Nutricia Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
Nutricia is a part of the Danone group that specialises in therapeutic food and clinical nutrition. Products range from infant formula to specialised nutrition for babies with specific needs and for breastfeeding mothers. It also produces and markets special clinical nutrition and diet products.
A former employee said this in a review: "There´s no liberty provided by Nutricia to implement new ideas & forced to work as per senior's guidelines strictly & still change is expected. No Opportunities to learn new things because training department is not managed properly & are lacking in content & experience. Very less chances of internal promotions. Middle management is not able to understand views of Top Management thus not able to implement changes as desired by Top Management. No Marketing Strategy is made keeping Market & Employee Capability in Mind.
Customer Sales Care Specialist (Former Employee) says"No room for growth. Environment can be negative at times. They hire a lot of temp employee's because the company is trying to cut cost. The day to day routine can be extremely exhausting due to the lack growth opportunities and management. Cons: Healthcare, low opportunity for growth, management"
Senior Inventory Control Specialist (Former Employee) says"I worked in the distribution center which was closed down because they decided to outsource the shipping part to a UPS warehouse in Pennsylvania. I do think higher management made a mistake in closing down the warehouse though because they have less direct control over the inventory. Cons: Computer system problems happened a lot"
Territory Manager (Former Employee) says"Nutricia provides great products that truly make a difference. Middle management is good. But, their hands are tied by poor upper management decisions and initiatives. The level of micromanagement that middle managers are forced to do is unrealistic and demotivating."
Territory Manager (Former Employee) says"The Senior Adult Nutrition division was never fully supported with product innovations from the time Nutricia acquired Medical Nutrtion USA, Inc. around 2010."
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I worked at Nutricia part-time for more than 3 years Cons: there is not enough room to write it all down. please be careful and reach out to past employees on linked in or FB if you can to get the real deal about the company."
Former Employee - Graphic Designer says"I worked at Nutricia full-time for more than 8 years Cons: If you want to be micro-managed and treated like you don’t know what your doing, while at the same time being told you’re the expert in your department and you have to meet hefty goals of an unexplained yearly achievement assessment, this is the place for you. Management is disorganized and untrained. It is an international company and will only bring in top management from overseas. HR does not support the lower tier employees. There is only a consultant not present in the office, handling issues that occur. All top tier managers are not readily accessible as they are part of an elite group that meets regularly to discuss monthly goals and projects. There is also a once a week review of all projects before they can move forward and if you miss the deadline, your projects will be delayed. Company likes to promote idea of being good community members: green initiatives, flexible schedules/working from home to cut down on emissions, paperless, etc. It’s all lip service for government, social media and societal image. Devoted employees will be promoted to management positions without any formal training. If someone complains about your work anonymously, you have no recourse. Workload is heavy and everything requires a meeting which takes time away from project deadlines. You will not be recognized for putting in extra hours to meet all deadlines unless you are a manager. You are required to meet the individual development plan as part of your yearly review. Managers are supposed to guide you through it, however, they have to meet their own goals. Everyone is on their own and it becomes a race to the finish at the end of the year to try and meet all goals, including 24 hours of training/education, not necessarily related to your job description. If you should interview and are offered a position, it will trigger an extensive background check and if you do not pass, you will lose the offer. It could be something as arbitrary as a bad financial decision from ten years ago."
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I have been working at Nutricia full-time Cons: Three VPs are dictators. My way or the highway attitude. These three love to intimidate their staff. The one VP enjoys intimidating people outside their business unit. Absolutely not a team environment. Easy Google search reveals main product has caused severe problems in children. Sales keep going down. Open office environment is horrible. People keep playing musical chairs because they hate the person next to them. New people don't last very long. Zero opportunity for advancement unless you are in marketing. No training. No opportunity to learn something new."
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I worked at Nutricia full-time Cons: No leadership, no planning, no direction, no training,. Horrible work environment. Everyone, and I mean everyone, quits after a short time (you will see why). Open office concept (no cubes/no privacy). No one there is relatable. Everyone there seems miserable and communication is horrible. No two people speak the same language. Literally and figuratively. Was the worst stop in my entire professional career."
Current Employee - Territory Manager says"I have been working at Nutricia full-time Cons: - countless unproductive and unnecessary conference calls, unformatted reports requesting useless information created by colleague who need to satisfy a box on their performance plan. - placed on "committees" requiring additional work which amounts to nothing actionable, again to appease someones yearly review. - unless you conform to the ways of the narcissistic, unmedicated sociopaths who consider themselves "leaders", you will quickly become a target. At the end of the year, they will sit in a room and "calibrate" the sales team. It's deplorable, unethical and vile. The hypocrisy and bravado seeping from the room is unfathomable. All of which is suppose to be "confidential". Nothing is confidential here except the infidelity which runs ramped within this organization. Even those escapades eventually come to light. - due to the unskilled leaches who camp here for years, knowing they would never survive in a real organization, there is a lot of CYA type of behavior starting from the very top. - during your interview process you will be informed of the numerous "opportunities" you will have should you be lucky enough to be accepted into their clown college. This is only one example from their disillusioned rhetoric. - dishonesty is the core of the culture at Nutricia."
says"I worked at Nutricia Cons: Management. Lack of solid leadership. Very high school and cliquish. Absolutely no professionalism. A lot of lies and covering up. The most unethical organization I have ever been a part of."
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I have been working at Nutricia full-time Cons: Territory Managers support is imbalanced. One region has excellent leadership and other region is in turmoil. Upper management either does not care or does not know."
Former Employee - Enteral Nurse says"I worked at Nutricia full-time for more than 3 years Cons: They want experience nurses but only willing to pay a pittance and rely on the goodwill of the nurse to make up shortfalls Revolving door of staff leaving so constantly understaffed and senior management don't seem to care- just keep giving unachievable targets Expected to work exceedingly long hours, no overtime or time back Pushed into volunteering for weekend overnight shifts which are poorly paid £10 hr Very little support and blame culture from higher managment"
Current Employee - Sales says"I have been working at Nutricia full-time for more than 5 years Cons: They treat their employees like rubbish, bonuses are paid to the same people every year and as its based on managers discretion, you can be sure the choice is never fair and just. The culture is competitive and not inclusive, they actually don't know what they are doing half the time. Little accountability and unethical, if your face doesn't fit you can be sure they will make things up to get rid of you. No career opportunities for anyone who is not willing to lie, steal and cheat."
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I worked at Nutricia part-time for more than a year Cons: The car itself is poor, constantly breaking down. Salary it not great, Nutrica say the benefits are good but if you don’t need/ use them then your salary is not padded out by it. You work 08:45- 17:15 M-T 08:45-4 F BUT often you are still working much later then that. You are told to ‘manage you diary better’ but are contacted to ‘can you just go and do....’ calls/ emails come in continuously, you never feel like you can catch up. I have left feeling broken. Thinking about my life with nutricia fills me with anxiety and sadness. So many of us have left saying ‘I dont think I want to go back into nursing again’. I asked for an exit interview and I fed all of this back. The patients are wonderful and that is where nutricia have us nurses over a barrel we will go above and beyond for our patients because we care because our patients matter until we break and then we cant."