Nestlé Reviews

Updated 19 September, 2014
Updated 19 September, 2014
365 Reviews
3.5
365 Reviews
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Nestlé CEO Paul Bulcke
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173 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is excellent, pretty laid back at retail level (in 17 reviews)

  • Extremely healthy work environment between peers, co-workers, and superiors (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • My manager ( not married) has a different sense of work life balance (in 16 reviews)

  • Poor career management with too much time spent in networking to get next position (in 7 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    a nice company to work for, but they need to step up their game to be successful

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nestlé full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    generally good work/life balance, nice culture, generally decent pay and benefits, global company with large brands

    Cons

    mediocre/poor people stay and end up getting promoted; extremely slow in making decisions; lack of innovation (tends to launch me-too products), lack of support for brands, many people in senior positions do not deserve the salaries they are making

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote people based on their work and skill set, not who they know; invest more in marketing

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Co-op at Nestle Waters, Guelph

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    Former Employee - Continuous Improvement Student  in  Guelph, ON
    Former Employee - Continuous Improvement Student in Guelph, ON

    I worked at Nestlé as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Having employing pricing on every Nestle product. You have to go to one of their Nestle stores to buy stuff. All the operators there are very friendly and helpful. You will have a great time working with them!

    Cons

    Pay is really low, and you are on salary. So it means they can make you work tons of overtime without paying you. The management team there is very disorganized. You are always pressured to perform.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    a truly international company

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    Current Employee - Continuous Improvement Manager  in  Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Continuous Improvement Manager in Paris (France)

    I have been working at Nestlé full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Actual learning opportunities, leading to international opportunities, safety and quality oriented

    Cons

    The company is so big, it is highly political.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great R&D network

    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer  in  Bakersfield, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Bakersfield, CA (US)

    I have been working at Nestlé full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great depth in knowledge base and vision

    Cons

    too many structures and procedures

  6.  

    It's just okay.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Nestlé

    Pros

    Relaxing environment with good working facilities.

    Cons

    People are not the best of their job. Not doing things at the highest standard. Not genuine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Attract real talent, pay more and retain them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Well-established Swiss Company

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Caracas, Capital District (Venezuela)
    Former Employee - Intern in Caracas, Capital District (Venezuela)

    I worked at Nestlé as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Proven methods, sense of security, stability, friendly people.

    Cons

    Hard to break paradigms because of its Swiss roots.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let employees break the mold once in a while.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work, but slow-paced internal culture

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Specialist  in  São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Senior Business Specialist in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    I worked at Nestlé full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great work-life balance
    International exposure
    Stable environment

    Cons

    Slow-paced internal culture
    Lack of transparency on succession planning

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparent info on career planning (high-potentials, succession planning)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Nestle Finance International

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    Former Employee - Financial Controller  in  Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
    Former Employee - Financial Controller in Luxembourg (Luxembourg)

    I worked at Nestlé full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good working atmosphere
    Small team
    Good perks

    Cons

    Poor promotion prospects
    Average base salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve career development plan

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good learning

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nestlé full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    1) There are Variety of businesses to work on in Nestle
    2)Nestle has a comfortable work culture.

    Cons

    1) Nestle being a giant FMCG company, has long set in its ways of working
    2) Hierarchy rules mannier times and it is difficult to be a decision maker

  11.  

    Internship

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    Current Employee - Summer Intern  in  Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Summer Intern in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I have been working at Nestlé as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    A great learning curve. Good compensation, excellent work-life balance and the people you meet are some of the best in the industry.

    Cons

    If you're working for the first time in your life, the work could seem to be challenging initially. Also, depending on your interests, some of the verticals might not appeal to you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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