Nestlé Reviews

Updated 16 October 2014
Updated 16 October 2014
375 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is excellent, pretty laid back at retail level (in 18 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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  1.  

    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 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
  2.  

    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    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 an year)

    Pros

    good development and training. prioritising young talent.

    Cons

    culture can be a tad arrogant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    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 an year)

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    It was okay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nestlé as an intern

    Pros

    Stable and interesting at times but the business is slow paced

    Cons

    Not very exciting work and the culture was monotone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to your competition

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Contrary to student reputation, a very ethical firm

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Contract in York, England
    Former Employee - Human Resources Contract in York, England

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

    Pros

    Strong ethics and principles on the customer business management side - was particularly impressed when a senior interviewing sales manager immediately destroyed commercially sensitive competitive information that a candidate brought for a presentation.

    A global food player.

    Cons

    Just because it's global doesn't mean you're guaranteed a global career - varies by function.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's not my place to advise - all the ones I encountered were very hard working and ethical.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great culture, L&D opportunities and leadership

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Insight Manager in York, England
    Former Employee - Insight Manager in York, England

    I worked at Nestlé full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Best practice when it comes to marketing and insight

    Cons

    Very conservative and slow. Hard to get stuff done sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open minded about other ways of doing things

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Disappointed wit the overall commitment of the employs.

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    Current Employee - Engineering in Tutbury, England
    Current Employee - Engineering in Tutbury, England

    I have been working at Nestlé full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good company to work for.

    Cons

    Management is very poor, training is non existance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Got to get tough.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Nestle

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England

    I have been working at Nestlé full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work, they really respect each other.

    Cons

    not many opportunities of promotion

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Backwater connection laden racism, but good pay opportunities

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    Former Employee - Line Operative in Tutbury, England
    Former Employee - Line Operative in Tutbury, England

    I worked at Nestlé as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good money, and once you actually get employed everything is good

    Cons

    I worked as a "temporary worker for 4(!) years, and was unable to get a contract

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do some review of how the lowest level employees are employed, and how long they have worked for. People that made the branch successful are not getting any benefits or even sense of belonging and therefore don't give their 100%

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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