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Nestlé Reviews

Updated 25 February 2015
Updated 25 February 2015
438 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance with very competitive employee benefits (in 23 reviews)

  • Extremely healthy work environment between peers, co-workers, and superiors (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • 10yrs ), lots of meetings briefings talk more than actions, not work life balance (in 21 reviews)

  • Lack of transparency (but mind you, it is a core value) (in 5 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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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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  5.  

    Good company but not great company yet

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.  

    Internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Internship in Annapolis, MD (US)
    Current Intern - Internship in Annapolis, MD (US)

    I have been working at Nestlé as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Best work experience ever. Hands on experience and amazing one-on-one time with the leaders of the company

    Cons

    There were no cons to working here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    never change

  8.  

    Good place to start a career for the college graduate.

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

    I worked at Nestlé

    Pros

    Good benefits for the employees. Better benefits for supervisors and managers. Just starting to train their potential leaders. Severance packages are generous but not a fault. There was room for personal growth for those that took responsibility for it and their actions. Safety is the priority. To the point of using handrails. Leaders are given some slack to create and they are held accountable for their promises.

    Cons

    Some of the KPI's are misplaced creating a silo-ed affect. Not all of the companies with Nestle USA are at the same point in their approach to leadership and quality. Frontline employee come second to management. Some frontline jobs are not up to industry standards but this is based on that companies ability to earn money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Double check your placement of KPI's. If a section of division does not perform a function they should not be responsible for the KPI.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to work for! Excellent benefits, a dynamic and forward thinking company.

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

    I worked at Nestlé full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Team oriented environment, with lots of departments & facets to the company. Room for growth depending on what department you are interested in.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Great working environement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operational Buyer in Vevey (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Operational Buyer in Vevey (Switzerland)

    I worked at Nestlé full-time

    Pros

    The multicultural environment is very motivating.
    Good food and prices and unbeatable views from the restaurant...
    Internal job offers -> possibility to change location easily
    Good Salary

    Cons

    location -> vevey is a small town with many people working for Nestlé, so you will often bump into a colleague outside of work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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