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Current Employee - Key Account Sales Manager in Jersey City, NJ (US)
Current Employee - Key Account Sales Manager in Jersey City, NJ (US)

I have been working at Nestlé Waters North America full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Work Life balance
Benefits
401 K
Profit Sharing
Bonus

Cons

unrealistic goals unless you are shady
micro management
chasing coolers, not selling for revenue growth

Advice to ManagementAdvice

too much micromanagement.
dont treat everyone the same
relax

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Prisoners Dilemma

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative

    I have been working at Nestlé Waters North America full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    401K with company match plus once per year profit sharing. If you can keep your job long enough and add to your funds yourself your retirement will be well funded. Benefits and vacation time is average. Five day Monday through Friday work week. Even though RSR's have to work as many as 5 Saturdays per year many will take those for you. No Sunday work plus 10 holidays per year.

    Cons

    No AC in the trucks. Micro managed. Incorrect routing and directions make it very difficult to be efficient and focus on any goals. Safety is touted as a high priority, yet one has to work at a fever pitch putting yourself and possibly others at risk so you can make up for the poor directions. Very physical job that includes moving by hand one 45 pound bottle or case at a time and the daily average is expected to be 250 bottles/cases. That is over 11,000 pounds twice as you move it from the truck to a dolly then to the desired location resulting in 22,000 pounds per day. Overtime is excessive and 2nd lunches are expected to be waived daily, yet you must not work over 12 hours per day while still finishing all the work given. There is no clear guidance once you get to the point of violating the hour limits if there is still work that needs to be done. Many work through breaks and lunches skewing the productivity requirements, and management turns a blind eye to it. Sick calls add work load to others. Goals are tough and no time is given to obtain them without cheating the system in some or many ways, and again management turns a blind eye. Downright abusive labor practices. There is always a carrot out there for you to go after, creating an uncomfortable job security feeling in the pit of your stomach.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most RSR's have good intentions, so focus on those who stand out that don't. Play to the strengths. If a guy is a stellar seller give him the time to do so. Protect your front line employees from middle and front line management. The good old boys club at the front line will try to hide the management missteps.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great internship program.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nestlé Waters North America

    Pros

    Interns have opportunity to work hard and prove themselves and many of them end up with a position at the end of their Internship.

    Cons

    I have no complaints about the internship program at Nestle Waters

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management team is extremely helpful and open to educating their interns so they can be successful in the program.

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