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Kraft Heinz Company Reviews

Updated October 19, 2017
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  • Poor work-life balance for finance functions (in 210 reviews)

  • no work/life balance due to lack of definition of tasks (in 59 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Customer Category Manager"

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    Former Employee - Customer Category Manager
    Former Employee - Customer Category Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with! Very fast paced! Interesting! If you don't mind LONG hours, you should do well, but for how long.

    Cons

    Long hours. Work weekends and holidays. High turn over rate. No annual pay raises. Raises based on meritocracy, which is great in a good year. Bad years, you work harder than ever and no bonus or pay raise.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your people better, and they would stay longer


  2. Helpful (13)

    "Welcome to the Zoo!"

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

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

    Pros

    It’s hard to think of any.

    Compensation is good.

    Cons

    There’s absolutely no servant leadership at play. Everything is about budget (I legitimately had to purchase my own business cards). There are NO employee engagement initiatives, there’s rampant favoritism and laziness. Beware of this place. My awful recruitment experience should’ve told me something, but these negative reviews are true!

    In addition to these, there’s a serious lack of diversity in terms of male to female ratios and very little strategic direction happening at the upper levels of the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Actually act like you give a damn about your employees.

  3. "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The pay is above average

    Cons

    The hours are crazy for the shifts


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Quality Supervisor"

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, can move up quickly

    Cons

    Heavy workload, high stress, not a fun environment


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Poor Communication"

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

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

    Pros

    -Decent pay, but sometimes you feel like you're not paid enough for doing twice, sometimes three times, the work for your job..

    Cons

    -Last minute overtime notice
    -Poor communication between management
    -Management doesn't take care of problems
    -Treated like a workhorse and never appreciated for it

    Advice to Management

    -Take employee suggestions... they're on the floor more than you and see what goes on!


  6. Helpful (8)

    "ISP, Sales Rep"

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    Current Employee - In Store Sales Partner, Sales Representative
    Current Employee - In Store Sales Partner, Sales Representative
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People knows the brands. They sell themselves. In at the start of something that could be huge. Paid a lot and a company car.

    Cons

    New sales team being ran by people who have never worked in a store. They're making things up on the fly so you never really know what's going on. They over complicate the job. Hope you're ready to be micromanaged at the highest level and it gets worse every day. Funny thing is, the things they micromanage are so unnecessary.

    Management is LOST! One regional manager is calling the shots and he's an idiot.

    Advice to Management

    Let us do our jobs and stop micromanaging unnecessary things. Listen to the field. We have all the experience and you don't use it.


  7. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kraft Heinz Company full-time

    Pros

    Immediate benefit availability on day one

    Cons

    Level of training and willingness to teach

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Don't work here unless you are single"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Kraft Heinz Company full-time

    Pros

    Pay is better than most around the area compared to the hours worked.

    Cons

    Don't care about anything but production numbers.
    Cannot fix things properly
    Very little to no internal promotions


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Dream company, if they can actually deliver on it"

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

    I have been working at Kraft Heinz Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    +Opportunity to make a LOT of money
    +Very empowered, feels like you are running the company
    +Smart and motivated co-workers
    +People who generate positive results get promoted quickly

    Cons

    -Trust in leadership is low
    -Too much focus on bottom line and analyzing last months results
    -Functions are pitted against each other, rather than working collaboratively

    Advice to Management

    +Create more collaboration across KPI and MBO


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Inaction in Meritocracy"

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    Current Employee - Scientist in Glenview, IL
    Current Employee - Scientist in Glenview, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kraft Heinz Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people working for KHC are generally excited about their work and have high quality performance, as well as just being fun to be around. Wonderful teams across the board.

    Cons

    The Glenview location has been slow to change in culture, though moral is getting worse over time. Through quarterly layoffs there is an ever-pending threat of losing your job potentially regardless of performance but highly cost driven. Despite staff reductions, timelines get ever shorter to meet bonus targets (high incentive for this) which reduced overall quality of work and brings stress to staff. There is a common sense of lack of being driven by company purpose ("to be the best food company" - not inspiring) as well as a feeling lack of being valued.

    Advice to Management

    Please provide more training to new folks joining - with many senior employees either gone or having been laid off, there are very little resources to teach employees the best and most thorough way to do their work. Eventually the cost of mistakes will outweigh the cost of doing it right the first time more slowly.


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