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Kraft Heinz Company Reviews

Updated June 27, 2017
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  • Hard work life balance during high travel (in 194 reviews)

  • no work/life balance due to lack of definition of tasks (in 52 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (9)

    "Senior Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay. Is reasonably good. There are significant advancement opportunities due to high turnover and burn-out rate. Benefits are average.

    Cons

    Very authoritative management. Too much focus on unimportant things, such as a limit of two personal items on your desk, which is strictly monitored and enforced. Promotions are given long before people are capable. Incredible dearth of knowledge and experience results in even the simplest things taking hours/days/weeks to reach the wrong decision. Turnover is very high (quitting and firing) and morale is very low. Everyone is aware that cost cutting is not a strategy for long-term success and management has shown no ability to grow the top line.

    Advice to Management

    Knowledge is needed. All the uninformed "go-getters" in the world is not going to result in success.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Not the best"

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

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

    Pros

    Great view from your desk

    Cons

    The company is heavy on Brazilian Males. Those who actually work hard are rewarded with a termination

    Advice to Management

    Start boosting morale at the corporate level before all you have left is a pile of lawsuits

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Regretful I Applied, Glad I Left Quickly"

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    Former Employee - Customer Category Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Customer Category Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They make good products, and you can get some free samples. Some.

    Cons

    Management only cares about the bottom line which is why so many people have been laid off recently. Culture created by management makes you scared for your job on a daily basis. You are treated like another brick in the wall, and even if you hit your numbers with little to no training, they make you feel like you are worthless.

    Advice to Management

    People are what make companies successful, so maybe treat people with respect, and dignity. Your employer is a choice, and it's no wonder the reviews are so poor on this site. Just means people are telling the truth, and trying to save a future candidate from joining their team.


  4. Helpful (10)

    "Financial services"

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

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

    Pros

    Unbelievable opportunities to those that demonstrated the hard work and sacrifice to achieve corporate targets.

    Cons

    Everything wenr down the tubes after the Heinz merger . Any sense of normal business practices and procedures simply vanished almost overnight.

    Advice to Management

    I can't give any advice to management as it won't be heeded. The 3G playbook is a broken record and has no sustainability in my view.


  5. Helpful (16)

    "Toxic Environment"

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst 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 pay was great for my age. You are given a lot of responsibility and you learn a lot in a short amount of time.

    Cons

    Pay is great for the age, but not great for the position. You are given a lot of responsibility and learn learn a lot because everyone there has been there for less than three years. Management is awful. It's an incredibly stressful environment. Layoffs are always looming, there have been four since the merger - it's about every 6 months with no real rhyme or reason other than cost cutting. If you're Brazilian you will do well, because that seems to be the requirement to get promoted.

    I left Kraft a few months ago and after working at a new position it almost feels like PTSD settling into a normal environment. People never said thank you at Kraft, it was always MORE MORE WHAT'S NEXT. No appreciation or value for employees, and that's shown through constant layoffs. Everyone is on edge and overworked. It's not a sustainable business model, however 3G doesn't think long-term so it makes sense. Everyone who I know that is inside the organization is planning on leaving after their contract is up, because they can't handle the environment anymore.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the people who are working on the brands, otherwise your products will only reach the same success levels your employee's motivation levels reach.


  6. Helpful (10)

    "Complete chaos"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Chicago, IL
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast pacing environment, with growth opportunities for people that are willing to work like crazy, bonus are aggressive if you can hit your targets

    Cons

    Lack of knowledge of how get even simple things done put a lot of pressure on everyone. Missing strategic clarity of 'what is next'


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Was a good place to work not anymore."

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    Current Employee - Operator in Fort Smith, AR
    Current Employee - Operator in Fort Smith, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pays good. The cowards on the floor are good.

    Cons

    Everything else. This company don't listen or care about there employees. Was a good place to work and would be but the management don't include there employee the help make thing better anymore.

    Advice to Management

    Need to listen to your employees and include them to help make things better. Just because you don't have a degree don't mean you don't know anything.

  8. Helpful (16)

    "Senior Analyst"

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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

    Pros

    If you enjoy working in a dictator organization where you are expected follow orders (called MBOs) without question and willing to do whatever it takes, without conscious, to make your MBOs, this is your type of company.

    Cons

    As a hiring manager, I would not want to hire anyone who follows the 3G business model. I need people who can think for themselves, work well in a team environment and can demonstrate innovation and the ability to grow a business. Anyone can cut costs by firing longer term employees, squeezing vendors and slashing budgets. Always be aware of a company without transparency. They are hiding something. To take the test, ask the HR person for the salary range of your position,

    Advice to Management

    This is not Brazil. This is not a 3rd world country. There are options for employment. Your business model will either change so you can survive or you will lose the company.


  9. Helpful (24)

    "Beware - Not as advertised"

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

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

    Pros

    The company owns many large and recognizable brands that you will likely have the opportunity to manage. Your friends and family will know what your brands.

    Cons

    The company tends to say one thing but act in a much different way.

    Meritocracy is, as many other reviewers have noted, basically a sham. Those with great (green) MBO's are continually passed over for folks with poor results but are good networkers. While you'd think Meritocracy would mean that face-time and networking are less important at KHC, it's the exact opposite. You must network twice as hard and stay in the office twice as long because the people you are counting on to help you might be gone next week. Also, Brazilians clearly are favored. Constantly "reassigned" during shake-ups, never fired.

    KHC is for "Owners only"... well, except if you mean literal owners of the organization. Within a month of the merger, the employee stock purchase plan was cancelled. Hmm... so, not owners?

    The huge focus on innovation is not true either. "Big" innovation wins include putting a food service mustard into the Heinz ketchup bottle. Don't expect something breakthrough anytime in the near future. There's simply no investment to make it happen.

    Now about all that cost cutting allowing the organization to re-invest in brands... That's not really happening unless you count wasting money on Super Bowl commercials that have no payback.

    The biggest issue, however, is the lack of talent. The days of going to Kraft to earn your stripes is over. Talented marketers have either been let go or left willingly. You're left with a ton of Corporate Management Trainees that have been empowered to think their you know what doesn't stink but really have no idea what they are doing and, in many cases, treat their peers and cross functional teams like garbage. This is a ME culture, not a WE culture.

    If you want a title, if you want the (slim) chance to make a huge bonus, then maybe this is the place for you. I will say these CMT's are absolutely meant for this culture but in a lot of cases are not the cream of the crop in terms of peers. I've never had someone ten years my junior with no idea what they are doing talk as disrespectfully to me as they CMTs did.

    Advice to Management

    Better find another acquisition soon because the street is not happy with 3Gs continual inability to show any organic top line growth.


  10. Helpful (16)

    "Procurement"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Not many positive things to say about this company other than decent pay and benefits...

    Cons

    Pretty much everything....

    Such a negetive atmosphere, leadership has no direction, high turnover so nobody knows whats going on, terrible culture...Could write a novel but I think you get the picture.

    Advice to Management

    Show a little respect to your employees. I know the feedback i give won't matter because they are so set in their ways. They could care less about the feedback that employees give...they don't listen or response well to feedback.


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