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Heinz Reviews

Updated 23 April 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great brands, difficult times

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good team, great brand to work for, potential to grow

    Cons

    Right now going through a lot of changes and morale is rather low

  2. Helpful (1)

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Administrator in London, England
    Former Employee - Customer Service Administrator in London, England

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A great company to work for. Great people and an exciting environment. Good team spirit and the management always push you.

    Cons

    Not many career progression opportunities. Once in your a role and perform well there. It can be hard to move on

  3. Helpful (1)

    Well Run Org - Lacking In Employee Engagement/Remuneration

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - National Account Manager in Hayes, England
    Current Employee - National Account Manager in Hayes, England

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong process and systems in place
    Great people
    Strong brands and good enough support functions
    Fair work/life balance

    Cons

    Many many meetings
    Some process repetitive and unnecessary
    All about the networking - who you know
    Poor remuneration for employees wanting to grow

    Advice to Management

    Don't always try to save a quick buck (staffing/salaries)
    Address employee investment imbalances (HR initiatives/SG&A)
    Win with a bang - not another take away pizza

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  5. Helpful (3)

    Working with brands and products that you can feel proud to be associated with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Technician in Wigan, England
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Technician in Wigan, England

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Short termist driven by daily sales. Work, work, work culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England

    I worked at Heinz full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great brands
    Great people
    Great commercial attitude

    Cons

    Schizophrenic attitude were departments are played off against one another - doubling the workload
    Lack of long term strategy: explaining daily sales variances rather than planning for success
    Macho culture: work long hours, what are weekends? holidays are for wimps.

    Advice to Management

    Get a stronger inspiring strategy
    Sustainable profitable growth is a "catch all" but means nothing at the same time
    Its a long journey to make working at Heinz as great a feeling as consuming their products

  7. Helpful (1)

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England

    I have been working at Heinz

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Pay
    Good Bonus
    Great Experience
    Exposure to upper echelons of the organisation

    Cons

    Deminishing opportunities for supply chain proffesionals.
    Short term thinking.
    Lack of decision makers.

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what works well, however develop hr systems.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work if you like breadth of role and being pushed.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Hayes, England
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Hayes, England

    I have been working at Heinz

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great breadth in role. You get great strategic overviews and can be involved at a high level.

    Cons

    Systems!!! Processes need work and more innovation is needed. Not world class yet.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing leadership initiatives and training. Stay lean, don't get too bloated.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Great brands, shame about the leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hayes, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hayes, England

    I worked at Heinz

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic brands and some great people working hard to maintain the success in the UK of brands like Heinz Beanz, Heinz Tomato Ketchup & HP Sauce

    Cons

    An "us and them" feeling that exist between middle and senior management, which is triggered by the leadership style at the top, and the revolving door of people in the company leaving (some willingly, some not).

    Advice to Management

    Listen to and respect the employees - it is the people who make the brands, who make the business.

  10. Helpful (12)

    Territory Business Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Business Manager in Port St Lucie, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Territory Business Manager in Port St Lucie, FL (US)

    I have been working at Heinz full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Global brand, excellent on your resume. High quality products which are easy to sell.

    Cons

    New owners are cheap and drive a culture of fear. They are sucking every ounce of profit out of the company and have little regard for the customer or employee.

    Advice to Management

    Your greed is resulting in losses with major chains. You need to rethink your strategy and show more support for your customers.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Insecure currently as too many changes at Top Management level

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing system on MBOs implemented. Must do for all companies which leaves little scope of discretion of other people to judge ones performance

    Cons

    Too much of insecurity in the company with too many changes across the company

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