Nestlé Waters North America

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Nestlé Waters North America Reviews

Updated August 6, 2014
Updated August 6, 2014
120 Reviews

3.1
120 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Everyone leaves the office by 5:30pm so it provides great work-life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • good pay, good benefits (if you are full time), exciting work environment (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance has suffered as consolidations have taken place (in 8 reviews)

  • Often work long hours 12-14 hours (in 10 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Dynamic, engaging company

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    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst

    Pros

    Good salary, benefits, work-life balance. Great opportunity to learn from long tenure employees. Great technology, up to date. Strong managers/ VP's.

    Cons

    Tightly managed budget which causes elimination of positions to create others. Office culture in Stamford is a bit stuffy, could be more laid back. Much to absorb quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider a less formal culture at Stamford.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Ok

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Goood Pay, a lot of overtime.

    Cons

    Hard Work., Supervisors expect that you work any day of the week, they scheduled you on your days off without consulting you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good Job, but company focus too much on adding diversity in leadership, creates discrimination in one respect.

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    Former Employee - Blowmold Supervisor  in  Hollis Center, ME
    Former Employee - Blowmold Supervisor in Hollis Center, ME

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits, challenging and self rewarding by sense of accomplishment. Good direction from Supervisory level to hourly employees.

    Cons

    Too much focus on adding diversity and women in leadership, management inconsistent with course of direction from corporate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at plant and department management levels of Poland Spring facilities, bias in their views, character questions and trust issues from both hourly and supervisors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a Company for NON WHITES.

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    Former Employee - No Need to Mention  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - No Need to Mention in New York, NY

    Pros

    Salary is okay. Benefits are decent. However, NWNA is not making much profits, therefore, every year the Company is cutting back on benefits. More out of pocket expenses for the employees.

    Cons

    Total discrimination. Only white folks can get promoted, even if they do not have the qualifications for the job. Non Whites have to work the hardest with the longest hours and remain on the lowest pay scales. Non whites cannot expect a promotion. Promotions are only for whites.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The competition is hurting them and will continue to hurt them. They do not have the right management to over come that. They may feel that they are making two steps forward, but, in reality, they are making three steps backwards. They may feel that they are adding new customers. But, they are only churning their own customers. The Company does not practice what it preaches.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    it was ok, hard work

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    Former Employee - RSR  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - RSR in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    They helped me get my cdl

    Cons

    Selling and heavy lifting all day

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need AC in trucks. we live in a city where it gets hot.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Employed for over five years

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    Current Employee - Unit Leader  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Unit Leader in New York, NY

    Pros

    This is a Team environment

    Cons

    Often work long hours 12-14 hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    leverage your relationship building skills

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Committed to building a strong culture in a challenging business environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    In some positions there are flexible work schedules and the culture is sensitive to family issues and work/life balance. The pay is competitive. There are many long term employees - 10, 20, 25 years of service, which says a lot about stability and workplace satisfaction. Lots of smart, talented, dedicated people work at NWNA. A wellness culture is highly promoted, giving employees an opportunity to improve their overall health.

    Cons

    Management positions are entrenched with long term employees comfortable with their positions, making advancement for newer employees difficult. Although strides are being made towards more fair employee performance reviews, the process for advancement is still political and subjective. Management is struggling to meet current business challenges due to a highly competitive category. The organization is lean and has to do more with less.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue working towards more fair employee reviews and promotions. Avoid the tendency of too much centralization of leadership, culture, and ideas from Stamford. The company was built regionally and there are good ideas and leaders out in the field. Keep fighting the good fight against low cost competitors. Be more aggressive with promoting the higher margin products. Bring advertising and marketing campaigns to fruition faster and place more focus on diversity in the ads. Adopt best practices from sister Nestle companies which achieve better business results than you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    IT summer internship!

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    Former Employee - IT Intern  in  Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - IT Intern in Stamford, CT

    Pros

    NWNA is an amazing company with an amazing atmosphere. My internship experience was amazing everyone was so helpful and I learned so much.

    Cons

    They don't have a lot of room to hire interns, so it doesn't really lead to a full time job very often unless you are lucky

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Overall great company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL

    Pros

    At first it was happy team atmosphere and nice bonuses. Family values.

    Cons

    Kept adding to our job and started micro managing our work via handheld computers(which could be due those few who abuse the system) but it became very stressful and the job was no longer enjoyable.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unit Leader

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great having Nestle on your resume. Nice bonus If you hit it.

    Cons

    No clear direction and zero accountability. Too many hours. Never get an update as to how the company is doing as a whole. Bonus is a mystery until you get it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your employees instead of working them like dogs. Great product, horrible management.

    Negative Outlook

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