Nestlé Waters North America

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A starter job!

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Route Sales Representative
Current Employee - Route Sales Representative

I have been working at Nestlé Waters North America

Pros

Nestle waters is a very good starter job. It's the only company that would hire me with little experience. I only had warehouse experience. Compared to my previous job, pay is very good. However, coke and pepsi pay much more for same work. Only company that will get you your cdl for free.

Cons

unrealistic goals. Pay is good for guys coming in with no job experience. Compared to other companies with similiar roles, pay is poor. Coke and pepsi drivers make much more money and have great raises. The culture is very weird. Everyone gets paid a different hourly wage. The old guys are half as productive and get paid double what the new guys make. New guys will never get to that rate. When you ask your unit leader why they get paid so much more than us. We say we are not a team player

Advice to ManagementAdvice

good job to start.

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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    A very demanding position that returns little reward.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Key Account Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Key Account Sales Manager

    I worked at Nestlé Waters North America

    Pros

    - Education of strategic sales planning.
    - Tools provided to perform job well.
    - Leading brands make an easier sell.

    Cons

    - Poor compensation.
    - Quota structure is based off of fluff numbers, rather than actual revenue.
    - Very fast employee turnover.
    - Extremely demanding.
    - Long hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Why bother? Nobody will listen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not worth it anymore

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Resource
    Current Employee - Production Resource

    I have been working at Nestlé Waters North America

    Pros

    Salary and Bonus
    It is a resume builder
    You will learn a lot or be terminated trying
    work life balance has improved but expect 55 hours a week

    Cons

    There seems to be a big disconnect on what CEO Kim Jeffries values and what is actually valued in regards to promoting leaders. Promotions seem to be based solely on Performance Evaluation Score and not real world accomplishments, results, or experience. Managers are being promoted to roles now with no knowledge or experience of the new role, it is assumed they were good in the last role so they must be good at the next. Past experience before NWNA is forgotten the minute you walk in the door and does not count when applying for next level roles.

    If I were a new Resource, I would put a cut off date of 3 years and start looking if the next role is not achieved. Tenure and experience has no meaning to this company. Military Veteran status means nothing here either, I am not even sure why when applying through the TOP program it even asks your status. With how the culture is currently, I can't see any veteran leader coming in here and staying without being tied with a relocation package.

    This job is 24/7 with no downtime, even when you are at home your phone could be beckoning at all times. There is tremendous turnover at the Leadership level and always has been.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Kim, I believe what you say when you come to the plants. However, what you say and what reality is when it comes to treating the Management team is two completely different things. Your values are not being reflected.
    I second what someone else here said as well, Corporate Demand Planning is worthless with a 38% accuracy. What is the point of even paying for accuracy at that level?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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