Nestlé Reviews

Updated 29 August 2014
Updated 29 August 2014
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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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    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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    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

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • 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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    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.  

    Great place to work, but slow-paced internal culture

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Specialist  in  São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Senior Business Specialist in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    I worked at Nestlé full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great work-life balance
    International exposure
    Stable environment

    Cons

    Slow-paced internal culture
    Lack of transparency on succession planning

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparent info on career planning (high-potentials, succession planning)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Well-established Swiss Company

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Caracas, Capital District (Venezuela)
    Former Employee - Intern in Caracas, Capital District (Venezuela)

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

    Pros

    Proven methods, sense of security, stability, friendly people.

    Cons

    Hard to break paradigms because of its Swiss roots.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let employees break the mold once in a while.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Internship

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    Nestle Nutrition

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    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

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