Production Worker (Ancien employé) – London, ON – 12 mai 2019
Nestle while a great ethical corporation, has issues in the London location. While I was working as a production worker (packing), the job started out smoothly for the first 4 months. Pay was competitive, work was easy, environment was clean and safe. However, I was soon saw the dark side of the work culture as the production season was slowing down. During March, almost the majority of non- hired on/ non full time workers, were put on the night shift permanently. This was due to very few to no full workers wanting to work the night shift. While this is normal for any kind of factory work, this continued for 2 months and there were was no other shift rotation for the seasonal workers ( continental shift ect). The night shifts featured disrespectful management, full time workers often berated and used profanity for little to no reason as there was a toxic culture against seasonals. Full timers openly disrespected new-comers for no reason, any mistake on machinery by operators was always attributed to seasonals and blame was always shifted to seasonals. During this time management would call in a full working crew during the night shift for all lines, despite many of the lines only running for 30 minutes to an hour during the night. When production was finished the night shift managers would use take seasonal workers "out of rotation", taking them off the lines and asking them to stand around, as they were not permitted to go home without pay or even clean or touch machinery. All this while fulltimers worked and had free reign on what they could do during down time (mostly sittingplus... around talking after production). Also, during the night shift you never knew how long you were going to stay, as being "out of rotation" could entail a manager deciding that they want to send seasonals home right when you walked in the door. In short, night shifts were mismanaged and had an extremely toxic environment. Seasonals walked around on egg shells, not knowing if we were going to get any hours this shift. Additionally seasonals had no upward mobility, as a mass hiring for full timers in February filled the unions quota of 150 full time jobs. Seasonals are just place holders at Nestle, they will call you in for 30 minutes of work and then make stand for hours, while they decide on a whim if they are sending you home or not. Another final note, there is no notice of fees on the physical paper contract you sign, but the start of the first shift, managers make you sign union membership with dues. Paying dues without being guaranteed hours is silly are plain theft. Also 3 months into work, management decided that seasonals had to pay a 30 dollar " PERSONAL PROTECTION EQUIPMENT DEPOSIT". Once again no notice of this was given on the contract.moins
Free icecream/ cheap staff store, easy work
Toxic full timers. union dues without union benefits
Productive, conducive, learning ground and fun place to work
Order Management Specialist (Team Lead) (Ancien employé) – Brampton, ON – 7 septembre 2019
Nestle is one of the best organization to for, they have a strong culture and family friendly environment, work for regular 8 hours, like the management style, nice office environment. I will recommend Nestle for anyone looking for work life balance.
Job stability with great perks but lacking management
500mL General, Packer (Ancien employé) – London, ON – 24 août 2019
The people who work on the production floor are generally very kind and helpful, but management has gone downhill since I started a few years ago. Scheduling is always a hassle to deal with, making it virtually impossible to guarantee full time hours or to be able to work a second job.