Nestlé Waters North America

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Nestlé Waters North America Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
Updated February 25, 2015
26 Reviews
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Pros
  • Everyone leaves the office by 5:30pm so it provides great work-life balance (in 12 reviews)

  • Good benefits, not as stressful as most retail jobs (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance has suffered as consolidations have taken place (in 12 reviews)

  • Long hours, lots of sales promotions, have to pick uo other work (in 12 reviews)

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  1.  

    nestle water is ok ... don't plan to stay there too long

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    Former Employee - Production Operator in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Production Operator in Allentown, PA

    I worked at Nestlé Waters North America

    Pros

    pay and benefits are barely ok ... all else sorta sucks ...forced overtime for example ... got a family or a life out of work ???? too bad !!!

    Cons

    too many to list right now

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reward long term employees for their loyalty ...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Route sales rep

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    Former Employee - RSR in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - RSR in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Nestlé Waters North America full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay,and great benifits.And weekends off.

    Cons

    Really long hours.You're forced to sell extra products and if you don't you'll get fired.Way more stress than the job is worth.They give random safety observations (t hey follow you around all day and spy on you and watch how you work).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the drivers do their job and stop stressing them out.They'll do a lot better if you did.And listen to them when they try and tell you how to help make their routes easier and more efficient.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    not a good place

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    Former Employee - SRC in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - SRC in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Nestlé Waters North America

    Pros

    Benefits are comparable. Semi-casual dress code.

    Cons

    Inefficient management, favoritism, company doesn't appreciate employee's hard work. The beverage side is the stepchild of the whole Nestle empire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees at every level with respect and appreciation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Temp to hire Hellhole!

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    Current Employee - Blow Mold Technician in Hollis Center, ME
    Current Employee - Blow Mold Technician in Hollis Center, ME

    I have been working at Nestlé Waters North America

    Pros

    Periodically they give out free water

    Cons

    They hire you as a temp - throw you on the 6pm to 6am shift, give you minimal or no information on company rules,regulations, what is expected of you,etc. Then they just wait for you to quit or they fire you for not following rules they never told you about!! They hire during much of the year from 10-14 people a week because so many leave the place!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become human instead of whatever you presently are.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    You will earn every dollar

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nestlé Waters North America

    Pros

    The drivers are great hard workers.

    Cons

    Long hours, constant change. Always asked and expected to do more with less which keeps adding to more hours everyday.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to look to reduce hours for all employees. no work life balance and you know it. There is no balance for anyone. Management is expected to work during vacation and is frown upon if you don't.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Upton Sinclair Could Write A Book on This Place

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    Current Contractor - QA Technician in Denver, CO
    Current Contractor - QA Technician in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Nestlé Waters North America as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    It was incredibly easy to be hired...which should have been a clue that the turn over rate is ridiculously high.

    Cons

    The shift I was told I would be working and that I agreed to work was to inclued a MAXIMUM of two 12 hour shift a work week. The second week I was there, I began my rotating schedule of three consecutive 12 hour shifts one week and four consecutive 12 hour shifts the second week.

    I was not given proper training because my boss quit my third week there, one of the other techs was completely inept and pushed out of the department, and the only other tech had to take time off for family issues. Understaffing is obviously a huge issue as well.

    The environment is also a very negative and non-nuturing one. People quit in droves on a monthly basis, and production operators are regularly scheduled for 70 hour work weeks. I was also told on my first day that no one is forced to work overttime, yet here I am scheduled for an average of 44 hours a week and the production operators are worked to the bone, without volunteering to do so. On a week that I had to go into the doctor because I was sick 2 out of the first 4 weeks I worked, I was scheduled to work 54 hours. Work-life balance is a laughable concept at this company.

    Management is again, laughable. The quality department alone was in complete disarray, organization was clearly a foreign concept and keeping people that STILL could not understand the responsibilities of their position after 5 months is just negligent. It seems like this statement can be applied across the board.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your workers as human beings. The business model of burning people out and forcing them to quit so you don't have to shell out severance is barbaric. The excuse that there is a down season during the colder months does not explain away the fact that the place is perpetually understaffed. I have never wanted to leave a company so quickly in my life, when my first interaction with a company involves a complete misrepresentation/lie about my shift and position, then I feel zero loyalty towards that company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    Unit Leader

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nestlé Waters North America

    Pros

    Great having Nestle on your resume. Nice bonus If you hit it.

    Cons

    No clear direction and zero accountability. Too many hours. Never get an update as to how the company is doing as a whole. Bonus is a mystery until you get it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your employees instead of working them like dogs. Great product, horrible management.

    Negative Outlook
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Miserable

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    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in South San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Nestlé Waters North America full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good insurance, but employee contribution could be lower.

    Cons

    No work-life balance, unappreciated, expendable, just a number, commission pay, leadership, equipment, etc., etc., etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Return to hourly pay rate and eliminate commission. Then hire quality individuals. Allow employees to dictate how to most effectively complete daily workload. Don't micro-manage. Don't waste valuable delivery time with pointless meetings. Goal should be 8 hour workday. Family first, then work. Hire supervisors that lead from example not from their office or by following their employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Over promised under delivered

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    Former Employee - Key Account Sales Manager in North Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Key Account Sales Manager in North Haven, CT

    I worked at Nestlé Waters North America full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Service team good.

    Cons

    People don't leave companies, they leave their manager(s).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This market is flooded and I am unsure what to advise management on, other than to hold on as long as you can.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dead End Job

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    Former Employee - Commercial Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Commercial Sales Representative

    I worked at Nestlé Waters North America full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are decent, No weekends, No Micromanagement

    Cons

    Base salary is really $24,000 ($1,000 MORE THAN THE POVERTY LIMIT!) Recruiter and HR and Hiring Managers will include your car allowance $500.00 per week in your base salary. If you exclude the car allowance and Don't hit the quota (47 sales during peak) you only receive 80% of base salary = $24,000 (excluding car allowance) Extremely difficult to consistently hit quota 47 new accounts every month. You do not have a list of active customers so you visit 10-15 accounts every day that already have service. This is a great Entry Level Position if your just starting off but if you are a seasoned sales professional don't think twice RUN FOR THE HILLS!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Turnover and Revolving Door will continue until you start paying the sales reps commission for everything they sell! To much emphasis on growing the branch and generating revenue for the branch instead of the employee. The commission structure is a complete joke and needs to be reconstructed to benefit the employee. Goals are totally inflated and unattainable!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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