Heinz Reviews

Updated 29 April, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    If you are a cultural fit this is the best place to work in the UK.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The company has a sharp focus on delivery and winning vs. set objectives and clearly defined targets. if you like pace, change, working in a challenging environment and pushing the boundaries this is an amazing organisation. It rewards success and focuses on promotion from within.

    Cons

    org has gone through a large amount of change and the shift in culture is still ongoing. This has created movement in the org and a huge change in the view that people have of the business.

  2. Helpful (24)

    Great public company, horrible private company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The brands are great and you can take pride in them.

    Cons

    3G Capital was the worst thing that ever happened to this iconic company, they are squeezing it to death. All new employees know nothing about the CPG industry and the ship is sinking. Sure profits are up as the company is squeezing out costs. However that ship has sailed and now products are suffering and guess where sales are? This approach is not sustainable. Also, working at Heinz used to be a great resume builder in the CPG world. But now all the majors know the new workforce is mostly college kids without any real experience. If that isn't bad enough, the new Heinz will expect you to work 12 hour days, including weekends cuz no one knows how anything works or what is going on.

    Advice to Management

    You don't care about growing, just suck it dry and get out. Then maybe it can be repaired as a public company.

  3. love it here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

    I have been working at Heinz full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Every day is more interesting than the day before. This place is exciting and full of learning opportunities. For people who want a career, want to excel, want a challenge, this is the place for them.

    Cons

    Lots of changes make it difficult to keep track of who does what.

    Advice to Management

    Keep employees motivated.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    RUN! Young People, don

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None! People are even getting lawyers - it's all such a shame! Brazilians go home.

    Cons

    Everything you can imagine, except for location if you like working dawntawn.

    Advice to Management

    Take this seriously.

  6. Helpful (2)

    So sad to see what Heinz has become since 3G took over.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It was close to home and I worked a lot of years there so I got 5 weeks of vacation.

    Cons

    Beware if you are a loyal and dedicated employee who has served them for many years. I was let go with no reason. Even after reaching out to the corporate office, I was given no reason. You can NEVER do a good enough job. They will always expect more and more of you and even if you are a stellar employee, they only want young talent that they can pay much less money to. 3G is heartless and brutal. They have destroyed all moral and a lot of the products that Heinz makes as well.

    Advice to Management

    Beware of the bridges you are burning. 3G WILL destroy what is left of Heinz and all who remain until they can extract every last penny they can from them. Pray that they will let go of Heinz soon. Kraft beware!!!

  7. Helpful (11)

    This used to be such a great company to work in...but the life has been sucked out of it by our new owners.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Heinz

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity if you fit the following criteria:
    a) Young
    b) Brazilian
    c) MBA
    If you're not fortunate enough to have one of the above, you might get a good title, with no extra money and lots of extra responsibility :)

    Cons

    Run by kids with no experience
    Underpaid
    Cost cutting in every aspect of the business.
    No plan for long-term sustained growth.

    Advice to Management

    Pay the rest of us the amounts the chosen ones get paid.
    Give the rest of us the opportunities the chosen ones get.
    Focus on bringing some culture back to the organization. We know the 3G mentality is not the lovey dovey stuff, but it might motivate people to excel.
    Have a plan to grow the top line - the focus is all on cost cutting.

  8. Helpful (12)

    Warren Buffet and 3G Capital are running Heinz into the ground

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Heinz full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    None when I left, plenty before the sale of the company to Warren Buffet and 3G

    Cons

    Closing plants, working the remainder of the employees into the ground. Its all about the almighty$ They do not care about their employees! Called a 35 year employee who was on vacation to tell them their job was eliminated...Wow that is heartless and classless!

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company to someone who cares before its too late for the people who are left!

  9. Helpful (7)

    getting worse everyday

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warrendale, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warrendale, PA (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are none that I can think of.

    Cons

    3G has one goal..make more money. They don't care about the product, customers and least of all the employees. Low pay and no chance of getting a raise. Bring your own office supplies and be prepared to do the work of 2 people. The G in 3G stands for Greedy!

    Advice to Management

    Go back to the rock you crawled out from.

  10. Helpful (4)

    Changing culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, opportunities to learn and take on new work, supportive culture

    Cons

    Culture was definitely changing when I left - it was a stressful place to be

  11. Helpful (3)

    Sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Heinz

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Office has nice windows and new signage

    Cons

    Complete lack of humanity- head honchos are hypocritical robots brainwashed by a couple of months at head office.

    Advice to Management

    Dont care about giving them advice. I do care about anyone considering a future role though- currently an investigation is being conducted by HR as a result of the mass resignations since the new owners took over. This is retrospective so obviously they are beginning to realize how toxic and demoralizing the culture is.

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