Nestlé Purina PetCare

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Nestlé Purina PetCare Reviews

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
402 Reviews
4.6
402 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work/life balance here is definitely a perk for anyone here especially with children (in 107 reviews)

  • I also enjoy that everyone can bring their pets to work at the corporate office where I work (in 39 reviews)


Cons
  • My only other 'complaint' is that work-life balance can sometimes be a struggle (in 27 reviews)

  • Some weeks require long hours with little to no compensation time being offered by management (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place if you fit the mold

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nestlé Purina PetCare full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Inspiring people, hard working environment, bring your pets to work.

    Cons

    Purina is a very political environment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Nestlé Purina PetCare Response

    Dec 22, 2014Nestlé Purina Human Resources Team

    Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We agree that the associates at Purina are a huge part of what makes us such an amazing place to work and are what give us our unique culture. We would ... More

  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not bad but not good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Petcare Technician in Saint Joseph, MO
    Current Employee - Petcare Technician in Saint Joseph, MO

    I have been working at Nestlé Purina PetCare full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits. Animals are treated well. Facility looks nice. There are dog and cat food discounts at company store.

    Cons

    Horrible upper management at St. Joseph facility. No understanding of work done on floor. No respect for employee opinion. No chance for advancement until someone retires. Even then a lot of jobs are not posted management puts who they want in them and calls it restructuring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come out and work on the floor. Act as though you are a new employee in training with no "I'm better than you" attitude

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Highly stressful environment!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Petcare Technician in Saint Joseph, MO
    Current Employee - Petcare Technician in Saint Joseph, MO

    I have been working at Nestlé Purina PetCare full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The animals are like pets! They are loved and well taken care of! The research is fun and exciting and noninvasive.

    Cons

    Where do I start? The stress level for people working on the floor is off the charts! Upper management is just a big clic so there is no one you can go to for help and understanding! They are tied with St. Louis, so there is no hope! There are so many added tasks and requests made of the employees that it is nearly impossible to do the job you're hired for. It's never enough and you're not good enough no matter how hard you try. If you're a good employee, more gets piled on. If you're a slacker, you get away with it and receive less tasks. The stress level is so extremely high that the employees stew and fight! No one will fix the issues. Instead of reprimanding one employee, the whole team pays the price. Morale is low and it is a dread to get out of bed everyday. If it weren't for the animals, no employee would stick around! Is there anyone out there who will listen?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please listen!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Brilliant company you can learn a lot from, but plan on sacrificing your personal life

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Marketing in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Nestlé Purina PetCare full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Most of the people who work at Purina are super talented and friendly and the work environment is generally good. Good compensation package.

    Cons

    This is a great company to work for if you are in your twenties and/or have no obligations or interests outside of work. If that is not you then know that there is no work-life balance and the company is very resistant to actually doing anything about it. Flextime, part-time, job-sharing, work from home? No - unless you include working from home in the evenings and on weekends in addition to your 9 hour day in the office. You will probably like most of your colleagues, which is good because between the working hours plus required travel time and team dinners you will spend more time with them than your real friends or family.
    Also, this company puts a lot of pressure on employees to leave positive reviews on this site.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Was a great company until management changed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nestlé Purina PetCare full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Get to work for a company that makes the best products for your pets

    Cons

    no work life balance
    pay is not competitive and bonus structure does not reward the work put in

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Nestlé Purina PetCare Response

    Sep 23, 2014Employment Branding Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. Based on recent surveys, we heard loud and clear that work-life balance is a very important issue and we acknowledge that in some areas ... More

  7.  

    Veterinary Channel

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Veterinary Sales Consultant in Napa, CA
    Current Employee - Veterinary Sales Consultant in Napa, CA

    I have been working at Nestlé Purina PetCare full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Passionate, animal loving company

    Cons

    The expectations to perform and deliver are very high with very little support or marketing materials. The compensation received is low when compared to others reps doing the same job with competitive companies.

    All reps throughout the country are compensated equally. No consideration for reps that live in more expensive areas. The management has felt that since everyone does the same job, all reps should be paid the same.

    Other divisions within the company are given company automobiles This division is expected to buy and maintain their own with only mileage reimbursement.

    This is also a very "top heavy" division. More people needed out doing the selling and less marketing and management people.

    The people at the corporate headquarters are also very out of touch with what happens in the field on a day to day basis. They are also unfamiliar with the veterinary channel and how things need to operate in order for the sales force to be successful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Nestlé Purina PetCare Response

    Aug 11, 2014Employment Branding Specialist

    We appreciate you sharing your honest feedback; we are very sorry to hear about your experiences. Please know that we will be sharing all of your feedback with our leadership team and will be taking ... More

  8.  

    Great company in theory, but they do not believe in work/life balance at all.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Crete, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Crete, NE

    I have been working at Nestlé Purina PetCare full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Large company with lots of advancement opportunity if you are willing to relocate.
    Benefits are well balanced between cost and quality.
    Everyone genuinely loves pets and wants to do what's best for them.
    The quality cannot be beat. I will never feed my pets anything again.

    Cons

    I work long hours and work every other weekend at least. I am not allotted compensation time.
    Projects that are given to me are unrealistic to complete in the desired timeframe.
    Management is held to a completely different set of rules than anyone else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about your people a lot more. Promote people that are actually liked and personable instead of the most disliked person in the office.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Nestlé Purina PetCare Response

    May 5, 2014Employment Branding Specialist

    We really appreciate the feedback – thank you for bringing these matters to our attention. In particular, we take your comments regarding the current work/life balance and management concerns very ... More

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    From an outside view of Fogelsville, PA

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Fogelsville, PA
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Fogelsville, PA

    I worked at Nestlé Purina PetCare full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The best team would get a weeks paid vacation, based on productivity for a year.

    Cons

    Lots of damage in the warehouse, because of incentives. Forklift workers clowning around, lifting up the back of the forklift in front of them and laugh about it. Warning cards given out to workers who work unsafely. Workers would brag about how many cards they have collected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As long as you ignore the problem, then there are no issues to contend with. With this information, there is nowhere for you to hide, or plead ignorant.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Nestlé Purina PetCare Response

    Dec 23, 2013Talent Sourcing

    Thank you for sharing this information with us. The safety of our associates is top priority for us; we’ll be forwarding your feedback to our Factory leadership team.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Category Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nestlé Purina PetCare (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work Life Balance is an area that the company prides themselves on. Corporate is located in an affordable

    Cons

    Salary in in the low to mid tier vs competitors. Career advancement is not a priority for leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop your employees or you are going continue to loose high potentials

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK place to work

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nestlé Purina PetCare

    Pros

    Was good experience and would consider recommending to a friend.

    Cons

    Limited growth potential and not sure if I would get promoted.

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