Heineken Reviews

Updated May 6, 2021

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4.1
84%
Recommend to a Friend
89%
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Heineken CEO and Member of the Executive Board Dolf van den Brink
Dolf van den Brink
51 Ratings
Pros
  • "Prestige of working for a MNE and free beer at the office(in 27 reviews)

  • "great culture management work life balance(in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • "work - life balance is at times difficult to manage(in 30 reviews)

  • "Hard to break that glass ceiling, if you are anything other than white and from the white Dutch fraternities(in 17 reviews)

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  1. "People work hard but it's not always acknowledged by Senior Management"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing 
    Recommends

    I worked at Heineken full-time

    Pros

    - Some of the best people I've ever worked with - People at analyst/ manager level are hard working and very rarely do you need to pick up the slack - Fun company events - Free beer :)

    Cons

    - Senior leadership didn't seem in touch with the level of work needed for certain tasks which caused additional stress and ridiculous deadlines - Some teams were extremely cliquey - Certain management were out right rude and disrespectful (but I hear they have moved on now so hopefully this is resolved).

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  2. "None"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Ben-My-Chree, BC

    I worked at Heineken part-time

    Pros

    Good competitive enviroment good salary

    Cons

    None. Everything is good and well


  3. "Heineken Canada"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing Specialist in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Heineken full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good worklife Balance, good pay.

    Cons

    Lack of coherent leadership, carrer opportunities in Canada.

  4. "SMP"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Heineken full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great team Spirit, Opportunities for career development

    Cons

    No work life Balance, everything else is good

  5. "Director, business development"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Heineken full-time

    Pros

    Growing segment (imported segment), lare portfolio, premium segment, high margin.

    Cons

    All management centralize in Toronto, poor advertising and programming, succes depend on the distributor

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  6. "Average place to works"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Heineken full-time

    Pros

    Good in house training for brewers, excellent benefits, perks of working in a brewery.

    Cons

    High level of politics, appraisal process subjective,minimal tanning at Opco level.

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  7. "Sales Rep"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Heineken full-time

    Pros

    Good Pay and great people at work

    Cons

    No work life Balance at all

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  8. "Shift manager Packaging"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Heineken full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good welfare, benefits and training

    Cons

    Long working hours all in the name of management empathy

  9. COVID-19

    "Pardon my Dutch"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Amsterdam
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Heineken full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    A great big company with various initiatives to drive and build company's reputation. Great place to learn about networking and the importance of it.

    Cons

    Toxic place . This company is definitely not walking the talk. It preaches a lot about diversity, inclusion, sustainability etc. but it is only doing for the sake of raising its reputation. P/S : if you see many initiatives done and posted online - those are people who want to create a mark for promotion , to demonstrate they are doing something and/or to win some awards. Whether they believe it - it is another question. Leadership is appalling and very political. You need to be able to flock in order to grow in this company. Networking is critical to success. You need to nail your first meeting with your senior management team in order to create a mark for success. Sadly they made quick judgement on you and your performance based on short interaction or incidence, and that becomes your track record for long time. They claimed they welcome speaking up and sharing views , but be very careful when presenting reality picture or facts, it will not turn well. While many companies have gone retrenchment due Covid , including Heineken but the retrenchment process could have been handled better. Many have gone through traumatic experiences and the company could have treated the leaving employees with much dignity. Overall, it is still a Dutch company . Diversity nor inclusion is just a lip service.

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  10. "Heineken the best place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Area Sales Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Heineken full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    International Company with employment opportunities worldwide Job security guarantee

    Cons

    Product non availability in the Country due to highest demand Product delivery delays due to the shipping procudure in the Country Lack of production Plant in my Country hence low Volume of stock that is surpused by high dmand

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