Nestlé Reviews

Updated October 27, 2014
Updated October 27, 2014
381 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.  

    Fast paced. Work 50-60 hours per week.

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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

    Good pay and benefits. Great people to work with. Fast paced work environment. Supportive management who listen to concerns.

    Cons

    A lot of work to be done within a 60 hour work week. Schedule can vary depending on time of month, problem with delivery truck, etc.

  2.  

    Great company with strong values

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

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

    Pros

    Really nice people, strong brands, strong ethics and values; they really do want to do what's right for the employee and the customer; average pay and benefits; good ability for promotions and global opportunities, short & long term; half day Fridays in the summer, company store

    Cons

    Slow to actually effect change; many of the newly appointed senior leaders are not people-people and it is having a detrimental effect on the culture; people are overworked and under appreciated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micro managing; show that you truly care about your people; bring back fun in the workplace; agree on a plan and work the plan

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great R&D network

    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Bakersfield, CA

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

    Pros

    Great depth in knowledge base and vision

    Cons

    too many structures and procedures

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  5.  

    It's just okay.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Nestlé

    Pros

    Relaxing environment with good working facilities.

    Cons

    People are not the best of their job. Not doing things at the highest standard. Not genuine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Attract real talent, pay more and retain them.

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

    Finance Manager

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

    I worked at Nestlé full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excelent reputation, several opportunities for growth and for a long career mainly for the ones with mobility

    Cons

    Very political and takes some time to build your own networking due to size of the company. Many times seniority is taken into consideration for promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Meritocracy should be reinforced in all levels

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Healthy work environment with lots of opportunities

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nestlé

    Pros

    challenges help you grow professionally. Get to travel abroad on various projects

    Cons

    no work life balance can be achieved

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have fixed working hours

  8.  

    Nestle

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marysville, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marysville, OH

    I worked at Nestlé as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Tension rises by floor, so try to get a job on the first floor.
    - Most people are nice to work with.

    Cons

    - Confidentiality regulations make interdepartmental communication and collaboration difficult
    - One part of the building is almost always being renovated and no one is ever really sure why.
    - Contractors aren't treated as nice as full-time employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    The best platform to learn and grow

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Nestlé full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The development plans are beyond of what you could have expected. The company and line managers are doing the right thing by offering learning opportunities that is possible according to your ability and strength to enable results to you in a very positive way.

    Cons

    The office should be more modern as it could help the people to work in a very catchy and fun environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Architect in Switzerland, SC
    Current Employee - Architect in Switzerland, SC

    I have been working at Nestlé as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Global, Interesting projects, friendly teams

    Cons

    Large company, institutional rules, bureaucratic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more Flexiblity for staff

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior IT Delivery Manager, Champion of Continuous Excellence

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Delivery Manager in Solon, OH
    Current Employee - IT Delivery Manager in Solon, OH

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

    Pros

    Ability to define your own ways of contributing to the Company; good middle managment and senior leadership. Compensation at Nestle is a big plus - benchmarks compensation across Globe.

    Cons

    Consolidation of jobs and decision making to HQ locations and the leaders at these locations, less authority to remote sites, causing no major career growth for individuals in remote locations. Talent at various remote locations not recognized and groomed to the advantage and well-being of the Company. Inability to work cross-function, employee gets siloed into one area or another with minimal opportunities to play a liaison role. Very good internal training available but not encouraged due to siloed approach.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For Continuous Improvement and Continuous Excellence to work, Nestle should seriously consider more coaching and training of its employees and take care of their personal growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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