Nestlé USA Reviews

Updated 28 August, 2014
Updated 28 August, 2014
339 Reviews

3.3
339 Reviews
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Nestlé USA Chairman & CEO Paul Grimwood
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Decent work/life balance compared to other industries (in 26 reviews)

  • Good benefits but who knows how long that will last (in 31 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is suffering because of limited resources and delays in filling openings (in 20 reviews)

  • 60-80 weekly no work life balance (in 8 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Industrial Engineer  in  Freehold, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Industrial Engineer in Freehold, NJ (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

    salary caps based on region not contribution, only way to get higher rating is to be mobile at the company discretion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay people based on their experience, skill, and contribution, not based on what others are being paid in the same region, this stifles passion to excel.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    Not bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Things have gotten difficult at Nestle USA

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    • 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
  8.  

    Good marketing foundation

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn the foundations of marketing

    Cons

    There should be more challenging and "aspirational" roles for high-potentials.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Culture.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiting
    Current Employee - Recruiting

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

    Pros

    The culture is one of collaboration, team work and respect. People are passionate about doing what is in the best interest of the employees and the company. There is a lot of change which creates a great opportunity for anyone who enjoys continuous learning. :Leadership has realistic time frames as to when change needs to occur. I think this will keep them steady for the course. Work-life balance has been a nice change. Great Company and really great people!

    Cons

    There is one opportunity that I feel needs calling out, and that is the architecture and support for the technical infrastructure. It is a very complex environment that impact what you are trying to accomplish. This is something they are working on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep embracing change and focusing on your employees. Success will continue.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ice Cream Maker II  in  Bakersfield, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Ice Cream Maker II in Bakersfield, CA (US)

    I have been working at Nestlé USA full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits, tuition assistance, plenty of opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    High turnover with supervisors, once you get used to one supervisor they're moved to a different department, fired, or quit.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Terrible management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shuttle Driver  in  South Miami, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Shuttle Driver in South Miami, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Good pay, NOT TO MUCH ELSE

    Cons

    Bad hours, No work life balance, High turn over, No mgmt. support, Inept management, unqualified mgmt., UNLESS YOUR IN MGMT THIS COMPANY STINKS, work holidays, nights and weekends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get organized, Listen to employees then act, Show up at the office some times, consider others situation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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