Nestlé Reviews

Updated 22 August, 2014
Updated 22 August, 2014
358 Reviews

3.5
358 Reviews
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Nestlé CEO Paul Bulcke
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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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  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.  

    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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    Finance Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nestlé full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Excelent reputation, several opportunities for growth and for a long career mainly for the ones with mobility

    Cons

    Very political and takes some time to build your own networking due to size of the company. Many times seniority is taken into consideration for promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Meritocracy should be reinforced in all levels

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Nestle Nutrition

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    Former Employee - Material and Recipe Management  in  Vevey (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Material and Recipe Management in Vevey (Switzerland)

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

    Pros

    Learned a lot, and had wonderful co-workers. As an intern, the salary was great.

    Cons

    I fundamentally disagreed with many of the nutritional guidelines they had in their infant formulas. As a leading health-food brand, I expected them to be more diligent about providing safe, healthy foods to infants.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Healthy work environment with lots of opportunities

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nestlé

    Pros

    challenges help you grow professionally. Get to travel abroad on various projects

    Cons

    no work life balance can be achieved

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have fixed working hours

  8.  

    Sending all IT areas to 3rd party companies

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    Current Employee - IT Specialist  in  São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

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

    Pros

    So far everything was ok.
    If you have a good leader, you are safe.
    Good benefits. Above the average.
    Good salary. A little above the average.

    Cons

    Company is sending all IT areas to 3rd party companies in India.
    Salary review is below the inflation.
    That means people will get fired.
    Not many opportunities lately.
    Every 3 years a big change can get you fired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some were promoted to leaders shouldn't be there. Review all and send those to an area without any employees above them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    All in all it is a good company to work for. Good benefits, pay scale not so good for someone who has been here 20 yrs.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN (US)

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

    Pros

    People, passion for the customers, benefits.

    Cons

    Work life balance could be a bit better. All the processes, rules, etc. and the mutitude of audits gets to be a bit daunting when you cannot more your day to day work forward.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow us time to develop ourselves and employees and we can only spend so much time getting ready for audits, continuous improvement, etc. without it affecting our quality of work on the day to day items.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Disappointing experience that didn't meet expectations

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nestlé full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Successful organisation with a truly global perspective.

    Cons

    Little real opportunity for development, culture unsupportive and hostile environment where you feel you have to constantly ask questions to understand what is required. Leadership is on the whole poor and internal politics rife. Very flat environment to work in and truly uninspiring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This could be a great business however the rules around how you are required to work and focus on process rather than genuine improvement made it impossible to meet huge workload requirements and there was no opportunity to be creative in looking for better ways of working. Systems need improving and leadership need to enthuse and inspire not constantly focus on the negatives. I wouldn't recommend the company on the basis of my experience however I would encourage people to do their homework thoroughly to determine if this is the right culture for you as for me it wasn't.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    nestle overview

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    Current Employee - Graduate Programmer  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Graduate Programmer in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Nestlé full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good development and training. prioritising young talent.

    Cons

    culture can be a tad arrogant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    consider gen Y more... otherwise you'll struggle to retain

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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