Nestlé Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
375 Reviews
3.5
375 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is excellent, pretty laid back at retail level (in 18 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Exhausting

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    The best platform to learn and grow

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Nestlé full-time (less than an 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
  3.  

    Good Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Architect in Switzerland, SC
    Current Employee - Architect in Switzerland, SC

    I have been working at Nestlé as a contractor (more than an 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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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior IT Delivery Manager, Champion of Continuous Excellence

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Delivery Manager in Solon, OH
    Current Employee - IT Delivery Manager in Solon, OH

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

    Pros

    Ability 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.

    Cons

    Consolidation 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 ManagementAdvice

    For 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, international team

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nestlé

    Pros

    Great opportunities for career advancement

    Cons

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

    Recommends
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very satisfying experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Seller of Coffee Machine in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Seller of Coffee Machine in New York, NY

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    There weren't any cons worth mentioing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nestlé full-time

    Pros

    A lots of opportunities for working in different countries.

    Cons

    Working after hours without pay.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Stop The Intern "Flood"

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Sacramento, CA

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

    Pros

    Stable company in regards to finances. Good benefits and decent work life balance.

    Cons

    Almost 100% of promotions come from Interns. Employees with tenure are overlooked for promotion and jobs given to Interns hired for the fast track program. Nestle Purina is requiring BA degrees for all positions, even for sales reps who are basically merchandisers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your Interns are NOT the only talent to promote from. Your Interns tend not to stay to long with this company after they get that promotion. The company wants their employees to compete and often climb on their fellow employees to get that promotion

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great if you can get hired on

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Ice Cream Mover in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Ice Cream Mover in Fort Wayne, IN

    I worked at Nestlé as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good work atmosphere. Good pay.

    Cons

    Have to go through a Staff agency to get in.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Was way better 5 years ago.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA

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

    Pros

    Culture, People, large International exposure

    Cons

    Senior management, extremely political, process before people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be transparent, stop management by fear, recognize people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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