Nestlé Reviews

Updated August 11, 2014
Updated August 11, 2014
359 Reviews

3.5
359 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is excellent, pretty laid back at retail level (in 17 reviews)

  • Extremely healthy work environment between peers, co-workers, and superiors (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • My manager ( not married) has a different sense of work life balance (in 16 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    All in all it is a good company to work for. Good benefits, pay scale not so good for someone who has been here 20 yrs.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    People, passion for the customers, benefits.

    Cons

    Work life balance could be a bit better. All the processes, rules, etc. and the mutitude of audits gets to be a bit daunting when you cannot more your day to day work forward.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow us time to develop ourselves and employees and we can only spend so much time getting ready for audits, continuous improvement, etc. without it affecting our quality of work on the day to day items.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Exhausting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - District Sales Leader
    Former Employee - District Sales Leader

    I worked at Nestlé full-time

    Pros

    The people were great, the work kept you busy and the ability to own what you do was fabulous.

    Cons

    Low pay for the work you do, advancement is based on relationships not your body of work and the expectations are unrealistic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and give all internal employees the ability to interview for open positions that they qualify for.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Was way better 5 years ago.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA

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

    Pros

    Culture, People, large International exposure

    Cons

    Senior management, extremely political, process before people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be transparent, stop management by fear, recognize people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    No Room for Growth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse Operator  in  DeKalb, IL
    Current Employee - Warehouse Operator in DeKalb, IL

    I have been working at Nestlé full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Vacation time
    Benefits
    Lots of overtime if you want it

    Cons

    Pay
    Lack of Management skill
    Don't promote from within

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs people skills and also a clue on how to do things

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Software Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Zurich, MT
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Zurich, MT

    I have been working at Nestlé full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    training promotions, perks, culture, well

    Cons

    worklife is balanced, personal growth is good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sad place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate  in  Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate in Glendale, CA

    I have been working at Nestlé as a contractor

    Pros

    decent salary, however, contractors make significantly less

    Cons

    no growth, people do not get promoted, and if they do they remain in their position for 10+ years. contractors are treated less than, charged more in cafeteria, must pay for parking.. ridiculous! and more in the Nestle store. new policy - if contractors forget their badge they must accompanies in and out of their floor. crazy! Contractors are expected are overworked, but do not receive overtime.

    Overall, its good experience because as a marketer you end up touching every element of the business. people are nice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    respect and value your employees, even contractors. If you treat contractors as lower-class citizens you should also lower your expectations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Internship Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Brand Manager (Intern)
    Former Employee - Assistant Brand Manager (Intern)

    I worked at Nestlé as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    As a brand marketing intern you experience a lot of great activities and get to do a variety of things outside the office.

    Cons

    The environment is obviously very competitive especially among brand managers. One manager was even on pregnancy leave and well past her due date but came to a meeting anyway because she felt threatened by a younger manager. That level of competitiveness is unnecessary and unproductive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more of a team environment so people work towards the same goal and not against each other. At the end of the day you will likely make more money if everyone wants to work for the good of the company and not to win a personal rivalry.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Careers at Nestle

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nestlé

    Pros

    Many different businesses in their portfolio.

    Cons

    Different business units do not share talent or work cohesively together.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great company focused on work life balance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Representative  in  San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Representative in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Nestlé full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work life balance is excellent, pretty laid back at retail level

    Cons

    Extreme favoritism, fast track program based on where you went to college, not a level playing field

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Level the playing field, figure out how to keep your talent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Just ok no employee value in the DSD format

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

    I have been working at Nestlé full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Free pizza, and good benefits

    Cons

    cut your pay without notice and then make you wait months and months to get it resolved

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees right and always put them first and they in return will provide outstanding customer service.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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