Nestlé Reviews

Updated August 4, 2015
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Nestlé CEO Paul Bulcke
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Pros
  • Work life balance with very competitive employee benefits (in 23 reviews)

  • Great work environment, good projects to work on (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • no work life balance can be achieved (in 21 reviews)

  • Lack of career development opportunities in other Nestle organisations if you come from a "developing" market (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Account Executive

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Nestlé

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Really great benefits and flexibility

    Cons

    increasingly heavy administrative burden & lack of new products


  2. excellent company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Development in Gatwick, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Development in Gatwick, England (UK)

    I worked at Nestlé

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible working, look after employees

    Cons

    fast turnover of staff within roles, if you are over 30 no chance in promotion however


  3. Learnt a lot, excellent benefits that can't be beaten, but leaving was the best career choice I could've made.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good opportunities if you are able to relocate/flexible on locations. Very sophisticated when it comes to performance management, talent and succession planning. culture depends on which area of the business you work in, but overall quite forward thinking. The employee benefits will be hard to beat anywhere, which I genuinely think is why a lot of employees choose to stay.

    Cons

    "It's not what you know, but who you know" could not be more true. Career progression it seems is predecated on personal opinion and who is in the in/out groups of a particular function. When I resigned, I was literally ignored immediately by my functional head which is quite pathetic. Don't get me wrong, Nestlé is a very good employer, with great scope to be even better, but in my opinion the management expect you to thank them for employing you, when infact there is life outside of NUK!

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees like adults and you'll earn more respect. Also, throwing money at employment issues is not the right answer and breeds a culture of ignorance and becoming risk averse.


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  5. Multinational under pressure

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Vevey (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Vevey (Switzerland)

    I have been working at Nestlé full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Vast international scale, solid business franchises, excellent reputation, and brand recognition in the marketplace.

    Cons

    Slow and conservative business style, aversion to risk, cronyism, hierarchical, business performance issues in many sectors, impaired adaptability to new business challenges

    Advice to Management

    Put your house in order, starting at the top, and create an environment that rewards performance, risk-taking, new ventures and merit.


  6. Brand manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Executive Manager in Accra (Ghana)
    Current Employee - Business Executive Manager in Accra (Ghana)

    I have been working at Nestlé full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A very Human company, with great support and investment capabilities, possibility to evolve in terms of career, jobs variety, values, international

    Cons

    Salary is probably lower than in most other competitors or companies in other sectors, speed is slow due to the size


  7. Nutrition officer in chennai

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Nutrition Officer in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Nutrition Officer in Chennai (India)

    I have been working at Nestlé full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    work life balance and great work culture

    Cons

    compensation and salaries is a concern

    Advice to Management

    earlier promotions


  8. Management

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Nestle is an excellent company to work for. The people are great - helpful, friendly and professional. Lots of opportunities to grow and experience new things. It invests in its people, many opportunities for training, and recognition for achievements. Strong leadership team.

    Cons

    There are too many priorities coming for different areas, that seem to be conflicting. Too many timelines and changing priorities.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to get to know the employees, their interests and skills. People give their best if they feel empowered and if the managers are listening to what they have to contribute.


  9. Nestle USA

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Nestlé full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good people – good benefits – great opportunities for people to advance for those who want to Pay is good

    Cons

    Tell us to be creative – but you have to do it in a very specific way There is very little work life balance – tell you take time off – but expect you to show up to meetings on your days off No one speaks up anymore for fear of not being a Team player

    Advice to Management

    Quit changing the benefit programs. Knock off the Real Recognition. NCE is a waste of time – please just let us just do our job


  10. Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Industrial Engineer in Ponda (India)
    Current Employee - Industrial Engineer in Ponda (India)

    I have been working at Nestlé full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Learnt so many things, systems are so strong, LEAN culture, very cost effective operations

    Cons

    Company's sales are going down...chocolate business in not doing good

    Advice to Management

    Pick up the business by good marketing strategies


  11. Nestles no longer what it once was

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Glendale, CA

    I have been working at Nestlé

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Used to have a great company culture.

    Cons

    Horrible pay for hours demanded. No pay increases for the many lateral promotions asked of you. Pay is extremely low for California.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the pay of your more experienced work horses rather than trying to impress those fresh out of college. Fill open positions. Everyone has absorbed at least one job in the past 6 months.



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