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A great experience

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Former Employee - Associate Director  in  Topeka, KS
Former Employee - Associate Director in Topeka, KS

I worked at Hill's Pet Nutrition

Pros

* Great work life balance
* Culture that respects employees
* Great pay, especially for the cost of living in the area
* Global career opportunities
* Diverse wofkforce
* Company has a real mission beyond pure profits

Cons

* Bad economy and business environment has put a lot of cost pressure on the business
* Marketing especially seems to have suffered
* In trying to change to e more successful in the future, the growing pains have been very tough
* This was a great place to work, and likely will be again, but it is a tough time there right now.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I think management is relooking at the fundamentals of the business, which at a time like this they should be doing.
Don't abandon all the things that make Hill's special, they are what defines the brand and in many ways can bring a return to better times.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company ignored the market trends, priced ourselves out, and now scrambling to patch a sinking ship

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    Current Employee - Not Sure Anymore - Was Thrown Into Poorly Matched Role After I Year  in  Topeka, KS
    Current Employee - Not Sure Anymore - Was Thrown Into Poorly Matched Role After I Year in Topeka, KS

    I have been working at Hill's Pet Nutrition

    Pros

    Great Pay and benefits
    Longevity of career. Family atmosphere
    Colgate company

    Cons

    No upward mobility
    Declining market performance
    Not a place for innovative and creative people
    Reluctant to consider anything but what has worked so well in the past

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Place your talent in the right jobs and give them the space to take initiative. Don't stieffel your capabilities with bueacracy and politics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Was a good place to work a few years ago. Now, avoid at all costs

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Topeka, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Topeka, KS

    I worked at Hill's Pet Nutrition

    Pros

    Has become a very political place to work, someone who is good at managing up could do very well there.

    Cons

    Company in major decline. Senior management all new within the past 2 years, very inexperienced. 8+ individuals in marketing (30 person department) have left within 6 months with almost everyone else looking to leave. If you interview with Hill's, ask why the position is open.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the decline in the business and morale and make an actual effort to reverse it.
    At some point you need to stop asking questions and make some decisions.
    Neil - Most people believe you're a good man, hopefully you see what your new management team has done to the company and will do something about it. Try to return the organization to the "Randy days".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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