Nestlé Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
376 Reviews
3.5
376 Reviews
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Nestlé CEO Paul Bulcke
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is excellent, pretty laid back at retail level (in 19 reviews)

  • Extremely healthy work environment between peers, co-workers, and superiors (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • My manager ( not married) has a different sense of work life balance (in 19 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Great company with strong values

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  2.  

    Great Learning Experience, Area of Expertise Determines Trajectory

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nestlé

    Pros

    Great benefits, smart colleagues, strong training structure. Focus on safety.

    Cons

    Process heavy. Much more attention, consideration and opportunities for advancement given to employees in certain disciplines (marketing for example). Pay doesn't seem on par with competitors. Sometimes poor approach to positive employee engagement. Expect to move a LOT if you want to get ahead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's unrealistic to expect the company to be the top priority in people's lives. You need to bring more humanity into the workplace and provide more, not less, flexibility if you want to better compete in getting and retaining really smart people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Being surrounded by worn out, bitter jerks makes you a worn out, bitter jerk.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse I in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Warehouse I in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Laid back management (possibly a con as well), reliable paycheck.

    Cons

    Lack of accountability (currently in the process of changing), working long hours in extreme cold, attitude of co-workers is extremely bitter/negative. Benefits are VERY misleading, they sound good, but they're a game of smoke and mirrors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Currently things seem to be changing for the better, but to be honest, fixes in processes and equipment will only do so much. A very, very large part of your problem has to do with your employee base. Morale is at an all time low, current changes haven't done a whole lot to improve this.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great depth in knowledge base and vision

    Cons

    too many structures and procedures

  6.  

    It's just okay.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    Finance Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nestlé full-time (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
  8.  

    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

  9.  

    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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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Nestlé full-time (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
  10.  

    All work no family time.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse in Breinigsville, PA
    Current Employee - Warehouse in Breinigsville, PA

    I have been working at Nestlé full-time (more than an 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
  11.  

    Nestle

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marysville, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marysville, OH

    I worked at Nestlé as a contractor (more than an 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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