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Nestlé USA Overview

Arlington, VA
1001 to 5000 employees
Nestlé
1866
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Food & Beverage Manufacturing
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Nestlé is committed to enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future--for individuals and families, for our thriving and resilient communities, and for the planet. We are continuously evolving our product portfolio to meet changing consumer needs ... Read more

Mission: We’re enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future.

Company Updates

  • Domestic violence victims shouldn't have to leave their pets behind. That’s why Purina and RedRover have launched the Purple Leash Project to increase the number of pet friendly domestic violence shelters in the US.

  • Nestlé Pure Life's new DC Super Hero bottles are made from 100% rPET and are 100% recyclable, including the cap. Additionally, once the bottle is finished, kids can shine a flashlight through the bottle which projects a symbol onto the wall. The collection is the perfect choice for every occasion as a healthy alternative to sugary drinks.

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Nestlé USA – Why Work With Us?


Foods people love. Brands people trust. And a career that nourishes your future like no other.

We’re the food and beverage company behind lots of your favorites like Stouffer’s, Nesquik, Toll House, Lean Cuisine, and Häagen-Dazs, as well as new discoveries like Sweet Earth and Chameleon Cold-Brew coffee. Our business is innovating faster than ever and we’re always looking to find new ways to delight consumers while contributing to  families, communities, and the planet.

Since 1886, when Henri Nestlé founded our company on the success of a life-saving infant cereal, Nestlé has been committed to creating opportunities to bring value to the world. Today, we're in more than 300 locations in 36 states in the U.S. and joining our team can give you more opportunity than ever to make an impact.

 

Grow Your Career

Our dynamic structure allows us to provide the resources and support of a large global company, while leveling the layers of authority. As a professional here, our structure gives you more access to different parts of the organization, enabling you to contribute in a way that is meaningful to you.

Your growth is supported through cross-functional training, financial assistance for education expenses, development assignments, mentorship, and an enormous curriculum of in-house expert training.  We also offer regional and global dedicated training programs, and HR, Finance, Engineering, and Marketing development rotational programs, so there's no shortage of ways to grow and reach your potential. 

For us, training is more than just a transfer of know-how and skill development. It’s about each of our employees having the support to do and be their best.  

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Who We Are

Work in a Collaborative Environment

At Nestlé USA, our employees are proud to be a part of a supportive, engaging, and a culturally rich environment. Employees are encouraged to bring their whole-selves to work, and enjoy sharing about their lives across our locations. Cross-functional teams come together to cover every aspect of launching our products and caring for our brands and consumers, and new structures like internal incubators help our employees innovate better than ever before. Check out the Stouffer's FitKitchen team to learn more.

 

 

Make Your Mark

If you’re driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, Nestlé USA is the place for you. We're in 97% of American homes, and we're leading the industry to make foods more nutritious, offer more options, strengthen the communities where we operate, and reduce our environmental and climate impact. Joining the Nestlé team means that you can have an impact on an enormous scale. Whether that means getting a nutritious meal to families around the country, helping extend a progressive parental leave policy to 50,000+ employees, or converting production facilities to using 80% clean renewable energy, you'll know that you've had an incredible impact.

 

How will you feed your success?

Nourish your future at Nestlé USA. 

Our purpose is enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. We want to help shape a better world by inspiring people to live healthier lives, engaging in communities, and reducing our environmental footprint. When you join us, you'll not only work on meaningful projects that enhance your experience and support your career goals, you’ll also be making a tangible and positive impact for our consumers around the world. With the brands you know—and the opportunities that only a global leader can provide—your education and passion will take on real-world significance.

Our interns and trainees are supported by mentors and leaders across the organization, providing exposure to cross-functional collaboration and insight into the end-to-end process of helping our products come to life.  We believe in equipping and supporting interns and trainees as classroom knowledge is applied to a professional setting, allowing you to be challenged, grow your credentials, and have ownership of your work and accomplishments. 

Search our university and trainee opportunities and discover how you can make an impact across your communities and the globe when you join Nestlé USA.

 

PROGRAMS

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 Our internships give you hands-on experience that will help you develop your skills and explore your career interests. You’ll also get valuable mentoring and feedback from managers and other leaders at Nestlé.

 

 If you’re a graduating senior, our trainee programs will help you launch your career. These multiyear opportunities give you experience across numerous locations and functional areas, helping you to network, build your leadership skills and pursue a career path that fits you perfectly.

 About to graduate college, but not seeing an opportunity that fits your interests? We also have entry-level sales positions that may be a match for your interests.

 

Nestlé USA Reviews

  • Featured Review

    "Amazing Company with Great People, Values and Endless Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Solon, OH
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Solon, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nestlé USA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I have loved working for Nestle USA. I have been with the company for 5.5 years and have worked in 4 different locations in various different roles and functions. I have really enjoyed all of the people I have worked with and the great opportunities that have been presented to me. The company's values are also very well aligned to mine, which makes me proud to work toward achieving our objectives.

    Cons

    The only con is that the company is so large that it sometimes bogs down the decision making process. The company is doing a lot of work to improve this and really enable all employees. We will continue to get better in this area and it's exciting to see us move the needle.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to ideas, thoughts and opinions that differ from your own. Seek out a diverse team to surround yourself with people who can challenge, innovate and drive continuous improvement in all areas of the business.

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Nestlé USA Interviews

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    Associate Brand Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oakland, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Nestlé USA (Oakland, CA) in May 2010.

    Interview

    Interviewed with Nestle about a month ago. Had an excellent experience from the first contact through the last. I felt that they respected me as a candidate, which is different from other companies I've interviewed with recently. I did get the impression that they preferred a local candidate.

    Seemed like an excellent culture, very NorCal. Nestle is a company that I would gladly interview with again.

    Interview Questions

    • I hadn't thought about this question beforehand "Tell me about a time when you found an error in a team member's work. How did you handle it?   Answer Question
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Nestlé USA Awards & Accolades

  • World’s Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2019
  • Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index, Bloomberg, 2019
  • Company of the Year, Food Dive, 2018
  • The 25 Most Loved Brands, Morning Consult, 2018
  • The 50 Most Innovative Companies, Boston Consulting Group, 2018
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

Registered Apprenticeships

Offers federal/state recognized on-the-job training program(s)

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