Nestlé
3.6 of 5 316 reviews
www.nestle.com Vevey, Switzerland 5000+ Employees

Nestlé Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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3.6 316 reviews

                             

91% Approve of the CEO

Nestlé CEO Paul Bulcke

Paul Bulcke

(153 ratings)

71% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Work life balance is excellent, pretty laid back at retail level"
    in 16 reviews
  • "Extremely healthy work environment between peers, co-workers, and superiors"
    in 16 reviews
Cons:
  • "No home/work life balance, very political, it's all about the money"
    in 15 reviews
  • "poor career management with heavy relience on internal networking"
    in 6 reviews
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Contrary to student reputation, a very ethical firm

Human Resources Contract (Former Employee)
York, England

I worked at Nestlé as a contractor for less than a year

ProsStrong 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.

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great culture, L&D opportunities and leadership

Insight Manager (Former Employee)
York, England

I worked at Nestlé full-time for more than 3 years

ProsBest practice when it comes to marketing and insight

ConsVery conservative and slow. Hard to get stuff done sometimes

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more open minded about other ways of doing things

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Disappointed wit the overall commitment of the employs.

Engineering (Current Employee)
Tutbury, England

I have been working at Nestlé full-time for less than a year

ProsGood company to work for.

ConsManagement is very poor, training is non existance.

Advice to Senior ManagementGot to get tough.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Backwater connection laden racism, but good pay opportunities

Line Operative (Former Employee)
Tutbury, England

I worked at Nestlé as a contractor for more than 3 years

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementDo 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%

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Project Manager (Current Employee)
London, England

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

ProsGood place to work, they really respect each other.

Consnot many opportunities of promotion

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A good place to work. Good career progress. Good environment. Great mix of people. Good place to start a career

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Nestlé

ProsA good place to work. Good career progress. Good environment. Great mix of people. Good place to start a career

ConsLocation is not great. need to commute

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work at

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Nestlé

ProsGreat team work at Nestle

ConsNone I can think of

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Tough but a great learning experience

Marketing Graduate (Current Employee)
Croydon, England

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

ProsHigh level of exposure & responsibility

ConsSteep learning curve with relatively low level of HR contact

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Rewarding

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Welwyn Garden City, England

I have been working at Nestlé

ProsIf you are willing to work for it career promotion is quick and relevant to you aspirations.
Salary is competitive with a reasonable benefits package

ConsA large amount of the central administration has been outsourced to Indian, quality and response times of information received is sub par for an organization of this size.
A very poor implementation of SAP has led to numerous business disruptions.
Solely reliant on BW reporting means a lack of live data on which to base decisions has led to very lengthy and long winded processes.

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in an automate analytical system directly linked to SAP via SQL, enabling the use of user bespoke scorecards and dashboards in an aim to move away from unreliable spreadsheet reporting.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Very satisfying experience

Seller of Coffee Machine (Former Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I worked at Nestlé full-time for less than a year

ProsDiversity and the friendly environment was what I loved about the company.

ConsThere weren't any cons worth mentioing

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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