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Heinz Reviews

Updated 19 August 2014
Updated 19 August 2014
276 Reviews

2.3
276 Reviews
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Bernardo Hees
119 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The company used to be a great people company with plenty of room for room for advancement (in 22 reviews)

  • Just read the reviews, Brazilians do not believe in work-life balance (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • The biggest complaint I hear is about the lack of work life balance at Heinz (in 26 reviews)

  • All company communication is about cost cutting under the guise of growing the business (in 11 reviews)

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  1. 18 people found this helpful  

    Ask Heinz how to ruin a company, I'm sure they will tell you.

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    Current Employee - Label Op  in  Fremont, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Label Op in Fremont, OH (US)

    Pros

    Money and OT are always plentiful.

    Cons

    Long hours, horrible people beside you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Progressive.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The opportunities that are available

    Cons

    very poor work life balance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 15 people found this helpful  

    Disappointing

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

    Pros

    There are none anymore. A shell of the once great company that Henry Heinz built.

    Cons

    Went from a collaborative culture where the customer comes first to a cutthroat, cost driven company. There is no team anymore. All the talent was laid off, has left or is looking to leave. People being promoted into manager, director positions in order to keep them from leaving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell to someone who will run it right

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Though times, future looks brighter

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    Current Employee - R&D Manager  in  Nijmegen (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - R&D Manager in Nijmegen (Netherlands)

    Pros

    Career opportunities, endless challenges, possibility to drive change, very high accountability, aggressive compensation.
    You are expected to act as the owner of the business and justify every single expense and decision. Financial results come first in everything you do. This is actually positive, driving the correct mindset: this is not a charity. If we won't make more money, we shouldn't do it.
    If pure capitalism appeals to you and you can manage how much you are willing to give away in exchange for the salary you get, it can work very well for you. If you are expecting values, ethics, respect and purpose, look somewhere else.

    Cons

    No work-life balance, you are expected to be in the office at least 12 hours a day, some very narrow-minded cost cuttings, such as eliminating corporate cell phones and slowing down internet speed, without realizing the impact it has on overheads and loss of efficiency.
    Very high people turnover at moment, as the new approach does not please most of the existing employees. It is a new company, from the old Heinz, the only thing left is the name. People do not matter, they are just costs. We will suck your blood until you are dry and then we will replace you. If you can cope with this approach for a while, it offers good opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more sensible with the choices. Some cost-reductions will soon prove to drive additional costs due to lost efficiency.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Hard work but that's the point isn't it?

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

    Pros

    Work hard, deliver results and you get more opportunities. I've never worked at a place where that was more evident. That's what's so puzzling about all these horror story reviews. It's like people are upset they're being asked to work hard at their job. Personally, I like to be challenged to learn new things and take on new projects. I'm surrounded by smart people and our new culture is taking shape.

    Cons

    Pockets of negativity (in Pittsburgh at least). No job is perfect, there's always something you'd like to change. That said, the new Heinz is beginning to catch its stride. Getting the right people in place, and overhauling our business processes/systems has been trying at times but I've also learned a great deal in the process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    "The Best is Yet to Come"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Most of the hard changes are now behind us. Future looks exciting.

    Cons

    Still people here that don’t fix this new culture. Not sure why they did not leave under the voluntary resignation program.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Endless Opportunities, Challenging & Exciting Workplace

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

    Pros

    Every day you have the ability to make an impact on the business. Exposure and accessibility to senior management is the best I've seen in any company. Your career is truly yours to own.

    Many people have commented that there is no work-life balance at Heinz. I disagree. Yes, you will work hard here and you will work more than a boring 9-5, but to me it's absolutely worth it. We work hard at Heinz because we are passionate about what we do and want to contribute everything we can to our Company's success.

    Cons

    Processes and procedures change frequently, it can be stressful at times to keep all of the systems straight, but the Company is working hard to improve this and I know it will only get better in the future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to keep the lines of communication and transparency open with employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was a group of mostly personable people and a valuable learning experience

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Intern  in  Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Intern in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

    Pros

    It was an enjoyable corporate environment as well as very professional. A few of my co-workers became some of my good friends during my time there. The many things I learned during my time allowed me for much personal growth.

    Cons

    There were some things about the company that were very rigid. There also wasn't very much room for promotion or growth within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would recommend that they continue growing their business with their core beliefs in mind because that is what had driven the company to where it is today.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Results Driven, Focused on Talent, Respecting Tradition

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

    Pros

    This business is run by a world-class group of leaders who are laser focused on delivering results, while always driven by quality, customer service and doing the right thing. Good people. Lots of hard work but we laugh a lot. We're all in this to achieve the same goal together as a team.

    Cons

    Change can bring stress, but also excitement. Every day is different, challenging and fun.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    The future of the food industry

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people, meritocracy and endless opportunities.

    Cons

    Negative people that resist change.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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