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Nestlé USA Reviews

Updated February 24, 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. "Regional Sales Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nestlé USA full-time

    Pros

    great benefits, excellent healthcare, 401 K plan good.
    Good Training Program .

    Cons

    Very poor upper management team that is totally disconnected with customer. They have let a premium brand deteriorate and have no clue on how to grow the business or build distribution partnerships. They have created adversaries not partnerships in the office coffee space.

    Advice to Management

    Hire better upper level management with less quantitative skills and better people skills. Grow your team within the organization, The company has a tremendous amount of talent, unfortunately people are overlooked and promoted due to internal politics. Those that question and have different perspectives are managed out. HR follows with no questions asked, " just doing our job" Sad that such a great company can be do easily influenced by managers with large egos. Many upper level managers never had the decency(common sense) to say great job or compliment outstanding performers.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "too many managers, not enough employees"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    there are some great people to work with employed at Nestle

    Cons

    turnaround is very high, lots of dangerous practices being done to keep production high. Serious safety concerns. Always short on staffing, very difficult to keep good people

    Advice to Management

    support your employees better, listen to their concerns


  3. "Good company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Decent pay / long hours"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nestlé USA full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay. It is a pretty easy job considering.

    Cons

    There are often long hours and the work can be tedious.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Customer development account manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Customer Development Account Manager
    Former Employee - Customer Development Account Manager
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work from home established big business resources

    Cons

    Not creative old school management boys club


  7. Helpful (12)

    "Proceed with caution."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  8. "Senior Financial Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in New Brunswick, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in New Brunswick, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    World's biggest food company with a lot of opportunity and growth potential

    Cons

    Finance Jobs at plant sites are extremely over-worked as the Month-end schedule is based on a Julian calendar which forces you to work on holidays and weekends.

    Advice to Management

    Give more support to the plant finance team in order to meet constant Mfg and Corporate demands.


  9. "HUGE company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company is huge and therefor plenty of places to move...laterally. It's tough to necessarily move upwards in the traditional sense, since the company is so flat. However, it's encouraged to go try other areas of interest and you'll always get a pay bump when you jump.

    Cons

    If you are looking to have a C Suite title, it's next to impossible because of how flat the company is. Getting to director is pretty tough too.

    Advice to Management

    It doesn't necessarily hurt to have levels in the organization. Sure it'll probably cost you more, but your people will be happier.


  10. "Best company I've worked for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nestle USA feels like a family. Everyone that I work with is encouraging and supportive, and I feel like they care about me as an individual, not just as an employee. The benefits package is both strong and progressive, and I feel like I am compensated fairly as well. There is no shortage of any type of resource needed in order to successfully do my job - if you want to do well here, you have every opportunity to succeed and excel. I also really appreciate the community outreach and partnership with the Cleveland community. As employees, we are encouraged to get involved with a variety of charity and volunteering events throughout the year.

    Cons

    The only suggestion for improvement would be increased communication between the different sites and facilities. Nestle is a very large company and it would be great to be able to have even more awareness about all of the events and initiatives that are happening across the organization as a whole.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for making your employees feel valued and trusted. Continue the work you are doing to ensure frequent pulse-checks and alignment with the needs and voice of your employee base.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "The good company is gone"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Burlington, WI
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Burlington, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nestlé USA (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, nothing more. Was a gtreat company to work for at one time. Too bad

    Cons

    Management cares nothing about their people, equipment, . Blames everybody else for the results due to their decisions. Be careful don't fall for the benefits. You will end up looking again. When you run to fail you fail to run. Don't know how they make money. All of the experience has left and continues to leave

    Advice to Management

    Hold yourselves accountable



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