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Nestlé Reviews

Updated November 22, 2014
Updated November 22, 2014
398 Reviews
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Pros
  • Work life balance is excellent, pretty laid back at retail level (in 20 reviews)

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


Cons
  • My manager ( not married) has a different sense of work life balance (in 19 reviews)

  • Poor career management with too much time spent in networking to get next position (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Horrible place to work !

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    Former Employee - Production in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - Production in Bakersfield, CA

    I worked at Nestlé as a contractor (less than an 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
  2.  

    Very stressful dead end job

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    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
  3.  

    Associate Development Specialist

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    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
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  5.  

    Horrible Management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nestlé full-time (more than an 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
  6.  

    Merchandiser

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    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't get old

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    • 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
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Bakersfield, CA

    I worked at Nestlé full-time (more than an 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
  9. 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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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Franklin Park, IL
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Franklin Park, IL

    I worked at Nestlé full-time (more than an 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
  10.  

    House of Politics.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nestlé

    Pros

    Basic pay, basic benefits, lots of learning not through development mind you me but through actually trying to get the job done and actually make sense of it. Just a good name on your resume I suppose.

    Cons

    Politics, too much politics and sucking up it doesn't stop. Your career is based on how much upper management likes you and if you have a strong sponsor otherwise if you're bad mouthed it's the end of it. They won't make you quit unless you've done something illegal but they'll definitely ignore you for quite some time and have your head stuck between a rock and a hard place until you most certainly do. Lack of transparency, poor benefits, too many processes and systems that you lose track of whether you're a human and get to innovate or just a machine that implements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about the people who at the end of the day are working their butts off for your own paycheck. Do not promote or develop based on favoritism. If you want good talent then you better fight for them to stay rather than have them resign.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Do not work at the PTC (unless you are in a management position)

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    Former Employee - Purchasing (Ish) in York, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Purchasing (Ish) in York, England (UK)

    I worked at Nestlé full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    A lot of the people can be quite friendly and the new office is a very nice place to work.

    Cons

    Working in what they still see as the 'admin' team means that you are very often treated like the help and never given a promotion or the pay rise that you deserve.
    They are SO SO SO distracted with nonsense like Six Sigma / LEAN that you can't get your job done. You can't just say that there is a problem, you have to measure weeks and weeks of data before you get the go-ahead to fix the issue. As for health and safety, I 100% agree that this is important however they have allowed it to take over. You MUST walk up and down the stairs holding a handrail or you'll get told off (and reported), you can't take even one step whilst talking on your MOBILE phone or you'll get told off, there are stickers on the stair telling you what side to walk up and to 'hold the handrail'. They have weekly meetings (MOR's) that drain the life out of you.
    Anytime I have spoken to an old Nestle employee they always say how happy they are to be away from that utter time wasting nonsense. They think they are helping to avoid accidents when in fact they are pushing away perfectly good employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    STOP with the hyper-crazy health and safety. People understand that you have to be safe but hanging a ball on a string from the ceiling to stop people taking a corner too sharply is overkill. Let people get back to doing their jobs and don't force them in to measuring data just for the sake of visitors from Switzerland.
    The most important point...APPRECIATE THOSE WHO ARE NOT IN THE PRODUCT DEPARTMENTS. Without purchasing you would have no machines, no materials and you wouldn't be able to run trials. Without the others that sit very close to the MD's office you would have no Christmas party and your visitors would get lost when they got off their private jets.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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