Nestlé USA

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Nestlé USA Reviews

Updated December 21, 2014
Updated December 21, 2014
370 Reviews
3.5
370 Reviews
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Nestlé USA Chairman & CEO Paul Grimwood
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Also the perks with regards to compensation and work-life balance aren't bad either (in 31 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Work/life balance is suffering because of limited resources and delays in filling openings (in 28 reviews)

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

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Was once a great place to work

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

    I have been working at Nestlé USA

    Pros

    Great experience building company. Responsibility given to you allows for great growth.

    Cons

    Management is misaligned causing double of triple work without the appropriate staff to be effective.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure that in the matrix org the priority is clear for each business. There is no one size fits all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Slow moving, but stable company to work for.

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

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

    Pros

    Attracts people who want stable, long careers with the company. Great benefits for certain groups. Doing a lot of things right but unfortunately a dull business.

    Cons

    Slow moving, very bureaucratic. Very difficult to push through new ideas and innovation. Experience differs a LOT by team.

    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great company, but needs to focus on their people

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nestlé USA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Large company with international and domestic growth potential. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Lack of work life balance and not enough focus on caring for employees and retention. I often did not feel like my work or efforts were valued.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A good company that offers training for college graduates.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Representative

    I worked at Nestlé USA (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I learned the skills required to start a successful sales career.

    Cons

    The competencies and goals set by management changed and have become unrealistic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set realistic goals by utilizing meaningful sales data, Instead of creating extra overlay tools that show the same data twice.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Nestle Dreyer's Ice Cream

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA

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

    Pros

    Work life balance for the most part

    Cons

    Lots of on going change which caused disruption
    Very corporate since Nestle has taken over

    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    Great place to develop a career than leave for more money

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in DeKalb, IL
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in DeKalb, IL

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

    Pros

    A great group of coworkers, good systems and processes, motivated employees who value teaching you your function and the CPG business, good cross functional work environment, decent 401k and pension plan, overall good health benefits (although my last 3 years there, they really cheaped them out and raised premiums while doing it). My advice for those joining Nestle, maintain close networking ties with peers who leave, Nestle looks great on a resume and your former peers will be an asset when you get fed up of the poor pay and work-life balance.

    Cons

    Total Rewards are way below market, I was able to find an equivalent lateral job though a former Nestle peer making 30k more a year in base alone. Also career development as a manger in most functions is predicated on your ability to relocate every 2 to 3 years, if I ever opted out of being relocatable my career development would have come to a screeching halt. Also the work life balance at field sites in management is out of control, your basically working 24/7/365.

    Fair warning, the new CEO, Paul Grimword (a Brit) is a ego manic who believes all the American management are useless. However he and his hand selected European Sr. Leaders have only overseen the deepening decline of the business that is a not a result of mismanagement by his well liked American successor, but likely a result of the bloated corporate structure that is slow to change and innovate. All this has really eroded the corporate culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find ways to promote development with out requiring relocation, improve total rewards to increase retention, also improve work/life balance at field sites.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company, if you are friends with your supervisor.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nestlé USA

    Pros

    Decent salary, company car, good benefits.

    Cons

    If you do not start at Purina, you probably won't go to far up the corporate ladder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some people in management from other companies, not just Purina.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used to be a good place to work.

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Jacksonville, IL
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Jacksonville, IL

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

    Pros

    Good place to work as an hourly employee. Lots of opportunities to learn new jobs, good people to work with.

    Cons

    Not a good place to work as a salaried employee. There id no home work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to treat the support staff better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Endless opportunities for those who can be mobile

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nestlé USA

    Pros

    Large company, always opportunities for those willing to move
    Great benefits

    Cons

    Work-life balance is not valued

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great People

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Management Trainee
    Current Employee - Operations Management Trainee

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

    Pros

    You're never bored, there are plenty of opportunities to move up if you're willing to relocate, you'll be exposed to a wide variety of initiatives and different programs.

    Cons

    work/life balance is questionable at best and non-existent depending on what's going on in the factory you work in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communicate better and involve the supervisors in decision making more. If you come up with a plan without the input of those who will be implementing those plans, then you will never be successful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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