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Little Elm, TX

#1 Mar 5, 2010
Can anyone who works at Nestle give me an idea of the kind of work you do, what shift they might be hiring for, how to get hired there, and what some of the job titles are so that I can apply for work.

I have worked in factories all my life, so I know and do not care about the gossip, sex scandals, etc. I just need a job with good pay and good benefits. I do not miss work (have not called in sick to my current job in 3 years) so I am a reliable worker. I would appreciate any serious response.
seriousresponder

Trumann, AR

#2 Mar 5, 2010
You'll have to go to a workforce office.I suggest the one in Paragould.Then you'll have to take a key train test at the Black River Tech. facility.After all that then you can go back to the work force office and get an application.The job titles are listed in the Jonesboro Sun.I think the titles are ingredient handlers or something to that effect.Good luck,friend.
nestle employee

United States

#3 Mar 5, 2010
we make lean cusine, and stoffers tv dinner, an ingredient handler will do anything from mixing up dry ingredients such as flour salt etc to cooking raw meat, handling the lasana noodles. epsu which is the cleaning crew- clean equipment and getting it ready for the next days production. prepweighers work on the line and place ingredents into the trays, nestle is a great place to work. if you are willing to work. good pay good benefits they remburse you for school, discounts on your cell phone benefits - i have atat wireless and receive 16 percent off my bill each month, work 4 ten hr days. they are hiring for all shifts 1st shift is 5am to 3 pm 2nd is 3pm to 1am , only down fall is that you start out part-time but it is very very easy to become full time. put in your application and they will explain all the details.
Guest

United States

#4 Mar 6, 2010
nestle employee wrote:
we make lean cusine, and stoffers tv dinner, an ingredient handler will do anything from mixing up dry ingredients such as flour salt etc to cooking raw meat, handling the lasana noodles. epsu which is the cleaning crew- clean equipment and getting it ready for the next days production. prepweighers work on the line and place ingredents into the trays, nestle is a great place to work. if you are willing to work. good pay good benefits they remburse you for school, discounts on your cell phone benefits - i have atat wireless and receive 16 percent off my bill each month, work 4 ten hr days. they are hiring for all shifts 1st shift is 5am to 3 pm 2nd is 3pm to 1am , only down fall is that you start out part-time but it is very very easy to become full time. put in your application and they will explain all the details.
I worked there for a year and a half and never got close to fulltime. I liked the work but needed more income than part time was providing. The worse was never knowing ahead of time if you were working the next day!
nestle employee

United States

#5 Mar 6, 2010
Guest wrote:
<quoted text> I worked there for a year and a half and never got close to fulltime. I liked the work but needed more income than part time was providing. The worse was never knowing ahead of time if you were working the next day!
yea how long ago did you work there. cause they changed everything with part time last year. part time is now on a crew like fulltime xyz so your not on call 6 days a week. also it's easier to go full time. they added a new line in sept. it added about 80 fulltime jobs plus that new line is starting on 2nd shift in june. also they have started on 2 new lines this year
guest

Little Elm, TX

#6 Mar 9, 2010
Thank you for the information. I currently work as a cashier for $9.00 an hour, and I have not called in sick for 3 years, so, I am not afraid of work. I have worked in factories all my life, and only started doing this cashier thing when the last factory I worked for shut down.

So, even part-time with a decent wage would sound great to me. I may go check into that. Thank you everyone. I just need a job that won't quit me or shut down on me, that has good insurance, and other good benefits. The only thing is, I am an older person, so I don't know if they would give me a chance or not, but I can try.
brittany

Painesville, OH

#7 Sep 21, 2010
I am currently getting ready to be hired there would anyone happen to know how much the pay rate is for and Ingredient handler.
Employee

Frisco, TX

#8 Sep 21, 2010
Ingredient handlers start at $13.69 with a $0.12 raise monthly. Top out is $14.06
funny

Blytheville, AR

#9 Oct 29, 2010
Nazi
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Employee

Frisco, TX

#10 Oct 29, 2010
Funny you are so right about that!
need a job

Jonesboro, AR

#11 Nov 3, 2010
any openings in maintenance - whats pay rate and hours for maint.
guess

United States

#12 Nov 3, 2010
Tenneco Auto in Paragould has been booming this year, many new hires, and appears to be more work planned.
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Sawyer, MI

#13 Dec 7, 2010
I would like to know if there is anything else I can do to get hired at Nestle. I went for the testing but they never called. Do you have to do good on the math part to get hired?
guest

North Little Rock, AR

#14 Jul 9, 2011
Anyone have information on the physical exam you have to pass before you get the job? How do they measure it and what are the standards? Any websites with more information that breaks it down into like " Equivalent of walking X miles" and so on? I didn't get hired last year because I was a few points off on their strength test, or so they say. Sounds like bullshit to me.
MeMe

Jonesboro, AR

#15 Dec 21, 2011
If you don't pass the strength test you can still get hired on as a prep weigher. The strength test is only for ingredient handler positions. But it measures the endurance not how much you can lift. You have to do five rotations of each arm and leg twice, as long as you exert approx. the same force each time you will pass, it's not hard to pass, ask them to let you take it again and they will or apply for a job that doesn't require it like prepweigher.
hardworker

United States

#16 Jun 4, 2012
Nestle is a good place to work if you don't mind standing in one place for almost 10 hrs and don't mind giving up you weekends, this is hard to do if you have a young family. I have worked there for 6 years and would like to see nestle get more positive comments from their full time workersbecause they do have a lot of good things to offer, so good luck to anyone wanting to work for a living.
who knows

United States

#17 Jun 23, 2012
who is the line 2 operator seeing
angel

Trumann, AR

#18 Apr 7, 2014
You don't apply through workforce anymore just go to nestle website to apply.
hard to work-around

Springville, UT

#19 Apr 26, 2014
It's a business model...Be glad for a job. They own your time because their time is any time they want you. Don't make family plans ahead..they may schedule you for any time or day they need you and place you on any job at any starting time on a day to day basis. Check online nightly to see what you are doing tomorrow, even though you have a "full time" job that is often assigned to someone else. Oh BTW, we cancelled your vacations next week. And we'll shut the plant down for days anytime we need at little notice. It's a business model that works for them, I suppose. Though turn-over is a bit steep.

Since: Jun 13

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#20 Apr 27, 2014
imaqueer wrote:
It's a business model...Be glad for a job. They own your time because their time is any time they want you. Don't make family plans ahead..they may schedule you for any time or day they need you and place you on any job at any starting time on a day to day basis. Check online nightly to see what you are doing tomorrow, even though you have a "full time" job that is often assigned to someone else. Oh BTW, we cancelled your vacations next week. And we'll shut the plant down for days anytime we need at little notice. It's a business model that works for them, I suppose. Though turn-over is a bit steep.
You're not very bright.

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