Nestlé Purina PetCare
4.2 of 5 227 reviews
www.nestlepurinacareers.com Saint Louis, MO 5000+ Employees

Nestlé Purina PetCare Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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4.2 227 reviews

                             

97% Approve of the CEO

Nestlé Purina PetCare President and CEO Pat McGinnis

Pat McGinnis

(188 ratings)

90% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Out of all my 20 something friends I probably have the best work life balance"
    in 57 reviews
  • "Everyone loves to bring their pets to work, but the company is also focused on its associates"
    in 20 reviews
Cons:
  • "Too much talk of work life balance and no action, same with succession planning"
    in 11 reviews
  • "I work long hours and work every other weekend at least"
    in 7 reviews
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    Fun, secure place to work.

    Engineer (Current Employee)
    Saint Louis, MO

    ProsYou can move up quickly if you are willing to relocate. Pets are allowed at work in most roles, and there is a fair amount of flexibility in your work schedule. Diversity is heavily promoted and used as a factor in selecting candidates to interview. Vacation, health care and other benefits are above average.

    ConsIf you are not mobile, advancement can be slow. Since the parent company is Swiss, the company is becoming more process-oriented and bureaucratic, which is making us less competitive in the marketplace.

    Advice to Senior ManagementResist the bureaucratic tendencies of Nestle as long as possible. It is making us less competitive versus our competition.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent Company!!!!

    Anonymous (Current Employee)
    Saint Louis, MO

    ProsNestle Purina truly cares about its employees! Upper management definitely values each employee's contribution and recognizes that its people are an integral part of the company.

    Coming from a company where there was absolutely no work-life balance, Purina has been absolutely wonderful.

    ConsNone :) I absolutely love Nestle Purina!

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease keep sharing your years of knowledge and experience, so that the company never loses its foundation (the 5 talks) :)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The people are what really makes Purina so special

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Saint Louis, MO

    ProsHaving the luxury of enjoying the time you spend at your job isn't a benefit everyone is able to receive. But at Purina, it seems to be a common theme no matter your functional area or location. The work is challenging and exciting and the people make it a fun place to be. Sometimes, the work is even fun. Pet's in the work place helps make the work place more relaxed and enjoyable environment.

    ConsSometimes there is a lack of communication between management and associates about upcoming changes in the team's structure. Also, parking is an issues at headquarters. Please build a parking garage!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Nestlé Purina PetCare Employment Branding Specialist responded to this review Jun 10, 2014 EditDelete
    We are so glad that you are able to enjoy the time you spend at work, which is definitely a rare benefit. Communication is key to a positive work environment, and we recognize that there is always ... More
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    Great company!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Saint Louis, MO

    ProsThe people here are smart, considerate, team-oriented. There is opportunity for movement within the company, and management genuinely cares about your career goals and aspirations.

    ConsBeing a big company, it is slow to move. Progress often takes longer because of multiple stakeholders.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Incredible Learning Experience

    Intern Engineer (Former Employee)
    Flagstaff, AZ

    ProsYou are given a lot of freedoms to learn and grow as an engineer here. You are given your own projects to manage, so you get excellent experience.

    ConsNot true for all internships, but I worked during the school year which I found to be very stressful.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Nestlé Purina PetCare Talent Sourcing responded to this review Apr 23, 2014 EditDelete
    We're so glad to hear you are gaining a lot of great experience from your Internship! We hope you consider us for a full-time role after graduation. You should visit our website at ... More
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    Great company in theory, but they do not believe in work/life balance at all.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Crete, NE

    ProsLarge 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.

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Nestlé Purina PetCare Employment Branding Specialist responded to this review May 5, 2014 EditDelete
    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
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    New hire experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Saint Louis, MO

    ProsGreat work life balance, new hire training and orientation is world class, products that I really connect and believe in

    ConsSo far the only issue is space with limited parking (what can you expect downtown)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overall good company

    Director (Current Employee)
    Saint Louis, MO

    ProsCulture, great people, St Louis friendly company.

    ConsLong hours, many meetings, interdepartmental conflict

    Advice to Senior ManagementSimplify processes and work on interdepartmental communication. Another group between sales and marketing is not needed.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Saint Louis, MO

    ProsLots of variety in the type of assignments and across all of the brands. The market is constantly changing in the pet food arena. Employees generally work well together across silos and benefits are decent.

    ConsBecause it is a good company to work for, there are a lot of people who have seniority based upon the number of years they have served so if you are new to the company there is a ladder to climb.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company to work for

    Region Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsPeople, culture, & passion to provide the best products for pets & their owners.

    ConsWork load can be pretty heavy at times. Can be hard to manage work-life balance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep a forward thinking approach and strive to find new innovations.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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