Nestlé Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
363 Reviews
3.5
363 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 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior IT Delivery Manager, Champion of Continuous Excellence

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    Current Employee - IT Delivery Manager  in  Solon, OH
    Current Employee - IT Delivery Manager in Solon, OH

    I have been working at Nestlé full-time for 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
  2. 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
  3.  

    Was way better 5 years ago.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA

    I have been working at Nestlé full-time for 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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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very satisfying experience

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    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 for less than a 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
  6.  

    Good company

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    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
  7.  

    Stop The Intern "Flood"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Leader  in  Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Nestlé full-time for 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
  8.  

    Great if you can get hired on

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    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 for less than a 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
  9.  

    A place for people with ambitions

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nestlé

    Pros

    Tasks are challenging and there are several career path for employees with talent.

    Cons

    Most of the jobs are shared-service which is mostly operations. NCE creates for work-load.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    No Room for Growth

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse Operator  in  DeKalb, IL
    Current Employee - Warehouse Operator in DeKalb, IL

    I have been working at Nestlé full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Vacation time
    Benefits
    Lots of overtime if you want it

    Cons

    Pay
    Lack of Management skill
    Don't promote from within

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs people skills and also a clue on how to do things

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Zurich, MT
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Zurich, MT

    I have been working at Nestlé full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    training promotions, perks, culture, well

    Cons

    worklife is balanced, personal growth is good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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