Nestlé Waters North America

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Nestlé Waters North America Reviews

Updated November 22, 2014
Updated November 22, 2014
133 Reviews
3.0
133 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Good company, great people, but not enough of them

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at Nestlé Waters North America full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Strong culture - strong values
    Focus on employee wellness and safety
    Fast paced consumer goods environment - products that you can be proud of

    Cons

    Company tries to work lean, but not enough resources to get all of the work done.
    More and more influence coming from European headquarters and other Nestle companies in the US
    Losing it's small company feel and entrepeneurial spirit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lose yourself and what makes the company great
    Focus on cross-functional alignment, not silos

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Retails Sales Representative Overview

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Representative

    I have been working at Nestlé Waters North America full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fortune 100 company on resumé, flexible hours, gas card, car allowance, 401k, experience of running your own operation within territory. If you enjoy not having to work with the same people everyday, this could be a great position for you.

    Cons

    The company mainly promotes from within. While a good thing, it also means you aren't moving up unless someone else leaves or is promoted. If you do well, the bar is raised significantly higher for your next months sales goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A pay increase would keep employees in this position around longer. A base salary with commission would be an incentive to work harder.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Fulfilling

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nestlé Waters North America full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Awesome company values. Fast paced, lean organization. Strong drive for success as a leader in the category. Innovative in packaging and help reduce total carbon footprint.

    Cons

    Work life balance. Company is struggling with implementing new initiatives with current staffing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Dynamic, engaging company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst

    I worked at Nestlé Waters North America full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good salary, benefits, work-life balance. Great opportunity to learn from long tenure employees. Great technology, up to date. Strong managers/ VP's.

    Cons

    Tightly managed budget which causes elimination of positions to create others. Office culture in Stamford is a bit stuffy, could be more laid back. Much to absorb quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider a less formal culture at Stamford.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Committed to building a strong culture in a challenging business environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nestlé Waters North America full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    In some positions there are flexible work schedules and the culture is sensitive to family issues and work/life balance. The pay is competitive. There are many long term employees - 10, 20, 25 years of service, which says a lot about stability and workplace satisfaction. Lots of smart, talented, dedicated people work at NWNA. A wellness culture is highly promoted, giving employees an opportunity to improve their overall health.

    Cons

    Management positions are entrenched with long term employees comfortable with their positions, making advancement for newer employees difficult. Although strides are being made towards more fair employee performance reviews, the process for advancement is still political and subjective. Management is struggling to meet current business challenges due to a highly competitive category. The organization is lean and has to do more with less.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue working towards more fair employee reviews and promotions. Avoid the tendency of too much centralization of leadership, culture, and ideas from Stamford. The company was built regionally and there are good ideas and leaders out in the field. Keep fighting the good fight against low cost competitors. Be more aggressive with promoting the higher margin products. Bring advertising and marketing campaigns to fruition faster and place more focus on diversity in the ads. Adopt best practices from sister Nestle companies which achieve better business results than you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Employed for over five years

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Unit Leader in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Unit Leader in New York, NY

    I have been working at Nestlé Waters North America full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    This is a Team environment

    Cons

    Often work long hours 12-14 hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    leverage your relationship building skills

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    IT summer internship!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Intern in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - IT Intern in Stamford, CT

    I worked at Nestlé Waters North America as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    NWNA is an amazing company with an amazing atmosphere. My internship experience was amazing everyone was so helpful and I learned so much.

    Cons

    They don't have a lot of room to hire interns, so it doesn't really lead to a full time job very often unless you are lucky

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Overall great company to work for.

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

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

    Pros

    At first it was happy team atmosphere and nice bonuses. Family values.

    Cons

    Kept adding to our job and started micro managing our work via handheld computers(which could be due those few who abuse the system) but it became very stressful and the job was no longer enjoyable.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Anonymous

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nestlé Waters North America

    Pros

    Excellent culture - the company has strong ties to the local communities and supports them through volunteering, etc. Leadership is committed to the future of employees and the company. Good benefits. The people are wonderful, very tenured workforce which says something about the company.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can suffer at times.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    A decent company but very hard on your body.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Nestlé Waters North America full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Decent pay
    Off on most weekends
    Has lots of competitions for decent prizes ranging from the Nascar experience to paid time off.

    Cons

    Most people end up requiring surgery after a few years here. I had to have 3 and lost my job because of it.
    The company can require you to work 12 or 14 hours and if your truck breaks down it could be even longer.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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