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Nestlé USA Glendale Reviews

Updated February 15, 2017
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  • work life balance can be rough depending on position (in 64 reviews)

  • Managers seem to have no work life balance at my plant (in 20 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (133)

    "Nestle is a great company known worldwide"

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    • Senior Management
    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. "Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Big name company and the health benefits are pretty good. Good recognition program and overall a fairly stable company. Promotes work life balance.

    Cons

    The company has lost its vision. All the senior management does is cut costs and they have forgotten to invest in their brands.


  3. "Financial analyst"

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Glendale, CA

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

    Pros

    Working on financial models partnering with programmers and the ability to work on smaller financial models individually inorder to increase work productivity.

    Cons

    Some times computer systems would be slow causing some frustration, and non-productive time.


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  5. "Generally okay company"

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

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

    Pros

    Nice building, free parking starting 2 years ago, company store, nice dining center, 2 free days in employee donates equivalent to 1 full day to charity

    Cons

    Challenging technology; complicated processes, too many silos, not so much of a flat organization, not much opportunities available to the older employees,

    Advice to Management

    In certain business areas, management needs to walk the talk.


  6. "Great company for starting career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    gym and cafe on site, great co-workers, and solid company foundation

    Cons

    very structured. So large that it's hard to move quickly and on trend


  7. "Good company to work for"

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to grow within the company

    Cons

    Our department needs to improve the work life balance. It would be nice to have a more relaxed culture.


  8. Helpful (12)

    "Proceed with caution."

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

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

    Pros

    My review is based on the headquarters office. Great work life balance. Lots of workplace flexibility. Working from home is ok depending on your circumstances and if you work it out with your manager & team. You can start early and leave early, or start a bit later and leave later. If you are the type to collect a paycheck and not be passionate about your job Nestle is the perfect place for you. There is a lot of structure in place and a lot of processes already created, so you won't be building anything from the ground up - again, this is a Pro only if you like this type of slow paced environment. Nestle is stable. It's been around for 150 years and isn't going anywhere soon. Nestle loves to hire to retire - they just started a new initiative to refocus on this effort in spite of current trends for employees to want to job swap every 3-5 yrs. To sum it up, Nestle is great for people looking for stability and a place to work for decades where they can basically hide out doing low caliber work and collect a regular paycheck in return for their loyalty.

    Cons

    If you are creative, innovative, unique, or otherwise not boring, dull and/or highly political you will not thrive in this environment. Nestle is a very traditional organization that is highly risk adverse. They hire for cultural fit, which prevents new blood from coming in to challenge the status quo and as a result the cycle of poor innovation continuously repeats.

    Nestle has a culture known among its employees as "Nestle Nice." People will not snap or yell at you, but they will be fake and insincere like no tomorrow. This creates a culture where people are not honest and direct, which leads to my next point.

    Nestle is a highly politicized environment. If you are not very smart but savvy and manage up well you will absolutely thrive in this environment. if you are smart and a hard worker but don't know how to manage up then career progression will take a very long time. If you are a true creative, just forget it - no one will "get" you and you will feel your soul slowly die and your passion whither away.

    Nestle is not inclusive. It is a classic traditional old boys club. Women have a hard time breaking into the boys club and it is unofficially culturally acceptable to make lewd comments about women within teams that have gotten comfortable with each other. Nestle does not celebrate diversity in the least. Nestle recently scored a 90 on the Corporate Equity Index, and I have no idea how it did that. I now doubt the credibility of the CEI. Nestle fosters the type of environment where LGBT people stay in the closet at work. All of the executive leadership team are white males, except for a woman in HR. The only other woman on the team, who was a role model for many of the women in the organization, was disgracefully fired by the highly unpopular CEO. I don't know the stats but based on my personal observations over the years, Nestle has a hard time retaining people of color, especially high achievers in salaried positions, and in particular Black people who are HiPo's.

    The current CEO is highly disliked by every one at every level of the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Sadly, Nestle management would never look at Glassdoor for advice or feedback. Nestle execs most likely aren't even aware of Glassdoor or its relevance for candidates, especially millennials, whom they try to desperately attract. They are too outdated, disconnected and traditional.


  9. "Good company, challenging work."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Globe SAP IT Specialist in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Globe SAP IT Specialist in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Extremely broad technical landscape in Globe, probably one of the best. Nestlé owns their own datacenters, which is a rarity these days. There is always something new coming, sometimes too much at the same time. Some of the best experts I've ever worked with. Can be very demanding, but also very rewarding. Good recognition.

    Culturally and internationally diverse team.

    Relatively good salary and good benefits (cheap health insurance (HSA), fairly good 401(k), vacation days, free gym).

    Good work/life balance, actually enforced.

    Very good international opportunities.

    Cons

    Very flat organization, making it very hard to progress your career without completely changing direction. Unless you want to learn a completely different job, be prepared to stay where you are forever.

    Too much focus on things that don't matter (NCE will suck the life out of you).

    Projects piling up. They will promise a million good things to keep you doing the work, but they'll never be implemented.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your promises. Carrots only work for so long.


  10. "Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Good comprehensive, benefits package, strong interactive leadership, interesting and challenging work, global influence throughout the company, employee discounts and strong recognition program

    Cons

    High workload with multiple people to supply information. Strong pressure to deliver, currently reorganizing several areas (company is treating the impacted employees quite well tho)

    Advice to Management

    Continue the transition in progress and keep involving the team in the decision process


  11. "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, retirement, opportunities, flexible organizational structure, telecommute if work allows. Management is top notch and development is a key. Talent moves up fast

    Cons

    Some careers s are silo'd and talent sometimes gets stuck in one lane, wish more people could move from Supply Chain to Technical, Sales to Marketing, Finance to HR...



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