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Nestlé Purina Reviews

Updated 9 February 2019
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Pros
  • "Company promotes work/life balance" (in 250 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 85 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 (9)

    "GREAT Team and Company!"

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    • 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. "Purina is a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nestlé Purina full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Quite independent than Nestle. Same WOW, but colleagues are pretty collaborative. A lot of development opportunities. Work/life balance is great.

    Cons

    As part of the Nestle group, sometimes even a small change takes ages. Management is obsessed with the KPIs

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent with the people, numbers are important, but people are doing everything to make them

    Nestlé Purina Response

    29 Jan 2019 – Human Resources

    Thank you for your feedback—being a part of Nestlé brings many benefits like growth and development opportunities but like any large company, it can slow processes down. Agility is now a pillar of... More

  3. "Employment"

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    Current Employee - Accounts Payable Officer in Smeaton Grange
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable Officer in Smeaton Grange
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Free dog and cat food

    Cons

    Being made redundant, which is not good as its a good company to work for.

    Nestlé Purina Response

    1 Mar 2018 – Human Resources

    Thanks for taking the time to provide us with feedback – it is how we grow and improve! You mention redundant work, we understand how this can reduce motivation, and frankly, it’s not contributing to... More


  4. "Nice people"

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    Former Employee - National Account Manager in Sydney
    Former Employee - National Account Manager in Sydney

    I worked at Nestlé Purina full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice people, great passion, large scale

    Cons

    Too slow to react, need to improve quality and hire a broader portfolio of people

    Nestlé Purina Response

    13 Nov 2017 – Human Resources

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback – we’re pretty proud of the passion our associates have for their work, too! You mentioned hiring more a more diverse workforce – we know... More


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Worst employer"

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    Current Employee - Tech Coordinator
    Current Employee - Tech Coordinator
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Nestlé Purina full-time

    Pros

    Great pay easy laid back workload

    Cons

    Poor management, nepotism is rife, favouritism is almost company policy, if you speak up about problems you are bullied and targeted

    Advice to Management

    Wake up you have great employees listen do t think that you are better than them

    Nestlé Purina Response

    16 Sep 2016 – Human Resources

    We appreciate your feedback and we’re very sorry to hear about some of these issues. We agree that we have really great employees in our organization – they’re our experts and the core of our... More


  6. "Great company & culture"

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    Current Employee - Purina Veterinary Consultant in Knoxville, TN (US)
    Current Employee - Purina Veterinary Consultant in Knoxville, TN (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great products, co workers, culture of company.

    Cons

    Typcial things with a publicly owned company, not a lot of control over what the key investors want to have happen.

    Nestlé Purina Response

    7 Feb 2019 – Human Resources

    Thank you for your feedback—we’re pleased to hear your passion in the products we sell and culture of the company. We hear your frustration in the nuances of working for a publicly owned company... More


  7. "Great Culture, Great People"

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    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 5 years)

    Pros

    Challenging work, friendly environment, tons of professional development resources, some of the nicest, most sincere people around! The founding principles of Purina are still alive and well today, and I really appreciate that this company has such a strong culture & legacy.

    Great benefits and perks for employees, a very family-friendly company with a progressive parental leave policy. I've been here just over 5 years and it's been a very rewarding career thusfar.

    Cons

    At times, being part of a huge global company can be challenging and a little frustrating, due to slow-downs, standardization, etc.

    Nestlé Purina Response

    5 Feb 2019 – Human Resources

    You have many positive things to share from work that challenges you to a strong culture and history—thank you! We recognize that reacting slowly is not only frustrating but also detrimental to our... More

  8. "Leaders worth following"

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    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Nestle Purina is going through trying times as large consumer packaged goods companies are facing challenges they have not faced in the past. I see the most important pieces of the culture prevailing. People at all levels of the organization are dedicated to keeping this place an amazing place to be. For those who are willing to withstand the challenges and contribute to creating a new future; there are endless opportunities. I am grateful to the company for treating high performers well and remaining true to its values. I have a huge amount of pride and confidence in our ability to persevere and I believe it's thanks to the character of our leaders.

    Cons

    Things are changing- employees need to take ownership in creating the future instead of clinging to the past. Those who are only interested in looking backwards should be promoted to customers.

    Advice to Management

    Keep reminding us of our heritage and rewarding those who are leading the organization where it needs to go.

    Nestlé Purina Response

    5 Feb 2019 – Human Resources

    Thank you for your feedback and perspective as we continue to grow as an organization. You make some great points, one I’d like to emphasize are the opportunities available to those who are willing... More


  9. "Customer Service Associates"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in London, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in London, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Product and Services very developed processes

    Cons

    out of town , difficulty to interact with people.

    Advice to Management

    Home agent option should be considered

    Nestlé Purina Response

    31 Jan 2019 – Human Resources

    Thank you for providing us with feedback, all the way from Canada! It sounds like you have a positive outlook on both your role and the products and services you deliver. If interacting with others... More


  10. "Amazing Place To Work!"

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    • 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

    You get to work with amazing people, work life balance is encouraged, bring your dog to work, many opportunities for development, emphasis on diversity and inclusion, great benefits, good work environment, it feels like the company has a sense of purpose to do good and that’s really cool to be a part of

    Cons

    Open work environment takes getting used to and prefer more privacy for phone calls and meeting with people. Compensation isn’t as competitive as some companies but it’s still a great overall place considering the pros.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in the business and your people. You’ve done a great job leveraging your unique culture and continue to foster that as more tenured people retire. Share what Purina is doing with broader Nestle so they can learn from you.

    Nestlé Purina Response

    5 Feb 2019 – Human Resources

    Thank you for your feedback and positive comments on our workplace culture. We’re proud of the culture associates like you have built and will continue to preserve it for years to come. Open work... More