- Bernardo Hees
CEO approval rating: 25%
Company: Kraft Heinz Company
Glassdoor company rating: 2.6 / 5.0
Tenure as CEO: 1 year
H.J. Heinz merged with Kraft Foods Group in July 2015, forming the third largest food and beverage company in North America — The Kraft Heinz Company. Bernardo Hees, CEO of Heinz since 2013, stayed on as CEO of the combined company. For the 22,000 employees of Kraft who were placed under new management, Hees’s introduction as CEO was accompanied by mass layoffs, cost-cutting measures, and changes in corporate culture. Less than a month after the merger was completed, Kraft Heinz removed the free snacks from its Chicago headquarters, cut employee travel budgets, and banned employees from bringing its rival food products into the office. Many employees on Glassdoor cite cost-cutting measures as the primary drawback to working at the company.