Nestle - Prepared Foods Division

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Nestle - Prepared Foods Division Reviews

Updated August 6, 2014
Updated August 6, 2014
14 Reviews

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    I have worked with Nestle for many years moving up in the organization in Manufacturing.

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    Current Employee - Business Unit Leader  in  Solon, OH
    Current Employee - Business Unit Leader in Solon, OH

    Pros

    Great benefits and a stable work environment. Nestle shows an ability to adapt to the environment around it and show continuous improvement even when it doesn't seem like it has to.

    Cons

    Nestle does not adapt quickly to the customer's needs. Product launches are slow and frequently do not match manufacturing design capabilities in the factory.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to get back to the basics of running manufacturing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    For being the largest food company in the world, just OK.

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Solon, OH
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Solon, OH

    Pros

    Good technical and hands on training, support and mentorship.
    Good talent will get promoted within.

    Cons

    You must be mobile to get promoted (if you're good talent).
    Titles have no seniority, you can have the same title for 10 years. No way to distinguish senior employees.
    Everything is a rush! Can't remember the last project that wasn't.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Catty management and "work arguments" constantly--really kills moral.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    EPSU

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    People you work with and thats about it.

    Cons

    Management couldnt run a plant if they tryed.

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    Experience and opportunities

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    Former Employee - Ingredient Handler  in  Gaffney, SC
    Former Employee - Ingredient Handler in Gaffney, SC

    Pros

    I was able to learn a lot. The benefits are great. Great training programs.

    Cons

    Lots of favoritism. Discrimination. Unhealthy hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers did not treat people fairly.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    BIG COMPANY, BIG BRANDS, little minds

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Manager

    Pros

    powerful brands, advancement potential, international recognition and clout, investment in infrastructure of plants to make more modern and eliminate the manual tasks

    Cons

    good ole boy network- if you are a part of the network, you will do fine. If you have more progressive ideas or management style you will be singled out and pushed out. The main brands in Prepared Foods are not aligned with the new, healthy approach many in US are seeking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    embrace new management styles- build relationships, seek collaboration, and keep open doors. Move away from the command and control style with so many layers of management that senior leaders are out of touch with the employees they "manage". Refresh, rebrand, and make healthy matter in your products.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unbelievably disorganized-An organization that's successful in spite of itself

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist

    Pros

    Fair salary, above average benefits including a pension.

    Cons

    Incredibly disorganized. Each facility, even within the same organization, operates totally independently. There is no sharing of best practices or communication with others in similar roles. I was totally shocked at how each manufacturing facility operates as if it is an indepdent company (like a Mom and Pop shop).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share best practices. Encourage communications within the division, as well as the organization overall. Each plant is building their own practices, policies, and procedures, and there is terrible inconsistencies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    A good way to get some industrial experience

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    Current Employee - Ingredient Handler  in  Solon, OH
    Current Employee - Ingredient Handler in Solon, OH

    Pros

    Decent pay (depending on where you're working), great benefits. Mentally, the work isn't that hard. You get to meet all different types of people...There's is room for advancement, just a lot faster with a college degree, pretty clean environment, HR do a great job of handling problems of any sort, you can always walk up and talk to a CEO when they're around, No matter where you go, everybody think's you have a stash of chocolate or some sort of candy in your pocket lol but it's satisfying to know that everyone thinks highly of the overall brand of Nestle.

    Cons

    Smelling like food afterwards, you sometimes feel like you're at work more than you're at home, the division between management and labor workers is okay (has been getting better over the past 6 months), There's a small loop hole of accountability when it comes to the shifts changing (Ex: first shift may not get all of their work done, for whatever reason, and then when second shift comes in and something isn't right, somehow it's the second shift's fault..?..), sometimes it's a hassle working with lazy co-workers, but the work still gets done.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Great culture at Englewood office.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO

    Pros

    Energic culture made for a fun work environment.

    Cons

    No potential for career advancement

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great People, Great Environment, Great Job

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Supervisor  in  Chatsworth, CA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Chatsworth, CA

    Pros

    The people are wonderful. Everyone is helpful, knows their job and is very supportive. Work-life balance was the best of any other place I had ever worked.

    Cons

    Promotions were awarded to peers without job being posted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more creativity with maintenance budget.

    Recommends
  11.  

    Fullfilling and secure

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    Current Employee - Accounting Specialist  in  Solon, OH
    Current Employee - Accounting Specialist in Solon, OH

    Pros

    I feel proud working for such a transparent, purposeful, and well-branded company. There is security in knowing that Nestle will be around for another 100 years. The company invests in you and wants you to be successful.

    Cons

    With Nestle being such a large company, there is a lot of red tape, hierarchy, and many procedures and policies (standardizations) to keep straight and follow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some advice would be to trust in your employees to make the right choice and back them even when they make a mistake.

    Recommends

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