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Nestlé Waters North America Overview

Stamford, CT
5001 to 10000 employees
1986
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Manufacturing
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Our company history starts in 1976, when we introduced Perrier® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water in North America. That brand launched a generation of bottled water drinkers, and as bottled water became the beverage of choice for active, health-minded individuals, we ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to help people lead better lives by drinking better.

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Nestlé Waters North America – Why Work For Us?


As the nation’s largest bottled water company, Nestlé Waters North America is behind many of the leading domestic and imported brands sold throughout the United States and Canada. Alongside a varied range of bottled water and tea products, our success relies on our talented team of people. Each and every day, their individual elements combine to help us achieve incredible things together – with the kind of strength, energy and integrity that you’re unlikely to find anywhere else.

The Company Behind the Brands


Our company history starts in 1976, when we introduced Perrier® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water in North America. That brand launched a generation of bottled water drinkers, and as bottled water became the beverage of choice for active, health-minded individuals, we sought to bring together quality regional bottlers to meet that demand. 

Today, our bottled water and tea portfolio is more than 15 brands strong, and we continue to lead the industry with the highest standards in quality for purified water – ensuring healthy hydration for generations to come.

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Be Proud of the Work You Do

At Nestlé Waters North America, we’re a competitive business that also understands the importance of how business is conducted. We hire people who are dedicated to producing high quality products and who share our Aspirations and Beliefs – a set of principles that everyone in our organization follows. We strive to act responsibly in our business and workforce practices, to be good stewards of the environment and to be a good neighbor in the communities where we live and work.

Aspirations

We aspire to be the best company in the beverage industry.

We do this by:

  • Building Customer Loyalty
  • Inspiring Employee Passion and Commitment
  • Consistently Achieving Our Key Business Objectives
  • Acting with an Entrepreneurial Company Spirit
  • Constantly Improving Our Company and Ourselves

Beliefs

Our beliefs provide a framework for decision-making and guide individual actions on a daily basis. They are at the heart of what we do and who we are.

We believe in:

  • Respect for People, Community and the Environment
  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Teamwork

Support for Your Career Growth

When you work for Nestlé Waters, you’ll have the support you need to reach your professional goals. Wherever you begin your career with us – whether in Sales, Customer Service, Delivery, Engineering or Marketing – you’ll have access to professional development programs and a clear path to success. Together with your managers and colleagues, you’ll take an active role in mapping out your future and working to achieve milestones along the way. 

We’re In This Together

We believe in and trust our employees to do great things for our customers, the environment, the community and each other. In return for your passion and dedication, we are committed to helping you achieve career success with us by:

  • Educating everyone on our unique culture through the Beginning the Journey program

Building, refining, and managing people and systems that are consistent with our Aspirations and Beliefs and our strategic directions, including:

  • Performance Development
  • 360-degree Feedback
  • Succession Planning
  • Developing and building a deep bench of leadership talent within the organization
  • Providing learning opportunities that build everyone's skills and capabilities

We’re Proud of Your Service

Nestlé Waters offers numerous opportunities to veterans of the U.S. military, helping them use their unique training and skills to build a new, successful career. We’ll help you transition to civilian employment while providing a culture that allows you to thrive in the workplace. 

Nestlé Waters Values U.S. Veterans


Flexibility for Military Requirements

We know that training obligations and calls to active service are an important priority. You’ll have the support and benefit programs you need to continue fulfilling your military responsibilities, from annual reserve training to answering a call to active duty.



Picture Your Future

If you’re currently in college or recently graduated and ready to explore what your future holds, Nestlé Waters can offer you possibilities in many career areas, including Sales, Marketing, Engineering, Customer Service and Delivery. Whatever direction you choose to pursue, you'll have the chance to transform your education into an experience that's truly special.

A Healthy Career From the Start

Some graduates are driven by the head. Others by the heart. At Nestlé Waters, you’ll have the chance to grow in both these areas – to develop professionally and personally, intellectually and emotionally.

Whether you join us on our Sales, Marketing, Engineering, Customer Service or Delivery division, you’ll get to the heart of one of our key business areas. You’ll begin to understand the core workings of the world’s healthy hydration company. 

You’ll discover that our entry-level positions have some common characteristics. Individual responsibility and autonomy are facts of life here. So while you’ll benefit from best-in-class training, you’ll need the drive to make the most of our formal development and on-the-job training.

Excelling here means sharing our passion for enhancing lives; it means taking ownership of your future and remaining open to the unique learning opportunities that will come your way. We encourage our people to view their career as a journey. There are ongoing opportunities here to step up, broaden your exposure or deepen your skills. 



Nestlé Waters Route Sales Delivery Drivers are more than just drivers. For many of our consumers, they are the face of the brand. Beyond delivering each consumer’s pre-ordered items, our drivers form relationships with our consumers and provide suggestions for other popular products. For this reason, we consider our Route Sales team an extension of our customer service.




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    Pros

    The biggest pro to working 12-hour shifts for me is that I only end up working 3-4 nights a week so you get a lot of time off each month that a normal 8-5 gig wouldn't allow you to do.

    You get 40 hours of sick time for the year, which sounds good until you realize that that too is only 3.3 days worth because of the 12-hour shifts. And you'll still get those occurrence points against you for being responsible and calling out when you're sick and contagious.

    Cons

    When it comes time to use vacation/sick time you get royally jipped. Each employee gets 80 hours to start when full time; 40 vaca and 40 personal/sick. But working 12hr shifts, that week of vacation only comes out to being 3.3 days off for the year. For an office or 8-hr shift worker, that week is a full 5 days off.

    Sick time, hah! You are only allowed 8 occurrences per rolling calendar year. Calling out is 1 point. Getting to work late/leaving early is either .5 or 1 points depending on the time. So if you're sick you're better off to just go to work and not miss any time or take the occurrence risking your job.

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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Nestlé Waters North America (Cabazon, CA).

    Interview

    They brought me in for an "interview blitz", where they bring many candidates at once. First, we were given a presentation regarding the company and the different opportunities within, followed by a tour of the facility. Then we were separated into small groups and ask to complete a task. Meanwhile someone was observing us and analyzing how we worked as a team. Finally we got our interviews, independently. There were two interviewers and first they went over my resume and ask about my education, work experience, extracurriculars, etc. Then they ask a series of behavioral questions. The interview portion lasted about an hour.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about a time when you failed to meet expectations and how you went about resolving it.   Answer Question
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