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WellPet Overview

Tewksbury, MA
201 to 500 employees
2009
Company - Private
Manufacturing
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
WellPet is home to the family of premium pet food and treat brands including Wellness®, Old Mother Hubbard®, Eagle Pack®, Holistic Select® and Sojos®. For more than 100 years ... Read more

Mission: Healthier Pets, Happier Pet Parents.

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  • Our own "Wonder Woman" featured in the July issue of Pet Product News! #WellPet http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQey6

  • WellPet came out for the MSPCA's Fastest and the Furriest 5k event this past weekend: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQFmC

    Fast and Furriest 5K: Run, Walk, Wag for MSPCA-Angell - MSPCA-Angell

    SOLD OUT! Registration for our second annual Fast and Furriest 5K: Run. Walk. Wag,on May 21, 2017 at Assembly Row in Somerville is now closed. Whether you walk, run, or wag your way along the scenic route near the Mystic River, with every step you take you'll be making a difference for thousands of animals in need.

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WellPet – Why Work For Us?




For over 100 years, we've delivered on the promise of doing whatever it takes to make the healthiest natural products for the pets that depends on us. Today, our team of animal lovers, nutritionists and vets at WellPet are committed to carrying forth our strong heritage, continuing to find new ways to bring innovation, nutritional excellence and product quality to our family of natural brands, always putting pet health first.



Wellness is for pets and their parents who believe – as we do – that good nutrition and healthy food are the building blocks of a long, happy life. Created by nutritionists, veterinarians and animal lovers, Wellness recipes provide an ideal balance of nature's finest ingredients, carefully selected and combined to nourish and sustain your pet's well-being. You can trust the quality of all the ingredients in Wellness, from our source to your pet's bowl. All Wellness recipes include lean meats, whole grains, fruits and veggies with no wheat, corn or soy, and no added artificial flavors, colors or preservatives.

Wellness® pet food is part of a nutritionally balanced diet that helps support your pet's total well-being. From head to tail, Wellness is nutrition with a purpose.




As we learn about the vital role that digestive health plays in whole–body health, we are seeking more active ways to help ensure that our pets have the wholesome natural building blocks for a healthy digestive system. Holistic Select is the only natural pet food that offers a complete digestive balance system to help your pet absorb and utilize all nutrients.

Holistic Select delivers guaranteed levels of:

  • Digestive enzymes and botanicals to help break down food and aid digestion
  • Prebiotics to stimulate the growth of healthy bacteria in the gut
  • Probiotics to increase the absorption of vital nutrients and prevent free radicals from entering the bloodstream
  • Natural fiber to help move waste from the digestive tract through the colon



Our dog and cat recipes feature high–quality, natural meats, fats and whole grains. When combined with regular exercise, an environment free from toxins and undue stress, consistent training and education and regular interaction with people and other animals, Holistic Select can be the first step toward your pet's whole-body health.

Our classic recipe was originally developed as a wholesome snack for fisherman while out at sea. One day, a sailor threw a biscuit to his dog, who happily gobbled it up. The rest, as they say, is history. Today, some 85 years later, the dedicated bakers at Old Mother Hubbard, continue to find new ways to bring healthy, natural pet snacks straight from our cupboard to your faithful friend's dish.

Each home–style recipe is carefully crafted from honest, high–quality ingredients like chicken, cheddar cheese, apples, carrots, sweet potatoes and oatmeal, that allow dog owners to feel good about giving their dogs a reward that is healthy and heartfelt.



At Eagle Pack®, we're proud to support the champion spirit in every dog. For nearly three decades, we've been the trusted food for champions coast–to–coast including police dogs, guide dogs, show dogs and even Alaskan-sled dogs. Our original formula was developed in 1985 with trainers and vets to meet the intense nutritional demands of canine athletes.

Now, we offer that same great performance–proven nutrition to you and your pet, with a complete line of customized foods designed to support your dog's everyday health needs. Our formulas provide the right balance of proteins, fats and carbohydrates, combined with health–promoting supplements like antioxidants, omega fatty acids and glucosamine.

From sled dogs to show dogs, farm dogs to family dogs, we feed champions every day. You too can count on our American-made foods to naturally fuel your own pet's daily adventures, whether big or small.



Whether you call it “freeze-dried” or “dehydrated” or “shelf-stable raw,” what matters most is that Sojos combines the nutrition and taste of fresh, raw food - with the convenience of kibble.

All Sojo’s recipes are made without fillers, preservatives, or anything artificial. Just a short, sweet list of entirely natural proteins, veggies and fruits - all blended with meticulous care under Sojos’ own roof.

With steadfast dedication to providing fresh and healthy pet food and treats, Sojo’s is located in Minnesota, whipping up wholesome pet food and treats for your four-legged friends - one batch at a time.


Top 10 Reasons to Work at WellPet

1. We believe in what we do. We come to work every day knowing that our roles here help pets live happier, healthier lives

2. Working with teammates that become friends and share a common passion — a love of animals

3. Making natural pet products we believe in is fulfilling, keeping us motivated and inspired

4. With open communication and a team–based culture, we're always learning from each other. That keeps us progressive as a company and as professionals

5. We are able to educate millions of dedicated pet parents, hear their inspiring success stories and talk with them about the benefits of feeding natural pet food and treats

6. All senior managers have an open door policy. You'll feel that your contribution is valued and your voice is heard

7. We are committed to giving back to the world we share with our pets. Our WellPet Foundation supports non-profit organizations that encourage healthy lifestyles for pets through research, education and action

8. Whether it's the quality of our products or the environment in which we work, WellPet succeeds in creating a healthy balance in both

9. “Extras” — An excellent café as well as on-site massage therapy and dry cleaning pick-up make the business of daily living a little easier

10. WellPet offers a variety of excellent benefits for our families including complimentary natural pet food and discounted pet insurance for our furry children

Hear directly from our Employees about their experience working at WellPet


Maureen- Sales

Maureen

What's great about working at WellPet:

I have fed my pets Wellness for a long time, and now I get to talk about it every day and help people understand why quality nutrition is so important to their pet's life. WellPet is a great company that has quality products and work environment. Our mission is strong and there is always a challenge to meet. It's a lot of fun, and I feel like I make a difference every day.

Any pets in your life?

I have 1 dog and 2 cats. My dog Trudy Pie is 12 years old; she is a hound mix. My cats Beiju and Sheeba are 21 and 15 years old. I've adopted all of my animals from the local shelter where I have done volunteer work. All of the animals we've adopted from the shelter over the years have been loving and wonderful. We sometimes foster puppies that need time or need to get healthy before going up for adoption. We've had as many as 5 dogs at the same time!

At home, I spend my time:

Enjoying the outdoors of Northern California. The regional parks, trails and walking paths are great. I've also been teaching myself the acoustic guitar.


Richard- Quality Assurance

Richard

What's great about working at WellPet:

Being part of a organization that is truly committed to the natural and holistic approach to pet food. My position in Quality Assurance enables me to be on the frontline to ensure that we provide our pets with only the best.

Any pets in your life?

My wife and I have a cat named Zoe, She is the Queen Simba of the household. We both love coming home from the day at work and seeing her excitement; it makes the evening better.

At home, I spend my time:

Cooking, reading and quality time with my lovely wife.

Favorite WellPet product:

Wellness canned cat Minced Tuna, Zoe loves this product!


Michelle- Mishawaka Plant Controller, Operations

Michelle

What’s great about working at WellPet:

The best part about working at WellPet is being a part of a team that focuses on improving the lives of pets and their parents. I take pride knowing that the products we produce are safe, and made from natural ingredients. I also like that the company has a family atmosphere and that it’s small enough that each employee's contributions make an impact on our company every day.

Any pets in your life?

We have 3 cats and 3 dogs, ranging in age from 5 to 18. Five of them are rescues. Each family member jokingly argues over whose pet belongs to who, depending on which pet gives them the most attention. My oldest dog, Oliver, is 18 years old. He takes medications for arthritis and frequently has to get blood work to monitor his health. When he started on WellPet foods, the vet knew right away. She told us to keep it up, because Oliver was the healthiest he'd been in years. Since we started feeding Wellness and Holistic Select, all of my pets are more energized, they have lost weight, and their coats are silky soft.   

At home, I spend my time...

I spend most of my time with my husband and 3 children. When we are not at sporting events, band concerts or cheer competitions, we walk our dogs and travel. My “me” time is spent doing volunteer work and going to charity functions. I love to give back to my community.   

Favorite WellPet products?

Our pets love the Holistic Select dry food and the Wellness canned food. The dogs’ favorite wet food is the Wellness Chicken Stew and their favorite treats are the Old Mother Hubbard Assorted Biscuits.


Camelle Kent- Chief Commercial Officer

Camelle Kent

In Her Own Words:

Our first born is Rommel – an incredibly caring and loving lab. Rommel is 3 years old and named after the “desert fox”. Despite his large breed size, he thinks he’s a toy breed and still loves to climb onto my lap like he did as a puppy. Rommel is big brother to Farida and Malak, our twin girls. I am from New Zealand where, growing up, I always had cats. There was Ashley, a grey Persian, and rescues Mischief and Transit.

Working at WellPet gives me a chance to be part of a team that’s on the cutting edge of product innovation in natural pet food. Each day brings the opportunity to not only meet, but exceed, the expectations of discerning pet parents. Spreading the word about the benefits of our products is something I’m very passionate about, especially after seeing the positive effect our food has had on my own dog.

WellPet's growing family of brands is based in a small company, family business legacy with over 100 years of making the finest quality natural pet food.

As we continue to find new ways to bring innovation and nutritional excellence to our products, we are always looking for talented and creative people who share our Vision, Mission and Values. We're especially interested if you share our love of animals, our passion for quality and our desire to make a difference in the community we share with our pets.

To check out our latest job opportunities, please visit wellpet.com/team


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    As the company is growing, there isn't enough people to support it. That being said, this leaves a lot of opportunities to take the initiative on many projects and roles.

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    Recognize those who genuinely enjoys being at company, who work hard and who is there to make a difference. Unfortunately, there are a handful that work "part-time" that earn full time salaries. Yet these people are still able to continue this "no show" behavior after numerous complaints from their peers and other departments.

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