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Nestlé Reviews

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
407 Reviews
3.4
407 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance with very competitive employee benefits (in 23 reviews)

  • Extremely healthy work environment between peers, co-workers, and superiors (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • 10yrs ), lots of meetings briefings talk more than actions, not work life balance (in 21 reviews)

  • Lack of transparency (but mind you, it is a core value) (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Dacomed was a fun company.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nestlé

    Pros

    I enjoyed the projects and the people that worked there.

    Cons

    The company went out of business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Ok

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nestlé

    Pros

    Pay is ok, free pizza and ice cream

    Cons

    Hours are to early, and working sundays

  3.  

    Nestle dryers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Representative in Kent, WA
    Current Employee - Retail Representative in Kent, WA

    I have been working at Nestlé part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Its a good job management is awesome along with co workers you basically work the majority of the time by yourself.

    Cons

    The pay isnt that great and over half the jobs are part time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise the pay rate up for hourly employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Loved the job and the people were great to work with.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator/Picker in DeKalb, IL
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator/Picker in DeKalb, IL

    I worked at Nestlé part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nestle offers great benefits and there is always enough work to go in for overtime. They also give out bonus's to those who reached or exceeded the efficiency requirements.

    Cons

    Sometimes it may seem like you have no life because of the amount of mandatory hours they make you work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Fast paced. Work 50-60 hours per week.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nestlé

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Great people to work with. Fast paced work environment. Supportive management who listen to concerns.

    Cons

    A lot of work to be done within a 60 hour work week. Schedule can vary depending on time of month, problem with delivery truck, etc.

  7.  

    No structure and antagonistic HR

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    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Laurel, MD
    Former Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Laurel, MD

    I worked at Nestlé full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Line level management was good to work with, however there was little structure to the organization. As a shift manager, it was more important to put out fires that occurred during the shift, rather than to meet any organizational goals long term.

    Cons

    Human resources was very antagonistic to supervisors and above. Instead of supporting management decisions, HR would act as an employees advocate, even when there was blatant and egregious violations of policy. Numerous times, HR generalists would form friendships and romantic entanglements with frontline employees, and would then shield them from any type of performance counseling

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Although the company states work life balance is important, it does little to encourage this among salaried employees. Supervisors and above were expected to always be on call, and even when assigned to a shift, mandatory meetings would be scheduled opposite this.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Nestle distribution retail stores

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Great brands. Great company but after of years been a great leader on frozen division. They just letting the competition to take over. Stouffer's red boxes almost reduce to minimum due to new plannograms , i am not surprise that the DC centers will have issues.

    Cons

    Old management , old ideas, 101 train or 102 train very poor .
    Rw3 system great tool.
    NROC got not a clear direction because the old management refuse to accept new methods.
    Most of the retail managers are just. The " yes " person .
    Nestle management not getting the real bone of the sales .
    Everyone goes with the flow . " Dont hear don't speak Don't see evil " otherwise your PDG review won't gonna look good .
    Nestle management on Glendale Ca ... remind me like the USA congress . Everybody knows everyone. Basically Paul buckle and new CEO Paul Grimwood are against the old politics. It will take a major move like Mike Mitchell did several years ago.
    Last year nestle sales went up 12 % , but sooner or later investors gonna start asking questions , the bubble is gonna explode on their face.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Back on year 1990 with only 125 sales professional persons reach the sales goals.
    Now year 2014 with almost 525 sales sales professional in the field are only breaking even on sales goals .

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A good European company but not as nice to its USA employees since most of their 330,000 employees are located in Europe

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nestlé full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Working conditions are very flexible and benefits are very nice.

    Cons

    Company is focused on overseas employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good Money but a lot of bullying goes with it.

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    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Laurel, MD
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Laurel, MD

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

    Pros

    Great Pay, 2 weeks off at the end of the year, if your a supervisor you get paid if you are an hourly employee your forced to use your vacation or get load off the last two weeks of the year.

    Cons

    Upper Management really does not care about their supervisors and it makes it hard for supervisors to do their job. Supervisors get blamed for everything and their is a lot of bullying. The hours are terrible so be prepared to got to work at 2:00 am.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The leaders at the plant need to go.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company with strong values

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Florham Park, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Florham Park, NJ

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

    Pros

    Really nice people, strong brands, strong ethics and values; they really do want to do what's right for the employee and the customer; average pay and benefits; good ability for promotions and global opportunities, short & long term; half day Fridays in the summer, company store

    Cons

    Slow to actually effect change; many of the newly appointed senior leaders are not people-people and it is having a detrimental effect on the culture; people are overworked and under appreciated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micro managing; show that you truly care about your people; bring back fun in the workplace; agree on a plan and work the plan

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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