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Nestlé Purina Reviews

Updated 16 April 2019
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Pros
  • "There is an excellent work life balance" (in 251 reviews)

  • "Bringing well-behaved pets to work is a huge perk" (in 114 reviews)

Cons
  • "I wish flextime/work life balance options didn't vary manager to manager for the same job" (in 86 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 (14)

    "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 (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO (US)
    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

    10 May 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. "Great company"

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

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Work/life balance, good opportunities for future growth

    Cons

    Decision making can be slow, although this is definitely improving

  3. "Great Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Brand Manager
    Current Employee - Brand Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nestlé Purina full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Part of the Nestle group, opportunities for career development both local and international, friendly work environment, dog friendly offices.

    Cons

    Could have a better Work - Life balance.


  4. "ORM Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ORM Associate in Edwardsville, IL (US)
    Current Employee - ORM Associate in Edwardsville, IL (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I’ve been a part of the Purina Nestle team for two months now and I can say that I truly enjoy and love coming to work everyday! This company cherishes its employees—you can tell by the passion that the employees have for this company. Everyone is approachable and helpful. Wonderful benefits, flexible work schedules, bringing pets to work, health clinic on campus and volunteer opportunities are only a few of the great benefits. This is definitely one of the best places to work!

    Cons

    That I didn’t find this company sooner.


  5. "Great company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at Nestlé Purina full-time

    Pros

    benefits pay culture team oriented

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Nestlé Purina Response

    17 Apr 2019 – Human Resources

    Thank you for your feedback! We’re glad to hear you’re pleased with your career here on the sales team.


  6. "Opportunities to Lead, Contribute, Develop, and Have some Fun too!"

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

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

    Pros

    * Key Focus on Health and Wellness of Pets
    * Commitment to Quality and Safety -- Never Compromise
    * Great opportunities to learn and develop in and across Purina and Nestle (including International)
    * Continues to focus on enhancing Diversity
    * Programs supporting working families
    * Continuous Improvement Approach
    * A place to build a career not just a job
    * Pets at Work!
    * Solid Benefits - Health, 401K, On Campus Screenings, On Site Gym
    * Major efforts on Sustainability ex Water Conservation, Recycling/Zero Waste, Clean Energy
    * Great People with a passion for Pets!

    Cons

    * Can, at times, be slow to make decisions - but making progress
    * Challenges in meeting short term targets with longer term strategies

    Advice to Management

    * Keep pressing for agility/speed
    * Clarity of Vision and Decision Rights
    * Balance of Short Term and Longer Term Planning

    Nestlé Purina Response

    8 Apr 2019 – Human Resources

    Thank you for your comments, you have many positive things to say and offer some very important advice! You’ll notice agility, with clear decision making space as a pillar, is no longer a project. We... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "20 Year Male Employee - Failure to develop leaders. Self Help is the only option."

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

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

    Pros

    Relationships, challenges, trying to be agile. Exciting new product offerings.

    Cons

    Directors hoard information. VEREO has made this worse as they work to keep themselves relevant at the expense of their own subordinates. If the idea was to truly increase span of control at the lower level, there has been no attempt to measure and improve this goal. There is no way to get a smoke signal out to leadership on anything, leaving us to air our dirty laundry here. My senior leader spoke to our group one time in the last 18 months.

    Advice to Management

    We recently launched a great program to develop Women in Leadership, but there has never been an attempt made to develop any leaders before this. As a male, I would love to have any focus on this for myself - but sadly, there is no way to raise this issue now without coming across as misogynistic. Senior leadership (in the name of Agility) holds a 90 minute meeting with a key group once a month. By the time we meet again, the world has changed and there is no continuity or updates on the previous content. How do we know if anything is working? General McChrystal held these meetings daily, and the content came from the ground up and the top down. Think operational tempo, this is happening later tonight, and the next day you hear the outcome of the operations, and what is working/not working. Agility requires transparency, information, and timely interactions. Senior leaders are not engaging with mid-level managers at the corporate level in skip level "one on one" conversations at all. Skip level "one on one's" are critical to ensuring the culture permeates, and that directors do not become tyrannical. If this company wants to be truly Agile, senior leaders need to get out of the tactical space, and into the people space. Let go of the decision making, and let the experts, and people lead. Get out to the different departments on Campus and engage now, before it's too late. You need to see our work in order to appreciate it.

  8. "Good place to work if single."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid pay, decent benefits, work with good people

    Cons

    no time off, questionable policies

    Advice to Management

    Get people more time off, people are burnt out.


  9. "Great first job experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in Zagreb (Croatia)
    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in Zagreb (Croatia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supportive working atmosphere
    Freedom in decision making
    Self-learning
    Normal working hours

    Cons

    Very little training
    Low pay for entry level positions
    Unstructured
    Sometimes stressful


  10. "Could be better"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sudbury, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sudbury, East of England, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Nestlé Purina full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly environment
    Interesting job, factory and products

    Cons

    Management doesn't how to manage people
    Objective not achival and changing all the time
    Too many meetings