Nestlé USA

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Nestlé USA Reviews in Glendale, CA

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
370 Reviews
3.5
370 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Also the perks with regards to compensation and work-life balance aren't bad either (in 31 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Work/life balance is suffering because of limited resources and delays in filling openings (in 28 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Good career growth potential, but slow, bureaucratic decision making processes.

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    • 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)

    Pros

    Name recognition, good career growth potential, good work-life balance

    Cons

    big, slow moving company with lots of red tape, many processes are broken or inefficient, responsibilities between different groups are blurred, CEO makes brash decisions and motivates using fear, also established hiring and travel freeze

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be afraid to make a decision and stand by it when presenting to CEO

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Was once a great place to work

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

    I have been working at Nestlé USA

    Pros

    Great experience building company. Responsibility given to you allows for great growth.

    Cons

    Management is misaligned causing double of triple work without the appropriate staff to be effective.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure that in the matrix org the priority is clear for each business. There is no one size fits all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work for!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Glendale, CA

    I have been working at Nestlé USA full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Amazing opportunities, environment and people. Pay is good too. Gym and restaurant are great.

    Cons

    Complex organization but as expected for such a big company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poor leadership from executive management on down

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Information Technologies in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Information Technologies in Glendale, CA

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

    Pros

    Global focus. Cross functional teams

    Cons

    Career path for very few..usually European associates. Supervisors not responsible for mentoring or career pathing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no easily discernible career path. Managers have been there forever and are not leaving no matter how much or little the contribution to company success.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to Intern!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Glendale, CA

    I worked at Nestlé USA as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    I loved interning at Nestle because I was given meaningful projects (not just admin work that you can get piled on you at other CPGs), great people, great salary and housing packages available, and a great environment to work in.

    Cons

    One of the things I would have liked to see more in an internship is a focus on leadership development and opportunities post-internship.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Bloated organization with very poor company culture.

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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 USA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work/Life balance is typically good overall.
    Possibility to switch roles over time and move throughout the organization.
    Ability to move regionally within the company.
    International assignments possible, but not probable.

    Cons

    Profit-focused culture
    Employees are not recognized for their contributions financially, socially, or mentally.
    Business responds to what will have greatest effect on executive pay
    Response to any significant market dynamic is slow and well behind competition
    Health benefits were significantly cut this year.
    401K + pension plan aren't competitive versus other employers in the region/space
    Not rewarded on individual performance/contribution via bonus, only business performance.
    Zero upside for stellar work ethic and performance
    Performance evaluation targets move throughout the year based on what senior management wants to pay at bonus time.
    Pay in general is well below competition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The people are the most important thing in this organization. We need to focus on a collaborative and enjoyable culture that is rewarded for our hard work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company, awesome work experience.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Intern in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Intern in Glendale, CA

    I worked at Nestlé USA as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    I absolutely loved the experience I had with Nestle. The company values and culture truly show that Nestle is the top food and beverage company in the world. The people there are so warm and welcoming, which made it easy for me to adjust and be integrated with the team. Also the perks with regards to compensation and work-life balance aren't bad either.

    Cons

    Since it is such a large company, communication can be an issue at times. Sometimes I felt unclear on certain procedures. If this happens it's good to know the right person to talk to and ask a lot of questions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep leading by example, it is very much appreciated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    It was a good place to work. We are given the liberty to do our best based on set procedure.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Glendale, CA

    I have been working at Nestlé USA as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    We are given the liberty to do our best based on set procedure.

    Cons

    The company is outsourcing most of the business support functions. We are consultants/contractors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As contractor/consultant you are most likely stuck with your current position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good for a few years, but don't stay too long

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

    I worked at Nestlé USA full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lost of training through Neslte University. You get to work with people all over the global, which is fun. The people are generally very nice and fun. They have great benefits, including a pension and 401k match and generous PTO.

    Cons

    It is very difficult to get promotions so people tend to stay in the same jobs a long time and lose their energy/excitement. The politics in many divisions are toxic, with only people who are very good at managing up getting the good assignments. It is very hierarchical and a bit of a boys' club. They have an unnecessary focus on what people wear and how they look.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let people rot in roles - either move them up or out. Also, make sure you reward smart thinking and business results rather than political pandering.

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

    Great company for sales career

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

    I have been working at Nestlé USA full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great development program and opportunities

    Cons

    Multiple relocations are pretty much required to advance in the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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