Nestlé Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
365 Reviews
3.5
365 Reviews
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Nestlé CEO Paul Bulcke
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173 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is excellent, pretty laid back at retail level (in 17 reviews)

  • Extremely healthy work environment between peers, co-workers, and superiors (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • My manager ( not married) has a different sense of work life balance (in 16 reviews)

  • Poor career management with too much time spent in networking to get next position (in 7 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great R&D network

    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer  in  Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Bakersfield, CA

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

    Pros

    Great depth in knowledge base and vision

    Cons

    too many structures and procedures

  2.  

    It's just okay.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Nestlé

    Pros

    Relaxing environment with good working facilities.

    Cons

    People are not the best of their job. Not doing things at the highest standard. Not genuine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Attract real talent, pay more and retain them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Finance Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nestlé full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Excelent reputation, several opportunities for growth and for a long career mainly for the ones with mobility

    Cons

    Very political and takes some time to build your own networking due to size of the company. Many times seniority is taken into consideration for promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Meritocracy should be reinforced in all levels

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Healthy work environment with lots of opportunities

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nestlé

    Pros

    challenges help you grow professionally. Get to travel abroad on various projects

    Cons

    no work life balance can be achieved

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have fixed working hours

  6.  

    All in all it is a good company to work for. Good benefits, pay scale not so good for someone who has been here 20 yrs.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    People, passion for the customers, benefits.

    Cons

    Work life balance could be a bit better. All the processes, rules, etc. and the mutitude of audits gets to be a bit daunting when you cannot more your day to day work forward.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow us time to develop ourselves and employees and we can only spend so much time getting ready for audits, continuous improvement, etc. without it affecting our quality of work on the day to day items.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    All work no family time.

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    Current Employee - Warehouse  in  Breinigsville, PA
    Current Employee - Warehouse in Breinigsville, PA

    I have been working at Nestlé full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay is decent, good benefits and paid time off.

    Cons

    Terrible work life balance. No information ever passed down from upper management. Upper management has zero interactions with off shift personnel. Mind set is if your not there more than 5 years you don't matter. Mandatory overtime, including mandatory 6 day work week. They have a "committee" for everything but nothing changes. Old guard will never change. New hires are told there is occasional overtime but soon realize upon starting that occasional means every day. Upper management should work warehouse hours since they don't think we have a work-life balance problem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees (other than those on dayshift). Stop forcing water work down everybody's throat. Try working our hours.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Nestle

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Marysville, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marysville, OH

    I worked at Nestlé as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    - Tension rises by floor, so try to get a job on the first floor.
    - Most people are nice to work with.

    Cons

    - Confidentiality regulations make interdepartmental communication and collaboration difficult
    - One part of the building is almost always being renovated and no one is ever really sure why.
    - Contractors aren't treated as nice as full-time employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Exhausting

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    Former Employee - District Sales Leader
    Former Employee - District Sales Leader

    I worked at Nestlé full-time

    Pros

    The people were great, the work kept you busy and the ability to own what you do was fabulous.

    Cons

    Low pay for the work you do, advancement is based on relationships not your body of work and the expectations are unrealistic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and give all internal employees the ability to interview for open positions that they qualify for.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    The best platform to learn and grow

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    Current Employee - Management Trainee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Nestlé full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The development plans are beyond of what you could have expected. The company and line managers are doing the right thing by offering learning opportunities that is possible according to your ability and strength to enable results to you in a very positive way.

    Cons

    The office should be more modern as it could help the people to work in a very catchy and fun environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good Company

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    Current Employee - Architect  in  Switzerland, SC
    Current Employee - Architect in Switzerland, SC

    I have been working at Nestlé as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Global, Interesting projects, friendly teams

    Cons

    Large company, institutional rules, bureaucratic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more Flexiblity for staff

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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