HEINEKEN USA Employee Reviews about "great people"

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Pros
  • "Great Brands and most people are great(in 17 reviews)

  • "There are some great people here(in 15 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work life balance: is really up to you(in 10 reviews)

  • "Upper Management out of touch with the market place(in 6 reviews)

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    1. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Bad behavior gets rewarded

      Aug 3, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Most peers are excellent people and great to work with on a daily basis. Competitive salary and great benefits.

      Cons

      Middle management is corrupt and on average, do not care about their employees. Brand teams are under-qualified and have created a culture of superiority to sales and regional teams. Constant churn of changing brand direction has led to a lack of confidence from retailers and distributors. Politics and gossip dominates the culture, along with general misogyny throughout field sales.

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      9 people found this review helpful
    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      great perks, great brands, no job security

      May 28, 2019 - Sales Specialist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people, fun company culture, family owned business still

      Cons

      Messy management, needs updated marketing initiatives, stop change

      1 person found this review helpful
    3. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      This ain't no family business anymore

      May 9, 2019 - National Sales Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      There are some great people here Benefits and Pay

      Cons

      Iconic brands becoming irrelevant sales blames marketing and marketing blames sales, nothing is getting done continually trying to do more with less so much management turnover cutting head count to make balance sheet look good

      5 people found this review helpful
    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Manager - Love it

      Apr 24, 2018 - Manager in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good perks, great people, competitive salary

      Cons

      Declining market makes morale low

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great family owned company where you feel valued and not another number

      Apr 10, 2017 - Sales Specialist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Great people - Excellent pay and compensation - Lots of opportunity if you put the time in - Competent management with no micromanaging - Flexible schedule & work/life balance - Paid vacation 15 days/ year

      Cons

      Can't see any at this time

      2 people found this review helpful
    6. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good Company overall

      Jun 20, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The people that work there are great people

      Cons

      Corporate goals are sporadic at best

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      1 person found this review helpful
    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Really a fantastic company, makes you product to being part of it!

      May 6, 2016 - Metro Market Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The strongest pros for Heineken USA are its company rooted in its traditional values with great people and great brands: Proud and passionate people really committed to the success of the business. A respected portfolio of strong brands that is just a pleasure to work with from the consumer, marketing and distributor perspective. I have been working with Heineken USA (HUSA) for a relative short time (Almost 4 years), coming from a different Heineken operating company I have perspective to compare HUSA with other Heineken operating companies, is really a small organization in the US so you get to know most people in the company in a relative short time and also you can start making a personal brand in relative short period of time. It truly is a great, fun and flexible company to work for from all aspects, you are expected to work hard deliver results and you will be fairly compensated for it and growth opportunities will come your way. They have good training programs when you start and once you have showed your commitment and value as you acquire leadership roles they will invest in your development, they are willing to develop you if you are willing to put the time and effort required to absorb the experiences your current role has to offer and demonstrate them in your work with results and the right attitude. There is a good mix between new talent and steadier talent. There is cultural, gender and origin diversity starting from the top management cascading its way down the ranks. If you are willing to put the time and effort that is required to show your value with results, do your networking and (very important) are willing to relocate you will get promotions and opportunities about two(ish) to three(ish) years in to your role, is a company where you can truly make a life career if you are inclined to do so. Strong management team committed to win that is approachable and open to feedback. Pay is fair, with the usual benefits for a large company (Matching 5% of 401K, high deductible insurance plan, etc.) Like in every company a recent change of CEO has brought a lot of changes (both in structure and in strategy) majority of the changes positive like strong focus on key brands / channels and shift of resources to key areas.

      Cons

      There are really no downsides to work for Heineken. I am sure we way better than most companies when it comes to climate and work perks Work life balance: is really up to you. Because of our industry we don’t work conventional hours in the field sales, however they do in the support teams and the company does all it cans to encourage work life balance with policies like summer hours, work from home arrangements if needed, maternity / paternity leaves, generous vacation policy, flex time arrangements, etc. However if you want to work 80 hours a week there is enough work to do it and no one will tell you no to do it. Again really up to you. An area of improvement could be to have steady leadership that doesn’t change every 3 to 5 years that way you develop stronger relationships with distributors, authorities, customers and even employees that in this industry still count for a lot. Org change: there is some every 3 to 4 years but tell me about a company where that isn’t the case, new management or not, this is a sing of company evolving to respond to its market, consumers and customers trends and needs. Is it uncomfortable? Yes. However an executive that can’t deal with change is really a poor executive and change brings good opportunities to hard working and bright people.

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Going green

      Mar 17, 2016 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Culture of the beer business, and lots of great people. Global perspective being such an international company - great diversity.

      Cons

      In the past few years, many changes in top leadership giving mixed messages to overall goals and priorities.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Heineken Review

      Oct 19, 2015 - Operations Associate in Harrison, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people to work with!

      Cons

      There are no cons I can think of

      2 people found this review helpful
    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Off Premise Manager

      Nov 9, 2015 - Anonymous Employee in West Babylon, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people and good culture.

      Cons

      Salary is not competitive. Prioritizing and effectively managing brand strategies is lacking.

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