Kraft Heinz Company Employee Reviews in United States

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One of the saddest most stressful environments
Material Manager (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILMarch 2, 2016
Kraft used to be one of the best places to work. However, since Heinz/3G has taken over, there is no true leader. The CEO lies about goals, targets, and KPI's being attained. There is NO work life balance any longer. Benefits slashed and large unreachable bonuses are dangled to entice, but you will never obtain them. Children run projects who have zero experience and then wonder why they failed. RUN don't walk - away from this disaster in the making. I seriously cannot believe Warren Buffet actually aligned with this company.
Pros
Really can't find any
Cons
The list is exhaustive.
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Most days are fast paced and the day passes quickly
Customer Service Representative/CSR (Current Employee) –  Union City, GAApril 1, 2016
The day consist of running reports, communicating with carriers, customers and the warehouse by phone and email. Scheduling Inbound and Outbound shipments. With an open door policy the management team is always on hand to assist when issues are escalated. My goal is to assist when and wherever needed to complete a cycle that is satisfactory to all.
Pros
Free Coffee and snacks, climate controlled environment, and healthcare
Cons
working weekends, no advancement
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Interactive workplace environmnet
Associate Director Logistics Operations (Former Employee) –  Madison, WIDecember 30, 2015
The new management team 3G has a different management style which embraces management business objectives and holds people accountable to those objectives/goals. A typical day begins with monitoring key metrics daily across the supply chain and understanding what went wrong if metrics are missed for that particular day's business
Pros
compensation
Cons
job security
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Excellent union employees with solid technical skill sets
Maintenance & Reliability Manager (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORMarch 6, 2016
Excellent maintenance trademans. Unionized workforce with good relationship with the management team.

Corporate management - Finanacial group developed poor payment terms with vendors.

Portland Brand A products were lowest price per case across North America.
Pros
Good, union workers
Cons
Benefits were inferior for management team - good for union personnel
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good place to work , great benefits
processor Tec (Former Employee) –  Naperville, ILDecember 27, 2015
typical day at work includes setting up the line to meet production needs, monitoring and trouble shooting the process flow. I learned that safety is the most important thing. management had a open door policy. my coworkers were hardworking. the hardest part was sometimes the long hours. most enjoyable part was my coworkers.
Pros
good benefits and pay
Cons
long hours sometimes
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productive, not fun
production team member (Former Employee) –  Davenport, IAMarch 2, 2016
A typical day at work was productive but not family oriented, and works people all the time. You don't really learn anything unless you are getting trained to do a new job, but even then if the people training you don't like you, they wont train you very well. The management you have to get on the good side and for them to like you to be able to keep your job safe. The co-workers always had something to complain about or like to spread rumors. The hardest part of the job was to deal with people complaining. Ending shift at 5:30 then turn around and be at work at 3:00 in the morning. The most enjoyable part of the job was some of the co-workers would help answer my questions if I had some.
Pros
made some new friends
Cons
not family oriantied, and work people all the time
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Good Company
Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILFebruary 13, 2016
Kraft Foods was a very good company to be associated with. After a number of mergers and changes in technology to "improve productivity", the company and culture changed.
Pros
Continually kept employees challenged with new experiences.
Cons
Lots of high level management "directing" and fewer folks who actually do the grunt work.
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Great Learning Experience
PE (Former Employee) –  NYJuly 30, 2015
Kraft Foods taught me what I did not want in my career, as well as pushed me to really seek what I want and deserve in a career.

- What became immediately obvious is that experienced hires are viewed through a different lens than Kraft-bred employees.

- There was glimpses of meritocracy, particularly linked to which schools you graduated from. (sort of high-school cliquish, with the guise of family oriented culture). It has gotten worse since the merger with Heinz

- As far as work, packaging engineers were more like project managers - or at worst a glorified set of hands there to do the bidding of the Business Team.

- Management always under the gun for lack of trust from subordinates
Pros
work life balance
Cons
lack of trust with management
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Loved working for this company for 7 years
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Columbus, OHMarch 11, 2016
Great place to climb the ladder. Work/life balance is awesome in a management position. Choose your own schedule and get your work done. Lot of perks for management and sales team.
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Typical insecure work environment
Materials Management 1st shift supervisor (Former Employee) –  Champaign, ILFebruary 1, 2016
Lots of top managers and supervisors released when new 51% owners mandated a very large cost of administration cut. Lots of excellent people released quickly. Lots of people trying to make heads or tails of who was cut. Turned the place upside down. Others began to leave thinking they were next. Lots of that work was simply absorbed by hourly leaders who make lots per hour and now get lots of OT wages, and probably don't do these tasks as well or quickly as the supervisors and managers. One has to wonder why decisions like this are made.

I was given a handsome severance - I would rather have continued working for six months than have been given six months of salary for doing nothing. Overall I made out well, but that is not "who I am." I want to see what is best for the organization.
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Kraft-Heinz is a good company
Procurement Manager (Former Employee) –  Northfield, ILAugust 19, 2015
Kraft before the merger with Heinz was a company that understood the consumer and competitive landscape and was making steady improvements to create and produce products that met the consumer demands for less artificial and more natural tastes. Working on projects were enjoyable because every cross function's role was designated and followed without micromanagement. Overall the Kraft team was a robust, intelligent, and hard working population that cared about the products while still having a strong work life balance.
Pros
Less Micromanagement, Smart and Dedicated People
Cons
Processed Food Industry is in decline
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Experience is not valued
Manager (Current Employee) –  Northfield, ILDecember 13, 2015
Little development opportunities unless you are a trainee. If you are over 40 you may want to look elsewhere - experience is simply not valued. Heavy analytical focus often with no purpose. Sr. Management cares very little about individuals it is all about the results. Workloads are often unrealistic and unmanageable resulting in relatively poor work-life balance
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Pre-Heinz merger to Post-Heinz merger
Continuous Improvement Engineer - Black Belt (Former Employee) –  Northfield, ILAugust 24, 2015
Kraft was a very "tall" matrix organization that had many many perks, an excellent compensation & benefits structure, with a great work/life balance. It was almost a "too good to be true" place to work.

That was PRE-Kraft Heinz.

With the Merger of Kraft & Heinz, the company is now transforming into a PROFIT MACHINE. Don't get me wrong, the perks were nice, but money in your pocket is always better...
**if you DON'T have the same viewpoint as that, then you're not the type of person that will get hired or continue to work for the new Kraft-Heinz.

It's a money making machine, ran by some of the best & brightest minds... SO LONG AS they keep that viewpoint i mentioned above.

POST-merger there are zero "frill" benefits. It will all come to you in the form of a paycheck and aggressive bonuses. The capital equity mechanics on the inside with a CPG image on the outside. There will be long hours and uncomfortable work that you will likely struggle with; that's what will keep you on your toes, keep you growing, and keep advancing you though the flatter ranks of your career.
Pros
MONEY...
Cons
you have to earn it... it's not free anymore
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Poor managment
Mixer Operator (Current Employee) –  Davenport, IADecember 3, 2015
Ive worked there for 7 months and all i can say is that the supervisors ive had think that they know what they are doing but they come into our department with only the college degree getting them the job and they think they know the best way to do everything. The supervisors that ive come across have a inability to lead correctly.
Pros
All the over time you want and great benefits
Cons
Management
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Great place to work
SR. Analyst (Current Employee) –  Bentonville, ARJanuary 21, 2016
great work atmosphere

teamwork driven

great work-life-balance

solid leadership

cross divisional interaction

advancement opportunities

good benefits
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Organized company with strong teamwork.
Director of Procurement & Logistics (Former Employee) –  San Joaquin, VenezuelaDecember 17, 2015
Heinz was a dynamic and innovative company which allowed me to enjoy my everyday work. I was able to develop skills in various fields such as warehousing, procurement, production planning, inventory management, among others. Also, I was a member of the Venezuelan board of directors that managed the company. What I enjoyed most about working at Heinz, was that most decisions involved solid teamwork and input from everyone. There was also a lot of training provided for new employees, which facilitated working with newly hired workers. However, the hardest part about this job was negotiating with the government on obtaining any kind of permit.
Pros
Strong teamwork, well trained individuals, and very dynamic.
Cons
Hard to find any cons.
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Great culture and career advancement
Finance Manager (Former Employee) –  Northfield, ILJuly 31, 2015
This place is going through a lot of change right now, but it historically has done a great job of providing career opportunities to its employees. Compensation is competitive with companies in the Chicago area. Work/life balance obviously depends on the position you are in, but the company is generally pretty flexible with employee needs.
Pros
Compensation
Cons
Lots of change going on
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Great relationships built with customers
Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Arlington, TXFebruary 15, 2016
A typical day consist of working 9-10 hours a day, with a lot of repetitive lifting of boxes.
Be persistent in my work.
Management and co workers are easy to get along with.
The hardest part of this job is the physical aspect, ie. lifting and climbing ladders.
The most enjoyable part is the relationships I have built and working with my customers.
Pros
company car, bonues
Cons
Paid time off
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Entrepreneurial environment with a strong desirable culture
Director of Marketing 2010-Present (Current Employee) –  Memphis, TNDecember 3, 2015
A good place to work, with an entrepreneurial culture that provides opportunity for strategic development and career growth
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CPG based on Consulting and Investment Banking Model
Director of Revenue Management North America (Former Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PAJuly 30, 2015
Heinz, like any 3G company, is a fantastic place for dynamic young people to start a career. It is the purest form of capitalism; a fully transparent meritocracy. It is really an up-or-out consulting or investment bank model placed onto a CPG company. Expect to work hard but be given lots of opportunity to learn, grow, and advance your career as quickly as your skills will allow.
Pros
Long term wealth creation, experience, skill building
Cons
Ultra competitive
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