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Kraft Heinz Company Reviews

Updated July 27, 2017
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  • Hard work life balance during high travel (in 198 reviews)

  • no work/life balance due to lack of definition of tasks (in 54 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (29)

    "Great bonus in good years, but total organizational chaos"

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    Current Employee - Senior Finance Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Finance Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Kraft Heinz Company full-time

    Pros

    Great bonus in years when you hit your targets

    Cons

    i estimate 80% of the pre-merger HQ employees have either quit or been fired, so a lot of knowledge lost and many things are in a state of chaos. Also, they constantly talk about meritocracy, but the majority of all senior positions are filled by Brazilian men and many middle management jobs filled by people with little experience. Seems like it's more of promotion based on perceived potential than past merit.

    Advice to Management

    Diversity your upper and middle management ranks - need more women and non-Brazilians.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good Place to work with some caveats"

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    Former Employee - Planning in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Planning 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

    Pay was ok but with limitless opportunities. If you're skilled you will get promoted - just don't get too expensive.

    Cons

    Loyalty is non existent. You will work long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Be aware of of managers who advance on the backs of others.

  3. "Competetive workplace, extremely smart people."

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    Current Employee - Associate Category Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Category Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with the best and the brightest. Meritocracy structure offers a platform to get promoted fast. It's extremely difficult work but the payouts are worth it.

    Cons

    If you are on the brand team that is struggling, it is difficult to do anything to affect the business given the landscape of the market.

    Advice to Management

    Inorganic growth!


  4. "Nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of community service projects, lots of overtime

    Cons

    Not a lot of time for family


  5. "Pays Well"

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    Current Employee - Skilled Machine Operator in Mason, OH
    Current Employee - Skilled Machine Operator in Mason, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, job is relatively easy. Great benefits. Plenty of OT to go around.

    Cons

    Poorly maintained machines, work life balance isn't good. They don't appreciate their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Upgrades to machines, make your workers feel appreciated and acknowledge that we do our best at what we are doing. A simple thank you to the people on the floor, especially those of us who work 12 hours everyday.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Good company"

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

    I worked at Kraft Heinz Company full-time

    Pros

    Great people. Loved my job.

    Cons

    Unfortunate Heinz bought Kraft. They let a lot of great people go.

    Advice to Management

    Cannot run on bare bones for too long...


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Constant grind with very poor work/life balance"

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

    I worked at Kraft Heinz Company full-time

    Pros

    Iconic brands.
    Pay is good, particularly the annual bonus - if you are able to hit the target.
    Downtown Chicago location.

    Cons

    After the Kraft Heinz merger, the 3G management style made this a very different place to work than the one I originally joined.
    -There is a monthly grind that just never stops. You are expected to get everything done incredibly fast, no matter how short of notice you are given and regardless what you may have going on in your personal life.
    -Costs are being continually and aggressively stripped out of iconic food brands, regardless of how much it degrades the quality of these products.
    -It is a male dominated culture, particularly the higher you get in the company. If you are a Brazilian male, you have just punched your golden ticket to the top. If you are a female, they will happily take you as a work horse in a junior role for a few years - but you will hit a glass ceiling.
    -The highly touted "meritocracy" is a joke. The turnover is so high at this company, either from frequent layoffs or from people quitting, that there is a constant stream of open roles. The solution is a combination of either piling more and more work on those who are left, (without any increase in pay,) or pushing really junior, inexperienced people into roles that that are not ready to handle, and calling it "meritocracy."
    -The company spends a lot of time and effort on some really bizarre things. (e.g. No more than 2 personal items on your desk. CEO and senior execs walking around to check how clean your desk area is, and placing red flags on untidy desks like a public shaming of some sort.)

    Advice to Management

    Focus on building leaders, and reward strong leadership - not just robots who can hit their MBO metrics. Leadership is not something that you will get with people who are fresh out of college, no matter how book smart they are. And diversify your middle and senior management. You need more women and non-Brazilian men in these roles.

  8. Helpful (9)

    "Customer Category Manaer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great People, HUGE Bonus in 2016, great products!

    Cons

    No work life / work balance. People working overnight to get last minute project done on time. High turnover rate. No one has history of job. No clear direction, when you get direction/instruction due the next day.

    Advice to Management

    Start giving pay raises versus meritocracy to a few, after working them to death. Remember family is the most important thing in life, not working 12 hour days plus drive time.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Kraft/Heins screw retirees"

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    Former Employee - Production in Sherman, TX
    Former Employee - Production in Sherman, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees were great, but management sucked. benefits were good while working.

    Cons

    As a retired person who was told they could keep insurance I retired with, total lie after merge with Heinz. miserable pension. Retired after 20 years in 1996 due to injuries due to repetitive motion. Body wore out. Have difficulty walking now.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your retirees like you promised.


  10. "Shipping & Receving Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Shipping/Receiving Clerk in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Shipping/Receiving Clerk in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Was a bery good company to work for. Was good at listening to employee and trying to make things work through communication.

    Cons

    Training was not the best. They would show you how to do something then would be like after 10 minutes you are on your own now.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employee. If something is needed to make it more ergonomically safe to work. Need to work to make it that way. Check for safety, are saftey shoes needed, what about bearing ptotection. Management should always think of the saftey oc their employees.


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