Heinz
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Heinz Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 08, 2014
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No Offer

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Entry Level Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

Interviewed at Heinz

Interview Details I applied online and received an offer to interview a week or so later.

Interview Question – All questions were typical behavioral/get to know you and the way you think better.   Answer Question

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Very Easy Interview

Assistant Buyer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Pittsburgh, PA (US)

I applied online and the process took 7 weeks - interviewed at Heinz in December 2013.

Interview Details Phone interview with HR, then a phone interview with the direct manager. After that you were called in to interview with 4 people face to face. Some of the interviews happened at the open enviornment tables it was VERY weird to have other people listening to me interview.

Interview Question – Nothing out of the normal, it was actually a fairly simple interview.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – I didnt feel it was a fair financial offer and all the negative reviews on glassdoor.

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

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Corporate Management Trainee Interview

Anonymous Employee
Pittsburgh, PA (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Heinz in November 2013.

Interview Details I first did a short phone interview which was very standard and straight forward. Then, I was interviewed by an HR employee, where I was asked some basic interview questions and about my background. I also asked many questions to learn more about the company and the changes taking place. Finally, I was invited for a final interview at the world headquarters in Pittsburgh.

The main part of this final interview was a three minute presentation in front of the CEO and the executive team! All participants were required to talk about his or her background and why he or she would be a great fit for Heinz. The rest of the interview day consisted of a tour of the building and interactive Q&A sessions with Heinz employees. Within four days the HR team got back to me with a final decision!

I have never had such a positive interview experience before. I think the presentation in front of the CEO and executive team is extremely unique. It really shows that the leadership at Heinz is very invested in the Corporate Management Trainee Program. Additionally, I really appreciated how open and transparent the employees were at the Q&A sessions. It allowed me to get a high level overview of the company before I even began work at Heinz.

Negotiation Details – There is a standard salary for participants of the training program.

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Corporate Management Trainee Interview

Corporate Management Trainee
Pittsburgh, PA (US)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Heinz in November 2013.

Interview Details I was initially invited to apply to the program based on my GPA, after which I made my first contact at a career fair.

The next step was a short phone call screen - simple behavior questions.

I was then invited to interview on campus for what turned out to be my favorite and most memorable of the approximately 40 I had that semester. This is not your standard, pull prepared answers out of your pocket interview: Unique and intriguing questions, they sent out high up leaders to evaluate qualified candidates rather than general recruiters like most companies.

The final step was an on-site headquarters interview - presentation, rather - during which we were given the incredible opportunity to interact one on one with senior leaders, and a personal audience by the CEO Bernardo Hees himself. No other company does anything comparable to this that I've heard of.

Two days later I was called with an offer, which I accepted.

Potential Candidates: If you are given this opportunity - know that nothing like this will likely cross your path again, at least anytime soon. If you want opportunities to grow and succeed in your career, Heinz is THE best place to do so.

Interview Question – The questions may change, so posting one here would likely not help. Show your passion and drive to succeed. Authenticity is key - achievers are welcomed with enthusiasm. Make sure you highlight your accomplishments   View Answer

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Financial Analyst Interview

Anonymous Employee
Pittsburgh, PA (US)

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Heinz.

Interview Details Hired out of undergrad. Phone interview, face to face interview, panel interview.

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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Leadership Program Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

Interviewed at Heinz

Interview Details It is a phone interview. HR asked several general questions such as why do you choose xxx as your major? Talk about your leadership experience

Interview Question – explain meritocracy   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Intern R&D Technologist Interview

Anonymous Employee
Nijmegen (Netherlands)

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Heinz in June 2013.

Interview Details The interview took 1 month and it included one phone interview and two face to face interviews (first with HR and supervisors, and second one with category managers of the center). They were interested in my previous experience (both industry and university), my determination, my expectations and my social (group work) skills. They consulted my previous employers.

Interview Question – What shuts me in (what makes me to not cooperate anymore).
If I consider introvert people more technologically capable than extrovert people.
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Negotiation Details – The salary and conditions were not negotiable.

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Intern Interview

Intern
Nijmegen (Netherlands)

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Heinz in January 2013.

Interview Details Very easy interview - Basically, I only had to give a small description of myself and my background and then they described what my project would be. I got the position, however, through a scholarship program so it may not have been the typical interview procedure

Interview Question – There were no unexpected questions   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation

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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Associate Manager of Learning and Development Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Heinz in December 2013.

Interview Details Only got a phone screen

Interview Question – Unexpected question for a phone screening - where do you see your career in 5 years   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

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Average Interview

Specialist Interview

Anonymous Employee
Pittsburgh, PA (US)

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Heinz in September 2010.

Interview Details Phone interview then in person interview. Half day with 6 different people.

Interview Question – None - pretty straight forward   Answer Question

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