Work more cross-functionally to align incentives, and work to reduce communication frictions across the company

    - Be more upfront, honest, transparent, and approachable with UR communications with university hires

    - Train managers to be proper managers and team leads. Likewise, make sure the high velocity movement of people throughout the company does not wear down on team cohesion and efficiency.

  3. "Working with Kraft Heinz"

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

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

    Pros

    Fast Paced environment; Management by Objectives; 100% Meritocracy

    Cons

    Work Life balance ; Long hours

    Advice to Management

    Invest in Employees


  4. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kraft Heinz Company full-time

    Pros

    Health, dental, and vision insurance, 401k, and life insurance

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  5. "Production Supervisor"

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

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

    Pros

    Good vacation, good benfits, and a good bonus if goals are met

    Cons

    Unrealistic goals, no bonus is production isnt met, very political

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved with your employees


  6. Helpful (16)

    "Who Can? You Can (in Theory). Churn and burn kind of company post merger."

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

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

    Pros

    Great experience. You will learn and grow a lot as you deal with constant shifts in points of contact, conflicting agendas to hit personal bonuses, and compressed timelines in every field.
    12 Company holidays. 18 PTO days.
    Quality coworkers.

    Cons

    Company culture does not permit work life balance.
    Company culture does frown upon you using your PTO days.
    Company culture will tell employees they're on track for a bonus and when the next calendar rolls out redact that statement.
    Company culture burns out quality coworkers, leading to a HIGH turnover rate.
    Depending on management, if you're not overworked, you're underworked in their eyes, so even if you somehow maintain work life balance, it will still be under high stress instances.
    Culture promotes people based on who's left and how many people quit, rather than true merit and skill.
    Current company structure places high tension among any cross functional or cross team interactions. There is no trust within these teams to work towards a better goal.

    Advice to Management

    Start listening to your employees and their concerns for work life balance. Start advocating for your employees rather than your bonus. If this keeps up, all remaining talent will leave and the impact will be further reflected in sales and stock prices.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "You Will Learn, But You Will Suffer"

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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

    -Smart, driven colleagues
    -Pay and PTO (although I left and increased my salary at my next company...KHC is not the only company that pays well)
    -Beautiful office space
    -Best in class marketing philosophies (ex: JTBD framework)
    -Training is plentiful
    -Pushed out of comfort zone to accelerate development
    -Fast promotion
    -Ability to drive big, impactful projects
    -Access to leadership

    Cons

    -No work life balance (11 hour days have become the norm)
    -High turnover resulting in fragmented, broken strategies
    -Macho leadership and "Boy's Club" cliques
    -Toxic, finger-pointing culture
    -Shrinking budgets paired with increased sales goals
    -Outdated, processed brands which aren't fast to adapt to evolving consumer trends
    -Limited focus on long term growth
    -Cheap, short-cut innovation

    Advice to Management

    It is possible to cut costs and still act like decent human beings. Put your arrogance and egos aside and listen to your best assets, your people.

  8. "Mail room"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Very good at working with you.

    Cons

    Lots going on takes time to get system updated


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Highly competitive, highly stressful"

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

    Pros

    The salary was relatively good for the geographic area. The vacation time was generous. When I started there, the team environment was thriving.

    Cons

    The environment has become toxic - stress levels too high, understaffed, constant threat of more cuts coming (whether real or rumor, it still adds to the stressful environment).


  10. "New Hire"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kraft Heinz Company full-time

    Pros

    Able to do a lot of different projects.

    Cons

    Quality of work varies depending on what team you're on.


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