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Current Employee - Quality Assurance Technician in Wigan, England (UK)
Current Employee - Quality Assurance Technician in Wigan, England (UK)

I have been working at Heinz full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Great people and brands. An opportunity to work with people who passionately believe in the quality and integrity of their products.

Cons

Expectations are set high - and you may find that the bar has been raised while you were playing the game.
Even though Heinz may be in the top 5% of food companies, expect rewards package to be middle of the road, or slightly less.

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Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    A company trying to find its way

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great brands. A lot of great people who are trying to do the right thing

    Cons

    Recent changes to bonus structure
    Recent changes to tuition repayment
    Employee morale is very low.
    Many recent departures of long term employees.
    Actively telling people to rate the company higher on this website
    CEO has a list of personal pet projects. These projects keep getting moved forward, no matter how unprofitable, short sighted or unpopular with consumers these ideas are. There is no one at Heinz that is brave enough to mention that some of these may be terrible ideas.
    At Heinz, its all about the stock price. Every decision defaults to the cheapest option.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have a work force full of motivated people who want to do the right thing. Empower them to make those decisions. Launching a product and praying for its success isn't an actual marketing strategy. We have great products, but once they're launched, there is very little support.

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    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Moving in the Right Direction

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - R&D Manager in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Current Employee - R&D Manager in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

    I have been working at Heinz full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great People (mostly)
    Great Opportunities at every level
    Awesome Brand Equity (Heinz is #1 in Customer Satisfaction)
    Great Location (very affordable housing in Pittsburgh)
    Excellent Heritage (Heinz started PURE FOOD..no fillers or additives)

    Cons

    Thin Work Force
    Quarterly Financial Focus
    Stagnant Compensation than last few years
    Still some silos between functions and global groups

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to the founding principles of what made Heinz great. (Pure Food...no fillers or additives). Our products should be sold in Whole Foods (all of the original 57 Varities could still be sold there). We need to live the companies vision daily and benchmark against it. Adapt to the Change in Demand and sell product in new places.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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