Nestlé Reviews

Updated 16 October, 2014
Updated 16 October, 2014
374 Reviews
3.5
374 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is excellent, pretty laid back at retail level (in 18 reviews)

  • Extremely healthy work environment between peers, co-workers, and superiors (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • My manager ( not married) has a different sense of work life balance (in 19 reviews)

  • Poor career management with too much time spent in networking to get next position (in 7 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 (more than an 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 (less than an 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.  

    Great company with strong values

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Florham Park, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Florham Park, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    Really nice people, strong brands, strong ethics and values; they really do want to do what's right for the employee and the customer; average pay and benefits; good ability for promotions and global opportunities, short & long term; half day Fridays in the summer, company store

    Cons

    Slow to actually effect change; many of the newly appointed senior leaders are not people-people and it is having a detrimental effect on the culture; people are overworked and under appreciated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micro managing; show that you truly care about your people; bring back fun in the workplace; agree on a plan and work the plan

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company but not the right job for me

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Nestlé full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and people. Lots of processes- very well organised. Lots of training available. Staff made to feel very much a part of the brand.

    Cons

    The role was not particularly effective and lacked a bit or direction. This was raised but nothing was done about it. I think the role has been scrapped since I left

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Carry on the relationship building and ensure staff can develop in line with their goals

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    very good learning experience

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    Former Employee - Intern in Namysłów (Poland)
    Former Employee - Intern in Namysłów (Poland)

    I worked at Nestlé as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    overall satisfaction with all factors regading the job and learning experience

    Cons

    bottom line it is a corporation, with all short comings of corporation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Exciting, challenging and rewarding of diligence and hard-work.

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    Current Employee - Modern Trade Manager South West Nigeria in Ibadan, Oyo (Nigeria)
    Current Employee - Modern Trade Manager South West Nigeria in Ibadan, Oyo (Nigeria)

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

    Pros

    Quality work place; Environment with respect and Trust. Committed to human capital development. Disciplined working environment with one focus and a common vision across all departments.

    Cons

    Develop the best in class work force on a middle in class salary scheme

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Proactive in matching salary structure with the top three competitors in the industry

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to learn and succeed

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Demand Planner
    Current Employee - Demand Planner

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

    Pros

    Main focus is people and culture driving to success

    Cons

    Life-work balance; salary competitiveness, career planning

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A great job opportunity for engineering students in Nigeria, to learn about automated plant.

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    Former Employee - , Mechanical Engineer in Shagamu (Nigeria)
    Former Employee - , Mechanical Engineer in Shagamu (Nigeria)

    I worked at Nestlé as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    This will be a good starting platform for strictly hardworking and innovative individual.

    Cons

    One of the great challenge is that as a mechanical engineering personnel, u will also be exposed to automation, instrumentation, calibration and plant maintenance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A good job description will help in proper performance appraisal.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Learning Experience, Area of Expertise Determines Trajectory

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nestlé

    Pros

    Great benefits, smart colleagues, strong training structure. Focus on safety.

    Cons

    Process heavy. Much more attention, consideration and opportunities for advancement given to employees in certain disciplines (marketing for example). Pay doesn't seem on par with competitors. Sometimes poor approach to positive employee engagement. Expect to move a LOT if you want to get ahead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's unrealistic to expect the company to be the top priority in people's lives. You need to bring more humanity into the workplace and provide more, not less, flexibility if you want to better compete in getting and retaining really smart people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company to start your career at

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nestlé

    Pros

    Good training, opportunity to move around and try different functions ie. Sales, market, comms

    Cons

    Bad pay, bad office locations (Gatwick)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more to existing staff to retain them rather than have to pay inflated salaries to convince new people to work in Gatwick

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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