Nestlé Reviews

Updated 21 October 2014
Updated 21 October 2014
377 Reviews
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Pros
  • Work life balance is excellent, pretty laid back at retail level (in 19 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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    Nestle Singapore

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nestlé

    Pros

    Constantly changing within work environment

    Cons

    Also due to the constant change within work environment

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    life at nestle is going downhill

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney

    I have been working at Nestlé

    Pros

    conditions are quite good if you are based in the head office however when in the field it is a totally different story.. Office staff are treated to massages at work, flu shots regular parties and activities on level 4..

    Cons

    The company has made a lot of people redundant over past three years leaving those still there very nervous about future careers .. especially those in route/impulse confec market where the stores once serviced by thirty or more people are no serviced by 9 or ten. in nsw. most states now have half if not less the amount of people with the same expecations..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    suggest you simply talk to the staff let them know the long term agenda and dont let them burn out.. or perhaps thats the idea .. let em get disgruntled then you dont have to pay them out..

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Think it twice

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Channel Category Sales Manager in Sydney
    Current Employee - Channel Category Sales Manager in Sydney

    I have been working at Nestlé

    Pros

    You can learn while experimenting.
    Great to have it on your CV

    Cons

    Everything needs to be approved by the leadership team in Switzerland
    Everybody playing politics and holding cards strongly to chests

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The biggest challenge you have is to match what everybody thinks and expect out of a company like Nestle to the actual culture you have wtihin it.

    Highly dissapointing how office politics and toxic groups can destroy people´s carrear and conficence on it´s talent. It´s not a culture that embraces teams or individual´s strengths. People is just arrogant.

    No opinion of CEO
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    Good company but not great company yet

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

    I have been working at Nestlé

    Pros

    Co-workers, vast knowledge and expose to different aspects

    Cons

    conventional career approach, wanting to many things such as volume and financial figure in the same time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open to new idea, need to take more logical risk options, improve leadership especially in local market

    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    What a ride

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Sydney
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Sydney

    I have been working at Nestlé

    Pros

    Great profitable products across alot of categories. Good family worlk life balance No weekends or shift work with the rewards for good work ethic

    Cons

    Company is extremely grocery focussed and almost entirely Top heavy with more nutritionists and marketing people employed than sales people. Company does not understand the small business neeeds of Australia in its route market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are many reviews completed through the year at many levels, my suggestion would be to involve lower management and utilise those findings

  7.  

    Company with solid core value

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Paris (France)

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

    Pros

    World-class organization, good compensation and work-life balance, lots of efforts invested in product and process optimization.

    Cons

    Probably not the best place if you're looking for a dynamic career. Stable but not-so-many promotion opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great company with strong values

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  9.  

    Great company but not the right job for me

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    very good learning experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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