Nestlé Purina PetCare
4.1 of 5 187 reviews
www.nestlepurinacareers.com Saint Louis, MO 5000+ Employees

Nestlé Purina PetCare Reviews

Updated Nov 11, 2013

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Pros:
  • "Out of all my 20 something friends I probably have the best work life balance"
    in 52 reviews
  • "Being able to bring your pets to work at headquarters is a huge plus"
    in 18 reviews
Cons:
  • "Pay seems to be a little below market, because of the work life balance"
    in 10 reviews
  • "The Pros of working at Nestle substantially outweigh any Cons of working here"
    in 3 reviews
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An absolutely amazing company to work for!

Communications Specialist (Current Employee)
Saint Louis, MO

I have been working at Nestlé Purina PetCare full-time for more than a year

Pros- Work/life balance
- Flexible schedule
- Culture
- Great salary (in terms of my line of work)
- Wonderful camaraderie among colleagues
- Lots of travel opportunities
- Pets at work
- Sense of belonging

Cons- New, fresh ideas sometimes not being heard or accepted
- Some weeks require long hours with little to no compensation time being offered by management

Advice to Senior ManagementFor the most part, keep up the good work!

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

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A Great Place to Work

Administrative Assistant (Current Employee)
Saint Louis, MO

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

ProsPurina consistently tries to improve employee perks. We have a fitness center, a store, a cafeteria, dry cleaners that come in, nurses on duty, a groomer that comes onsite, a credit union that cashes checks even if you don't have an account. There is an employee review mechanism that is the envy of many. There is an external mechanism to report fraud/misdeeds. There are educational opportunities (online, onsite, and offsite) available to us all. We have a beautiful campus with free secured parking.

ConsThe only downsides to Purina are whatever is common to ALL huge companies. It's huge. Big deal.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Everything you want and more

Chemist (Current Employee)
Saint Louis, MO

I have been working at Nestlé Purina PetCare full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat work life balance; flexible schedule, on-site amenities (including awesome daycare, gym and aerobics room, store, bank, park, dog park); Wonderful upper management that are approachable and easy going; family like atmosphere

ConsThere are downsides? I can't think of any myself.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work. When Mr. McGinnis eventuallly retires, please replace him with a clone of himself.

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

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Best Company I have every worked for!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Saint Louis, MO

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

ProsThe culture at Nestle Purina is unmatched. The people are so passionate about pets and the people that love them. It's hard to understand if you are outside the organization. I enjoy the people I work with- the fact that they are here to do what's best for the business, the project, the initiative. It's not a "what's in it for me" culture, but rather "How can we make this better for the business." That's refreshing. I have worked in organizations that were populated by title chasers that were only concerned for themselves. This is not that place.

ConsPromotions and new roles can be slow. We have a tenured workforce, but I believe this has more positives than negatives. Also, compensation can sometimes lag. But with so many positives and other benefits, it's easy to forget. I could go elsewhere and make more money, but I wouldn't be nearly as happy.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing. Remain approachable and down to earth.

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

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Every person is part of a team who wants to do their best.

Senior Manufacturing Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Saint Louis, MO

I have been working at Nestlé Purina PetCare full-time for more than 10 years

ProsPeople are smiling, happy, always willing to help lend a hand or share knowledge to help you do your job better. The health benefits are top tier, the work is challenging, yet energizing. The Co-Workers always want to help you achieve your very best. When you first come into the company, they assign someone to you to teach you the culture, the industry, the business and what you need to know to be successful. Every so often, my boss will send me to a class to learn new skills and put them to immediate use! I have grown so much working for this company it is unbelievable how much I've grown as a result!.

ConsWe have an awesome corporate culture, a great work-life balance that I simply cannot find in other companies. It is hard to find an incentive to leave here. Every other company pales in comparison to Nestle Purina.
It would be nice if we could bring our dogs to work at every company location.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep daring us to do better for the company. We will meet the challenge!

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

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Lots of great opportunties, challenges, career growth and global exposure

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Saint Louis, MO

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

ProsNPPC has a GREAT culture and work life balance. We enjoy the benefits of a large company with lots of resources and technology while still feeling independant and family oriented. There are lots of growth opportunities as the large retirement eligible population starts leaving- great for Gen-Xers to take leadership positions.

ConsSometimes being owned by a large international company can be difficult as they try to align us with Nestle globally. However, this can be seen as an opportunity as well- its easiest to embrace it and gain global experience while taking a few global trips to work on projects.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work!

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

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Great place to work!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsGreat work-life balance for employees, large focus on employee improvement, many opportunities for advancement, amazing culture, bring your pets to work and great management style overall.

ConsI do not have any cons about working here!

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing! Purina is a great place to work and a large part of that is due to the great guidance and openness of management.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Best-kept secret

Engineer (Current Employee)
Saint Louis, MO

I have been working at Nestlé Purina PetCare full-time for more than 10 years

Pros- A market leader (Purina) within a market leader (Nestle). The benefits of a down-home, midwestern culture and a huge, multi-national presence.
- Consistent, solid performing Company, which translates to job security.
- The Executive Leadership Team here is outstanding. They are approachable, sincere, and easy to follow.
- Purina is willing to invest in its employees (compensation, benefits, work-life balance, training, resources, etc.)
- If you love animals, you will feel like you've found the mother-ship. If you are indifferent to animals, you will grow to love them. The benefits of a pet-loving culture are really hard to explain. You really just have to experience it.

ConsI've read some of the other reviews and noticed comments about slow upward mobility. This is primarily due to the fact that many choose to work here for their entire career. The down side of that is that you may not get that next "title" as quickly as you'd like. However, if you peform well, you will be compensated well. To me that's more important than a title. That said, there will be a substantial number of retirements over the next 5 years (barring another US economic melt-down). This will open up many senior level positions.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you're doing. It's working.

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

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Great Place to Work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Nestlé Purina PetCare full-time

ProsGreat people with a lot of passion about what we do

ConsA lot of positions require travel

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good experience so far!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Saint Louis, MO

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

ProsVery friendly coworkers
A lot of career and personal development opportunities
Exposure to people and business practices from many different countries

ConsA lot of process and policy but expected in a large organization
Takes some time to get used to the acronyms and terminology but again expected in a large organization

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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