Nestlé Purina PetCare

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Nestlé Purina PetCare Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
258 Reviews
4.4
258 Reviews
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Nestlé Purina PetCare President and CEO Pat McGinnis
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212 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Everyone is very friendly and a healthy work-life balance is encouraged (in 67 reviews)

  • Everyone loves to bring their pets to work, but the company is also focused on its associates (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • Projects sometimes demands long hours, so employee needs to be protective of work-life balance during these times (in 13 reviews)

  • I work long hours and work every other weekend at least (in 8 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Some of the most intelligent, passionate people I have ever worked with!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 more than 10 years

    Pros

    I'm challenged everyday in my job. This company continues to impress me year after year with the morale and dedicatio of their people. We are a part of a focused, fun and impressive team whose goal is to lead the way in pet care.

    Cons

    As with any job, the pace of work at different times can be challenging but I always feel supported and never lose steam to work toward our common goal.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Nestlé Purina PetCare Response

    Jul 17, 2014Employment Branding Specialist

    Thank you for sharing your experiences with us! We love hearing that you are as confident in Purina’s integrity and standards as we are. You make a great point that success is driven by the support ... More

  2.  

    all in all good place to work

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

    I have been working at Nestlé Purina PetCare full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    good pay and benefits great coworkers

    Cons

    lots of hours micro managed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    quit working employees into the ground

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Been here 17 years and hope to retire from Purina

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

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

    Pros

    The people first, and then the business. It's nice to know your products are making a difference in the lives of family pets.

    Cons

    Political. Being good at your job is just the cost of entry. You must be willing to step out and tell people what you are doing. That's not always a bad thing, but you can't just let your work speak for itself...you have to put the time in to get to know leadership if you want to advance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better career advancement advice (how to network successfully)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Nestlé Purina PetCare Response

    Jul 9, 2014Employment Branding Specialist

    First, thank you so much for your long-standing commitment to our company. We hope that you continue to enjoy the years ahead. And, thank you for sharing your honest feedback. You brought forward a ... More

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  5.  

    Great company, 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 full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    great culture, wonderful people, diversity of thought, innovative, work-life focused, can develop both personally and professionally

    Cons

    have had a great experience with the company so far

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As we continue to grow, keeping work-life balance of employees top of mind.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    stagnant

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

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

    Pros

    strong work-life balance, pets at work perk, on site fitness center, open campus rather than one office tower, on site day care

    Cons

    pay is not competitive with other companies; opportunities for advancement fluctuate greatly from manager to manager; easy to get put into a silo with littte to no chance of moving up or out of a department

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    some departments are simply too big for a managing director to truly understand what's going on under him. It's very easy for a manager or team leader to coast along, which hurts the development or advancement of those under them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Nestlé Purina PetCare Response

    Jul 30, 2014Employment Branding Specialist

    Thanks for your feedback. While we are happy to hear that there are several perks you are happy with, we appreciate you sharing a few areas of opportunity. Please know we’ll be passing your comments ... More

  7.  

    management is horriable

    • 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 full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    pay is good for the work performed very commented to pet food and pet care

    Cons

    no personal time work comes first long hrs lots of overtime poor management lots of politics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Nestlé Purina PetCare Response

    Jul 17, 2014Employment Branding Specialist

    We really appreciate your feedback, and we’re sorry to hear about your work/life balance. Our leadership team has recognized that there is an opportunity for improvement of our work-life balance ... More

  8.  

    Ok place to start a career

    • 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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Job stability, can bring your dog to work,

    Cons

    50% over 50 workforce. lack of innovation, work life balance, compensation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Nestlé Purina PetCare Response

    Jul 1, 2014Employment Branding Specialist

    Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are happy that you recognize Purina’s reputation for sustaining a long-term, fulfilling career. However, you bring up a great point. As a result of our long ... More

  9.  

    BEST place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 more than a year

    Pros

    The work environment is amazing. Everyone is very friendly and a healthy work-life balance is encouraged. All associates have endless opportunities for career and personal development. Being able to bring "Man's best Friend" everyday to work is something you just don't see at companies. The leadership within the company is also profound and very forward thinking. I'm constantly asking myself "What's next?" as associates are encouraged to be creative no matter their role. This is definitely a company that stands by it's values which is why going to work everyday is such a pleasure.

    Cons

    At this time, nothing worth mentioning

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to have and expand transparency within the company as well as continue to encourage creativity with a good work-life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 10 years

    Pros

    The one thing that I like most about my job is "Flex Time". By working half-days on Fridays I have an extended weekend every week. Can get extra business taken care of or can just relax. It's great!

    Cons

    Hiring additional administrative support should be considered when hiring additional team members. Often, the number of team members increases but the administrative support staff for teams does not increase. This adds pressure/stress when the administrative assistant is out sick or takes PTO.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hiring additional administrative support should be considered when hiring additional team members. Often, the number of team members increases but the administrative support staff for teams does not increase. This adds pressure/stress when the administrative assistant is out sick or takes PTO.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Nestle Purina, a great place to be.

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

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

    Pros

    Nestle Purina is a great company because we invest in both our products and our people. I feel like my personal area of responsibilty is both valued and appreciated. The positive culture and focus on being the best at what we do makes this a great place to work.

    Cons

    Nothing of any signifigance that negatively affects me or my performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on expecting the best out of all of us and appreciating the contribution we all make to making this a special place to be a part of.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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