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Kraft Heinz Company Reviews

Updated July 22, 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. Helpful (12)

    "Run the other way. If you don't, you'll be looking for a new job soon once you see how this company operates."

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain/Logistics in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Supply Chain/Logistics 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

    Great opportunities to advance within the company if you like working 60-70 hours a week for the privilege of being promoted to the captain of a sinking ship!

    Cons

    Since 3G took over Kraft Foods (Kraft Heinz merger) things have gotten progressively worse. The new company claims to be based on meritocracy---but high performers are only rewarded with more work, sometimes as much as was previously handled by 3-4 people. You can't do the amount of workload being assigned without working 60-70 hour weeks. Don't ask to work from home---they are in the process of doing away with that---and being met with strong resistance from employees. Company is desperate to attract new talent because they have cut too deep and angered existing employees to the point that people are quitting left and right. An absolute mistake for anyone to consider working here. If you see any positive reviews, they are either planted by HR or from people that work offsite and buffered from the nonsense (not at Chicago or Pittsburgh HQ). Company imports supply chain workers on specialized visas from Europe and Brazil who have no identifiable special skills other than the ability break any and all established standards of workplace decorum. One even started commenting on the election on the day after Trump won loudly to other employees---hello?! Discussion of politics is not appropriate in the workplace. Also, to give another idea of the way they operate----the CEO and another senior executive took time out of their busy schedules to walk all 5 floors occupied by Kraft Heinz at the AON Center placing red flags on any desk of employees with more than two personal items on their desks.

    Advice to Management

    The clock is ticking before the whole house of cards implodes----maybe then, they will realize their mistakes, but I wouldn't count on it!


  2. Helpful (10)

    "Great Bonus, Management by fear and mostly Males from Brazil"

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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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Bonus in the good years. Management by objectives

    Cons

    Management by fear and mostly males from Brazil. The constant lay offs create chaos

    Advice to Management

    Hire some females in management. Retain employees rather than replace experience for lower cost employees

  3. Helpful (8)

    "Poor culture and stressful work enviornment"

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

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

    Pros

    -Fairly high pay for the industry, mainly due to high bonus incentives

    Cons

    -The work/life balance is absolutely awful, although it can depend on the department and team you are on
    -Constantly moving teams or roles and responsibilities shifting with little to no training
    -Open office environment can be distracting and puts pressure on employees to get in early and stay insanely late
    -There is almost always a huge round of layoffs every quarter
    -Due to massive cuts and layoffs most employees are stuck doing the job that three workers used to do a few years ago
    -Extremely political with leaders playing favorites
    -Young employees promoted quickly to managerial positions are not experienced enough to successfully manage a team or run the business
    -Extremely high turnover that causes chaos and confusion
    -Use of outdated systems and training methods
    -Distrust of leadership as well as HR department

    Advice to Management

    As long as 3G is in control of this company the poor culture and stressful work environment will remain as they are focused on cutting costs anywhere possible to improve the bottom line. My advice to prospective employees is to know what you are getting yourself into. Most of the reviews on Glassdoor are accurate so beware!


  4. Helpful (9)

    "Vice President"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nothing actually that I can think of

    Cons

    after the merger everything went downhill fast


  5. Helpful (6)

    "chaos at it's best"

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    Current Employee - Production in Granite City, IL
    Current Employee - Production in Granite City, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    decent pay and production people are great to work with.
    bonuses are good if working when they get paid out.

    Cons

    ridiculous amount of forced overtime weekly, not enough people to do jobs required.
    to busy cutting costs to get tools needed to do the job.
    communication is non existent and management by objectives a joke when no one knows the objectives.
    won't buy needed parts to repair equipment.
    personnel turnover is extremely high and many of ones there don't want to be due to back stabbing and hidden agendas by few in middle management.
    values of 'integrity', 'ownership' and 'do it right the first time' are a joke, only if it done the way they want and cheap.

    Advice to Management

    dump 3G and give the employees that are left the tools they need to do their jobs. rehire some people so that ones still working don't get worn down to nothing.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "No respect for employees!"

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    Current Employee - General Laborer in Fremont, OH
    Current Employee - General Laborer in Fremont, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The money is very good.

    Cons

    Everyone is doing the job of at least 3 people, and now everyone is on 12 hour days, six days a week because we have so few people. Management treats us like dirt: over a month ago they took our chairs away to "improve productivity" and now we aren't allowed to sit at all. People are having health problems because of this. Our union has abandoned us. Very hostile workplace!

    Advice to Management

    Remember who works to pay your paycheck!


  7. "Not for everyone, amazing for the few"

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    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Daily challenges, expectations of hard work
    -Lots of opportunity for professional growth
    -The pace is fast, I'm never bored
    -Compensation and culture of meritocracy rewards high performers
    -Downtown office is a great location with a modern, light-filled floor plan and beautiful views

    Cons

    -Challenges can sometimes seem daunting, but culture allows for risk taking and growth
    -Constant change is difficult for some people to handle - pace of change has slowed down considerably from where it was in late 2015/early 2016

    Advice to Management

    -Keep investing back into the business

  8. Helpful (19)

    "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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Kraft"

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    Former Employee - General Laborer in Springfield, MO
    Former Employee - General Laborer in Springfield, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kraft Heinz Company full-time

    Pros

    The pay rate is really good.

    Cons

    HR department needs to get a strong grip of life outside there elements. Can't trust HR department.

    Advice to Management

    Need to review your policy, so that way good people don't lose there job.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "There is no leadership established in the department of the lunchables."

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    Former Employee - Electromechanical Technician in Garland, TX
    Former Employee - Electromechanical Technician in Garland, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of overtime and double time all you would ever need.

    Cons

    NO LEADERSHIP !or support from management in maintenance. Don't get me wrong they did have a person with the title as supervisor but they really don't do anything but stay in meetings. I guess that's how managers get things done around the lunchables department. Think about it before you get hired on, you will not have time for family.
    Also the schedule changes every month, you might be working 8hrs one week the next you will be working 12hrs and the next week you will be working 16-20. By the end of the month you might be on days or nights or even working in the afternoon shift. JUST BE CAREFUL AND HAVE THEM GIVE YOU EVERYTHING IN WRITING AND MAKE SURE YOU ASK WHAT SCHEDULE YOU ARE ALWAYS WORKING.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be some kind of leadership established on the floor not in your office. The key is helping your team out when the need arises not just calling on the radio and staying in your office.


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