Mission: To help enrich and lengthen the special relationship between people and their pets.
Work that matters, fueled by passion for pets!
At Hill’s we have a purpose. Every day around the world, we transform the lives of millions of pet families through pioneering innovation, amazing nutrition, and the best and brightest people.
To help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets.
To make nutrition a cornerstone of veterinary medicine.
We believe all animals — from your pet to the companion animals we care for — should be loved and cared for during their lifetimes.
Inspired by a Guide Dog
In the late 1930s, Morris Frank, a young blind man, was touring the country with his guide dog, Buddy, promoting Seeing Eye® dogs. However, Buddy, a German shepherd, was suffering from kidney failure, and Mr. Frank asked Dr. Mark Morris Sr. for help. Dr. Morris believed Buddy's illness was the result of poor nutrition, so he developed a new pet food with his wife, Louise Morris, in their kitchen. Louise and three other women continued making the food in the Morris family basement, storing it in Ball® jars. Raritan Ration B was the forerunner of Hill's® Prescription Diet® k/d® Canine and is developed for dogs with renal failure and insufficiency.
Dr. Morris mailed the food to Mr. Frank, who was traveling the country with Buddy. However, the jars often broke in transit. Morris Frank arranged for delivery of several thousand cans and a hand-operated canning machine to Dr. Morris. His staff then started canning food.
A New Partnership
In 1948, Dr. Morris contracted with Burton Hill of the Hill Packing Company in Topeka, Kansas, to can the food with a new name, Canine k/d®, and licensed Hill to produce his pet food formulas.
In the following years, the partnership between Dr. Morris and the Hill Packing Company evolved into Hill's® Pet Nutrition, and it continued to grow and add formulas of therapeutic pet food to its Prescription Diet® line of products. Dr. Morris established a research laboratory in Topeka in 1951, when four Prescription Diet pet foods for dogs were available.
Dr. Morris' son, Dr. Mark Morris Jr., continued to help grow Hill's Pet Nutrition over the next several decades. The younger Dr. Morris noticed a demand for consistent, high-quality pet food for use in research. As a result, he developed a food for healthy pets. In 1968, the food line was made available through veterinarians and pet professionals as Hill's®Science Diet®. The line has continued to expand, and today includes more than 50 pet foods formulated for many lifestages and special needs in healthy pets.
In 1976, the Colgate-Palmolive Company purchased Hill's Pet Nutrition. Today Hill's® pet food products are available in 86 countries around the world. The company sales reached $1 billion in 1999, and continues to grow each year. Veterinarians worldwide recommend and feed their own pets Hill's products more than any other brand of pet food.
As a global division of Colgate-Palmolive, we share the same core values as our parent company, but we also love to celebrate the uniqueness of Hill’s! Every day around the world, we transform the lives of pets and their families. Our employees share a passion for our mission, and our work truly has a sense of purpose.
We recognize that our success is driven by our talented and dedicated employees around the world, and in turn, we are dedicated to the success of our people. We offer an array of resources to help expand our employees’ professional and personal horizons - from stimulating career opportunities and access to world-class training and leadership development programs, to wellness initiatives and opportunities to contribute to the communities where we live and work.
Along with our engaging culture and commitment to our employees, we also offer top notch benefits and competitive compensation. We are truly a global company, and have a world of opportunities and experiences to offer.
We are proud to be a part of the Colgate-Palmolive company, and share our core values of Caring, Global Teamwork, and Continuous Improvement with our parent company. Click on the Colgate Cares video to learn more about our culture and values.
Our support to homeless pets and shelters around the world is a living, breathing example of our value of “Caring”. We are an industry leader in providing pet food to shelter animals through programs such as ‘Food, Shelter, Love’ in the United States, which has provided $240 million worth of food to nearly 1,000 shelters and has helped over 6 million pets find new homes. Please click the link below to learn more!
I have been working at Hill's Pet Nutrition full-time (More than 10 years)
Dedication to pets, nutrition and health. Employees- excellent caliber of people, collaborative and hard working. Competitive benefits- dental, medical and work smart policy.
Not for everyone. Face paced, changing environment. Continuous pressure to improve. Two weeks vacation for starters, but the work smart program allows some flexibility for working at home 1x to 2x/ week.
Advice to Management
Focus on innovation and future succession planning. Take time for mentoring the next generation.
The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Hill's Pet Nutrition (Orlando, FL).
Completed a phone interview with a corporate recruiter. Asked me about my background and why I was interested in the job and my salary requirements. About a week later they set up a greenjobs live interview where I was interviewed by two district managers. Both were very nice and made the interview feel comfortable. STAR based questions. Received an email a day later saying I was no longer a candidate. If you are light on experience and young, you will likely not get the job. They hi-lighted as their biggest concern: my age and experience.
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