Frequently asked questions
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Whether you have questions about the job application process or facing issues with the site, we are here to help. Browse through some of the more common questions we get.
Life at Nestlé
Our culture is based on our values, which are rooted in respect. At Nestlé, you’ll find an inclusive working environment that's flexible, adaptable and fast-paced. In these short videos, our colleagues discuss what our culture means to them.
Our approach to flexible working varies depending on location and market. Overall, our focus is on what and how things get done in the most efficient way, rather than where and when. For us, flexible working means using different working options, technologies and innovative thinking to maximize performance and create a more productive, engaged and efficient workplace.
We offer a variety of benefits to help you meet your health, wellness, educational and financial needs. You’ll be recognized for your contribution with a competitive salary and benefits package. And you may benefit from savings plans, insurances, loans, and discounted or free Nestlé products. You could even grab a bargain on retail products, services and activities.
What you wear to work at Nestlé will depend on the job that you do. During the application process, please ask your recruiter about what is appropriate for the role.
We believe life is richer with pets, so in some offices you can! Please ask your recruiter for more details.
We help employees to understand health issues and to take action on health and wellbeing, for example with education and awareness on topics such as mental health, nutrition, sleep and physical activity. We also offer access to varied programs, activities and clubs at local level.
Our aim is to create workplaces where everyone feels included and able to bring their whole selves to work. This commitment starts at recruitment and continues to the end of your relationship with us. Each of our markets has a diversity & inclusion action plan designed to provide equal opportunities for everyone to contribute, grow and feel valued. Learn more at our Diversity & Inclusion page.
Growing at Nestlé
We encourage our people to continuously learn, develop and grow to unleash their full potential – it’s at the heart of our culture. That is why you will have access to a comprehensive portfolio of training opportunities and a vast network of external coaches to take your career to the next level.
Yes. There are many opportunities available in the organization and you can explore roles in line with your career aspirations. We are a truly global company where you can gain an incredibly broad spectrum of experiences and outlooks, learning from exceptional people in a wide range of professions. Collaboration across teams, territories, and continents is our way of life.
First, find the part of the business that suits you best. Then, you’re in charge of your professional development: it’s your ideas, enthusiasm for learning and solution-oriented mindset that will open up a wealth of opportunities. You will be supported by regular check-ins throughout the year along with coaching, feedback and recognition.
Yes. We provide professional coaching through a network of internal and external coaches. In addition, coaching tools and methodologies are always available to all employees through our Everyday Coaching training and practices.
Depending on your development program, we can offer external courses: this is an option that you will be able to discuss with your line manager. Many of our training courses are held in-house, often with external training facilitators. Overall, we find that 70% of learning happens through experience, 20% through professional relationships and 10% through training.
Jobs at Nestlé
We look for people who fit with our working culture, which is collaborative, innovative and entrepreneurial, and rooted in respect. Our people are passionate and curious, and motivated to unlock the power of food to enhance the quality of life for everyone today and for generations to come. Agility, adaptability, a change mindset and inclusivity are also important. Learn more at our Working at Nestlé page.
Visit our Job search page to filter opportunities by keyword, country or region, location and career area. Olivia, our Virtual Recruiting Assistant, can also help you find available positions near you. The chat window is located at the bottom left of your screen.
New positions are advertised every day. We post jobs as soon as they're available. Visit the Job search page regularly to see our new opportunities and join our talent network to receive tailored job recommendations.
Applying at Nestlé
Registration on our job platform should take around 10 minutes. Providing more information will help us match you to a role, so please take your time to complete your details. Job applications take about 25 minutes: this will give you time to attach a covering letter and answer specific questions about the vacancy.
It means you’ll be able to apply for vacancies without having to enter your details each time. You’ll also be able to maintain and update your details whenever you want, and save previous searches so you can access them quickly.
Search through 'Open jobs' and find one that's a match for your skills and experiences, then click 'Apply'. You'll need to submit a copy of your CV. You can apply from your phone or desktop computer.
We always ask for a CV when applying for a job at Nestlé. It helps us understand the strengths and skills you'll bring to a role.
You will need to have a profile created on our portal with a valid email address, phone number you can be reached at, and an updated CV. For some jobs, you will also be asked to submit a cover letter.
No. Roles are advertised frequently, so online applications offer you the best chance to be considered for current and future roles.
Your details will only be seen by Nestlé recruiters and the line manager responsible for the specific vacancy you have applied for.
As soon as your details are registered, you will receive an online acknowledgment.
Yes. If you've applied online and included your email address, we'll contact you via email. Please make sure the email address you provide is accurate and one you access regularly.
Once you apply online, the recruiter will review your application. If you are a good match for the job you’ve applied for, you will be contacted via email or phone. Please make sure the email address and mobile number you provide are accurate and the ones you access regularly.
No, because your email address serves as your username.
Recruitment at Nestlé
Although it may differ from role to role, the process is likely to include the stages we explain at Start your Nestlé journey. Visit the page to learn about the process and find tips for your application.
This depends on the role. If your application is chosen to move forward, a recruiter will reach out with next steps. Interviews may be on the phone, via video or in person. The process will be explained to you by the recruiter, who will also guide you on steps for preparation.
Yes. We appreciate the time and effort you take when interviewing with us. We will keep you updated on the status of your application and provide feedback following your interview.
Yes. New positions are posted on a daily basis and you can even apply to multiple roles, but please be thoughtful. Applying for multiple roles doesn't increase your odds of getting hired. You should focus on applying for a role that you really want and are qualified for.
Understand who we are and what we stand for, and learn about the functional area and part of the business you are interested in. Also, identify what you bring to Nestlé: your skills, strengths and how you will add value to our team. Find more tips. For tests, ensure you complete them in a quiet environment with no distractions. Give yourself enough time to complete the assessments and do the practice test to understand the questions in the assessments.
Let your recruiter know and they will help you with the next steps.
Internships at Nestlé
We have various internship programs available throughout the year across our locations. To learn more, visit our Students and Graduates page. You can also search for internship opportunities.
Internships at Nestlé give you the opportunity to combine technical education with applied work experience in your chosen career field. You’ll be able to contribute and make an impact on real-world projects, build your skills in presentation, analysis and leadership, and meet other students. Throughout the internship, you’ll be coached and supported by the teams behind our iconic brands, and have your own tailored learning and development program.
Yes. All our internships are paid, even in countries where this is not mandated by local laws and regulations.
You can find internships and apply by searching on our Jobs search page or by engaging with Olivia, our virtual recruiting assistant. You can also register for our Talent Community and customize your job alerts so you are updated when new opportunities are published.
The requirements for internships will vary from country to country. Please review the job description for details of what the position requires.
The application windows vary across different countries. If you register your profile on our career pages, we will notify you when new internships are posted. We also announce the application windows on our social media pages: Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn
Yes. However, we encourage students to only apply to positions that spark their interest.
Please ensure that you upload your CV in the candidate profile section in the indicated format.
Go to the careers page and log in to the system. Select 'Access to my applicant profile' and choose the relevant editing option.
Because different email providers use different screen widths, the information we send you may look as if it is not correctly formatted. If this is the case, we suggest changing the settings in your email account. In Hotmail go to Select Options, Mail Display Settings and change line width to 132. In Yahoo, go to Mail Options, General Preferences and change Screen Width to 99.
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