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Nestlé Purina PetCare Overview

Saint Louis, MO
10000+ employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Unknown / Non-Applicable
We Stand Taller because we dare to make every day better. To give it our all. To put our name on the work we do. Doing the right things right. Making our work matter. Why? Because we care. We’re inspired by the words of our founder, William Danforth, who believed that ... Read more

Mission: We stand for trust. We earn it every day as we enrich the lives of pets and the people who love them. We are guided by our core values – The Five Talls, as we move toward the future of Nestlé Purina PetCare – the day when a Checkerboard is in every ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

Highest Rated CEOs: 2016 (#9)

Best Places to Work: 2017 (#13), 2016 (#9), 2015 (#3), 2014 (#10)

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Nestlé Purina PetCare – Why Work For Us?


We Believe Pets and People are Better Together

We Stand Taller because we dare to make every day better. To give it our all. To put our name on the work we do. Doing the right things right. Making our work matter. Why? Because we care. We’re inspired by the words of our founder, William Danforth, who believed that integrity, passion, expertise and performance are the keys to Standing Taller and making good lives better. 

And it’s our people who clear the path to extraordinary. It takes every one of us from every discipline to push pet nutrition forward. Our belief that pets and people are better together is a reflection of the work we do every day – our reason for coming into work in the morning. Innovation, purpose and impact are why we stay. 

With a rich history of accomplishments that stretches back more than a century, we’re proud to be part of the Nestlé family, giving us the global resources needed to advance the science of nutrition, health, wellness and pet care products for millions of customers and growing. This is a story – a Tall Tail – you’re invited to be part of. Join us in enriching the bonds between pets and people. Working together, #WeStandTaller.


Internship & Entry-Level Opportunities 

The internship and job search in college can feel like a game of tug of war – feeling pulled in every which direction to pursue career opportunities that will shape your professional pathway. Our internships and entry-level opportunities are strategic entrances into our company and your first-hand, real-world experience with pet care at large. We won’t pull you. We’ll impact you. We’ll influence you to work smarter and challenge you to deliver the best. 


Grow with a leading consumer packaged goods company by engaging with industry experts on innovative projects that impact our ability to drive top results. Nestlé Purina offers exciting internship opportunities providing you with unique field experience and the skill set to develop your career. From Accounting to Web Administration, check out our Internship Opportunities to see if we have the perfect fit for you. 


interested in developing your skills in a manufacturing environment? Our Management Development Program allows you to gain the skills, knowledge, and exposure necessary to advance your career. These entry-level positions, located in one of several manufacturing facilities in the United States, provide an excellent opportunity to develop the essential leadership skills in your area of focus. After learning about how the entire factory operates by rotating through all 9 disciplines, you will gain an understanding of how each area impacts the others. This knowledge will enable you to help implement more successful solutions within your specific function.

Professional Opportunities

Nestlé Purina invests in our associate's careers by fostering a continuous learning and development environment where people are encouraged to identify innovative solutions that drive business results. Our global presence provides a wealth of resources and opportunities, but it is the cross-functional teamwork among our associates that enables us to be a leader in the consumer packaged goods industry.

Explore our various departments and opportunities available. 


Focused on Our People

At Nestlé Purina, we value our people and place a strong emphasis on providing a variety of options that work best for them and their families.

Benefits Package*

Nestlé Purina offers medical, dental, and vision benefits packages to meet a variety of health needs. These packages include options for family and domestic partners. These packages also include life insurance, disability and employee assistance at no cost to the employee. We also offer a variety of cost-saving preventative programs through HealthWorks – our on campus associate health and wellness program.


Associates have the opportunity to save on a before-tax basis through convenient payroll deductions. Nestlé also offers employer matching contributions.

Bonus Incentive Program*

Many Nestlé Purina associates are eligible for an annual bonus incentive program based on company performance.

Pet Adoption Program

Nestlé Purina provides $200 to any associate who adopts or becomes a pet owner to help with various costs and fees associated with bringing a pet into your home.

Rewards and Recognition

Associates are recognized for a variety of efforts and achievements, such as anniversary rewards, performance awards associated with our company's 5 Talls and many more.

Spending Accounts

Set aside pre-tax income for reimbursement of eligible dependent daycare and health care expenses not otherwise covered.

Voluntary Benefits

Associates can also take advantage of auto and home insurance, as well as prepaid legal services, which can be purchased at special rates.

Educational Reimbursement Program

Associates who to choose to go back to school can apply for assistance paying for tuition, books, and fees.

Infant Formula Program

Nestlé Purina associates with infants up to 12 months old may receive up to 32 store coupons for any type of Nestlé Infant Formula.

Adoption Assistance Program

Nestlé Purina helps associates with a portion of the cost of adoption.

'Perks at Work'

Pets in the Workplace

All full-time and part-time Purina headquarter associates are encouraged to bring their pets to work with them daily.

Paid Time Off and Holidays

Associates earn paid time off each month to use for sick leave, family illness, vacation, or personal reasons. Nestlé Purina provides regular paid holidays each year.

Onsite Medical Center 

Associates at our Headquarters have the ability to visit our on site medical center for minor illnesses (colds, flu, etc). Our medical center also offers flu shots and yearly health screenings as part of our HealthWorks preventative programs.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The EAP provides easy, free, confidential access to professional counselors trained to help with a variety of personal or family problems.

Counseling, Education Resource & Referral Services  

This service offers information and referrals on adoption resources, prenatal care, child care and elder care services, parenting, educational opportunities and a variety of personal / convenience services.

*Some variances in program details may exist for individual employee groups. Check with local management for coverage details.


We'll Help You Focus on Your Future

At Nestlé Purina, we believe that an investment in people is an investment in our shared future. Working here, you'll discover that training, learning, and growth are central to how we operate. We focus on each associate and their individual career development goals. From tuition reimbursement to a host of training opportunities, you're encouraged to improve your skills and grow your future prospects.

Nestlé Purina offers a variety of experiential and on-the-job opportunities, as well as in-classroom, online, and external training courses to meet your changing needs. Whether you're looking for foundational courses within your first few years or advanced courses focusing on management and leadership, our Organization Development team has designed curriculum that is based on key competencies, tied to career goals, and focused on meeting each of your professional needs.

We recognize that there is more to performance than simply measuring results. That's why our managers take the time to provide performance evaluations and have development discussions that focus not only on the results an individual receives, but also how the person accomplishes their objectives. It is our goal that all associates pursue functional excellence, lifelong skill development and constant professional growth.


Jobs for Veterans at Nestlé Purina

It's not where you stand. It's what you stand for. We hire veterans because it's more than an act of patriotism. Whether just coming home to the loved ones who missed you, or deploying for another mission, you've always met us wearing the same stoic smile. It's that same kind of 'Smile Tall' at Purina that has inspired us for over 100 years. Your “all for one, one for all” mentality is immediately transferable. Your skills are adaptable, matched with discipline and rooted within an excellence orientation that makes for a perfect fit at Purina.

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    I absolutely love coming to work for NPPC everyday. The culture is second to none and over the years my work team has become like family. My immediate management and department leadership are both supportive and engaged in development and employee satisfaction, and it has led to opportunities for project work and growth. At this point, I can't imagine working somewhere else.

    There are lots of perks for associates - fitness center, daycare, flex time and remote work capabilities, tons of events and volunteer opportunities, medical department, company store and discount programs, corporate library, mentor programs, a huge catalog of personal and professional development resources, and of course - pets at work! We can take advantage of tuition reimbursement, pet adoption reimbursement, discounts on Nestle and Purina products, a new 6 month maternity leave, adoption reimbursement, and so much more.

    The company puts a lot of emphasis on innovation and continuous improvement, not only in our products and sales, but also in programming and employee satisfaction. The company is dedicated to being a good corporate citizen, and does a ton of work giving back to the community. This is a company you can be really proud to work for, that stands behind its products and values, and empowers its employees to do great work. It's not at all surprising that we have so many people who have dedicated 20, 30, 40, and more years of their lives here.


    This is a big company that can be a little flat, and it has its share of corporate bureaucracy. Upward mobility can take time and patience. It's really easy to get siloed in our individual work areas/projects, so the ability to work cross-functionally is a huge area of opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing for more transparency, more diversity (especially in management teams), and more innovation. Be open to non-traditional work structures!

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Nestlé Purina PetCare Photos

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Nestlé Purina PetCare photo of: Heather and her pup, Luna, during a lunch break. #PetsAtWork
Nestlé Purina PetCare photo of: The BarkYard, our on-campus dog park
Nestlé Purina PetCare photo of: Two of our associates meeting up in our Innovation Center
Nestlé Purina PetCare photo of: Members of our Customer Development Group (CDG) meet to discuss product shelf placement
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    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Nestlé Purina PetCare (Saint Louis, MO).


    I received a call to set up an phone interview. A few days later I had my phone interview which lasted approximately 30 minutes. I was asked various standard HR questions, talked through my resume and answered two behavior based questions. Although the questions were difficult I was informed of the style when I scheduled the interview and was also given links to websites to help me prepare. Within a week I got a call back for a face to face interview. The interview was conducted at Nestle Purina Headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri. The interview consisted of meeting face to face with three individuals. The first interviewer had me review my resume along with answering four behavior based questions. Each of the following two interviewers also had four behavior based questions for me to answer. I was told I would hear back within a week concerning the decision making outcome. It was a full week before I received an email that they had chosen to go in another direction. About a month later I received a call from the hiring manger offering me a newly created position.

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Nestlé Purina PetCare Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work, Glassdoor, 2015
  • Best Places to Work (#10), Glassdoor, 2014
  • Best Places to Work, St. Louis Business Journal, 2014
  • Best Places to Work for Recent Grads, Experience™ a ConnectEDU company, 2014
  • St. Louis’ Healthiest Employers, St. Louis Business Journal, 2014
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