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Nestlé USA Overview

Arlington, VA
1001 to 5000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Consumer Products 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

  • Our most recent pay equity analysis found that salaries for male & female Nestlé USA employees have reached a 1:1 gender pay equity, reflecting our commitment to being transparent & accountable in our efforts to create a more diverse & inclusive Nestlé.

    Nestlé USA is Building a Better Workplace for Women

    The Nestlé we know today wouldn't exist without Clementine Therese Ehemant. After Clementine's husband, Henri Nestlé, invented an infant cereal to save a neighbor's malnourished child in 1867, she began to market and distribute the cereal beyond their home in Switzerland.

  • We're proud to be named the number one Consumer Food Products company by Fortune Magazine!

    The World's Most Admired Companies for 2019

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Nestlé USA – Why Work For 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.

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.




 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.

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    "Great culture with tons of opportunity!"

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    Nestle provides an open and inclusive environment that provides accelerated career growth opportunities, excellent work life balance & flexibility, and the ability to impact business results quickly. The Cleveland Campus in particular has experienced a tremendous of growth in the last 1.5 years, providing a lot of opportunities for both internal and external candidates. I am so excited to see all the growth that has happened for our campus, company & our people!


    Nestle is undergoing a great deal of change at the moment that requires all of us to work in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment. For some they thrive in this type of atmosphere, while others can find it frustrating and daunting.

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Nestlé USA Photos

Nestlé USA photo of: Nestlé USA employees in the HUB (kitchen area) at our new Headquarters.
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Nestlé USA photo of: An open staircase connects all floors at Nestlé USA Headquarters.
Nestlé USA photo of: Open work areas with a view of the nation's capital.
Nestlé USA photo of: Chameleon Cold-Brew is on tap in the Nestlé USA Headquarter's HUBs (kitchen areas).
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Nestlé USA Interviews



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    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Nestlé USA (Chicago, IL) in October 2016.


    Phone interview over the summer, met in person at fall career fair, called to final round interviews in Chicago. Final round included 3 30 minute interviews, each with one or two Nestle employees. Awesome overall experience, especially for an internship interview process.

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Nestlé USA Awards & Accolades

  • 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
  • World's Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 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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