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Overall, was not a bad place to work. Work/family life balance suffered due to odd shift start times. Also, shift rotation schedule was changed often.

Pros

Variety of machine operator roles, opportunities to be involved with LEAN improvement projects

Cons

Short breaks with long walks to breakroom and back, inconsistency with shift scheduling
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Bad morale

The company actions don’t show that they care about their employees. Understaffed and people to do more than 1 job with little to no appreciation and certainly not any compensation
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Worst place to work

Worst place I have ever worked. Company doesn’t care about there employees. If your a hard worker they will take advantage of you and expect more from you. 95% of there employees are unhappy. I wouldn’t buy there products after me seeing everything that happens there. This place was a great place to work long time ago.
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Good money everything else sucks.

Money isn’t enough to put up with management,Getting injured means getting fired. No mistake, you will be watched constantly. The only time you will be recognized is when you make a mistake.

Pros

Pay

Cons

Insurance stinks and is ridiculously expensive, Management is for the most part hard to reason with, Constantly being watched.
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I loved my job as a freezer operator.

Loved my job at the Jonesboro, AR plant. I would go back in a second. Management were constantly changing roles but that happens at all factories. Job was easy.

Pros

lots of breaks

Cons

short breaks due to the walk to the breakroom or locker room, or restroom
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All smoke and mirrors at Nestle.

Terrible place to work, management is non existent unless they want to harass you. Working hard is a bad trait at Nestle, they cater to the lazy people.

Pros

None to speak of

Cons

Absolutely worst work culture I’ve ever seen.
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Depending on departments you are assigned to

Could be a great place to work depending on department and management. Good people to work with. Shut downs are nice but not paid. Company communications are not too good

Pros

Set schedule unless mandates

Cons

Long hours
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Relaxed and comfortable work pace good place to work for

Computer knowledge is a plus lots of login work necessary to start and finish jobs must have good hand eye dexterity fast machine operation attention to detail is key
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Long hours

It’s a great company the only downfall was the long 12 hour shifts. If it wasn’t for that I’d still be there today. Hr is very friendly and easy to communicate with even on off shifts.

Pros

Treat you well

Cons

12 hour shifts
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you are looked at as a product. not as a human being.

culture is terrible. management is basically non existent. you dont really have a life outside of it. you work all the time and will get hit with overtime non stop.

Pros

pay

Cons

everything else
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Can grow

It's not a bad place just get forced in . Working in cold and warm environments and most don't like the 12 hour shifts. Management is decent at most times .
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Geesh

Nestle would be a great company to work for if the culture changed. HR/Management at their discretion, can come up with insane policies without the collaboration of employees that do not benefit their associates. HR is horrible. They often act as if you are an inconvenience, their attitudes are horrible. They lack professionalism. The turn over rate is high (pre COVID) because the culture is HORRIBLE. Expectations aren't clear! From management to the production floor, the plant in Jonesboro, AR needs to change. The most enjoyable parts were the benefits and some of the associates. Some people were personally and professionally amazing.

Pros

benefits

Cons

short breaks, the way they talk to you, culture, pay vs. culture, their inability to accommodate global change professionally, they allow ppl to express their prejudices
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Great pay and benefits, but you will work, a lot.

I worked here 6 years. Pay was the best in the area, but lots of OT, constant schedule changes, etc. Had to work a year before any vacation, but might be different now? But, lots of pluses. Great pay and benefits, tuition reimbursement, take your pick. It is all about choices.

Pros

Great pay.

Cons

Work life balance can suffer
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If you’re just looking for work

Great place just if you’re looking to make good money. No advancements, horrible schedule, horrible scheduling ( if somebody calls off an hour before your shift is over lowest seniority HAS TO STAY, and they give you like 1 hour notice before shift is over) sorry if you had things todo after work. DO NOT WORK HERE UNLESS YOURE GOING TO START AFTER FEBRUARY 2022! Layoff coming, this is a union job, so you’re the ones who’s first out that door. PLUS they won’t tell you til your orientation. Oh and new lower pay for new employees starting in feb 22’ as well :) you have been warned!!

Pros

Benefits, pay

Cons

The workers with most seniority do whatever they want, scheduling sucks
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Great Pay

Work/Life balance horrible! Pay is decent but management is inconsistent with no flexibility. 12 hour shifts with every other weekend off unless forced to work.

Pros

Pay

Cons

Woork / life balance
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Work Everyday

Union. When you start you work 12 hour days 12 days in a row with one day off. Very hot. Where I worked the break room was a 5 min walk away so the 15 min break you get turns into a 5

Pros

pay

Cons

no home life
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Bad work home balance

Overtime could be everyday any where in plant.Everday day you have to check bulletin board to see if you are mandated to work early or stay after in any department.
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hard working enviorment

its a hard working enviorment that pays well for a food enviorment and is nice for anyone looking to support a family or make 40-55 thousand a year.
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No work life balance

No work life balance. Constantly changing your schedule with no care for your families needs. Hostile work environment. Safety person is a joke. Lots of money to be made but because you have no choice to be there 7 days on 2 off 12 hrs.
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Real Mechanics Steer Clear

Maintenance Department consist of young operators turned into mechanics. They're skill set is an impact gun and clamps. Very clicky, work with immature boys, not men! Supervisor very unsupportive

Pros

Free coffee

Cons

Working with slugs. Union shop
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Not a good place to work

Impossible to advance unless you know someone or are related to management. The HR department is like a high school popularity contest. They are never wrong and if they make a mistake it's your fault not theirs.

Pros

401k medical vision dental

Cons

Pretty much everything else
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3.2 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.9 out of 5 stars for Compensation/Benefits
3.2 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.1 out of 5 stars for Management
3.3 out of 5 stars for Culture
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