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Heinz

What it’s like working at Heinz

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  • Hard to choose shifts

    Do Heinz workers get to choose the shifts they work?

    Most people don’t get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    70% report that their manager doesn’t give them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 10 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

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  • Enough training

    Do people get enough training when they start at Heinz?

    Most people get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    60% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 10 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

  • People aren’t stressed

    Is it stressful to work at Heinz?

    Most people don’t feel stressed here

    How we know this

    50% of people say they often feel stressed at work

    Based on information from 10 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Work isn’t always easy, but if you’re frequently feel stressed, that’s not good.

    Your employer should support you with enough people and resources to get your job done without feeling overwhelmed.

  • People recommend their team

    Do people at Heinz recommend working with their team?

    Most people recommend working with their team

    How we know this

    64% of people report that they would recommend working with their immediate team to a friend

    Based on information from 11 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job means enjoying the place where you work.

    The people you work with every day really matter. They can be the difference between a terrible day and a great one.

    If you’d recommend your team to a friend, this shows that something’s going right.

  • Managers are respectful

    Do people at Heinz feel treated with respect by their managers?

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    60% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 10 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

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  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it to book a holiday at Heinz?

    People find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    91% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 11 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • Easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it to take sick leave at Heinz?

    People find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    90% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 10 job reviews

  • No short notice shift changes

    Do Heinz managers change shifts at short notice?

    Managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    91% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 11 job reviews

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

  • Breaks are paid

    Do workers at Heinz get paid breaks?

    Yes. People get paid breaks

    How we know this

    100% of people say they get paid breaks

    Based on information from 11 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should have paid breaks.

    You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

  • People are paid enough to live on

    Does Heinz pay enough to live on?

    People are paid enough to live on

    How we know this

    91% of people say they are paid at or above the Real Living Wage for where they live

    Based on information from 11 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should be paid enough to live on.

    The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living.

    The Real Living Wage is currently £9.50 per hour, and £10.85 per hour in London.

  • People are paid minimum wage

    Does Heinz pay minimum wage?

    Yes. People are paid above the minimum wage

    How we know this

    100% of people say they are paid at or above the legal minimum wage

    Based on information from 10 job reviews

  • People get proper breaks

    Do people at Heinz get proper breaks?

    People get proper breaks

    How we know this

    90% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 10 job reviews

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

  • 4+ weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do people get of their shift pattern at Heinz?

    People get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

    How we know this

    • 18% report getting one week notice or less
    • 0% report getting two weeks notice
    • 0% report getting three weeks notice
    • 27% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 55% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 11 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you get plenty of notice about when you’re working.

    This makes it easy for you to plan the rest of life, as well as your finances, because you know how much you’ll be working and when.

  • People get sick pay

    Does Heinz pay sick pay?

    Yes. People get proper sick pay

    How we know this

    82% of people say they would get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work

    Based on information from 11 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off without worrying.

    At a good job you should still get paid if you’re scheduled to work but can’t due to sickness. Your contract should say how many sick days you can take each year.

    This is more than the legal minimum, which says you should only get paid if you are unwell for 4 full days. See Citizens Advice for more details.

  • No unpaid extra work

    Do workers at Heinz do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    No. People don’t do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    90% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work

    Based on information from 10 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

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How Heinz ranks

Heinz ranks joint 83rd to work for in manufacturer employers

  1. 83= Dyson
    7.0
  2. 83= Heinz
    7.0
  3. 92= Kingspan
    6.9

About

Heinz is a food manufacturer. They specialise in tinned goods, sauces and condiments.

heinz.co.uk

Handy to know

How much notice do people get of their shifts?

18% report getting one week notice or less
27% report getting four weeks notice or more
55% report having a fixed rota

Based on 11 employees

How are people paid?

64%
by the hour
36%
an annual salary

Based on 11 employees

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