About Heineken Portugal

Sociedade Central de Cervejas e Bebidas (SCC) was founded in 1934, and includes Sociedade da Água de Luso, and Novadis, belonging since March 2008 to the HEINEKEN Group. SCC is located in Vialonga. Its main activity is the production and commercialization of beer and malt and also commercialization of water and soft drinks. SCC’s main brand is Sagres beer (1940) and all its variants, and also Luso and Cruzeiro waters and soft drinks. SCC’s brand portfolio also includes a range of great international brands, such as Heineken® Desperados, Affligem, Bud, Guinness, Foster’s, John Smith’s e Kilkenny and the ciders Bulmer’s and Strongbow.

Facts & Figures

Industry Consumer Good and Services, Food and Beverages
Number of employees 1500
Number of active countries 1

The Research

Certification is only awarded to the best employers around the world: companies that demonstrate the highest standards of employee offerings. The Top Employers Institute’s research assesses all critical areas of the Human Resources environment, certifying organisations that can demonstrate they are continuously optimising employee conditions and leading the way in the development of their people.

The employee offerings of Heineken Portugal

This is a selection of the Employee Offerings that this company offers to (some of) its employees.

Communication Channels

  • Formal sessions (e.g. one-to-one meetings between employee and manager)
  • Works councils
  • Employee surveys
  • Employee website (separate URL)

Learning and development programs

  • Graduate development programmes/traineeships
  • Internship programmes
  • Job rotation programmes
  • International exchange programmes
  • Competency-based training programmes
  • Coaching programmes
  • Mentor programmes
  • Soft skill training programmes (e.g. feedback, time management, communication)
  • On-the-job training
  • Conferences/congresses/seminars (internal/external)
  • Workshops (internal/external)
  • Online training programmes (always available)
  • 180- and/or 360-degree feedback
  • (Peer) coaching
  • Mentor groups
  • e-Learning (module)
  • Coaching
  • Simulations and learning games
  • Communities of Practice
  • Collaborative Learning Experiences (e.g. Action learning group/Team-based learning)

Compensation and benefits

  • Salaries
  • Variable compensation
  • Employee discounts on company services/products
  • Shift premiums
  • Meal subsidies/canteen services
  • Subsidy Medical Insurance

Networking Activities

  • Sports events (e.g. sports day)
  • Alumni club (association of former employees)
  • Flexible workspace at the office
  • Online chat/instant messaging
  • Seasonal social events
  • Special informal sessions with Executive Management

Onboarding Activities

  • Pre-Employment package (after contract is signed)
  • Step-by-step On-boarding programme (hard copy or online)
  • Employee handbook that specifies HR policy and regulations (hard copy or online)
  • Meeting with HR to explain procedures
  • Check-in meetings at specific intervals
  • Meeting with manager regarding job role, tasks,expectations
  • A role-specific introductory training programme
  • A buddy is assigned to the new employee
  • A mentor is assigned to the new employee
  • Post-hire assessment
  • Announcement/introduction by management
  • A tour around the organisation
  • Meeting with CEO/Executive Management
  • (Social) Networking events for new employees
  • Team lunch/dinner
  • Induction course (covering the organisation’s mission,vision, values)
  • Code of Conduct
  • Safety policies and instructions
  • Follow-up session one year after joining

Career and succession management

  • Job rotation
  • Training programme
  • Mentoring
  • Coaching
  • Special assignment
  • Secondment
  • Job enrichment
  • International mobility (expatriation or short-term assignment)

Secondary benefits

  • Laptop
  • Mobile Telephone
  • Telephone allowance
  • Company car
  • On-site parking
  • Group transport

Well-being programs

  • Safety programme
  • Ergonomic support
  • Health & Safety officer/manager
  • Employee debt support
  • Preventative Occupational Health programme
  • In-house doctor
  • Occupational Health professional
  • On-site flu vaccinations