Nestlé USA
3.2 of 5 278 reviews
www.nestleusa.com Glendale, CA 5000+ Employees

Nestlé USA Reviews

Updated Apr 9, 2014
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3.2 278 reviews

                             

49% Approve of the CEO

Nestlé USA Chairman & CEO Paul Grimwood

Paul Grimwood

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64% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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The biggest food company in the world

Project Engineer (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

ProsSalary above average
Health care above average

ConsLong Working hours 50-55 Week
No opportunity for career advancement

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great resume builder

Marketing Manager (Former Employee)
Glendale, CA

I worked at Nestlé USA full-time for more than 5 years

Pros- Nice, smart people. Although, when I first started at Nestle, there was incredible talent within the company, but many have since left.
- Good benefits - medical, pension plan, 401k match, gym in the building, decent cafeteria, good vacation

Cons- All the good smart people have left. There may be a few left, but they're looking for jobs.
- The CEO has decided if you're not mobile (domestically or globally), you're not worth anything to the company. Your compensation and ability to be promoted is tied to whether or not you're mobile. So, for a dual income family, this is especially difficult.
- Extremely political. Let's just say there is a lot of hot air blown around...
- Understaffed/ under-resourced teams - due to high turnover
- Significant cost cutting measures are severely declining morale. If a meeting is held over lunch or all day in a room on another floor, no longer able to have even the most basic catering. No more office supply orders.
- CEO is crazy... totally obsessed with safety. Safety is good, but he takes it to an extreme level. The first thing he did on the job was eliminate casual Fridays - the one day a week people could wear jeans and was a major highlight for everyone. He basically framed it up as we were lazy when we wore jeans and so he took it away... ?!

Advice to Senior ManagementUnderstand the impact of morale on your employees! Find ways to truly boost morale and treat employees with respect. That breeds loyalty and pride in work - so they work harder for you because you're good to them, not because you're barking at them, stripping everything away. Get over your mobility clause - you are driving out excellent talent because of it. And cut down on the politicking. There are plenty of people who will blow hot air and kiss butts - but are those truly the people driving your organization forward?

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Poorly managed, penny wise and dollar foolish.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Laurel, MD

I have been working at Nestlé USA full-time for more than a year

ProsJob Security, Pension, Matching 401K, great benefits like health and dental.

ConsSince all the managers promotions are based on the bottom line, they are all constantly trying to save money, even if it costs them more in the long run. Instead of stocking a necessary part, they would rather wait for a breakdown and lose the production, pay the extra freight for overnight delivery, etc, since it comes from a different account.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good pay but with the hours of work your working a full + part time job

Sales Representative (Current Employee)
Chicago Heights, IL

I have been working at Nestlé USA full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGood Pay, deep pockets , they will bully the competition for you

ConsLong hours !!!! 60-80 weekly no work life balance

Advice to Senior ManagementWork the frontline like you work the office

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Has really gone downhill in the past 2 years

Purchasing Coordinator (Current Employee)
Solon, OH

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

ProsGreat Co-Workers, very polite and friendly. Good team atmosphere.

ConsPay is always at the low end of the spectrum. No more Casual Fridays or Summer Hours. Arrogance of upper management towards consumers with overpriced product.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop punishing employees for slow sales growth due to market conditions.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Bad environment to work in

Salaried (Current Employee)
Fremont, MI

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

ProsGerber brand name. Hourly people have much knowledge.

ConsMany of the salaried employees have personal motives and will lie or manipulate the truth. No honesty from the the plant manager down to supervision. Knee-jerk decisions from leadership used to resolve issues. Lack of people skills within the maintenance area of supervision. Company does not give truthful details to heads of NUSA.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement refuses to acknowledge any advice.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Eliminating older route delivery merchandiser drivers

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Nestlé USA full-time

ProsIt is/was not a stressful enviroment.

ConsDuring their so called consolidation of routes, they are eliminating all of the route delivery merchandiser drivers who are over the age of 50. They say tenure is in force, but that has not been the case.

Advice to Senior ManagementOlder workers have a lot of experience to bring to the company

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Devolution into inhuman atmosphere

Decline to State (Current Employee)
Glendale, CA

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

ProsLots of time off if you're allowed to take it

ConsI have declined many career opportunities while at Nestle because the people were so great to work with. It has always been a challenging, hard working environment but we got things done and moved the business forward. In the past year, so many major projects have been thrown at us that we are barely treading water. Some of the initiatives are utterly ridiculous. For example, I appreciate an emphasis on safety, but do we need weekly emails reminding us to wear sunscreen? Or a training video that implies someone DIED on the stairs of our Glendale building? Or fill out two "observations" a month reporting safety violations of our co-workers? The new continuous excellence initiative is fine for a manufacturing environment but is not adaptive to an office function - yet we're required to come up with transactional measurements that have nothing to do with how the business is succeeding or failing. The new CEO is a disaster to morale - he told a group of 800 salespeople that he "spits" on the fountain in the front of the building because it's shaped like a Carnation - a heritage company of Nestle in the US. Yet, the new company store is named "Henri's" after Henri Nestle, the founder of the company. Apparently, only the Swiss heritage of the company is important - like the Swiss flag he now flies in front of the building instead of the Nestle flag that used to fly.

Advice to Senior ManagementI used to bleed Nestle blue and I am looking for a way out. When you've lost your most loyal employees, you've lost. I guess you just bring in an ex-pat from another country to take my place. Good luck!

PS - Hey, Grimwood - the UK is the size of IDAHO! The US is not the UK!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I have been working at Nestlé USA full-time for more than a year

ProsGood Benefits, pay is decent

ConsNo work/life balance, zero support from upper-management, leaders are more interested in having non-informative meetings than servicing customers, pay-cuts and job-cuts are coming

Advice to Senior ManagementLet the employees do their job and then reward them for a job well done. There are too many people micro-managing the routes with no idea how to run a route.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Things are going to backfire on the Britt for sure!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Glendale, CA

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

ProsGood people that are very knowledgeable about more than just their assigned areas.

ConsThe new CEO Paul Grimwood. Does not get the culture of the United States and doesn't understand the work ethic of Americans. He thinks we are all lazy, and that we are expendable. Layoffs is his only knowledge of how to cut costs. How creative is that. Nestle Globally has started a Lean Business initiative..called NCE..Nestle Continuous Excellence. There is not excellent about a bunch of hitler-ish rules and measuring how many phone calls you get to know that you are getting too many on the same subject to know that it's time to fix something. Oh yeah, there is no time to fix things because of the unrealistic push of new projects without complete thought of the impacts to the business and employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementLook for many more people to leave than those that were laid off. Sr. Executives need to grow some balls and tell the CEO the truth. Get rid of some of your company cars, pay for your own homes, bills etc. You make enough money to do it. That will save lots of money for starters. Then think before you make decisions by asking employees that actually do the work.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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