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Nestlé Reviews

Updated 28 February, 2015
Updated 28 February, 2015
440 Reviews
3.4
440 Reviews
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Nestlé CEO Paul Bulcke
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance with very competitive employee benefits (in 23 reviews)

  • Extremely healthy work environment between peers, co-workers, and superiors (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • 10yrs ), lots of meetings briefings talk more than actions, not work life balance (in 21 reviews)

  • Lack of transparency (but mind you, it is a core value) (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    not too bad

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Current Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Current Employee in Vancouver, BC

    I have been working at Nestlé

    Pros

    environment is good, international travel

    Cons

    too much politics, gossiping anytime

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    care about ppl at the end of the day

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 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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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nestlé full-time (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
  3.  

    Co-op at Nestle Waters, Guelph

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Continuous Improvement Student in Guelph, ON
    Former Contractor - Continuous Improvement Student in Guelph, ON

    I worked at Nestlé as a contractor (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
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  5.  

    Internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Internship in Annapolis, MD (US)
    Current Intern - Internship in Annapolis, MD (US)

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

    Pros

    Best work experience ever. Hands on experience and amazing one-on-one time with the leaders of the company

    Cons

    There were no cons to working here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    never change

  6.  

    Good place to start a career for the college graduate.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nestlé

    Pros

    Good benefits for the employees. Better benefits for supervisors and managers. Just starting to train their potential leaders. Severance packages are generous but not a fault. There was room for personal growth for those that took responsibility for it and their actions. Safety is the priority. To the point of using handrails. Leaders are given some slack to create and they are held accountable for their promises.

    Cons

    Some of the KPI's are misplaced creating a silo-ed affect. Not all of the companies with Nestle USA are at the same point in their approach to leadership and quality. Frontline employee come second to management. Some frontline jobs are not up to industry standards but this is based on that companies ability to earn money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Double check your placement of KPI's. If a section of division does not perform a function they should not be responsible for the KPI.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Overall a good experience working with Nestle but it has its cons at times as well.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nestlé

    Pros

    great environment, people are nice and very easy to get along with and work with. Benefits are good, and pay is good.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is ok, its hard to walk away from your work at the end of the day. you often have a lot on your plate. Corporate environment also is difficult to work in at times, as there is a lot of paper work, forms, and red tape to get through and it feels at times you are trying to jump thru hoops.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to work for! Excellent benefits, a dynamic and forward thinking company.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Team oriented environment, with lots of departments & facets to the company. Room for growth depending on what department you are interested in.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Great working environement

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operational Buyer in Vevey (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Operational Buyer in Vevey (Switzerland)

    I worked at Nestlé full-time

    Pros

    The multicultural environment is very motivating.
    Good food and prices and unbeatable views from the restaurant...
    Internal job offers -> possibility to change location easily
    Good Salary

    Cons

    location -> vevey is a small town with many people working for Nestlé, so you will often bump into a colleague outside of work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Easy to learn

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in Vila Velha, Espírito Santo (Brazil)
    Former Intern - Intern in Vila Velha, Espírito Santo (Brazil)

    I worked at Nestlé as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work, people willing to help, you are free to learn about almost everything.

    Cons

    I've been there in a bad time for career opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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