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Kraft Heinz Company Reviews

Updated July 22, 2017
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  • Hard work life balance during high travel (in 197 reviews)

  • no work/life balance due to lack of definition of tasks (in 53 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (28)

    "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 (2)

    "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.

  3. "Maintenance"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay
    great benefits
    great people

    Cons

    Poor Management
    Not a lot of room for advancement
    No work/life balance
    mandated to work 48 hours a week.
    problem with vacation coverage not allowing approval.

    Advice to Management

    listen to the request of your employees for training and advancement opportunities.
    Restructure vacation and time off for employees especially maintenance workers.
    Create a better work environment by communicating the plans and processes of the actions to the employees.
    Get to know all your employees even on the off shifts.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Look Elsewhere If You Can"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible work
    decent work/life balance
    good company structure

    Cons

    lack of promotion
    no team bonding
    profit > relationship
    not so high salary


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Production Planner"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kraft Heinz Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Experience, hard working planning team

    Cons

    Needs process of improvement

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Local Factories Good"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kraft Heinz Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits with lots of perks

    Cons

    Company headed it wrong direction after merger


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Opportunity to learn a lot!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Kraft Heinz is still going through it's transition, but if you are looking for a company where you can dig in and learn a lot, this is the right place for you! I work in the meat industry where the business is ever changing and most materials have a very short shelf life. From a Manufacturing perspective, you will learn a lot about lean manufacturing and analytical problem solving.

    Cons

    You must be a self starter and contain excellent communication skills. As many of the employees are non-veteran, you will need to take the initiative to reach out to find subject matter experts and not be shy about asking questions and solving problems.

    Advice to Management

    There should be more mentoring of employees. Also, more emphasis on work life balance.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "It is a job"

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Fort Smith, AR
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Fort Smith, AR
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pays well. Cannot think of any others.

    Cons

    Constant restructuring. Favoritism is the name of the game.

    Advice to Management

    Need to teach and follow the company values


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Category Manager in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Category Manager in Parsippany, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best part of the company is the people.

    Cons

    Too many restructures and downsizing of personnel


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Struggling to find its way as a leader in food manufacturing"

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    Current Employee - Engineering in Glenview, IL
    Current Employee - Engineering in Glenview, 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

    Close to home, relatively updated location, company store, cafeteria, health club, looks and sounds pretty.

    Cons

    Not as progressive as I would have thought a leading food company would be. Need to understand the phrase"state of the art" before using it to describe your facilities.

    Advice to Management

    Start thinking about the future. We all have a salary to work for, and not just a bonus. Need to keep up with the times and pay employees competitively. Too many inexperienced employees, and incompetent managment.


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