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Nestlé USA Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
335 Reviews

3.4
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Decent work/life balance compared to other industries (in 26 reviews)

  • Good benefits but who knows how long that will last (in 31 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is suffering because of limited resources and delays in filling openings (in 20 reviews)

  • 60-80 weekly no work life balance (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Very bad place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Machine Operator  in  Franklin Park, IL
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Franklin Park, IL

    Pros

    the pay, experience good benenfits

    Cons

    nestle is a very nice palce to work and live, because you actually live there too. Horrible work life balance. Forced to work every weekend because we were runing out of chocolate or buring peanut butter. horrile upper managment and there is noting humane about the human resources department. The Franklin park facility wont be their much longer because human resources act as prison wardens instead of generalist. To busy ceckin employee pockets instead of making chocolate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get rid of who you have and start all over!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Diversity is only a word with this company. Promotion from the company ranks; requires "Who you know"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous  in  Wildwood, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Wildwood, FL

    Pros

    Pay was ok. Benefits good.

    Cons

    No career opportunities. No chance for a promotion to a higher position for employees that actually are successful in their current capacity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit tossing aside hard working, competent employees for idiots. Also, consider truly practicing diversity and make promoting from within a priority and available to women and minorities without back-dooring a buddy into a position of management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company has lost focus of its most valuable asset

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

    Pros

    Good benefits but who knows how long that will last. Some people still care about the company. Even with all the exceptionally poor senior management teams, there are still a few bright stars that give some sliver of hope

    Cons

    Horrible work life balance; very slim advancement opportunities; unfair compensation rationale; no equal pay or gender balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Morale has never been lower. All the new rules and punishment, blame and shaming of your workforce will not create an atmosphere of trust, pride or winning. Executives need to walk the talk. It is disgraceful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Culture is deteriorating fast.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Large international company with a multitude of resources

    Cons

    With the change in leadership, both senior and otherwise, lip service is being paid to their stance that people are their greatest competitive advantage. Communication with employees has ceased to exist except when it achieves a short-term goal of the company which is typically focused on cost and headcount reductions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand that short-sighted actions have long-term implications to the talent level and stability of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Accepting of sexual harrasers.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Nestle Sales Development Program  in  San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Nestle Sales Development Program in San Ramon, CA

    Pros

    Good benefits like pention plan, company car (if you are part of the Development Program,) sign on bonus straight out of undergrad.

    Cons

    Extremely underpaid versus other CPG companies, unsupportive of moving into different groups like Sales into Marketing, no cost of living adjustmetns, you never make bonus, taking vacations are looked down on, sexually harrased for a year but because manager was a 20 year employee HR ignored me and the other women who filed complaints. Manager is still employed there today.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not protect abusers! I can only hope that one day the women who are abused by the men of Nestle are brave enough to stand together and file a class action lawsuit. Unfortunately my team had the attitude of, "It's not my problem." and "I just want to move on." I did feel bad for my HR contact as she did feel bad for me but must have had her hands tied since this manager was protected by higher ups. I would NEVER work for Nestle USA again until that man is FIRED.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    A company that is lost in bureaucracy, poorly led and managed, and out of touch with the mainstream consumer.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA

    Pros

    The office was generally clean; the parking structure and on-site gym were also nice. Safety and corporate profits are their primary goals.

    Cons

    It is a very large, hugely bureaucratic company that struggles to accomplish anything. The company is inconsistent and confused with its mission; it claims to want to become "the leading health and wellness company in the US," yet if you look at its product portfolio you will find that the only food they sell that could qualify as nutritional or healthy is the Gerber baby food. In fact, most of the company's products are downright unhealthy.
    Nestle does not innovate; most of its product lines and brands were either created decades ago, or acquired. All of its recent attempts and innovation and introducing new products failed miserably (ever heard of Aguas Frescas or Nescafe Memento? No, I thought not...) So don't come here expecting to receive a warm welcome for new ideas.
    Compensation is below industry average and extremely imbalanced. For example, a brand new employee performing the same job as me was being paid $10k more, and I had been with the company for two years. Management refused to acknowledge that this was wrong. Corporate profits are reserved for the executives and shareholders only, and is not shared with the employees.
    Management, HR, and most co-workers are catty, immature, and cannot be trusted. They will not hesitate to stab you in the back and throw you under a bus if it will make you look bad/make them look good.
    The company is not military friendly and treats veterans like ticking time bombs.

    Last words of advice if you are truly out of your mind or have NO other option but to work here, remember that to the company you are nothing but a number, and no matter what you do or how well you do it, YOU ARE REPLACEABLE! Take it from me...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management at nestle needs to pay attention to employees, get to know them, understand their career aspirations, and care about them. I also recommend that they consider fair compensation for equal work/same jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Large company with many changes

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Glendale, CA

    Pros

    - huge global presence in food
    - Glendale free parking

    Cons

    - manager changed 3 times due to re-org
    - lack of understanding in Lean / TPM
    - lack of job security due to re-org
    - more blames than offering a helping hand
    - skeptical of new hires

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Safety is good. Need more trust between people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    hiring freeze and the new CEO has really no idea what is going on in America. This unit is the one that is moving OH

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Food Technologist  in  Northbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Food Technologist in Northbrook, IL

    Pros

    fun company with parties etc

    Cons

    Depends upon contractors, but don't even have the courtesy to let them know about upcoming changes. I guess that they are using Kraft's use and dump policy here as pretty much all the management is here. Hiring Freeze and a glass ceiling (very early on) doesn't help matters

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more interaction with workers. Only communicating between your select cliques would make you out of touch with other employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    OK if you like to pucker up

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Salaried  in  Fremont, MI
    Current Employee - Salaried in Fremont, MI

    Pros

    Located in a nice small town

    Cons

    You are not accepted if you do not kiss @$$ and play their games. Senior managers and leadership tell you they care but in reality, they do not! Much dishonesty in their maint department leaders. Juice Glass is the lone department that many prefer to work in. They have Florham Park and Glendale in their pockets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would only fall on deaf ears.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    In one word, terrible. I wouldn't recommend this company to my worst enemy.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in Houston, TX

    Pros

    There are none. Unless your desperate to pay your bills and feed your family, stay away!

    Cons

    Downsizing. Eliminating as many positions as possible. The positions that survive are working 4 times as hard to make up for lost personnel. You can work yourself into the ground for this company and it will never be good enough. The workload keeps going up and the pay keeps going down. Every time they lose an employ , the next person to fill that spot will be making a lot less money. Now they have fewer people, and the people there are not as experienced and have lost their drive and passion for the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employs like humans instead of animals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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