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Nestlé Reviews

Updated August 5, 2014
Updated August 5, 2014
355 Reviews

3.5
355 Reviews
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Nestlé CEO Paul Bulcke
Paul Bulcke
170 Ratings

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.  

    Healthy work environment with lots of opportunities

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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

  2.  

    Nestle

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

    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
  3.  

    The best platform to learn and grow

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management Trainee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in New York, NY

    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
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  5.  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Architect  in  Switzerland, SC
    Current Employee - Architect in Switzerland, SC

    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior IT Delivery Manager, Champion of Continuous Excellence

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Delivery Manager  in  Solon, OH
    Current Employee - IT Delivery Manager in Solon, OH

    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, international team

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great opportunities for career advancement

    Cons

    Decision –making process can be slowed down due to the size of the company

    Recommends
  8.  

    Stop The Intern "Flood"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Leader  in  Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Sacramento, CA

    Pros

    Stable company in regards to finances. Good benefits and decent work life balance.

    Cons

    Almost 100% of promotions come from Interns. Employees with tenure are overlooked for promotion and jobs given to Interns hired for the fast track program. Nestle Purina is requiring BA degrees for all positions, even for sales reps who are basically merchandisers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your Interns are NOT the only talent to promote from. Your Interns tend not to stay to long with this company after they get that promotion. The company wants their employees to compete and often climb on their fellow employees to get that promotion

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great if you can get hired on

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Ice Cream Mover  in  Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Ice Cream Mover in Fort Wayne, IN

    Pros

    Good work atmosphere. Good pay.

    Cons

    Have to go through a Staff agency to get in.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Not bad if you can deal with management

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Jonesboro, AR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jonesboro, AR

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, vacation time, opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    To the management, you're cattle. Nothing more, nothing less.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand that your employees are human beings.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Part-time merchandiser responsible for stocking ice cream shelves.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Merchandiser
    Former Employee - Merchandiser

    Pros

    Very independent job your manager will tell you stores to every week and you drive to the store in your own car and stock the ice cream shelves without having to speak to really anyone. You pretty much get to set your own hours as long as all the stores are stocked with ice cream.

    Cons

    Job is sometimes more difficult than it needs to be because the food stores put the Nestle product all the way in the back of the freezer, so a lot of extra work that hurts your production.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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