Nutro Products Reviews

Updated April 22, 2015
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  1. Demo Rep

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Brea, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Brea, CA

    I have been working at Nutro Products part-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Company to work for and you meet a lot of great people

    Cons

    I do not feel there are any cons to this job.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.

  2. Great Part - Time Job

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    Former Employee - Pet Nutrition Specialist in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Pet Nutrition Specialist in Pasadena, CA

    I worked at Nutro Products part-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Part - time job if you are free during Friday's - Mondays. You give company your preference of days you can work and they schedule you at a local Petsmart or Petco on those days. You get to work with the Pet Parents who bring their pets into the stores and you recommend food choice whether it be kibble, canned, treats and dental treats like Greenies. Company sends you a free voucher for food monthly and they have discounts on many items like your mobile phone and other items. You can demo 4-5 hours at a time usually scheduled at busy times at the store. If you follow guidelines of job description which are simple rules like calling demo in on time and showing up for work, you have NO problems.

    Cons

    Can't think of any Con's due to fact you are doing something you love in working with people and having Pet Parents make the best possible choice of food for their dog or cat.

  3. Pet Food Nutritionist Demo

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nutro Products

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Pays well, they educate well

    Cons

    Slow to promote within the company, no real benefits offered

    Advice to Management

    Keep on using tools, demos are meant to be seen!

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  5. Mars slowly changed everything

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nutro Products

    Pros

    Was a great job until they changed the demo manager.

    Cons

    They gave no respect to pet demonstrator. Changed how they payed us. Didn't have a Manager for over a year.

  6. Pet Nutrition Specialist

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    Current Employee - Pet Nutrition Specialist
    Current Employee - Pet Nutrition Specialist

    I have been working at Nutro Products part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Love the products, meeting and helping et parents! Lots of fun if you love dogs!

    Cons

    None that I know of. I would love this as a full time position.

  7. Thought it was really one of the "Best Companies to Work For" untill . . . . .

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nutro Products part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Pay was good and working with pet owners was great. Told everyone what a great company it was and how they treated all their employees well. Meetings were fun and motivating, untill..............

    Cons

    Go to quarterly meeting and was informed that all jobs, nationwide had been outsourced. However, the employees did not go with the jobs. Lots of devastated folks. Greed strikes again.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with your employees. Let them know you appreciate the fact that they are working because they need the paycheck.....they have responsibilities.

  8. Great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nutro Products

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

    Pros

    Because its a cool job

    Cons

    There really isn't any cons

    Advice to Management

    None

  9. Company was great prior to Mars

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nutro Products

    Pros

    Comany had great benefits package

    Cons

    Company was great prior to mars

  10. Challenged company to work for - would highly recommend a career elsewhere

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Miami, FL

    I worked at Nutro Products

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

    Pros

    Large corporation to work for,

    Cons

    Negative communication from management, consistent management changes, lack of company direction, all levels always concerned of being laid off

    Advice to Management

    Clear communication, alignment of position to company goals,

  11. Helpful (2)

    Mars Corporation has degraded the product and disrespected the original Nutro employees.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nutro Products part-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Hourly rate for PNS work is good. Nutro PNS at one time were far better trained than most pet store vendor reps. Not sure if that is still true. Nutro production facilities exercise good quality control.

    Cons

    1) Mars Corporate management has systematically purged the original Nutro management and denigrated the hard work and talent that built the Nutro label. Mars has shown no respect for the original Nutro people.
    2) Mars Corporation does not communicate with the rank and file...there's no vertical communication in either direction.
    3) Nutro isn't a distinct brand anymore..."Mars Pet Care" includes Pedigree, Little Caesars, Royal Canin, Nutro, Iams, and Eukanuba.
    4) PNS work in pet stores but we are not allowed to touch any pets - no other pet store staff or vendor reps subscribe to that policy. Acknowledging someone's pet is a great way to open a conversation about pet products but Mars disallows it. It completely hamstrings the approach. Why send personnel to work in a pet store if you don't think they know how to avoid a dog bite?

    Advice to Management

    1) Honor the talent, the hard work, and dedication of the original Nutro people and integrate them into Mars Pet Care - but it may be too late for that.
    2) Remember what made Nutro a respected and trusted product and don't take that trust for granted. You are losing shelf space everywhere.
    3) Provide more channels for open communication to/from "the field."

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