Nestlé USA Reviews

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
343 Reviews
3.4
343 Reviews
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Nestlé USA Chairman & CEO Paul Grimwood
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Pros
  • Also the perks with regards to compensation and work-life balance aren't bad either (in 29 reviews)

  • Good benefits but who knows how long that will last (in 33 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is suffering because of limited resources and delays in filling openings (in 23 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Global company, global thinking

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    Current Employee - Edy's Ice Cream Maker I  in  Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - Edy's Ice Cream Maker I in Fort Wayne, IN

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

    Pros

    The pay is good, benefits are great, and the company is strong.

    Cons

    Depending on area you work in geographically the pay can be as different as $6 or higher per hour than someone working for the same company an hour away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If they are going say that it is across all plants then it needs to be across all plants. Not just change because someone is getting their feelings hurt.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not bad

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative  in  Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Lansing, MI

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

    Pros

    Great pay, decent morale, and a very independent job

    Cons

    Mostly commission but also can be in your favor at times. CDL position so be prepared for lots of paperwork.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More support in the field less in the office

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    A family I don't mind belonging to...

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    Current Employee - Maintenance  in  Chatsworth, CA
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Chatsworth, CA

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

    Pros

    Internal systems are focused on continuous improvement across the board, and you see it, not just hear about it.

    Cons

    management overwhelmed at times... tough to be proactive when you're stuck being reactive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    practice continual improvement and training of supervisors.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Culture.

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    Current Employee - Recruiting
    Current Employee - Recruiting

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

    Pros

    The culture is one of collaboration, team work and respect. People are passionate about doing what is in the best interest of the employees and the company. There is a lot of change which creates a great opportunity for anyone who enjoys continuous learning. :Leadership has realistic time frames as to when change needs to occur. I think this will keep them steady for the course. Work-life balance has been a nice change. Great Company and really great people!

    Cons

    There is one opportunity that I feel needs calling out, and that is the architecture and support for the technical infrastructure. It is a very complex environment that impact what you are trying to accomplish. This is something they are working on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep embracing change and focusing on your employees. Success will continue.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ice Cream Maker II  in  Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Ice Cream Maker II in Bakersfield, CA

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits, tuition assistance, plenty of opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    High turnover with supervisors, once you get used to one supervisor they're moved to a different department, fired, or quit.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to start out but if you are generally highly managed and moderately compensated.

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    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    If you have a company car it makes being payed a bit less than average easier to swallow. recognizable product portfolio and category leader in most areas of competition. Good leadership however many are so far removed from the business that they don't understand what it takes to be an account manager any more.

    Cons

    Highly managed. bulky forecasting system that is not scheduled to be updated for years. fading product portfolio which is being squeezed by private label/value brands and super premium brands.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We are in a difficult position with our brands not really falling into value or super premium. Launch new brands and work with Trade Joes on provate label. Discontinue Dulce Gusto and start selling Nescafe in K-cups.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience especially when you're trying to get experience.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nestlé USA part-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits, the company takes care of the uniform and cleans it too.

    Cons

    Management can be lazy. Hours are kind of sucky

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Overall have had a good experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, great people, strong corporate recognition. In the beginning great training, this has declined over time.

    Cons

    Executive leadership seems out of touch, severe lack of product innovation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay. work life balanced. Company focus on continued process improvement. It's a team-oriented environment.

    Cons

    Frequent cost cutting initiatives including restructure of the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don’t just look at headcount when you want to cut cost. Sometimes the people you cut are highly critical to the success of the business. Once you loss the resources and insights you might incur more costs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good Team-working environment with a fair wage.

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Representative  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Representative in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Nestlé USA part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Strong safety focus. As a driver you are your own boss for most of the day. My days are as long or as short as I want to work.

    Cons

    It is a union position. Job can be more physical on occasion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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