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Kraft Heinz Company Reviews

Updated March 24, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good money bad environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Filler, Pouch Room Operator in Winchester, VA
    Current Employee - Filler, Pouch Room Operator in Winchester, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good money; with overtime you can clock 30/hour easy
    Good benefits

    Cons

    There is a very strong fear culture since the buyout; everyone is afraid of losing their jobs, since new management uses Zero Based budgeting and doesn't mind laying off workers who have been there 25 years if it means saving a little money. We can't even use color copies anymore, and they did away with company perks like holiday turkey giveaway. Just a lot of hours, lots of stress and turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Stand up to Corporate for your local staff. I know that is a long shot, and we all feel like we have to save our own necks, but the micromanagement is getting ridiculous. You say to act like owners....DO IT!


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Demand Planner"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Demand Planner in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Demand Planner in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Growth potential, location, sports ticket raffles

    Cons

    Minimal to NO training, on-boarding of new hires is non-existant, depending on what team you're on there could be very little support from leadership, I don't feel like my development is a priority, constantly pressured to perform without any guidance, open-desks don't allow for any privacy, petty atmosphere

    Advice to Management

    Make your employees feel empowered to be successful -- offer development programs, classes, training, ANYTHING!


  3. Helpful (5)

    "Good if you like short term benefits"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Office in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Meritocracy is really true in this company. Regardless of your background if you over-delivery (not just accomplish your goals) you will have a very high potential to get promoted quickly in the fist 2 years of work. You will get a salary increase and a big new responsibility where you will need to again surpass your goals if you want to stay at least in your role.

    Cons

    As the only way the meritocracy works is by having enough openings every year in the company. That means that for you, or someone else, to leave the company sooner or later so don't think this company as a long carrier focus. If you like stability no matter you are achieving your goals look for something else. If you have always over deliver and you think you like to work 12 hrs a day you will certainly get rewarded and compensated. Generally they let go the individuals who are more expensive and are not able to achieve their goals the first moment you are not able to deliver. There is no second opportunity as you have become a cost center and not a profit center. Every year the targets are higher as the company has already consumed all of the low hanging fruits and unless the investors buys another company the results you have to achieve are almost impossible so means you will have to leave the company very soon.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Wi"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Production
    Current Employee - Production
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Kraft Heinz Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The insurance is the reason I stay.

    Cons

    60 hrs work weeks. No time for family children. Since the merger the morale has ranked.


  6. "Maintenance"

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

    I have been working at Kraft Heinz Company full-time

    Pros

    Good pay , lots of room for growth

    Cons

    Maintenance management has your back , But the job is very stressful and production will always be in your way and production will never have your back or help you out . It's a very stressful environment, It's not fair if you work hard while others are not helping standing around with hands in there pockets.

    Advice to Management

    You need to stop having meetings and start putting your better maintenance employees first and tell production to move out of the way .


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Culture killers"

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

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

    Pros

    The pay is good and there are still some people left from the old Kraft Foods

    Cons

    The merger completely killed the culture of a great CPG company

    Advice to Management

    Don't say your employees are "family" when they are treated like minions. Stop running the place like an investment bank, it's not, nor is it meant to be.


  8. Helpful (10)

    "Unimpressed-Sales Representative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Constant change leads to open positions. Company Car. Decent benefits. Promoting employees that believe in the ZBB model and preach it. Other than that, nothing.

    Cons

    Common theme here... ZBB is great for the investors but poor for employee morale. You're treated as a number and not a person. Analysts and upper management will push systems and models on to you that make absolutely no sense at store level. They will deflect any input on improving them because they've already invested millions of dollars before meaningful research. Very aggressive sales techniques and bonus structures that reflect poorly on the Kraft Heinz brands being shoved into stores when the amounts/cases aren't wanted or needed. Weekly threats of termination if results aren't there. Many Brazilians because of 3G are top executives and because of very broken English difficult to understand.

    Advice to Management

    Begin treating employees as human beings and they will maintain loyalty, keep treating them as robots and the brand will eventually crumble to pieces.


  9. "Corporate Employee Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kraft Heinz Company full-time

    Pros

    Talented pool of employees throughout the organization.

    Cons

    Constant talk of M&A, along with layoffs, breeds uncertainty in the organization.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Payroll Manager II Project Lead"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kraft Heinz Company as a contractor

    Pros

    learning potential due to complexity of work environment is great

    Cons

    this company is more for the company than their employees. value of employee is not taken into with high regard.

    Advice to Management

    expectation of loyalty from employees should be matched by the company. employees should not feel disposable by action taken company wide


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Come and Talk to us they said... Ushering you out they will"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Rotational program was pretty good. There are lots to learn, and you will be exposed to all functions within Kraft Heinz.

    Cons

    The HR doesn't really communicate with you. Most are closed door processes and you will often be surprised to what you will get on the rotations. Many within the program tried to communicate with the HR so that they can receive clearer view about their destinations, but most efforts resulted to be futile.

    They make lots of promises, but it is here where I learned not to trust anything that's not written down on the contract. Again and again, they will go back and pretend they never made any promises.

    Favoritism plays a big part here. Once you get on the good side, you can do almost anything and not get fired. If you are not on the good side, well... good luck.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be more communication between the HR and the trainees/employees as "surveys" are not enough to fully encapsulate what the employees want. There is a reason why there is such a high turnover rate.



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