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Nestlé Reviews

Updated April 24, 2017
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  • Needs improvement in Work/Life Balance (in 97 reviews)

  • No work life balance, no career advancement possibilities (in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse in Manteca, CA
    Current Employee - Warehouse in Manteca, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, perks, opportunities to learn new things, the employees are respectful, paid days off, sick days, good health care, 401k

    Cons

    Cold environment, some favoritism, not much room for growth because facility is small, strick management, no support from supervisors and management

    Advice to Management

    Strict management


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Job but you must be in good shape and endure a lot of physical demand!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Prep Weigher in Springville, UT
    Former Employee - Prep Weigher in Springville, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good pay for a job that only requires High Diploma or equivalent. Almost all of the staff that is currently in charge i.e. managers, line leaders, line managers, human resources, new hire trainers, they all started out working on the lines making food products, so there is huge room for career growth at Nestlé.
          After working full-time with Nestlé you will get benefits health care plan, 401k package options, etc. The people are very nice and helpful, well, as helpful as they can be.
          The lunch room is huge and has excellent food options and automated tellers so you can always (24hrs. a day) get a meal or beverage of nearly anything you can imagine. Sometimes there are accidents on the food lines (i.e. incorrect ingredient or something) but the food is still very good they just can not market the food with an incorrect ingredient so they will allow employees to eat them for free for lunch.
          The company is very environmentally aware and friendly, they try to preserve water and take care of product waste as environmentally friendly as they can.
          Job Security is solid. Nestlé has been around literally for over 150 years they are an extremely solid job if you can make the job work for you.

    Cons

    The schedule is not a set schedule at first. You will have to get slotted or placed onto a schedule after several weeks of working the different food product lines and even then the schedule can change times on a daily basis. The changing schedule makes it very difficult to be attending school or doing much else with your time off during the regular work days. Perhaps you can do online courses but only after you get used to daily grind.
          The work is extremely physically demanding! The work may not seem very demanding from a description of what you need to do but be well assured it is very, very physically demanding work! Before even attempting to do this job I would recommend that you are commonly stretching and working out on a daily basis and are in good physical shape, even then it may not be enough.
          The type of labor you perform is a combination of many things but mainly standing for very long periods of time without being able to lean on anything and also at the same time performing monotonous repetitive actions for approximately ten hours straight every day from the time your shift starts, again which can be different each day.
          When you first start unless you are in very good shape you will be extremely sore for the first few weeks, even months for some people. This is very accurate information do not assume you have done hard work before and you can just handle this job with no problems, it will be very hard to get used to this type of labor and will probably still take weeks even for someone who is extremely physically fit.

    Advice to Management

    It would be a good idea to warn new hires that the work is very physically demanding and perhaps even tell them to get a bottle or two their favorite over the counter pain killers to prepare for the first few weeks. Even tell new hires that they will seriously be physically kicking their own butts for the first month or two and to be prepared for that kind of experience.


  3. "Maintenance Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanic in Fogelsville, PA
    Former Employee - Mechanic in Fogelsville, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nestlé full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay, Great first line supervisors

    Cons

    Long hours, (12 hour shift), mandatory OT

    Advice to Management

    none to offer


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  5. "Decent place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Agent in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Agent in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nestlé (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people steady easy work

    Cons

    Not always alot of advancement opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to really add to it.


  6. "Must Be on your toes, Lots of change & Flexible"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nestlé full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work From Home, Growth Mind set and surrounded by brilliant minds

    Cons

    Recently merged businesses and cut jobs. Looking for a new position as we speak. If not for the merger I would still be here.


  7. "Consumer&Shopper Insigths Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consumer & Market Knowledge Manager in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Consumer & Market Knowledge Manager in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nestle Brasil is a very respectful company in Brasil and the top 3 biggest F&B company. It promotes a lot of growth opportunities and challenges.

    Cons

    I believe the same of big companies, nothing special. Sometimes they value too much the short term and compromise the long term brand building.

    Advice to Management

    Nestle Brasil is a huge company so you have to be prepared to deal with too many people and a lot of processes, with makes the company a bt slow...


  8. "Warehouse"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Jefferson, WI
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Jefferson, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nestlé full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wage and bonus and the occasional 8hour workday, benefits. Can't beat the money for making cat food.

    Cons

    12 hrs a day without notice till day of sometimes 5 minutes before punching out. Mandatory 12 work days in a row, 2 days off then 12 days in a row most days being 12hrs. 3/4 of people unbearable to work with due to hours worked "walking zombies". No family life at all, a lot of divorced people. Good place to make money but no life. Work 12 hrs then be forced to be back to work 7 hrs an 54 minutes later to punch in for another 12 hrs even with a union. Stressful atmosphere all around. I do not recommend unless you have no choice .

    Advice to Management

    Don't work the people to death. Mandatory 12 hour days, 12 days in a row twice a month is to much. To much favoritism and misleading information. Hire a few more people to cut down mandatory 12 hrs shifts. Employee goes on vacation and the 2 other operators have to cover 4 hours each of persons shift.


  9. "Okay to work for company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Class A Truck Driver in DeKalb, IL
    Current Employee - Class A Truck Driver in DeKalb, IL
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nestlé full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There is alway work. And paid weekly

    Cons

    Always changing with the times .slow on giving raises, bonuses,

    Advice to Management

    Talk to drivers to see if they can help


  10. "keep looking"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  11. "Maintenance Department review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanic Operator Labor Grade 18 in Franklin Park, IL
    Former Employee - Mechanic Operator Labor Grade 18 in Franklin Park, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nestlé full-time

    Pros

    Computerized Parts management system, Designated Planner/schedulers, Electrician Department, Machining Department.

    Cons

    Although parts management computerized, system 30 years old, when you run out of a part you the "we are out of part# xxxxxx" out of the bin and put in on the Prts guy's desk. One work order number for a 660,000 Sq' plant for the entire month to track costs.Minimal PM systems. Multiple Continuous Improvement meetings yet no budget allocated for actual improvements - 3 years.

    Advice to Management

    put money behind policies, Update business and maintenance systems.


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