Nestlé Purina PetCare

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Nestlé Purina PetCare Reviews

Updated January 14, 2015
Updated January 14, 2015
407 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Best Company Ever!

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

    I have been working at Nestlé Purina PetCare

    Pros

    Great Company to Work for with great benefits. Amazing work-life balance, flexible working schedule, bring your pets to work availability.

    Cons

    There is no clear career path in Finance department. This is different in Marketing department, where promotions are very common.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    I'm proud to say I work for Nestlé Purina!

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

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

    Pros

    The culture of bettering the life of pets can be seen throughout the entire organization in every department. There is a passion at Nestlé Purina that I feel is matched in few companies. The work/life balance here is outstanding. It's understood by all managers. It's a culture here that Purina prides itself in. And the fact we still get a pension is outstanding.

    Cons

    The base salary pay is middle of the range at best. The cost of the great work life balance slightly comes at the expense of base salary. Of course we also get a pension, so that's somewhat off set. Other than that employees really do have it good here, not much to complain about!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be afraid to take a few risks. We clearly missed the boat on the ultra category. I know our conservative nature at Purina has proved to withstand the test of time. But every once in a while we must venture out of our comfort zone.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    twelve hour days seven days a week

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA

    I worked at Nestlé Purina PetCare full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    good pay coworkers vey helpful

    Cons

    long hours, no work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire more people
    old world culture ingrained

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Nestlé Purina PetCare Response

    Jan 26, 2015Nestlé Purina Human Resources Team

    Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. Work-life balance is a top priority for us – in fact, it’s part of our 2015 “people” goals for our Allentown factory. We’re making some positive strides ... More

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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    I have never had a job that paid as well as this one and treated me as well as this one

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nestlé Purina PetCare (less than a year)

    Pros

    the pay is great I have worked here less than a year and have already been promoted and am treated very good by management and fellow employees

    Cons

    the hours can be very long

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    One of the Best for Young People

    • 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

    Fast Upward Mobility for Engaged Associates (Must be willing to move)
    Excellent Vacation and Holiday PTO
    One of the best cultures around...Midwest Charm
    Large majority of the workforce will be retiring in the next 7 years...lots of opportunity for young people

    Cons

    Based in St.Louis, so for Marketing or Brand Management you have to live there...However, sales can be done anywhere in the country.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep developing young talent, so far it has been excellent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great culture

    • 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

    Pros

    Wonderful place to start a career. Great growth opportunities and friendly employees!

    Cons

    some could say limited growth but it really depends where you are

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    This is am amazing company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Buyer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Buyer in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Nestlé Purina PetCare

    Pros

    Pay, benefits and work/family time

    Cons

    I have no cons about this job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Invested in Employees

    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    Strong focus on employee development and career advancement; passionate pet owners; collaborative environment; excellent research facilities and product

    Cons

    Fearful Nestle' European culture is creeping into Purina

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    I'll never leave!!! (unless I win the lottery)

    • 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 8 years)

    Pros

    The company truly believes in and is passionate about what they do
    Respect from leadership
    Diverse culture
    Too many learning opportunities to count
    Great benefits
    On-site medical dept, fitness center and child care
    Amazing work/life balance
    PETS AT WORK!!!
    Free parking for Cardinals games! :)
    The campus is beautiful and well-maintained

    Cons

    The internal interview process is as challenging as for those who don't already work for the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work...you make us feel appreciated and valued!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Nestlé Purina provides an atmosphere that encourages personal development and growth within the organization.

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

    I have been working at Nestlé Purina PetCare full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Nestlé Purina promotes work-life balance with an overall focus on the employee's safety, health and environment in which they must work. Each employee trust each other with their safety which is tantamount to trusting each other with their well being.

    Cons

    The incorporation of advanced methods to perform task that are outdated, however intrinsic to the "Tribal Knowledge" culture is a challenge to implement. But, with time, this presents opportunities for further investigation into changing the culture to accept new methodologies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to promote a platform that encompasses diversity of ideas, comments and even critical critiques within the organization. Overall, management appears to function in the best interest of the company, employee and, of course, pets. Continue to do so.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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