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Kraft Heinz Company Reviews

Updated August 16, 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. "Corporate Management Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Corporate Management in Chicago, IL
    Current Intern - Corporate Management in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kraft Heinz Company as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    The Corporate Management Internship program really gives you a chance to own a project yourself. This is nice because it allows you to make the most of your time here--what you leave behind is really up to you. It is also pretty rewarding to see the product of your work actually impacting the business long after you leave. The people here are very passionate about their work--they are also intelligent and take great pride in their work. What the University Relations team says about "ownership" and "meritocracy" is very true and apparent throughout the office. Despite many challenges ahead, you can tell this company is going places and will be a very exciting place to work in the coming years.

    Cons

    While it is nice to have free reign over your own project, sometimes it may feel as though things are a bit unorganized and you are not sure what is expected of you. To this, I would advise that you hit the ground running and ask a lot of questions from the very start.

    Being a rather new company (after the Kraft-Heinz merger in 2015), there are still a few aspects of the business that seem incoherent and unnecessarily disconnected. So lots of things to improve!

    Hours are ambiguous. This can be either good or bad, depending on what you're looking for. I often felt some pressure to stay pretty late (7/8pm), compared to a lot of other interns, just because my team also stayed late. If you get your work done efficiently, no one really cares how long you're here though--its more implicit and in your own head.

    Advice to Management

    I think a bit of a longer orientation/training period would have been nice, given that I know a lot of people were unsure what was expected of them and what their project parameters were. By giving a little more time to get a sense of the business (and maybe learn more about what interns had done in the past), I think new interns would have a better idea of how they should approach their own project.

    Side Note: The provided housing, while extremely convenient, was under renovation for the entirety of the summer, which proved quite unpleasant. Construction lasted from about 6am to 8pm daily. The building lacked effective air-conditioning and had a mildew smell throughout. I had checked the building's website in advance and they were advertising the newly renovating rooms, so I have a feeling this is what UR expected, but unfortunately was not the case.

    Overall, this was a great experience, and I learned how truly special KHC is and how limitless the opportunities are here, especially for recent grads. The values of ownership and meritocracy are apparent throughout as well.


  2. "High Quality Internship, Lower Quality Full Time"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Corporate Management in Chicago, IL
    Current Intern - Corporate Management in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kraft Heinz Company as an intern

    Pros

    Established internship program with well thought out, high quality projects. The quality of interns they hire is incredible. Extremely intelligent young adults who strive to achieve more and more for the company. Very supportive of the interns, and give resources for success. Housing is provided.

    Cons

    ZBB often lets employees down, but that is because it is not the norm yet for other companies. Logically it makes sense, but takes adjustment. Internship events aren't always organized, but are created with the best of intentions and improved as the term continued.

  3. "Fun, Fast Paced, and Overall Exciting Workplace"

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    Former Intern - CMIP
    Former Intern - CMIP
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kraft Heinz Company as an intern

    Pros

    Managers and HR personnel that really listen to you and understand your career goals/aspirations.
    Lots of opportunity for movement both vertically and horizontally, very common.
    Plenty of opportunities for project management experience, responsibility is thrown around lightly but with good reasoning.
    Very involved CEO, met him multiple times, strong aspirations and drive, great leader.
    Smaller teams, open office space and the overall culture make communication very transparent and simple which was refreshing and enjoyable.

    Cons

    A fair amount of people speak Portuguese being owned by a Brazilian company so you'll hear Portuguese being thrown around all the time. Everyone is fluent in English but it's not uncommon to walk into conversations that aren't in English. Not really a negative, just a fact.

    Also certainly not a 9-5 job. Don't expect to leave at 5, some roles leave a little after then but others leave well past sunset. Again not necessarily negative, just something to note. My time was always respected, however if you have work to get done by a deadline, you have to get it done one way or another and that often means staying late.

    Finally, cost is king. The final piece of every decision and often the part that rules over all else is effect to the bottom line.

    Advice to Management

    Good job of checking in with your subordinates consistently on how they feel about their current role, where they want to go next and long term what their aspirations are. Continue to make every team member feel valued, it goes a long way.


  4. "Corporate Management Internship Program"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Corporate Management in Chicago, IL
    Current Intern - Corporate Management in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kraft Heinz Company as an intern

    Pros

    KHC gives you a lot of responsibility right away. When they say you will own your project, they mean it, and you become the expert in whatever you're working on. The people are also amazing and totally willing to help in every way.

    Cons

    The ZBB culture rears its ugly head from time to time. Since interns are not eligible for bonuses, it's hard to connect the lunch-free lunch meetings with an increased payout at the end of the year.


  5. "CMIP Program"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kraft Heinz Company as an intern

    Pros

    Decent pay, good location in Chicago, better hours in Glenview R&D Center, University recruitment was responsive to feedback from interns

    Cons

    University recruitment staff lacks a general understanding of R&D, less visibility/opportunities in R&D


  6. "Motivated and driven"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kraft Heinz Company full-time

    Pros

    Motivated employees at all levels
    Driving for success and constant improvement
    Helpful in growing and developing internally

    Cons

    Cost cutting mentality generally good, but can be a hindrance at times
    Fast paced environment isn't always for everyone


  7. "Life as an Intern"

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    Current Intern - Operations Management Trainee Intern in New Ulm, MN
    Current Intern - Operations Management Trainee Intern in New Ulm, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kraft Heinz Company as an intern

    Pros

    Have the opportunity to work with well known brands that have a part in people's lives. Great plant environment. Given real projects that would normally be given to a full time employee.

    Cons

    Sometimes have to deal with people who unnecessarily get into projects they shouldn't and it just slows everything down. I understand that this happens at big companies but when you have a short internship, losing time can cost you half your project.

  8. "OMIP"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kraft Heinz Company as an intern

    Pros

    -fast paced work environment
    -gives interns a chance to showcase skills and make significant difference
    -competitive compensation
    -great location (not always the case)
    -got the chance to learn about all the different aspects of food manufacturing
    -learned useful problem solving skills and techniques
    -competitive environment, sense of urgency at work

    Cons

    -only intern at plant, not many people your age
    -some plant locations would not be desirable to many
    -always changing environment and the pattern of people getting let go makes you question long term future at the company


  9. 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.


  10. "Nice place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    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


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