Nestlé USA

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Nestlé USA Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
362 Reviews
3.4
362 Reviews
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Nestlé USA Chairman & CEO Paul Grimwood
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129 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company to work for!

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    • 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
  2.  

    Good company, long hours.

    Former Employee - Sales Planner
    Former Employee - Sales Planner

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

    Pros

    World class brand. Good reputation, strong name.

    Cons

    Long hours. Political at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow youth more leadership opportunities. Need talent for the future.

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A good company that offers training for college graduates.

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Representative

    I worked at Nestlé USA (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I learned the skills required to start a successful sales career.

    Cons

    The competencies and goals set by management changed and have become unrealistic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set realistic goals by utilizing meaningful sales data, Instead of creating extra overlay tools that show the same data twice.

    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, but needs to focus on their people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Large company with international and domestic growth potential. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Lack of work life balance and not enough focus on caring for employees and retention. I often did not feel like my work or efforts were valued.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Unprofessional

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Solon, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Solon, OH

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

    Pros

    Big company with name recognition. Helps to build resume. Decent attempt at being sustainable. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Unprofessional environment - within department. The higher up people in executive positions display much more class and professionalism. Not flexible at all with hours and time. Not a family oriented company. Not loyal to its employees. Around 50% of the company in this location is contracted employees who are treated poorly. No room for growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great organization, fast-paced environment!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Sales Leader in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - District Sales Leader in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    People, benefits, perks such such as company car and fuel card, amazing managment team. You truly manage your own business. You have the opportunity to directly manage 10-15 people, and for young people like me, a position like this can take years to attain in other organizations. This is Leadership School!

    Cons

    Difficult hours; the business literally runs 24/7.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software QA Lead in Chatsworth, CA
    Former Employee - Software QA Lead in Chatsworth, CA

    I worked at Nestlé USA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, Pension, 401K, Medical is cheap, Lots of location in USA [ good if you are in manufacturing side ]

    Cons

    Last few years many organizational restructure going on, in IT field growth is limited, specially many of the positions moved to India.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nestle as a whole company should have same goal [ex Purina, Arrowhead, Garber, Dryers Ice Cream]

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Nestle Dreyer's Ice Cream

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA

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

    Pros

    Work life balance for the most part

    Cons

    Lots of on going change which caused disruption
    Very corporate since Nestle has taken over

    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nestlé USA

    Pros

    Great work environment! Great people!

    Cons

    I have no cons at this time.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Beware

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

    I have been working at Nestlé USA full-time

    Pros

    Every day is a challenge because processes change daily. The office temperature is reasonable. The facilities are mostly well kept. Lazy employees get paid to spend their days socializing and complaining about their workload instead of tackling it. The managers here are all micromanagers, so no worry about doing your job wrong, they'll watch you do it and then follow up that you did it. If you are friends with the right people, and you don't rock the boat, you can have a long career here.

    Cons

    There are micromanagers and politics galore here. Don't bother coming here unless you specialize in butt-kissery. They hire and promote friends over more qualified candidates. Nearly all office positions are exempt. They don't know what exempt actually means, so a common saying here is that you're hired for a job, which includes the phrasing that the job includes any and all other tasks as assigned. Thus if you are great at your job and get done timely, they will find more for you to do, rather than letting you only work 40 hours. They do this so you're forced to work more than 40 hours per week every week for only 40 hours of pay. They deny this during interviews. There is really high burnout and turnover here, whether it is actually quitting or moving laterally or demoting. Everyone wants out of certain divisions within NBS (except the shady butt-kisser favorites who do well there). Don't expect to be paid or treated fairly here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop promoting the least qualified candidates and paying the lesser qualified employees more, just because they spend more time socializing with you than the high achievers with their nose to the grindstone do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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