Nestlé USA Reviews

Updated 27 September, 2014
Updated 27 September, 2014
343 Reviews
3.4
343 Reviews
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Nestlé USA Chairman & CEO Paul Grimwood
Paul Grimwood
116 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Also the perks with regards to compensation and work-life balance aren't bad either (in 29 reviews)

  • Good benefits but who knows how long that will last (in 33 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is suffering because of limited resources and delays in filling openings (in 23 reviews)

  • 60-80 weekly no work life balance (in 9 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to Intern!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Glendale, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Glendale, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    I loved interning at Nestle because I was given meaningful projects (not just admin work that you can get piled on you at other CPGs), great people, great salary and housing packages available, and a great environment to work in.

    Cons

    One of the things I would have liked to see more in an internship is a focus on leadership development and opportunities post-internship.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great company...great people...professional environment

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

    I have been working at Nestlé USA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    This is a very well managed company, and people are professional, minimal politics compared to other work experiences, work is challenging and many opportunities for training and growth

    Cons

    Can't think of much that would rise up as a significant issue.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Bloated organization with very poor company culture.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Glendale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Work/Life balance is typically good overall.
    Possibility to switch roles over time and move throughout the organization.
    Ability to move regionally within the company.
    International assignments possible, but not probable.

    Cons

    Profit-focused culture
    Employees are not recognized for their contributions financially, socially, or mentally.
    Business responds to what will have greatest effect on executive pay
    Response to any significant market dynamic is slow and well behind competition
    Health benefits were significantly cut this year.
    401K + pension plan aren't competitive versus other employers in the region/space
    Not rewarded on individual performance/contribution via bonus, only business performance.
    Zero upside for stellar work ethic and performance
    Performance evaluation targets move throughout the year based on what senior management wants to pay at bonus time.
    Pay in general is well below competition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The people are the most important thing in this organization. We need to focus on a collaborative and enjoyable culture that is rewarded for our hard work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very complex and challenging environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nestlé USA

    Pros

    It's a very complex and challenging environment, it's a quite globalized environment that offer the opportunity to work with many different people around the world.

    Cons

    Globalized environment sometimes makes things to go slower.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation can be better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent company who will let you go as far as your passion and skill will take you

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Industrial Engineer  in  North Amityville, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Industrial Engineer in North Amityville, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to make an impact, travel and build professional and technical skills

    Cons

    Long hours with not enough resources, like most places, but this gives you more opportunity to excel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    .Consider work life balance more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company, awesome work experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Intern  in  Glendale, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Intern in Glendale, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    I absolutely loved the experience I had with Nestle. The company values and culture truly show that Nestle is the top food and beverage company in the world. The people there are so warm and welcoming, which made it easy for me to adjust and be integrated with the team. Also the perks with regards to compensation and work-life balance aren't bad either.

    Cons

    Since it is such a large company, communication can be an issue at times. Sometimes I felt unclear on certain procedures. If this happens it's good to know the right person to talk to and ask a lot of questions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep leading by example, it is very much appreciated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Global company, global thinking

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Edy's Ice Cream Maker I  in  Fort Wayne, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Edy's Ice Cream Maker I in Fort Wayne, IN (US)

    I have been working at Nestlé USA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The pay is good, benefits are great, and the company is strong.

    Cons

    Depending on area you work in geographically the pay can be as different as $6 or higher per hour than someone working for the same company an hour away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If they are going say that it is across all plants then it needs to be across all plants. Not just change because someone is getting their feelings hurt.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Not bad

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative  in  Lansing, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Lansing, MI (US)

    I worked at Nestlé USA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great pay, decent morale, and a very independent job

    Cons

    Mostly commission but also can be in your favor at times. CDL position so be prepared for lots of paperwork.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More support in the field less in the office

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    A family I don't mind belonging to...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance  in  Chatsworth, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Chatsworth, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Internal systems are focused on continuous improvement across the board, and you see it, not just hear about it.

    Cons

    management overwhelmed at times... tough to be proactive when you're stuck being reactive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    practice continual improvement and training of supervisors.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Things have gotten difficult at Nestle USA

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Order Coordinator
    Current Employee - Account Order Coordinator

    I have been working at Nestlé USA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people are wonderful for the most part. The workplace is very laid back. The flexibility is great if you need to leave the office for an appointment. There is a company store where we can get discounted products which is a nice benefit.

    Cons

    More work is given then a person can do in a day if they don't take short cuts to get things done. Morale has become so poor that only the people who have invested in too much time are sticking it out most others are looking to leave at the first viable opportunity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the folks who have stuck around as they are the ones holding the place together. Temps and young new grads are the ones who put in their year and a half and then take off once a better opportunity comes around.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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