Nestlé Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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Pros
  • Work life balance with very competitive employee benefits (in 23 reviews)

  • Great work environment, good projects to work on (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • no work life balance can be achieved (in 21 reviews)

  • Lack of career development opportunities in other Nestle organisations if you come from a "developing" market (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Nestles no longer what it once was

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Glendale, CA

    I have been working at Nestlé

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Used to have a great company culture.

    Cons

    Horrible pay for hours demanded. No pay increases for the many lateral promotions asked of you. Pay is extremely low for California.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the pay of your more experienced work horses rather than trying to impress those fresh out of college. Fill open positions. Everyone has absorbed at least one job in the past 6 months.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Good Idea but not realistic

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Florham Park, NJ
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Florham Park, NJ

    I worked at Nestlé full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Good Marketing Team, Good Business Processes

    Cons

    Sales Team Doesn't understand business fundamentals. Middle between food and pharma will never exist due to the existence of the FDA.

    Advice to Management

    Emulate your competitor they know the business and have developed a roadmap that can be achieved.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Assistant General Manager The WING

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant General Manager in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant General Manager in Glendale, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Met some really great employees and had the opportunity to help people on their journey to good health.

    Cons

    I was a vendor, therefore no parking, 25% increase price for lunch, Management was bullying, and could not drink Starbucks or other competitor drinks

    Advice to Management

    Treat all employees equally with same priveledges, teach upper management especially Directors who feel they have entitlement how to treat people with respect, audit treatment of vendor employees.


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  5. Helpful (5)

    No structure and antagonistic HR

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Laurel, MD
    Former Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Laurel, MD

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Horrible place to work !

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Production in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Contractor - Production in Bakersfield, CA

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

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

    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 Management

    They suck


  7. Helpful (1)

    Very stressful dead end job

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

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

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

    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 Management

    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.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Associate Development Specialist

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    Pros

    International travel, cross functional teams

    Cons

    Low pay, no advancement opportunities


  9. Helpful (1)

    Will never recommend anyone to join if this is their dream company.

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

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

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary package. Staff benefits for purchase of company products. An organisation that has specialised work functions for the different categories.

    Cons

    A lot of problem especially in middle management level. Senior level does not bother what goes on at lower or middle level management as long as issues can be resolved at their levels without flagging upwards. Individualistic organisation with no proper orientation for newly joined employees. Newly joined employees have to ask around to whoever who can help on how to do things and where to find information to get going on their daily stuffs. Very political organisation with tons of group chats to ensure you contribute in one way or another, be it comments or just be seen in group chat. No contribution means you are considered "lazy". People in the organisation cannot wait for newbies to "die" or see them "die". Lack of motivation exist among new staffs with no proper training or mentorship. Different positions especially those in managerial roles who just joined are expected to perform in less than 2 months or else you fail badly in the eyes of certain management. A lot of backstabbing exists.

    Advice to Management

    Please walk the levels to ensure the newbies settled in properly or you are encouraging them to leave soon.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Biggest Food company in the world with strong brands and good profit records

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nestlé

    Pros

    Provide diversified job opportunities and a good co to learn and leave once you have mastered.

    Cons

    Unreasonable work pressure and most bosses are very selfish with their short term objectives resulting in those working below with tremendous work stress ...resulting in many having health problems today. Recently one died of heart attack due to unreasonable work pressure .

    Advice to Management

    Management should look into longer term objectives which are sustainable and not by achieving results today for tomorrow. Many good and experience employees will leave after getting their bonus / perfomamce bonus which longer term the company will loose . Without motivated employess , Nestle Malaysia will not go far .


  11. Helpful (2)

    Endless work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Minnetonka, MN
    Former Employee - Analyst in Minnetonka, MN

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There seem to be more paid holidays (like Christmas Eve and day after Christmas, not only Christmas day) than a majority of companies. Benefits are good.

    Cons

    The company expects you to take more and more work - endlessly. However, you get neither recognitions for what you have contributed nor raise.



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