Nestlé USA Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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  1. customer service

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nestlé USA

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

    Pros

    good envioment love the working there

    Cons

    no challeng just come to work and do your job

    Advice to Management

    keep up the professionalism

  2. innovation at Nestle

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President/GM in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President/GM in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Opportunity for innovation and creativityy

    Cons

    Bureaucratic encumberence that inhibits innovation

    Advice to Management

    Take and reward risk. Think outside the current portfolios.

  3. Great Company> Hate I left

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nestlé USA

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

    Pros

    Great Company hate i left

    Cons

    No Cons really good company

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  5. Typical Bakersfield Experience for all Salary Positions

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bakersfield, CA

    I have been working at Nestlé USA full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Never a dull moment around here; there is always something to do. Lots of interesting and diverse projects to complete, also this is the largest ice cream facility in the world. Nestle offers lots of career advancement options for those that are willing to move.

    Cons

    At my facility there is poor management/leadership. The supervisors spend little to no time on the floor so it is run mostly by group/crew leaders. There is a seriously lack of team work here and it feels like people will actively spend more time trying to get out of assisting you than it would take for them to just do their job and assist you. Out of the 9 top Leadership Team members I would say only 4 of them are competent at their job, and out of those 4 only 2 of them are decent human beings that are approachable/reasonable.

    Also, there is a culture of bullying that is reinforced by plant management. This place has at times a borderline hostile working environment due to the bullying.

    Advice to Management

    Fire employees that are incompetent, especially the superiors and managers that cannot or will not do their jobs. Its ridiculous and embarrassing that you keep managers and supervisors around that everyone ones are incompetent.

    Facilitate a more friendly and team based approach to running the plant instead of playing the blame game and allowing employees to openly attach each other in meetings.

  6. Great company needs better leadership

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Development Representative in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Development Representative in Chicago, IL

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good mobility, collaborative teams, good training and great people

    Cons

    Lack of initiative, struggling brands, job security

    Advice to Management

    When you have young talent develop and train employees better. Upper management could be a little more selfless

  7. Nestle used to be a great company to work for

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    Former Employee - Manager in Jonesboro, AR
    Former Employee - Manager in Jonesboro, AR

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

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

    Pros

    Nestle has great benefits and a retirement plan that is not so common today. The company is in good shape financially.

    Cons

    Work life balance is spoken about frequently but doesn't really exist. The management has a very controlling and non-trusting mindset. If they want your opinion they will give it to you. This is not a learning organization and I would not recommend it to anyone.

    Advice to Management

    Get managers that have some leadership skills and who care about their employees.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Do not treat employee's that well, very secretive about EVERYTHING, no matter how small the issue is.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Los Angeles, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Most of the people I work with are great, great to work alongside.

    Cons

    Company say's that your family is the most important thing, does not practice what they say. Overloaded, not compensated for it very well. They overwork your body until you get hurt & then wonder why your hurt. LOT"S of strain on your back,shoulders etc. The company wants you to be straight forward & honest with them but they don't do it in return. They continuously cut your commission so in the end your basically working for almost nothing,in order to make anything you have to be willing to work 14-15 hour day's & that's just to make what you should be earning.

    Advice to Management

    Be willing to get out & do some work, if that means hopping on a truck to do a route because someone calls in sick, just do it. Don't leave the person high & dry so they have to do 2 routes in 1 day,just to catch up. Management used to be there for you 7-8 years ago,now they just distance themselves from the non managers.

  9. Inconsistent

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at Nestlé USA

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, 401K. Scenic location.

    Cons

    Inconsistent leadership, unclear career path development options. Limited growth potential in terms of salary and chance for upward movement.

    Advice to Management

    Don't allow unethical practices to continue in departments. Reward hard work accordingly, by not allowing employees to float in a messy quagmire of impossible rating systems, which will never pan out in the employees favor.

  10. Helpful (2)

    Mixed emotions about recommending this company to others.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate Employee in Solon, OH
    Current Employee - Corporate Employee in Solon, OH

    I have been working at Nestlé USA

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

    Pros

    Large, global company provides Jobs around the world and Opportunities to advance. Professional culture. Decent salary and compensation. Nice paid time off compensation. Safe environment and working conditions.

    Cons

    The US division is going through new structure changes to become LEAN. Departments are downsizing personnel however increasing workloads and expectations.

    Employees, not referring to management, are working longer hours, taking work home for the evenings and weekends, logging on during days off and on pto so our work doesn't bury us. There is no work / life balance anymore.

    It's very hard to keep up to date on all the policy changes. It's fantastic that Nestle has well written policies but they change to often. Often the changes are communicated via email and the official policies or SOP's don't get updated for months.

    Big organizational changes are not well thought out. Often these changes are discussed for a year however critical issues are glazed over leaving personnel without clear direction.

    I used to feel really proud about working for Nestle and my department. However, over the past few years I've seen so much talent leave and so many employees who have been with Nestle for decades just frustrated over the changes. It's really become hard to do a fantastic job and feel proud of the work.

    Advice to Management

    Please stop promoting employees to management who are clearly not great people managers or who don't work well work their team.

    There are issues with HR too. There is no such thing as a private conversation with HR. They always report back to management about conversations with employees.

  11. Account manager

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nestlé USA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Able to work from home

    Cons

    Pay was not competitive for position, leadership changes and no clear direction

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