Nestlé USA Reviews

Updated July 13, 2015
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Nestlé USA Chairman and CEO Paul Grimwood
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Pros
  • Work/Life balance is typically good overall (in 31 reviews)

  • Good benefits with a good pension plan (in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • There id no home work life balance (in 28 reviews)

  • 60-80 weekly no work life balance (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    retail service rep

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Representative in Perdido Beach, AL
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Representative in Perdido Beach, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits, 3 to 4 weeks vacation a year, manage your own route for the most part

    Cons

    no life outside of work, too tired after the long hours and physical work to do anything else, worked weekends and most holidays, pay decreased every year even though the route grew in size, not enough time in the day to meet expectations of management, reroutes and compensation changes every year and not for the better, trucks are always breaking down

    Advice to Management

    the company focus on saving money has been at the expense of the front line employees. all the cut backs have made it impossible to service stores to your expectations. Pay employees a base salary plus incentive bonuses based on performance (DMO compliance, safety, truck inventory, sales percentage, etc,)


  2. Helpful (11)

    A bad place to work unless you love workplace politics and back stabbing

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    Former Employee - Manager in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Glendale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Not much really besides a pension and okay PTO policy if you were from a legacy company

    Cons

    I worked for this company for 7 years so carefully consider the below: 1. Promotions are given to the people who are the pets of management no regard for qualifications/skill set. 2. People with literally zero people skills are promoted even when their prior projects were deemed complete failures 3. If you are not willing to move forget being promoted. Same applies if you are not a woman and/or minority. 4. Literally years passed and not a single male with high qualifications was promoted while extremely unskilled others promoted several times within a year. 5. Pay raises don't even pace inflation @ 2% per annum 6. Bonus payouts are randomly awarded 7. HR department is useless and grows by the minute 8. Leadership only looks out for themselves not their people and will throw away employees within even blinking. 9. You have to be on the short list or you will never get a bonus and/or merit. Ranking process is a joke and is not transparent 10. Some Directors are literally the worst people managers I have ever seen in a professional workplace 11. Sharing new approaches to things is talked about but when you share it is frowned upon unless it agrees with management's view on the topic. 12. Surprised some parts of management have the mental faculties to get out of bed in the morning let alone lead 13. All people are essentially expendable to this company nothing is sacred/valued

    Advice to Management

    You need to eliminate/replace entire layers at the VP and director level to get rid of deeply rooted despots because they are ruining the company from the bottoms up and it will not end until they are removed from the company (I am not talking about giving them a role in Vevey either I mean eliminate them from the GAL)


  3. Helpful (3)

    SHE Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good employees on the floor.

    Cons

    Treated horribly, very long hours, like a cult at all levels, highly unorganized.

    Advice to Management

    Respect those that work under you. Take care of the people. Treat all equally.


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  5. AOC

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    Current Employee - AOC in Mira Loma, CA
    Current Employee - AOC in Mira Loma, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the people are great that work on the floor. I am no longer there.

    Cons

    Management is awful, they are very obvious when you do something wrong. They believe in letting everyone know. The building needs work, there is mold growing due to a leaking ice machine. Yet, they will not fix. The training is terrible, yet I see why there is no real training room or plan of action. They let a young 25 year old run the training and when management is not in the room the trainer curses like a sailor. They need to have better light withing the building. The vibe is negative. Yet that is part of the management's fault.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the ice machine and management needs to go through a training class on how to train. They also need to make the building safe as there are many unsafe things there. I would say also get better lights. Adjust their attitudes are the only people they will attract is the younger generation who does not realize how other companies treat quality people.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Disguntled Management Trainee

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    Current Employee - OMT in Fairland, IN
    Current Employee - OMT in Fairland, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nestlé USA (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, good pay (however pay is the only thing that keeps people from leaving)

    Cons

    Terrible Leadership; Very un-organized; Too much change (flavor of the month) in methods and routines; ZERO work life balance; No guidance; Too Much Bureaucracy; Over complicates simple concepts


  7. Helpful (3)

    Manager

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    Former Employee - Manager in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Glendale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nestlé USA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Smart, fun people. Work hard, play hard Great female leader in the division--caring and the best innovator Good pay and benefit

    Cons

    Company was restructured and now slow, complex, process over performance, chaotic Lack of trsut and condescending at the very top No bench and talent management is non-existent at this large company

    Advice to Management

    Tone down the arrogance and let your senior leaders run their business; divisions know what they're doing Shrink the bureaucrat and corporate functions


  8. Helpful (1)

    good company - NROC bad POLITICS

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nestlé USA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    great company car. great brands, go with the flow and you will be the CEO. great place to make friends and then used them to get promote to the ladder of success

    Cons

    POLITICS, most of the suggestions never reach to CEO or VEVEY headquarters,....hear not evil, See not Evil. Speak not Evil, keep you mouth close and you will have a Nice review and Nice raise in you annual Salary. They never pay too much attention to Natural Ingredients , specially on Stouffers and Lean cuisine Brands .

    Advice to Management

    Retail work seems like you don't have supervisor in the field , they look more like security guards, Do what you told culture or Else.....


  9. It is not about selling or customer service anymore it is all about being a subservient worker.

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits pay is ok, but steadily decreasing, work-life balance terrible if not in management

    Cons

    not flexible with customers, feel like a slave, 55-60 hour week is normal and expected

    Advice to Management

    take care of customers before your start loosing them


  10. Nestle used to be a great company to work for

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    Former Employee - Manager in Jonesboro, AR
    Former Employee - Manager in Jonesboro, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nestle has great benefits and a retirement plan that is not so common today. The company is in good shape financially.

    Cons

    Work life balance is spoken about frequently but doesn't really exist. The management has a very controlling and non-trusting mindset. If they want your opinion they will give it to you. This is not a learning organization and I would not recommend it to anyone.

    Advice to Management

    Get managers that have some leadership skills and who care about their employees.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Sales - Account Management

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Development Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Customer Development Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nestlé USA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Decent health care. CEO has good ideas, but nobody able to implement them. 2 years so far and has gotten worse. Looks good on a resume

    Cons

    COMPENSATION - Poor, 30% below industry pay. High performance does not pay. Constant re-orgs. Poor, stagnant, incompetent management. Top performers leaving. No training. Made to do unethical business practices by VP level and above. No work/life balance. Declining business.



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