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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good European company but not as nice to its USA employees since most of their 330,000 employees are located in Europe

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nestlé full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Working conditions are very flexible and benefits are very nice.

    Cons

    Company is focused on overseas employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Fast paced. Work 50-60 hours per week.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nestlé

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Great people to work with. Fast paced work environment. Supportive management who listen to concerns.

    Cons

    A lot of work to be done within a 60 hour work week. Schedule can vary depending on time of month, problem with delivery truck, etc.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    No structure and antagonistic HR

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Laurel, MD
    Former Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Laurel, MD

    I worked at Nestlé full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Line level management was good to work with, however there was little structure to the organization. As a shift manager, it was more important to put out fires that occurred during the shift, rather than to meet any organizational goals long term.

    Cons

    Human resources was very antagonistic to supervisors and above. Instead of supporting management decisions, HR would act as an employees advocate, even when there was blatant and egregious violations of policy. Numerous times, HR generalists would form friendships and romantic entanglements with frontline employees, and would then shield them from any type of performance counseling

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Although the company states work life balance is important, it does little to encourage this among salaried employees. Supervisors and above were expected to always be on call, and even when assigned to a shift, mandatory meetings would be scheduled opposite this.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company with strong values

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    • 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible place to work !

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    Former Contractor - Production in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Contractor - Production in Bakersfield, CA

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

    Pros

    Team members were friendly . Never really had to break a sweat because the work really isn't hard . It's a ok job if your looking for a ok check.��

    Cons

    Management doesn't really care for their employees . Also lots of work for shirty pay . As a temp position your a nobody and easily replaceable .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They suck

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Very stressful dead end job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anderson, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anderson, IN

    I have been working at Nestlé (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The hourly are great people. The salary that are not upper are good people. Anderson can be a great facility if corporate sends an unbiased group in to evaluate.

    Cons

    Upper management does not care about anything other than making sure they look good. They are only there to pad their career no matter how many people they step on to get to the top.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember one thing you didn't get where you were if it wasn't for the hard work of the people you manage. Don't be a Manger be a leader.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Associate Development Specialist

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    Current Employee - Product Developer in Marysville, CA
    Current Employee - Product Developer in Marysville, CA

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

    Pros

    International travel, cross functional teams

    Cons

    Low pay, no advancement opportunities

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good Money but a lot of bullying goes with it.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Laurel, MD
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Laurel, MD

    I have been working at Nestlé full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Pay, 2 weeks off at the end of the year, if your a supervisor you get paid if you are an hourly employee your forced to use your vacation or get load off the last two weeks of the year.

    Cons

    Upper Management really does not care about their supervisors and it makes it hard for supervisors to do their job. Supervisors get blamed for everything and their is a lot of bullying. The hours are terrible so be prepared to got to work at 2:00 am.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The leaders at the plant need to go.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    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
  11.  

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

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    • 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 a 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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