Nestlé Purina PetCare

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Nestlé Purina PetCare President and CEO Pat McGinnis
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work Life Balance: I am able to balance the work with my desire to be a dedicated family person (in 86 reviews)

  • I also enjoy that everyone can bring their pets to work at the corporate office where I work (in 29 reviews)


Cons
  • My only other 'complaint' is that work-life balance can sometimes be a struggle (in 21 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    An absolutely amazing company to work for!

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    Current Employee - Communications Specialist  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Communications Specialist in 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 ManagementAdvice

    For the most part, keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A Great Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Purina 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Everything you want and more

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Chemist  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Chemist in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Great 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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. When Mr. McGinnis eventuallly retires, please replace him with a clone of himself.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Best Company I have every worked for!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    Promotions 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing. Remain approachable and down to earth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

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

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    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Software Engineer  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Software Engineer in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    People 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!.

    Cons

    We 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep daring us to do better for the company. We will meet the challenge!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    NPPC 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.

    Cons

    Sometimes 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nestlé Purina PetCare full-time

    Pros

    Great people with a lot of passion about what we do

    Cons

    A lot of positions require travel

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good experience so far!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    A 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

    Recommends
  10.  

    Best-kept secret

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Engineer in 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.

    Cons

    I'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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. It's working.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Place to Work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

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

    Pros

    Purina has a wonderful, friendly, team-oriented culture. Great benefits -- including the ability to bring pets to work and an allowance toward a pet adoption. Management is very approachable; keeps employees informed.Turnover is low because people truly enjoy working here and are recognized and rewarded for achievements. On-site Company store and fitness center. Nice office space on a park-like campus (and we even have a dog park!) Flexible work hours.

    Cons

    Programs and projects driven by the parent company (Nestle) often take more time than seems necessary and can bog down the ability to do the work important to Purina.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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