Sales and Marketing Executive (Former Employee) – Livingston – 9 July 2018
Heineken had a very healthy work culture, with high volume of satisfied employees which lead to an increased productivity . Management were always helpful , on hand when required and positive. Hardest part of the job was meeting logistic demands in regards to procurement. Working for Heineken was a very positive experience for me and more enjoyable part was meeting deadlines and providing excellent customer service and customers got an all round fantastic experience..
tech operator (Current Employee) – manchester – 10 May 2018
very management heavy all trying to justify their position, they encourage ops to grass on each other and they love attacking others. attack seems the best form of defence. Some good lads in there but can you trust any one? Managers will not accept any responsibility but pass it back down the chain, with a what have you done about it attitude. work is alright and some good standards to work to safety is every where which is good, quality is always expected would be better if the company accepted mistakes do sometimes happen
I find that the leisure industry is very interesting. There are different aspects of the job that you do like working behind the bar, cellar work, bookwork, catering, cleaning, socialising, teamwork, banking. It is a job where you are tied and with long unsociable hours.
Socialising with people
Working as a manager on site is very tieing and very long unsociable hours
Forklift Driver (Current Employee) – Tadcaster, North Yorkshire – 4 May 2018
Extremely poor disorganise team leaders across the site. Most show lack of respect to the workforce until they need your expertise to make them look good in front of the senior management. If you are a super creep you will progress, but there are no qualities with these sort of people as they are self centred throughout.such a shame Heineken treat employees like they do, and their new contracts are not worth the paper they are written on, be very careful if appling for a job as the information given will not match the job description. A shake up is needed throughout the site....
old contacts pay well
New contracts are average, substandard department managers
A great Company to work for who promotes well being, positive culture and has great people.
Executive (Current Employee) – Edinburgh – 9 February 2018
I loved working for HEINEKEN UK in the last 3 years and have found the best thing about it is the really positive culture which can be seen around the offices and breweries. I've admired the emphasis they put on work/life balance and mental wellbeing which not a lot of companies do. We've took part in the Race to the Tower for the charity Mind, opened our Pub doors to the lonely and the elderly at Christmas time and continuously support charities by doubling what you as a colleague raise.
The engagement with the brands is excellent, you get a chance to go to events which HEINEKEN sponsors, receive great benefits like double pensions, free BUPA cover, childcare vouchers etc. I would like to work for this company and hopefully even do a role which requires more international travels in the future.
Planner (Current Employee) – Gyle, Edinburgh – 23 January 2018
A great place to work whereby I have gained friends for life. There are a lot of oppportunities, benefits and workplace/life balance. There are development opportunities available in a wide range of different roles and various training opportunities available. There is a graduate scheme where, if you want the social factor, is also available. You may be expected to travel around the UK - London, Manchester, or visit customers, dependent on your role. Many of the staff have been employed at Heineken for a long period of time and is a workforce that is changing to young and dynamic.
Technical Operator (Former Employee) – Manchester – 16 December 2017
• A place where if you are the managers favourite you will succeed •If your not you will be effectively managed out of the company •you must be a robot and make sure you never make a mistake Even after many years of service •no quality of life working on a 4 on 4 off rota consisting of 2 days 7am-7pm, 2 nights 7pm-7am. 5 out of 7 weekends are tied up and you only really get 3 off as you finish on the morning of your first day off •god forbid you have an opinion against theirs you will be punished •managers fresh out of university, with no life skills and definitely no people skills •Blue chip company? I think not! The management of This company Heineken will stiff you on the first opportunity (If you're not their buddy) •some great people work there, but also some really sly backstabbers beware. •i met some friends for life here but also met some horrible people I would like to never set eyes on again •promises are everywhere, but same applies to being the managements little buddy to ever be able to progress •No compassion for people who are experiencing problems It's the Heineken way
GET OUT WHILST YOU CAN
Money is ok but could be better considering you spend most of your life here!
Excellent 6 month contract completed with Heienken UK.
ServiceNow Service Delivery Consultant (Former Employee) – Edinburgh – 23 May 2017
I have just completed a 3 month contract which was extended to 6 months with Heineken UK. I was satisfied with the work I completed within the 6 month period and found Heineken UK one of the most enjoyable environments I have worked in. The work ethic is very balanced and staff are extremely friendly and helpful and I admired their pride and loyalty towards Heineken UK.
Great work ethic, excellent career opportunities, balanced environment
Manager (Former Employee) – Ledbury, UK – 8 March 2017
was a really good company to work for the only reason I at to leave was because I was relocating was very sad to leave. management was great there you could approach them with any problems you may have had
Administrator (Former Employee) – Manchester – 13 October 2016
A typical day at work involved anticipating what could possibly happen - as it usually did! The management were directionless towards their unrealistic expectations of the support staff. If you're highly motivated and don't mind hard graft - then it's a great addition to your CV. The pay is below average for comparative roles in the private sector but the employee benefits make up for most of this. Everyone works well as a team but the amount of times you have to drop everything in order to act upon the whim of a member of the senior management makes it difficult to keep smiling.
Factory Worker (Former Employee) – Hereford – 24 August 2016
this was a hard but enjoyable job, entailed alot of heavy lifting and long hours but was always busy so it makes the job alot better than it sounds, driving a forklift was also an enjoyable part of the job
Bottling Team Member (Current Employee) – Tadcaster – 16 August 2016
The work is repetitive and you will be doing the same thing for 12 hours usually on your own. The plant is inefficient making the work much harder also you will usually be blamed for any loss of production. I was promised a lot before starting in terms of training and development but received absolutely nothing and I mean nothing. The shift pattern is strange and over time will wear you down. There is a lot of sickness there so holidays are difficult to come by which would help in having a break from the shifts,
Salary, Pension, Co-workers.
No training, blame culture, poor shift pattern, repetitive work with no variation