Nestlé
3.6 of 5 346 reviews
www.nestle.com Vevey, Switzerland 5000+ Employees

Nestlé Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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3.6 346 reviews

                             

90% Approve of the CEO

Nestlé CEO Paul Bulcke

Paul Bulcke

(167 ratings)

72% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Work life balance is excellent, pretty laid back at retail level"
    in 16 reviews
  • "Extremely healthy work environment between peers, co-workers, and superiors"
    in 16 reviews
Cons:
  • "No home/work life balance, very political, it's all about the money"
    in 15 reviews
  • "Poor career management with too much time spent in networking to get next position"
    in 7 reviews
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    Nestle

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Marysville, OH

    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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Exhausting

    District Sales Leader (Former Employee)

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

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

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

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    The best platform to learn and grow

    Management Trainee (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsThe 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Company

    Architect (Current Employee)
    Switzerland, SC

    ProsGlobal, Interesting projects, friendly teams

    ConsLarge company, institutional rules, bureaucratic

    Advice to Senior Managementmore Flexiblity for staff

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Senior IT Delivery Manager, Champion of Continuous Excellence

    IT Delivery Manager (Current Employee)
    Solon, OH

    ProsAbility to define your own ways of contributing to the Company; good middle managment and senior leadership. Compensation at Nestle is a big plus - benchmarks compensation across Globe.

    ConsConsolidation of jobs and decision making to HQ locations and the leaders at these locations, less authority to remote sites, causing no major career growth for individuals in remote locations. Talent at various remote locations not recognized and groomed to the advantage and well-being of the Company. Inability to work cross-function, employee gets siloed into one area or another with minimal opportunities to play a liaison role. Very good internal training available but not encouraged due to siloed approach.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFor Continuous Improvement and Continuous Excellence to work, Nestle should seriously consider more coaching and training of its employees and take care of their personal growth.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company, international team

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat opportunities for career advancement

    ConsDecision –making process can be slowed down due to the size of the company

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsA lots of opportunities for working in different countries.

    ConsWorking after hours without pay.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Was way better 5 years ago.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Glendale, CA

    ProsCulture, People, large International exposure

    ConsSenior management, extremely political, process before people

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe transparent, stop management by fear, recognize people

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    No Room for Growth

    Warehouse Operator (Current Employee)
    DeKalb, IL

    ProsVacation time
    Benefits
    Lots of overtime if you want it

    ConsPay
    Lack of Management skill
    Don't promote from within

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs people skills and also a clue on how to do things

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very satisfying experience

    Seller of Coffee Machine (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsDiversity and the friendly environment was what I loved about the company.

    ConsThere weren't any cons worth mentioing

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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