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Heinz Reviews

Updated 28 January 2015
Updated 28 January 2015
338 Reviews
2.0
338 Reviews
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Bernardo Hees
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Just read the reviews, Brazilians do not believe in work-life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • The company used to be a great people company with plenty of room for room for advancement (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance can be a challenge depending on the department in which you work (in 33 reviews)

  • All company communication is about cost cutting under the guise of growing the business (in 15 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Heinz

    Pros

    Great feeling getting associated with a great brand

    Cons

    reduce meetings about meetings
    eliminate old technologies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 18 people found this helpful  

    A company who does not care about its employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good people (the ones who are left)

    Cons

    New owners got rid of so many people, people who were smart and loved the brand.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start caring about your employees!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. 12 people found this helpful  

    Former Great Company

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    I worked there prior to 3G ownership.

    Cons

    Constant job cuts. When employees when offered a voluntary buyout, promises were made that the head count would not be reduced. Most of the jobs of the people who took the buyout were eliminated. The rest had salary reductions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ownership is greedy, get out on your own while you can.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 11 people found this helpful  

    Very dysfunctional company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, OH (US)

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

    Pros

    There are not pros anymore. Our union does not support us.

    Cons

    I used to love working here. Now most of us are doing the job of two people.. Had a competition meeting today-all of the questions were staged and we felt like we were lied to by our plant manager. They want us to try harder when everyone is pushed to the limit. Morale is very very low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hard to give advice when they won't listen to you. They need to remember who makes the money for them--the laborers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 10 people found this helpful  

    Zero Based Budgeting equals zero employee satisfaction equals zero blinking business

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Heinz full-time

    Pros

    No pro for the employee but by the time this lot have finished ripping the heart and sole out of it a new owner will pick this up for a song.

    Cons

    No training people are given different roles and responsibilities which would be a promotion in any other company but not in Heinz, no more money or better grade just performance managed out of the business if you can't cope with the extra pressure, which is ironic as one of the targets is to reduce the number of leavers, we won't be holding our breaths for a bonus in January 2016 then. People leave, there is a recruitment freeze so the people left are given more work, more people leave and so it goes on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Henry J Heinz will be spinning in his grave. He once said “The ruling principle of our business must be to secure the permanent satisfaction of the consumer and the full confidence of the trade.” Well I am sorry to say, we have no confidence in the trade, we have increased our prices without justification only to feed the greedy new owners. Well Jan, you had better take a look around you before the last one switches off the lights! One of the questions on here is would I recommend working for Heinz to a friend, I would recommend it to my worst enemy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 18 people found this helpful  

    People aer the biggest drain on the P&L

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    Former Employee - Sales in Hayes, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales in Hayes, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great brand that will survive whatever happens
    Great ATL marketing investment
    .....

    Cons

    Meritocracy - its easy to promote from within when there are so many vacancies. Most good people have gone
    Cost cutting is the norm - people & photocopying are considered the same. Easy to cut
    Training and development - as above. Why develop an ink cartridge?
    Long term planning? - A great place to be if you think a strategy shouldn't be more than 3 weeks
    The war cry - it doesn't even make grammatical sense....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If there is a long term plan remember people are an asset not a line on the P&L

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 7 people found this helpful  

    Just a shame

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    At this point most people still believe Heinz to be an all American company.

    Cons

    Miserable place to work. Moral is lower than anywhere I have ever worked. Most everyone is watching their back or doesn't know enough to realize it.
    Heinz is not even close to what this company was just a couple of short years ago when it really did care about employees and doing the right things for their customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell to someone that understands what Heinz was and willing to bring at least some of the integrity back.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Runaway

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Administrator in Warrendale, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Administrator in Warrendale, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, Co-Workers are friendly, Nice Building, Great Brand Name. The salary is ok

    Cons

    Management is horrible at all levels
    ZZB Budgeting can't even get new working equipment
    Lots of work barely have time to go to the bathroom
    The company has no values
    Everything is hurry up and get it down don't ask questions either
    No training
    Senior management can barely speak english very hard to understand during meetings.
    Company isn't focused on the customer just making money at the customers expense.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need to move a better balance of the workload

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Faulty Towers eat your heart out!

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    Former Employee - Management in Auckland (New Zealand)
    Former Employee - Management in Auckland (New Zealand)

    I worked at Heinz

    Pros

    Awesome senior management opportunities for Brazilian graduates.

    Cons

    New Management are clueless, trigger happy and their management style is dictatorial.
    Mass redundancies have seen work life balance destroyed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sad to see what 3G is doing to what used to be a great company. It will be ready to be on sold to some other unsuspecting billionaire in a few years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 15 people found this helpful  

    Things have changed for the worse

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Heinz

    Pros

    Great brand. Used to be a good culture

    Cons

    The current management wants to only make money. They will put it back on the market soon

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let things be

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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