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Nestlé Purina Reviews

Updated July 18, 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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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. "Nestle Purina PetCare"

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

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

    Pros

    Work Life Balance
    Annual Bonus
    Advancement opportunities

    Cons

    Budget cuts and highly competitive

    Nestlé Purina Response

    Jul 12, 2018 – Human Resources

    Thank you for your feedback, overall – it sounds like you have many positive things to say. We would like to bring clarity to the illusion of budget cuts, the reallocation of budget is continuous and... More

  3. "Excellent company to work for!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Davenport, IA
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Davenport, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay, benefits and growth potential.

    Cons

    Diversification at a management level

    Advice to Management

    Communication and face time goes a long way with operators.

    Nestlé Purina Response

    Jul 12, 2018 – Human Resources

    We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with feedback on your experience at our facility in Davenport! While diversity has many dimensions, we think all dimensions – including and beyond... More


  4. "Love Purina!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Company values employees and pets!

    Cons

    I cannot think of any negatives!

    Nestlé Purina Response

    Jul 6, 2018 – Human Resources

    As our most important resource, we’re glad you felt valued as an associate. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback and for your many years of service.


  5. "Amazing leader/Amazing team!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nestlé Purina full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible! Many organizations preach “work/life balance” but they don’t truly understand what that means. Purina acknowledges that you are a person with a family, with friends, with outside obligations and they subscribe to the notion that happy and fulfilled employees = productive, motivated employees. I have been working at Purina since August 2016 (2016-2017 as a contractor and 1/1/18 on as a perm employee) and I still wake up genuinely excited to go to work each day! I love seeing the pups and getting to experience the stress relief they give! Did you just have a crummy call with a supplier? Go play with a shitzu puppy for 5 minutes! I’ve never experienced an environment like this before and count myself as truly lucky.

    Cons

    Nothing that an open conversation with my manager or team members can’t get me through.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!

    Nestlé Purina Response

    Jul 2, 2018 – Human Resources

    Wow – thank you for your kind words and feedback! We’re so happy you have found a balance between work and the many other aspects of life. It sounds like you have a great perspective on your role and... More


  6. "NPPC2018"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maricopa, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maricopa, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nestlé Purina full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great management people empowering individuals to achieve greater goals

    Cons

    needs additional workforce to get things done.

    Nestlé Purina Response

    Jul 11, 2018 – Human Resources

    We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with feedback – we’re glad to hear you felt empowered to accomplish your goals. In regards to growing our workforce, as we become a more agile... More


  7. "Lives up to the awards"

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    • 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.

    Nestlé Purina Response

    Jun 25, 2018 – Human Resources

    We appreciate your feedback, it’s nice to hear what stands out to associates in a workplace. You mention some uncertainty in taking on “higher positions”. It’s important to remember that we embrace a... More

  8. "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


  9. "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in Allentown, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nestlé Purina full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits, Learning Opportunities, Fast Paced Environment

    Cons

    Politics, Work/Life Balance, Abrupt Restructuring Business Model

    Advice to Management

    Focus

    Nestlé Purina Response

    Jun 28, 2018 – Human Resources

    Thanks for taking the time to provide us with feedback in Allentown. We’re glad you’re satisfied with your benefits package and have embraced our learning culture! You also mention a few negatives... More


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Vision 2020"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nestlé Purina full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Used to be a great culture and a fun place to work in...years of poor decision making and poor choices in leadership has created a culture of talking the walk and not actually walking!

    Cons

    A lack of open culture has shut Purina out of the market place. Used to be a place where you could speak and have that change heard instead of assimilating into the political boys club.

    Advice to Management

    Do what you say you are going to do. Too many times the organization put the wrong people in positions based off of jargon and not results. Learn to listen to your people who know the industry pretty well and have been loyal to you. It was once a place that you could retire but now is a revolving door for accelerating your careers with corporate speak.


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