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Pinnacle Foods Reviews

Updated September 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Great people to work with, great brands to support and a place where you can advance if you take ownership of your career (in 17 reviews)

  • Fast-paced, focused on winning, puts up results (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Leanly staffed can also be a con; have to be able to stand up for yourself in prioritizing your work and creating work/life balance (in 14 reviews)

  • Lack of leadership- No upper management leadership (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pinnacle Foods full-time

    Pros

    they have good benefits, hours

    Cons

    jobs are being moved out


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Supply Chain Misery"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Parsippany, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pinnacle Foods full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great office location and opportunities for exposure due to lean environment. Great for new grads who can get the exposure and go elsewhere.

    Cons

    The Supply Chain team is super disorganized. Disconnected, unsupportive leadership (that has been a revolving door), lack of vision, poor process and just work for the sake of work. A lot of the good people they had, have jumped ship, driven out for voicing their dismay with the organization or they left after they got tired of the constant battle for work life balance and lack of accountability. They have their Vision TCO Trust, candor, ownership that they love talking about but rarely demonstrate. I have seen people respectfully speak up about things become ostracized from progressing their careers. Customer Service and Logistics teams are no better I haven't seen anyone in Customer Service get promoted.... and the guy over Logistics is an expert finger pointer so be warned. Your career will become deadlocked if you join the Supply Chain team here. Low morale and a gloomy environment are the norm.

    Advice to Management

    If you listen to all the negative post on here and don't just ignore them that should point you in the right direction.

    Pinnacle Foods Response

    Aug 23, 2017 – Human Resources

    Thank you for your review. We would like to encourage you to share your feedback with your manager and HR Business Partner.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Demand & Supply Planning POV"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pinnacle Foods full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to cut your teeth and learn some basics. If you go into the company understanding best practices, you will quickly see plenty of opportunity for application.
    Good place to learn and practice conflict resolution.
    Company always comes out positive on their reports to the street.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership. No cross functional alignment in the planning process. No clear objectives other than to keep executives happy. Combative, non-collaborative culture. No career development opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Put a planning process in place, and actually follow it. Stop lining your pockets with bonuses and invest in your manufacturing sites and people.

    Pinnacle Foods Response

    Jul 21, 2017 – Human Resources

    Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback regarding your prior employment with us. While that is not the normal experience here at Pinnacle, we will pass along your comments. We wish you... More


  4. "General"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pinnacle Foods full-time

    Pros

    Great team with great people. The company supports the teams with plentiful resources and operates efficiently yet effectively.

    Cons

    The company is lean and demands cross-functional capabilities. Decisions are made at the top and can take time to get commitment.

    Advice to Management

    Over-communicate what you can and be little more flexible with work schedule. In general keep doing what you are doing


  5. "Growing but doesn't feel like winning"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pinnacle Foods full-time

    Pros

    Passionate people working hard to make things happen. Ability to have a high impact on iconic brands. Great innovation in challenged categories.

    Cons

    Lean resources resulting in overworked, burn out teams and high turnover. Process in place for prioritization but still not making needed trade offs. Leaders that don't trust their teams and cause churn. Culture tends to have decisions for personal agendas vs business facts.

    Advice to Management

    Trust. Empower. Celebrate.


  6. "Great people and very smooth onboarding"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pinnacle Foods full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone is very friendly and helpful. Online systems are easy to use with a lot of helpful information.

    Cons

    There is no summer Friday schedule.


  7. "Pinnacle Foods Group"

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

    Pros

    Pinnacle is a great place to work for exposure to different products and systems. The growth is ebb and flow for some departments but overall it evens out.

    Cons

    Antiquated systems, mediocre idea to table implementation, lessons have to be repeated quite a few times before being learned.

  8. "Microbiologist"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Pinnacle Foods full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits package for employees

    Cons

    Long working hours on employees

    Advice to Management

    Be more strategic


  9. Helpful (1)

    "New Plant Management Needed"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jackson, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jackson, TN
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Pinnacle Foods full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you're in the click you are good, easy to get a job due to turnover

    Cons

    No communication, protection is provided if you are in the click

    Advice to Management

    wake up you are losing great talent


  10. "Pinnacle"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pinnacle Foods full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people are great to work with

    Cons

    It can be too lean

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees


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