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Nestlé Waters North America Reviews

Updated February 28, 2015
Updated February 28, 2015
30 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.  

    Temp position for Nestle. Work was rewarding.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nestlé Waters North America (less than a year)

    Pros

    Always knew what was expected. Company seemed to really care about their employee's. Benefits of their employees seemed above average.

    Cons

    24 Hour operations, not always able to speak directly with employee, supervisor, or manager. Time card system seemed to be off-liner quite often for hourly employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider allowing employees to have more input into work method improvements and working conditions. Reward employee performance more often.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nestlé Waters North America

    Pros

    The management cares about employee. You will definitely not be stagnant in your job if you can be proactive. Great work life balance.

    Cons

    Top heavy management. Can be a hirarchical.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A fast paced, high output setting, almost no room for mistakes. Intense training period.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Logistics in Hollis Center, ME
    Former Employee - Logistics in Hollis Center, ME

    I worked at Nestlé Waters North America

    Pros

    Good salary, good benefits. Employees help one another. A bit of a "family" atmosphere if you will, with an emphasis put on safety.

    Cons

    The main problem (for me anyway) was the 6PM to 6AM shift. I gave it a real effort (after all, this was a great opportunity) but I was absolutely stupid by 3 o'clock in the morning. As I was in Logistics and driving a forklift in a very fast paced atmosphere, it made for some very unsafe conditions (for me as well as my fellow employees).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management seemed to be on the ball. however, if you would like a more diverse and capable workforce ,( while not pushing individuals to their absolute limits) consider different scheduling scenarios.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at Nestlé Waters North America full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fellow employees are good to work with care for one another and many are very driven.
    Ability to work in various departments gaining various experiences.

    Cons

    Ability to move up at times given lean teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    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
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Retails Sales Representative Overview

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 a 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
  8.  

    Fulfilling

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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 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
  9.  

    Dynamic, engaging company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst

    I worked at Nestlé Waters North America full-time (less than a 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
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Committed to building a strong culture in a challenging business environment

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    • 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
  11. 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

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