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Nestlé USA Reviews

Updated June 22, 2017
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  • work life balance can be rough depending on position (in 69 reviews)

  • To many hours, no work life balance (in 20 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "No good"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Ontario, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Ontario, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    a lot of freedom, management is never around.You pretty much run wild.

    Cons

    Management is never around for support. Incompetent DSL's , managers are clear on who their favorite employees are, and they get preferential treatment.

    Advice to Management

    Advise upper management to take a closer look at the DSL's working out of Ontario. I never heard of a district manager working from home 4 days out of the week.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Falling Apart at the Seams"

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

    Pros

    This company is bait and switch. The people you work with are very diverse in backgrounds, so this is a plus.

    Cons

    not open to new ideas. too old-fashioned. they preach innovation, but are far from progressive. Work-life balance is not supported.

    Advice to Management

    You need to bring some outside management in and shake things up. I think the company is suffering from a case of "group think." Offer more advancement opportunities....The flat structure and low pay is not going to attract prospective hires.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Totally not respectful"

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Glendale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Eating free cookies and shakes.

    Cons

    Not be able to promoted. No matter how hard you work, nobody will regognize it.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "At Anderson, Indiana the work life balance does not exist and chaos rules."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anderson, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anderson, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great retirement benefits and overall general benefits. The number one food company in the world because they've got more money than God and they purchased the top brands.

    Cons

    No work life balance. Very catty management team. People are fired frequently and without warning, especially if you don't drink the management propaganda.


  5. Helpful (6)

    "disturbing and nauseating-typical big corporate soulless giant"

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    Former Employee - RSR-RELIEF in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - RSR-RELIEF in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has very good benefits. RSR, Utility Reps, Merchandisers, and other field sales people have some freedom which is nice.

    Cons

    A division with very disappointing management and leadership at most levels. Characteristics best described as dishonest and misleading at best. The buddy system is very strong. Dishonest, both straight to your face and in groups. The culture is in a very serious change mode, best described as extraordinarily messed up with low morale. A very insecure work force and low/middle management are extremely political. Incoherent HR generalists who are clueless and robotic. No support from literally anyone and all problems are yours. Backstabbing and manipulation are a daily part of business. The most confusing Houdini unfair compensation structure around. No loyalty and high turnover expected in the future. Other than that a great place to work!

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with your people. Expect the same from your managers and HR folks. Make things stable and transparent. It's sad to see the seasoned quality people leaving and having 22 year old college grads being placed into positions undeserving.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good benefits, decent salary, bad environment."

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    Current Employee - A/R, Accounting in Rockaway, NJ
    Current Employee - A/R, Accounting in Rockaway, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company became to be part of a huge organization just few years ago, so the people that work there still behave as a small company, making the leadership very approachable and friendly. Also, the benefits offered are good in comparison to the maket out there.

    Cons

    People that has worked there for quite a while bring too many personal notes into their work place and the people that ussually get promoted are not the more qualified nor respected for his/her piers. Many of the decissions are based on popularity and not performance turning the environment unhealthy.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "divison matters a lot"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    job security, global company, lots of exposure to large retailers/suppliers, work/life balance, good benefits

    Cons

    highly political environment, biased in promotion and career advancement, if you are in one of those unfavorable divisions you are stuck forever and cannot move or rotate to other divisions because you need your manager's approval to apply internally

    Advice to Management

    be fair to everyone and pay according to performance

  8. "good training ground"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are really friendly and there are nice perks. There is a company gym and a nice place to eat.

    Cons

    There is little advancement until someone leaves, retires or is laid-off, which is disappointing. Also, you have to pay for monthly parking.

    Advice to Management

    Do more to keep your people happy.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "rampant dicrimination"

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    Current Employee - Ingredient Handler in Gaffney, SC
    Current Employee - Ingredient Handler in Gaffney, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Time off to travel with family

    Cons

    Getting up at 3am to go to work. People allowed to stand around all day and do nothing. Race and sex discrimination. Bosses affraid to tell certian people to do thier job!

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes!! Product quality and production gets worse every year. People are affraid the plant will close in the net couple of years.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Many times Nestle will acquire companies and then systematically fire the blacks."

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    Former Employee - Route Salesman in Lawrenceville, GA
    Former Employee - Route Salesman in Lawrenceville, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a good company for white people only. Certain divisions will fire black people and replace with whites.

    Cons

    Fired 11 black people and replaced them with white people in the Lawrenceville, GA office. You have to drive your own vehicle which will rack up tons of mileage. We had to replace so many tires due to nails, etc. You get paid for mileage, but it's not for weeks. We were told we would get routes close to home. However, this never happened in my case. Not given severance when fired due to race. Not paid for commissions already earned. Not paid for paychecks already earned. Some of the young women are sleeping with their married bosses. They get promoted fast - unlike the men that have been there for many, many years.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so racist! It's a hate crime!!


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