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Nestlé Reviews

Updated 17 April 2015
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Nestlé CEO Paul Bulcke
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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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  1. Marketing Intern

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    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in York, England
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in York, England

    I have been working at Nestlé

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great intern structure. Loads of training. Part of an intern group

    Cons

    Unlikely to be offered job at the end of internship.

  2. sales representative

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in London, England
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in London, England

    I worked at Nestlé part-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people Good working environment

    Cons

    Not great health care Not good salary

    Advice to Management

    Improve health care

  3. Good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nestlé

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun
    Benefits
    Good work life balance
    Colleagues were enthuastic about the business

    Cons

    Slightly old hat
    Poor locations
    Lack of choice for entry level employers on where they would like to live.

    Advice to Management

    More choice for graduates on where they would choose to be relocated.

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  5. Nestle HQ

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    Current Employee - IT Support Analyst in Gatwick, England
    Current Employee - IT Support Analyst in Gatwick, England

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work. Fantastic culture.

    Cons

    Some services are specific to other sites (York) and require good communication skills to maintain ties between different functions.

    Advice to Management

    None

  6. Good place to work, structure makes processes slow

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Nestlé as an intern (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Easy going culture, interesting people and project. You feel part of something bigger.
    - Possibilites for international exposure

    Cons

    - Given the scale of the company, things can get lost in processes
    - Excellent work life balance
    - Lack of mentoring for junior postions
    - Pay doesn't compare to its american

    Advice to Management

    - Provide more guidance and career planning from day 1
    - Improve wage structure

  7. Great company but not the right job for me

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Nestlé full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Carry on the relationship building and ensure staff can develop in line with their goals

  8. Helpful (1)

    Do not work at the PTC (unless you are in a management position)

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    Former Employee - Purchasing (Ish) in York, England
    Former Employee - Purchasing (Ish) in York, England

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of the people can be quite friendly and the new office is a very nice place to work.

    Cons

    Working in what they still see as the 'admin' team means that you are very often treated like the help and never given a promotion or the pay rise that you deserve.
    They are SO SO SO distracted with nonsense like Six Sigma / LEAN that you can't get your job done. You can't just say that there is a problem, you have to measure weeks and weeks of data before you get the go-ahead to fix the issue. As for health and safety, I 100% agree that this is important however they have allowed it to take over. You MUST walk up and down the stairs holding a handrail or you'll get told off (and reported), you can't take even one step whilst talking on your MOBILE phone or you'll get told off, there are stickers on the stair telling you what side to walk up and to 'hold the handrail'. They have weekly meetings (MOR's) that drain the life out of you.
    Anytime I have spoken to an old Nestle employee they always say how happy they are to be away from that utter time wasting nonsense. They think they are helping to avoid accidents when in fact they are pushing away perfectly good employees.

    Advice to Management

    STOP with the hyper-crazy health and safety. People understand that you have to be safe but hanging a ball on a string from the ceiling to stop people taking a corner too sharply is overkill. Let people get back to doing their jobs and don't force them in to measuring data just for the sake of visitors from Switzerland.
    The most important point...APPRECIATE THOSE WHO ARE NOT IN THE PRODUCT DEPARTMENTS. Without purchasing you would have no machines, no materials and you wouldn't be able to run trials. Without the others that sit very close to the MD's office you would have no Christmas party and your visitors would get lost when they got off their private jets.

  9. Disappointing experience that didn't meet expectations

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nestlé full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Successful organisation with a truly global perspective.

    Cons

    Little real opportunity for development, culture unsupportive and hostile environment where you feel you have to constantly ask questions to understand what is required. Leadership is on the whole poor and internal politics rife. Very flat environment to work in and truly uninspiring.

    Advice to Management

    This could be a great business however the rules around how you are required to work and focus on process rather than genuine improvement made it impossible to meet huge workload requirements and there was no opportunity to be creative in looking for better ways of working. Systems need improving and leadership need to enthuse and inspire not constantly focus on the negatives. I wouldn't recommend the company on the basis of my experience however I would encourage people to do their homework thoroughly to determine if this is the right culture for you as for me it wasn't.

  10. nestle overview

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    Current Employee - Graduate Programmer in London, England
    Current Employee - Graduate Programmer in London, England

    I have been working at Nestlé full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good development and training. prioritising young talent.

    Cons

    culture can be a tad arrogant.

    Advice to Management

    consider gen Y more... otherwise you'll struggle to retain

  11. Great place to work but offices aren't in the best locations.

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    Current Employee - Finance Analyst in Gatwick, England
    Current Employee - Finance Analyst in Gatwick, England

    I have been working at Nestlé full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very focused on career development and planning with no limitation on cross functional development if that is what you want from your career.

    Cons

    Offices tend to be in not very central locations which affects their intake of talented employees.

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