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Nestlé Purina Reviews

Updated June 20, 2018
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Nestlé Purina CEO Joseph R. Sivewright
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  • "I wish flextime/work life balance options didn't vary manager to manager for the same job" (in 80 reviews)

  • "Long hours sometimes they can force you to stay extra hours to cover" (in 23 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "GREAT Team and Company!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Purina is a great place to work! Employees are provided with a variety of training and development opportunities and the company really cares about your career aspirations and encourages you to stretch yourself, grow and move into other roles if you desire to do so. Teams are collaborative and fun and while it is amazing to be able to bring pets to work, it is the people who really make this a great place to work. Feedback is provided freely, management listens and encourages involvement by all. We are all being challenged to clearly understand our decision rights and do our part to make a difference. So glad to be a part of this team and company!

    Cons

    Sometimes the Nestle world headquarters can be very slow, process heavy and a bit too focused on standardization through NBE.

    Advice to Management

    Really appreciate the strong focus on "Agility" and the many ways Management communicates with employees to maintain alignment!

    Nestlé Purina Response

    May 10, 2018 – Human Resources

    Thank you for your kind words and feedback. We certainly hope that after more than 10 years you’ve been able to take advantage of many developmental and training opportunities. We’re also happy to... More


  2. "Lives up to the awards"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PFME Analyst in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - PFME Analyst in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nestlé Purina full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pretty great place, fun atmosphere, not super stressful.

    Cons

    Climbing the ladder can hit some road bumps as there's a lot of people trying to take the higher positions, but I guess that's life. The HR team at least try their best to help find options for people.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open about possibilities and reward workers when advancements aren't available within the company.

  3. "30 years and still going!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to explore all areas of manufacturing including internationally.
    Great Danforth foundation that leadership continues to support and uphold.
    Exec leadership continue to believe and trust us to produce the best for our furry companions.
    Looking back the past 30 years, many changes have occurred to continue to make our working environment a great place to be.

    Cons

    Being part of a larger organization creates bottlenecks that challenges system and process capabilities.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to challenge the need to keep the values that make our company stand out from all the others.

    Nestlé Purina Response

    Jun 15, 2018 – Human Resources

    First, off – thank you for your commitment to our organization, in terms of years of service and providing us with feedback to continue to grow and improve. It’s our foundation that brought us to... More


  4. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've worked for a few different companies and can tell you that there is no place better than Purina. The culture and people you work with truly set this place apart and the company is truly focused on safety/quality and innovation to advance the life of pets. It truly is a great place to work everyday!

    Cons

    The company is going through some changes, but all to ensure a successful future. If you're able to bear down and tough it out I feel the end result will be worth it.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be transparent regarding the business (both good/bad). I feel we only discuss the good and sometimes the bad needs to be shared. Also, leadership needs to set the example of empowering associates to speak up and challenge the norm. I still don't see this happening. Finally, act as leadership and motivate and rally your departments. There are good things happening here and unfortunately morale is decreasing.

    Nestlé Purina Response

    Jun 8, 2018 – Human Resources

    We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with feedback. You’re right – we’re making changes now to remain competitive in a changing industry. Competitive, to preserve a unique company culture... More


  5. "Appreciation"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PetCare in Saint Joseph, MO
    Current Employee - PetCare in Saint Joseph, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nestlé Purina full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Thank you for the wonderful job opportunities that I have received through the years. I look forward to going to work each and every day. I take pride in working for a company that truly cares for our pets and makes them number one priority. I enjoy the 10 hour work days because I accomplish more in my work day and over all we are completing more Adult Cat Socialion ACSP sessions. I enjoy the 3 days off because I have more time with my family, therefore I have a better work life balance. I get more things done around home and the additional day helps me recharge energy.
     I think my supervisor has strong leadership skills and is always willing to lend us a hand. She has an open door policy and helps her team work through any issues that arises. Our HR ladies are very friendly and easy to discuss any issues or concerns.

    Cons

    Negative attitudes from some co workers is difficult to deal with day in and day out. Heavy work loads wears us down and takes a toll.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! HR is doing a great job hiring but we need to work on retention. We need a boost in moral. Some suggestions- having more frequent fun company activities, chances to help the community more. We have Percare pride day but that is just once a year. We want everyone know what a great company we are and the more we are out the the more we can help. There are weekend activities sometimes but always held on Saturdays, which is great to have but if you work on Saturdays, then you are left out.

    Nestlé Purina Response

    May 30, 2018 – Human Resources

    While we appreciate all feedback, we can all agree it’s nice to hear words of gratitude on occasion – thank you! It sounds like you enjoy what you do and we’re happy to hear and have found a... More


  6. "Controller"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Nestlé Purina full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A great place to work

    Cons

    Breadth of responsibility is small given the size of the organization.

    Nestlé Purina Response

    Jun 8, 2018 – Human Resources

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback after more than 10 years of service! We encourage our associates to take on more responsibility within their roles formally – and documented... More


  7. "like to go to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people to work with. Collaborative environment. Progressive ideas. I can bring my dog every day.

    Cons

    Corporate positions can sometime be frustrating when you see areas that can have improvement but feel your position is not high enough to have your idea considered.

    Nestlé Purina Response

    May 11, 2018 – Human Resources

    Thanks for taking the time to provide us with feedback! We’re happy to hear the many positives you recognize in your co-workers and work environment. However, you also mention some issues around... More

  8. "35 Yr Annv."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Absolutely love the team I work with the company as a whole! Blessed to be here 35yrs...WOW!!

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons.

    Advice to Management

    Always let your employees know they matter and you appreciate them. People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.

    Nestlé Purina Response

    May 9, 2018 – Human Resources

    WOW – congratulations on this milestone– we’re honored you’ve chosen us to build a long-lasting career here! You offer some great advice on how to make employees feel valued, noted – and thank you... More


  9. "My overall experience was very rewarding."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in Allentown, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is stable and is willing to reinvest in its business for the future. There is the ability to move up. It usually requires some sacrifice, like being open to relocation, but it’s there. The benefits and pay are competitive. It’s an ethical place to work. They truly care about making high quality pet food. They also seem to be on a good strong path to increased performance.

    Cons

    No job is perfect and purina is no exception, however the positives out way the negatives. From a negative standpoint there are too many poor performers and it is too difficult to remove them. This makes the increased performance that is being expected more difficult to achieve. There are strained relations between the union and management although it is getting better.

    Advice to Management

    Work on the negative items.

    Nestlé Purina Response

    May 21, 2018 – Human Resources

    We’re pleased to hear you can look back on 10+ years (and counting) and view your career as a positive. Not only are we committed to producing high quality pet food, we also aim to provide a... More


  10. "Great place going through change!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, career growth created by change in the business, safety first mentality, pets at work and a great industry to work in

    Cons

    Slow to react at times, but they realize it and definitely see the improvement. Not everyone is open to ideas from new associates until they first prove themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep a pulse on the culture, respect employees and have a plan and communicate it effectively

    Nestlé Purina Response

    May 3, 2018 – Human Resources

    We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with feedback as we grow and evolve – you have a great perspective on the changes. We’ll continue to cultivate a culture of respect for all associates... More


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