Nestlé USA
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Loved my time there; Proud to be a Nestle alum!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsThere were many more pro's than con's. You have the prestige that goes with being part of the world's largest food company, and one of the most global companies in the world. Nestle and Nestle-USA also have a broad portfolio of very high-quality brands - a real source of pride (and competitive advantage). More than anything, I was always impressed by the number of smart, nice, high-quality people (a tough combination to achieve) that the company attracts and retains. The company takes its culture pretty seriously; those who do not fit with this profile tend not to make it in, or are eventually filtered out. Physical working conditions in the headquarters locations were very good - modern facilities with good amenities (subsidized cafeterias, fitness centers, stores with discounted Nestle products, etc.). Pay and benefits were both good, although never on the bleeding edge. However, there were also unexpected extras like a pension program in addition to the 401(k) program. The company is somewhat conservative and cautious, but as a result, it also tends to be very stable; you don't tend to see massive disruptions and layoffs like you do in other companies. Because of all this, people were typically very loyal to the company - lots of very long-term employees, which is fairly rare in other companies these days. The term "Nestle Pride" is very real for people who worked there.

ConsAlthough Nestle itself is very global, the actual opportunities for global assignments are fairly limited; there's relatively little sharing of talent between Nestle-USA and the rest of the Nestle world. As others have noted, the organization was intentionally flattened (down to only 3 organization levels), so you may stay at the same job level for a very long time, especially if you work in a low-turnover area/function (which is pretty common). Advancement typically means relocating, usually to Nestle-USA's headquarters in Glendale (CA). Nestle has other operating companies in the U.S. besides Nestle USA, but there were surprisingly few transfers between the various USA operating companies; each of these companies tended to operate fairly independently and keep their own talent. In addition to relocation, advancement is also highly dependent upon good visibility and relationships; not necessarily bad, just part of the reality.

Advice to Senior ManagementRemember the culture that made you successful; you can have a great culture and great results at the same time. Consider "de-flattening" the organization or find other methods for more vertical progression or sharing of talent across operating companies and global units.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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An honest thought out review..

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Glendale, CA

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

Pros: Compensation, benefits, vast company, world wide opportunities, solid financials, largest… Cons: Very demanding, strong focus on profits over people, driven company to a high… Advice to Senior Management: Perhaps listen to frontline more regarding ideas, process improvements, etc. Increase… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More


Great company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Nestlé USA

Pros: Good pay, lots of perks Cons: Not to many cons at nestle More

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