Nestlé Purina PetCare Reviews

Updated April 13, 2015
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Nestlé Purina PetCare CEO Joseph R. Sivewright
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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. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    I love my job and the company I work for

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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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I love animals and working for a company that really cares about their products and how they can better the nutrition and lives of all pets. I love how Purina puts so many resources into helping animals in need. My favorite part of the job is talking with consumers about their pets and being able to give back to them and their animals when possible. On top of all of that, Purina really cares about its employees and truly promotes growth within the organization.

    Cons

    I have not experienced any cons relating to my job or the company during the time I have been here.

    Advice to Management

    They do a great job of listening to what employees are saying and working with them to solve needs/issues if/when they arise. Great training, especially the New Employee Orientation that brings new employees from throughout the organization together to learn about Purina, its brands, and its business units.

    Nestlé Purina PetCare Response

    Mar 27, 2015Nestlé Purina Human Resources Team

    Wow – thanks so much for sharing! We're thrilled to hear that you are enjoying your experience at Nestlé Purina. We’re deeply committed to bettering the lives of pets and the people who love them ... More

  2. Helpful (1)

    Great company, with great culture and people.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great Company Culture
    - Smart and fun people to work with
    - Good benefits packages and retirement options
    - Large enough company to allow multiple work opportunities
    - Bring your pet to work

    Cons

    - Good place to work means less turnover. Many people have been here 20+ years. Less room for immediate growth until retirement
    - Some red-tape like all large organizations

    Advice to Management

    Work hard to maintain the Purina culture that makes this place so much fun to work. Begin adapting some of the policies from other large companies (Work from home, casual dress, etc...)

  3. Senior Copywriter on multiple brands

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

    I have been working at Nestlé Purina PetCare

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good People
    Good Products
    Great Work/life Balance!
    Oh, and i work here

    Cons

    Dated, office-like CKMK space is not very creative-friendly
    Lot of HR/Legal Rigmarole

    Advice to Management

    Update space
    Protect Work/Life Balance
    Continue to try and get better

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  5. Best Company to Work For!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Nestlé Purina PetCare full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Lots of opportunity for growth
    - Amazing people to work with
    - Incredible benefits and perks, including dogs allowed anywhere on campus, on-site daycare, gym, post office and dog park

    Cons

    - Nestle assimilation degrading some of the magic that Purina's culture once was
    - Long hours can cut into work-life balance
    - St Louis is getting more dangerous, especially around the campus area

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, you are keeping the right people happy

  6. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Internal Auditor
    Former Employee - Internal Auditor

    I worked at Nestlé Purina PetCare

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good people and Core company values

    Cons

    People stay at NPPC forever

  7. Main IT person who manages & maintain an internal website using Sharepoint 2010

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nestlé Purina PetCare

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Believe in a work/life balance.

    Cons

    Not so easy to become a full time associate.

  8. forklift operator

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    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Flagstaff, AZ
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Flagstaff, AZ

    I worked at Nestlé Purina PetCare

    Pros

    good pay good benefits worked for purina for over 8 years

    Cons

    never get off night shift

  9. Finance

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nestlé Purina PetCare

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice campus. Employees like the store.

    Cons

    Employees are disenchanted and miserable. Parking is horrendous

  10. Helpful (3)

    Purina Pride

    • 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    High level of pride n employees
    Company invests a lot of time and money training employees
    Puts safety and quality of products first

    Cons

    Big learning curve as a new employee

    Advice to Management

    None

  11. Helpful (2)

    Great

    • 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Employee recognition, training, interview practices

    Cons

    Having too much fun, working too great of a schedule, giving back too much to the community

    Advice to Management

    Where do you get off doing all these great things for your employees?

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