Nestlé USA Reviews

Updated July 20, 2015
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Nestlé USA Chairman and CEO Paul Grimwood
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Pros
  • Work/Life balance is typically good overall (in 31 reviews)

  • Good benefits with a good pension plan (in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • There id no home work life balance (in 28 reviews)

  • 60-80 weekly no work life balance (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great place to learn

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Glendale, CA

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

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Learned a lot and had a lot of opportunities to do a lot of different things given it is such a large company. World class processes and tools.

    Cons

    Advancement is limited to those willing to relocate.


  2. First class company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Glendale, CA

    I have been working at Nestlé USA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Nestle is a great company to work for. Excellent approach to business excellence and best in class operations with full commitment to customers, employees and the community.

    Cons

    Sometimes slow in decision making but that is shared among big organizations.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the orchestrated management approach of cascading organizational values, best practices and vision.


  3. Helpful (4)

    Declining Morale

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

    I have been working at Nestlé USA full-time

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

    Pros

    Worlds largest food and beverage company

    Cons

    Declining morale across Nestle USA. Lots of turnover in the marketing ranks.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Associate Brand Manager

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

    I worked at Nestlé USA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work with Amazing People, top notch training and excellence. Extremely challenging work environment but very rewarding.

    Cons

    Be ready to work your tail off, long hours when needed and travel as well. Can be switched from marketing to sales rotations, but this is a good thing since you get a good perspective of the entire selling process. Must drink the "koolaid " to rise the ranks.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on career growth.


  6. Traditional CPG training ground

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent training for those interested in traditional CPG foundation

    Cons

    Normal big company bureacracy, politics and managing up. Can be very time-consuming and political unless you find some mentors and learn how to navigate.


  7. Helpful (9)

    A bad place to work unless you love workplace politics and back stabbing

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

    I worked at Nestlé USA

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

    Pros

    Not much really besides a pension and okay PTO policy if you were from a legacy company

    Cons

    I worked for this company for 7 years so carefully consider the below: 1. Promotions are given to the people who are the pets of management no regard for qualifications/skill set. 2. People with literally zero people skills are promoted even when their prior projects were deemed complete failures 3. If you are not willing to move forget being promoted. Same applies if you are not a woman and/or minority. 4. Literally years passed and not a single male with high qualifications was promoted while extremely unskilled others promoted several times within a year. 5. Pay raises don't even pace inflation @ 2% per annum 6. Bonus payouts are randomly awarded 7. HR department is useless and grows by the minute 8. Leadership only looks out for themselves not their people and will throw away employees within even blinking. 9. You have to be on the short list or you will never get a bonus and/or merit. Ranking process is a joke and is not transparent 10. Some Directors are literally the worst people managers I have ever seen in a professional workplace 11. Sharing new approaches to things is talked about but when you share it is frowned upon unless it agrees with management's view on the topic. 12. Surprised some parts of management have the mental faculties to get out of bed in the morning let alone lead 13. All people are essentially expendable to this company nothing is sacred/valued

    Advice to Management

    You need to eliminate/replace entire layers at the VP and director level to get rid of deeply rooted despots because they are ruining the company from the bottoms up and it will not end until they are removed from the company (I am not talking about giving them a role in Vevey either I mean eliminate them from the GAL)


  8. Project Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Glendale, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Really good genuine people. Work/life balance can be achieved. Direct impact to company bottom line. Great opportunities for growth and development but it takes initiative and hard work.

    Cons

    Huge organization that is very complex matrix. Can be difficult to navigate.

    Advice to Management

    Internal movement is huge, but sometimes you need outside talent with different perspective to spark internal innovation and healthy competition.


  9. Helpful (3)

    Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Glendale, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Smart, fun people. Work hard, play hard Great female leader in the division--caring and the best innovator Good pay and benefit

    Cons

    Company was restructured and now slow, complex, process over performance, chaotic Lack of trsut and condescending at the very top No bench and talent management is non-existent at this large company

    Advice to Management

    Tone down the arrogance and let your senior leaders run their business; divisions know what they're doing Shrink the bureaucrat and corporate functions


  10. Helpful (1)

    Best Vested Company for Employees

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Glendale, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    In my time @ Nestlé, the management model was if one treats an employee well the company will naturally do well from the motivation within. They did treat employees well (from what I observed in 5 years and they continued to do well in the public opinion market.

    Cons

    Somehow enhance opportunities for advancement of those in office support positions


  11. Helpful (4)

    Slow to adapt, at-risk of becoming irrelevant to consumers

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA

    I have been working at Nestlé USA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work-life balance People are friendly Benefits are decent i would recommend working here as long as you know what you are getting into

    Cons

    Slow to act & adapt Strong emphasis on employees needing to move cities in order to advance Limited career advancement opportunities (especially if not mobile), flat organization Company is not keeping pace with the trends that are changing the industry Risk averse which limits innovation and new ideas Focused on profits to the extreme and to the detriment of office environment Do not count on the bonus

    Advice to Management

    Show more appreciation for the employees who are working hard for minimal reward. There is a lot more competition for employees these days and Nestle needs to focus on retaining top-talent.



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