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Nestlé Reviews

Updated June 9, 2017
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  • Needs improvement in Work/Life Balance (in 101 reviews)

  • No work life balance especially in Sales (in 27 reviews)

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  1. "Route Relief"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Relief Sales in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Relief Sales in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is ok could be better

    Cons

    Don't find out what I'm doing until Friday before the work week that starts Sunday. You will work any day of the week an most holidays.

    Advice to Management

    Hold people accountable.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Look elsewhere"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QC Specialist- Chemistry in Eau Claire, WI
    Former Employee - QC Specialist- Chemistry in Eau Claire, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nestlé full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Health benefits are amazing. Easy to get hired in the lab due to insanely high turnover rate (the highest I saw was a person a week for 3.5 months. Average is about a person every 3 weeks).
    Do not need to think or worry about work outside of shift.

    Cons

    Lab safety is nonexistant- instead of using engineering controls for hazardous fumes I was told to hold my breath. When someone spoke up, they were made a scapegoat and treated horribly.
    No place for advancement, unless willing to move to other plants.
    Management couldn't care less about the employees- you are told regularly how disposable you are.
    Harassment was rampant from supervisors.
    Beyond emails preaching Nestle core values, the values were not displayed at the plant level.
    No one was willing to take responsibility for when things went wrong, so the lowest ranked person was thrown under the bus every time.

    Advice to Management

    Fire all supervisors/management and start over. Especially in the lab.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Equipment operator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Equipment Operator in Little Chute, WI
    Former Employee - Equipment Operator in Little Chute, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Nestlé full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The pay at Nestle is good. If you like overtime there is plenty of it. That is about all that is good there.

    Cons

    Lots of forced overtime. Very little appreciation for employees. A lot of over used safety prevention paper work. Required to do so many they lose there meaning. Huge disconnect from workers and supervisors. All that matters is making money for the company share holders. HR doesn't support employees. Employees with 20+ years are quitting to find less stressful jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. So appreciation for the employees who work hard. When you work hard everyday and are treated the same as someone who tries their hardest to do nothing your hard working employees will find another job where they are appreciated.


  4. "keep looking"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Nestlé (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nestle as a worldwide company has Great benefits, lots of opportunity for advancement, opportunity for community involvement and much more

    Cons

    The Indianapolis location must be the worse case example for Nestle. Poor management, forgotten by HR, only chances for advancement is if you are in the "in crowd", no personal annual raises only market analysis which can mean that a person that has worked for 4 months can make the same as someone who has been there for 3 years.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees fairly conduct business at this location just like any other Nestle facility.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Retail Sales Representative - A miserable job!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nestlé full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company car with unlimited gas and insurance. They do not pay for your parking at night so if you live in a city good luck finding a parking spot every day!

    Cons

    The RSR role at Nestle is a horrible job reserved for poor and uneducated people. DO NOT TAKE THIS JOB IF YOU HAVE A COLLEGE DEGREE!

    The people who have this job, and the people who you will be selling to don't have college degrees and they are very rough around the edges. You should aspire to a better job if you have any drive what so ever, as this is not even a real sales job. It's a job for poor and dumb people who basically go around and try and set up candy bar or hot pocket deals to supermarket managers who simply don't care.

    There is nothing in it for you. The base salary sucks, and if you live in New York it is unlivable. Also in regards to the bonus, they make you wait a full year to get a crappy $8000 bonus (before taxes).

    Nestle has a weird thing about Safety and your manager will force you to publicly promise to be safe and show others pictures of your family to prove it. I mean like I get it, we all want to be safe, but the stuff Nestle makes you do to be safe feels like a cult.

    So basically the cons are los pay, crappy work environment that revolves around being with uneducated grocery store people who simply don't care! Bizarre company culture where your manager calls you on Saturday to remind you to be safe, and most importantly low pay with no chance to grow.

    Advice to Management

    Higher competent people to be managers, some of your managers are so rough around the edges and dumb it's u real.

    Don't bother recruiting from Universities and Colleges. All the smart people from my hiring class in 2015 have already left Nestle- I don't blame them.

    Pay more for New York.

    Pay for your New York reps to have a parking garage.

    Less group think. Admit that your food is unhealthy and junky. Hot Pockets, ice cream, and candy are fat/poor people food, NOT something the worlds "leading health and nutrition company" should be making. I call BS on Nestle for that.


  6. "Run"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Fremont, MI
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Fremont, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nestlé (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pay, cafeteria, security officers, instrument techs,1 week off/month

    Cons

    Management, safety record, back stabbing, alcoholics, no life

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your experienced operators.


  7. "This company steals water rights from communities and abuses temp services and contractors"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Prole in Anderson, IN
    Former Employee - Prole in Anderson, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They seem to treat their own people well.
    But they also employ a large number of temps. Temps are forbidden to talk to the full time employees unless spoken too, so that's a con, if you're a terrible human being and a full time employee.
    The best thing about the company is how they treat their actual employees, as long as you're willing to relocate to wherever they move their facilities in order to steal the quality water resource of the community they're stealing it from. Their CEO apparently believes that clean water access isn't a fundamental human right, so he steals it, treats it and forces you to buy it. Again, this could be a pro, if you're a terrible person.

    Cons

    Damn near impossible to attain full time position if you're a temp working for the contractor. You may get full time work for the contractor, with benefits as minimal as possible due to legality.

    Again, if you're a temp or contractor, you may as well be slave working with a bunch of of sharecroppers. Don't talk to the full time nestle people. This company doesn't give a damn about labor, they only care destroying communities and paying poverty wages to locals while bringing their own people in.

    If you are a full time employee, you better be willing to relocate periodically. As whenever the quality water access is used up, and the quality declines, nestle will move somewhere else to sap the resources of another community while taking resources out of it. You had better be prepared to move with them in order to continue taking part in the plundering of communities.

    Advice to Management

    There's no advice evil sociopaths would ever take.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Hostile work environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maintenance Electrician in Anderson, IN
    Former Employee - Maintenance Electrician in Anderson, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Nestlé (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Close to home close to home

    Cons

    Hostile environment back stabbing co workers that are encouraged to back stab

    Advice to Management

    Start over with different philosophy


  9. "Terrible"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Raynham, MA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Raynham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nestlé full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Discounted water service. The benefits were ok. Pay is terrible. I honestly can't think of anything else remotely close to a pro.

    Cons

    Management is unwilling to help employees. Customers can treat you like dirt and the company does nothing to back you up. If you're sick better not call out, it'll count as an occurrence even if you have sick time. You are trained one way and expected to work another. You get punished for following company training.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like people.


  10. "Revenue Lead"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nestlé full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Only pros was BEFORE Nestle bought out Dreyer's/Edy's Grand Ice Cream

    Cons

    Worst company ever! You are simply a number. They don't care about the people. Everything was slowly being taken away. With all the other companies hiring that offer simple extra's that make a huge difference, why stay with a company like this?

    Advice to Management

    Get the heck out of there while you can! It's only a matter of time before you are disposable too!


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