Nestlé Purina PetCare Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    I have been here for a long time and I plan to stick around for a long time

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

    I have been working at Nestlé Purina PetCare full-time

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

    Pros

    I have been with the company for 38 years and I still enjoy coming to work everyday. If I had the chance, I would do it all over again.

    Cons

    With any company, there are relationship issues with certain people that are difficult to resolve. Seniority often rules in such cases as opposed to root cause.

    Advice to Management

    There is far tyoo much talk of the LTIP program and our need to hit targets for LTIP payout in front of people not in the program. Instead of motivating such people to help hit desired targets, such talk becomes de-motivating. The message recieved is "you have to help me max out my incentive pay."

  2. Great Place to Work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nestlé Purina PetCare part-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This company offers a great work/life balance, and its obvious that management really cares about their employees. Co-workers are extremely helpful and great to work with!

    Cons

    As in any organization, it can be difficult to manage multiple priorities on limited resources. Also, upward mobility is difficult because people love working there, so nobody wants to leave.

  3. Helpful (1)

    A company to believe in

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

    Purina culture is still guided by the vision of its founder, William Danforth, who dared employees to stand tall, smile tall, think tall, create tall, and live tall. I think the company truly believes in these values and rewards employees for living and working by them. The end result is a tremendous feeling of accomplishment knowing that we produced great products the right way.

    Cons

    Because it is such a great place to work, turnover is low. This helps maintain stability and creates a sense of security but can also contribute to internal friction and the perception of slower career advancement. This seems to be changing for the better, however, and it seems that more rotational and cross-functional opportunities are opening up.

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  5. Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Trainee in Clinton, IA
    Current Employee - Engineering Trainee in Clinton, IA

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

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

    Pros

    As a pet lover, I enjoy coming to work and being surrounded by dogs( and sometimes cats) most days.

    Cons

    There are a few downsides to working at Nestle Purina. The location is a remote area.

    Nestlé Purina PetCare Response

    Nov 13, 2014Nestlé Purina Human Resources Team

    Thank you for your comments on working at Purina! As a management trainee, we hope that you are enjoying the rotational program and gaining a full understanding of how our factories operate. While ... More

  6. Helpful (1)

    Second generation Purina associate and still going strong after 28 years

    • 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 (more than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Purina has been a part of my life since I was a child. My dad worked for and retired from Ralston Purina, and growing up it was a company I always aspired to work for. Once that happened , it's been an ongoing love of company and love of my job for almost 28 years. As I tell my friends and family, i love what I do and I love coming to work every day.

    Cons

    There are a few challenges as a result of being part of a larger Swiss entity, which carries some necessary requirements that aren't always relevant to the dialy work that Purina is trying to accomplish.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to preserve the unique culture that is Purina, even though I know and understand we are also a part of the greater Nestle family and culture as well. Keep Purina the great place to work that it is.

    Nestlé Purina PetCare Response

    Jan 26, 2015Nestlé Purina Human Resources Team

    It is wonderful to hear that Purina has been such a pleasant aspect of your family’s life. We are taking your advice to preserve the unique culture at Purina as we agree that it is one of the most ... More

  7. Nestle is a respected company that has a strong commitment to producing quality products based on science and innovation

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Purina Veterinary Consultant in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Purina Veterinary Consultant in Baltimore, MD

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

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

    Pros

    Interesting work with fantastic people to work with - Lots of brilliant minds, enthusiasm and creativity. Decent work/life balance, salary and great benefits.

    Cons

    As an outside sales person, my work is never done :-)

  8. Great Place to Work!

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

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

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

    Pros

    Everyone is genuinely passionate about the company and the products we produce. The managers ensure to keep their employees' career goals top of mind and help you to achieve your goals.

    Cons

    I love working here and do not have any negative feedback.

  9. Working with dogs has been my passion for over 40 years, havining employment that supports my passion is ideal!

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

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

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

    Pros

    Great supervision, friendly work enviroment, the opportunity for salary increase and promotions....

    Cons

    Demanding job as far as time spent on computer, combined with the travel required.....

    Advice to Management

    Too much time spent on "stuff" not pertinent to getting my job done.........

  10. Great mission, great culture, great people, great technology.

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The work is challenging and you're given the space and resources to learn what you need. The culture is supportive and co-workers are motivated to help you. The focus is on results. They have an impressive institutional system for professional development.

    Cons

    The workload can be significant and you need to be able to manage your time, organize the work and negiotate with your manager on the number of tasks or projects assigned to you.

  11. Wonderful coworkers and great community involvement

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

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

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

    Pros

    Company cares about workers and the community we are in. Can bring pets to work. Great benefits

    Cons

    Not a lot of mobility options for technical jobs, no one leaves

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