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Kraft Heinz Company Reviews

Updated 21 June 2018
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  1. "Human Resources Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Autonomy, ownership on goals and projects, high exposure to the entire business, open space office (no doors), fast career progression

    Cons

    Long hours can be demanded some time


  2. Helpful (1)

    "As they say it's a roller coaster ride, not suitable for everyone"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kraft Heinz Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great career opportunities, platform to show talent in early stages of career, international opportunities,

    Cons

    Poor leadership, planning, poor work culture,

    Advice to Management

    Do not rush for innovations and strategic planning just for the sake of doing it and chasing goals. Invest more in research, shopper insights and develop a plan to deliver in which all stake holders will believe in.

  3. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne

    I have been working at Kraft Heinz Company full-time

    Pros

    Exposures to business
    Opportunity to grow fast
    Able to jump into different teams/functions/countries

    Cons

    Expect to work long hours and must be fast learner as workload is high
    Due to high turnovers, you might not have any handovers
    Everything is ZBB (cost cutting)


  4. Helpful (18)

    "This company is a mess!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kraft Heinz Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You can get exposed to many things if you are prepared to try something new and work hard. But expect not to have much support and you’ll need to learn on the job and deliver very difficult (sometimes impossible) targets. For some, for a while, this is a good thing, but just remain balanced and don’t let work consume too much. The trick is to quit while you’re ahead and take your skills and experience somewhere else, where you can apply them in a more sustainable environment.

    Cons

    No direction, no stability and the business will mortgage the future to try and hit unrealistic targets in the current year to try and get their bonuses.
    It is absolutely true that there are no pay rises unless you get ‘promoted’ or you threaten to resign. ( just be prepared to actually resign if you don’t get what you want!)
    Current departures from the business are at very high levels and most resignations are replaced with grads, Brazilians or people with zero experience who know nothing about the FMCG industry and apply to job ads on Seek (there are virtually no job applicants from inside the industry, due to the poor reputation the business has)
    You will be expected to keep doing more with less, as resources are stripped a bit more each year as the business cannot hit its sales (top line) numbers, so 3G does the only thing it knows and cuts more costs...(see the earlier comment about trying to hit numbers to get bonuses... and so the cycle continues!!)
    Morale is low, the business is full or kids and people on 457 visas... you get the picture.

    Advice to Management

    Make better decisions, value people and hire some locals rather than Brazilians. Don’t judge people because they have families and don’t want to work to 8pm every day! Your ideal employee criteria is actually illegal discrimination!
    (Ask yourself, did your current way of working help you hit your numbers in 2017?)
    Regarding the CEO....don’t be so arrogant and realise that not all people are useless and perhaps if you actually showed some leadership and supported your team, you might get a better outcome. Kraft Heinz in ANZ is a more complex business than Burger King!
    But that’s ok, because if it doesn’t work out for you you’ll be moved to your next ‘ALL’ boys club 3G assignment!


  5. "Good company overall"

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    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kraft Heinz Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It’s good to work with a multinational company which leads to benefits and make your job easier by selling recognised brands. Good Team leader in Queensland.

    Cons

    Be prepared to be micromanaged. They don’t support you in a comprehensive training and expect you to do everything and meet KPIs from day one. No team culture or support from team members. Competition is a fact and the company does not understand they need to pay for allocations as they have a zero budget system. Outdated apps and system for tracking records.

    Advice to Management

    More support for the team from head office. Better communication (eg. promotional program). More communication from account managers to the field team, in the end we do the hard job on a daily basis.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Finance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kraft Heinz Company full-time

    Pros

    Big organisation. Good to learn. Good brands portfolio. Global presence. I don’t know but they had a good working reputation.

    Cons

    Excessively long working hours. People performance will be judge on basis of how many hours they worked. Not a great people culture. Inexperienced manager who does not have people management skills. No work life balance at all. Employees are just number.

    Advice to Management

    HR is asking people to do some culture exercises, ethics exercises but they are not putting in practice. These are just formalities there.


  7. Helpful (10)

    "Avoid this negative company"

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    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Sydney
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Sydney
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Met a few good people here, however that is the only positive thing I can write about this negative company.

    Cons

    Think of a pot plant, it needs good soil, nutrients, water and sunlight to grow. Now pretend the plant is you and the person responsible for watering you is KraftHeinz. There is no money in the budget to provide nutrients and water. As for sunlight you will rarely be provided this because you will be kept in the dark.
    You will not grow and flourish. You will become unhealthy, physically and mentally.
    You will become root bound and your leaves will show signs of disease as you slowly wither into a broken version of your former self.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating employees like expenses!!! We should be treated as assets for us to flourish.

  8. Helpful (9)

    "Look Elsewhere"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kraft Heinz Company full-time

    Pros

    If you have nothing else but work in your life, go for it. You will regret it later.

    Cons

    It's such a shame that the internal politics of the company are so ingrained into the culture that it is actually causing the company harm (stocks are at an all time now). Unfortunately, KraftHeinz is backward when it comes to work life flexibility. If only the company was able to work with its employees and not dictate how they should be working. You would have a greater employee retention and happier staff. Happy employees means greater work efficiency. Greater work efficiency is good for the company.

    Advice to Management

    Don't promise career progression, then make people redundant because you've given them an unreasonable challenge and an immense workload.
    Don't make people "leave on their own free will" aka redundant because they ask questions that challenge your beliefs.
    Don't have conflicting MBOs for each department as that only breeds competition within the departments and is not in the best interest of your company.
    When establishing policies, actually follow through with them, not send the occasional email.
    Do not brainwash graduates who have no work experience by telling them they will fix the company. They cannot. They are graduates. Do not dump them in a role after less than a year and call it "a graduate program".
    Promote people based on the quality of their work and influence on the company, not because they stay at work 12 hours a day (I'm not even kidding).


  9. Helpful (15)

    "Corrupt company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kraft Heinz Company full-time

    Pros

    Location of Melbourne office

    Cons

    Culture
    Treatment of employees
    No training
    No idea.. No future planning
    Treat people badly and pay them off getting them to sign documents saying they won't sue them
    They remove all negative comments off their facebook page so no one can see a bad word against them

    Advice to Management

    Employ people with work experience
    Value your current staff
    Don't promote children lacking any work experience at all


  10. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kraft Heinz Company full-time

    Pros

    Global company can be ex pat if interested

    Cons

    3G take over very money and cost conscious


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