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Nestlé USA Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
385 Reviews
3.4
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Nestlé USA Chairman & CEO Paul Grimwood
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135 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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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Beware

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    • 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
  2.  

    Great company...great people...professional environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    This is a very well managed company, and people are professional, minimal politics compared to other work experiences, work is challenging and many opportunities for training and growth

    Cons

    Can't think of much that would rise up as a significant issue.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    This place is a joke!!!

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    Current Employee - Class A Driver
    Current Employee - Class A Driver

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

    Pros

    the only real good thing about this place has been the benefits. they are relatively inexpensive for my whole family. the only other good thing is unless you get caught talking on a cell phone while driving you can't get fired. Seriously, one driver jack knifed his truck twice last winter, has a speeding ticket and an overweight ticket, as well as tagging the bumper of a car as he made an illegal left turn and he still has a job.

    Cons

    This company has no value in it's employees. There have been too many changes to occur with little to no thought given to the potential ramifications and the rumor mill is ridiculous. The company is divided between the transportation and sales teams, and the sales management looks down on the other departments. They venerate sales to the point of malicious lies and their intent is clear that transportation and warehouse are just lackey's for them and treated as second class citizens. the equipment is absolute garbage and it's no wonder the CSA scores have suffered for it. Most sales people are not getting a full 40 hour week and morale is the lowest here than any other company for which I have worked. They recently outsourced their entire transportation team to ELC, for lower pay and the terrible benefits. They also only gave employees less than a month's notice and the severance is contingent on staying through the end of the month. Not that it matters because the severance is only paid up to 6 years of service and is almost laughable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote from within, and start treating people with respect. Your company slogan is "Good Food, Good Life" but that must only be for the shareholders. Stop hanging carrots in front of people with your false promises and lies about potential upward mobility, there is none here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 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 a 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very complex and challenging environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nestlé USA

    Pros

    It's a very complex and challenging environment, it's a quite globalized environment that offer the opportunity to work with many different people around the world.

    Cons

    Globalized environment sometimes makes things to go slower.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation can be better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Global company, global thinking

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    Current Employee - Edy's Ice Cream Maker I in Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - Edy's Ice Cream Maker I in Fort Wayne, IN

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

    Pros

    The pay is good, benefits are great, and the company is strong.

    Cons

    Depending on area you work in geographically the pay can be as different as $6 or higher per hour than someone working for the same company an hour away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If they are going say that it is across all plants then it needs to be across all plants. Not just change because someone is getting their feelings hurt.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company, awesome work experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 a 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. 4 people found this helpful  

    toxic environment, low morale!

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    Former Employee - Mid-management in Lawrenceville, GA
    Former Employee - Mid-management in Lawrenceville, GA

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

    Pros

    Great people, great background. Company run very efficiently. Minimal investments in equipment and brands translates into great profits.

    Cons

    The literal musical chairs are played around with top management, same names changing titles. Diversity is almost non existent and discouraged. Values are poor, selling organization weak. Poor morale, everybody is avoiding being on the next job elimination list.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring diversity of ideas and styles, truly recognize talent (not just new hires). Build your brands don't just harvest them if the goal is to lead long term.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent company who will let you go as far as your passion and skill will take you

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Industrial Engineer in North Amityville, NY
    Current Employee - Industrial Engineer in North Amityville, NY

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to make an impact, travel and build professional and technical skills

    Cons

    Long hours with not enough resources, like most places, but this gives you more opportunity to excel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    .Consider work life balance more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Not bad

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Lansing, MI

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

    Pros

    Great pay, decent morale, and a very independent job

    Cons

    Mostly commission but also can be in your favor at times. CDL position so be prepared for lots of paperwork.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More support in the field less in the office

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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