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Nestlé Reviews

Updated December 4, 2014
Updated December 4, 2014
423 Reviews
3.4
423 Reviews
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Nestlé CEO Paul Bulcke
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance with very competitive employee benefits (in 23 reviews)

  • Extremely healthy work environment between peers, co-workers, and superiors (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • 10yrs ), lots of meetings briefings talk more than actions, not work life balance (in 21 reviews)

  • Lack of transparency (but mind you, it is a core value) (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    No structure and antagonistic HR

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Laurel, MD
    Former Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Laurel, MD

    I worked at Nestlé full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Line level management was good to work with, however there was little structure to the organization. As a shift manager, it was more important to put out fires that occurred during the shift, rather than to meet any organizational goals long term.

    Cons

    Human resources was very antagonistic to supervisors and above. Instead of supporting management decisions, HR would act as an employees advocate, even when there was blatant and egregious violations of policy. Numerous times, HR generalists would form friendships and romantic entanglements with frontline employees, and would then shield them from any type of performance counseling

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Although the company states work life balance is important, it does little to encourage this among salaried employees. Supervisors and above were expected to always be on call, and even when assigned to a shift, mandatory meetings would be scheduled opposite this.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Horrible place to work !

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - Production in Bakersfield, CA

    I worked at Nestlé as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Team members were friendly . Never really had to break a sweat because the work really isn't hard . It's a ok job if your looking for a ok check.��

    Cons

    Management doesn't really care for their employees . Also lots of work for shirty pay . As a temp position your a nobody and easily replaceable .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They suck

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Very stressful dead end job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anderson, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anderson, IN

    I have been working at Nestlé (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The hourly are great people. The salary that are not upper are good people. Anderson can be a great facility if corporate sends an unbiased group in to evaluate.

    Cons

    Upper management does not care about anything other than making sure they look good. They are only there to pad their career no matter how many people they step on to get to the top.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember one thing you didn't get where you were if it wasn't for the hard work of the people you manage. Don't be a Manger be a leader.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Associate Development Specialist

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Developer in Marysville, CA
    Current Employee - Product Developer in Marysville, CA

    I have been working at Nestlé full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    International travel, cross functional teams

    Cons

    Low pay, no advancement opportunities

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Horrible Management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nestlé full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The vacation, ETO, Pension are good.

    Cons

    Management has no clue what they're doing. No upward mobility from hourly to salary positions. Pay for maintenance personal is horrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people. They'll guide you in the right direction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Merchandiser

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nestlé part-time

    Pros

    It's a least a job.

    Cons

    No interaction with management. Good luck trying to move up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't get old

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Production/Factory in Fremont, MI
    Former Employee - General Production/Factory in Fremont, MI

    I worked at Nestlé full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great job if you are young.

    Cons

    They dump you as soon as you turn fifty-something

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Older workers are the best workers. They are stable and do not have young family problems.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    "The Very Best" is lip service. Show me the money is the new company motto!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Bakersfield, CA

    I worked at Nestlé full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Fair compensation package. Focused on making a quality product. The hourly employees are pleasant and have the right additude.

    Cons

    New head of NUSA will ruin what little (very little) work life balance was left for business professionals. Its an "and company". meaning company want you to do this and that, but they won't properly support with the proper resources. Company is interested in doing "good" as long as it can be promoted, but not really interested in doing good because its the proper thing to do. Way to much office politics and acceptance of poor Local Committee management. New Plant Manager is running off good talent and young talented workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quite trying to cover your butt and start doing what is right, if you even know what is right anymore?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    A company as big as Nestle couldn't possibly promote this style of managment, could they?

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Franklin Park, IL
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Franklin Park, IL

    I worked at Nestlé full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Nestle offers some great courses for advancing your knowledge & skill set through their inter-company Nestle University.
    I came across some very good employees & people within the organization during my time there.

    Cons

    Senior management had military management mindset of command & control over their subordinates. They choose management by fear & used that method as their motivating tool. High turn over rate in the salary ranks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    View and treat your employees as valuable contributors to the company & empower them rather than try to manage using fear of losing your job as a motivational tool.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    worst company I've ever been (hong kong office at least)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Former Employee - Manager in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    I worked at Nestlé full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    As I work for the Infant Nutrition business, I have a lot of budgets & a big team to manage

    Cons

    the Hong Kong office is full of middle managers who are in their mid to late 30's. Trust me they will do what they can to ensure that you cannot advance fast. Salary increment each year is also horrid.

    would definitely recommend people who want to plan their retirement to join this company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop bragging about nestle being a big international company; the management of HK office is so local that it is hilarious. Also, pls look at market data and learn about how rapidly the business is declining.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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