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Nestlé USA Glendale Reviews

Updated October 16, 2017
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  • work life balance can be rough depending on position (in 75 reviews)

  • To many hours, no work life balance (in 22 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (214)

    "Nestle is a great company known worldwide"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Strong brand name on resume, great work-life balance, benefits are good. Gym on site and pension available for those hired before this year. Turning it around financially as well. Global powerhouse.

    Cons

    It can be too big and too political. Hard to get decisions made because of how highly matrix it is. Pay is just okay. They need to reduce the amount of meetings, way too much.

    Advice to Management

    Retain and promote good talent. It's a hot market so $ will dictate if you stay or not.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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    Current Employee - Director in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good products and great people

    Cons

    No transparency and under resourced

    Advice to Management

    Need more new ideas people

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Inventory Control Anaylst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Descent pay, good benefits. Good environment. As long as your active and get involved you can have a decent carrier as long as your managers recognise.

    Cons

    Its not what you know, its who you know. A lot mangers promoted because of their sponsors. Mangers dont recognise talent when they see it, to political, recognition none existent.

    Advice to Management

    recognize the true players and get rid of the dead weight. you have a lot of employees that have been there since time of dawn, get rid of those people as they dont contribute anything except nonsense.


  4. "OK"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Nestlé USA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People are very nice and there is good work / life balance.

    Cons

    The company sometimes plays it a little too safe.

    Advice to Management

    Take risks.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Nestle USA Review"

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    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Glendale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are good and good work/life balance. Ability to work remote. Well known and respected company with strong brand.

    Cons

    The company is too big and takes too long to make decisions. Very political. Near constant re-organizations causing lots of disruptions. Very little getting done as people look for new jobs or make plans to move to the new Arlington,VA HQ.

    Advice to Management

    Speed up the re-org and move schedule so people can focus on driving company forward.


  6. "Supply planner"

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Planner in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Planner in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work balance, great quality and protafolio

    Cons

    Going through some changes in oragnization


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Management does not take care of their people!"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Associate in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate in Glendale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, big name... experience really depends on your team. Learning options are enormous. A lots of training available through internet and on site.

    Cons

    Management treats employees as disposable and selling them with the division. A lot of politics and "who you know" to get career progression and the role you deserve

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent and ethical with employee rotations. Please treat people as people not just human assets

  8. Helpful (9)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Glendale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Used to be a great place to work, with people passionate about what they do and opportunities for those with talent and initiative. Nestle used to invest in its people.

    Cons

    The company has tanked. There is no leadership of any kind. HR is a nightmare with totally unqualified managers in some departments - like Procurement- who are making horrible decisions. They are obviously untrained, unprofessional and unskilled. Outsourcing has gone to an extreme. Vendors are managing the Company. "Leadership" is using the move to VA as a means to clear out its aging workforce and replace it with younger workers for less wages and no pensions.

    There is no respect or value placed on the workforce. Between the outsourcing and eliminating of jobs and horrible treatment of its employees, it is not surprising that the company is severely struggling to retain any of what remains of its talent. Leadership positions have been filled with bobble-head puppets. Procurement, Sales and HR leadership and people managers are a total joke - everyone pretending they know what they're doing, while piling on unbearable workloads on teams, except for the few people who are blatantly treated with favoritism. Compensation is biased and not equitable.

    The exceptional talent is exiting the company faster than HR can get exit interviews scheduled. Why would anyone stay? Look at what is left!

    It will take many years and a truly inspiring leader and a new executive team to come in and attempt to rebuild trust and respect before resurrecting this once great company. Maybe you could try a little gender balance next time?

    Advice to Management

    Leave - get out - you've destroyed Nestle USA.


  9. Helpful (17)

    "What a waste"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Nestlé USA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits at 1st but changing all the time to give the employees less.

    Cons

    The CEO Paul Grimwood and the other executives in Switzerland are going to be the downfall of Nestle in the U.S. They are archaic in thought thinking that they are innovative but do the same things as older companies have always done to "save" money....get rid of people. This time I believe it will backfire all due to the arrogance of the Trump like CEO.

    Advice to Management

    It may be too late but instead of the lip service on transparency...which appears to be a code for ...we'll tell you when we feel like it. Talk to the employees that you have and really value them and their knowledge. Middle management is your problem. Most are not qualified and all are fearful of their leaders. The Executives need to come down to earth. Or at least look to the employees for real. Stop complicating the process of uncomplicating things. Does anyone really know anything about Lean Business...doesn't appear so.


  10. Helpful (8)

    "employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big company perks, good work/life balance (at least the team I work on), decent benefits

    Cons

    This transition from Glendale to D.C. is chaotic and disheartening for both employees sticking around and those left in the dust. The next 18 months will be totally useless. Outside this situational mess, the company is conservative, outdated, and too big to innovate. On top of it, my soul is sucked dry at the fact that I work for Big food and the company lobbies for it.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck.......


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