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The company has changed a lot throughout the past 50 years. Donna Harper would know. She started working for Purina in 1963.
Donna, Specialist, Change and Release, GLOBE Technology Solutions, started her journey with Ralston Purina in the fall of 1963. Fresh out of high school and living just across the Mississippi River in Granite City, Illinois, she applied at Purina because of its reputation.
"Ralston Purina had a family feeling," Donna says.
Kristine Stein | former Regulatory Specialist II | Retired March 31, 2016
Forty-seven years ago during my senior year in high school, I applied for a job at Ralston Purina. I was so excited to find out that I made the cut for an interview! It was my first one, and I naturally wanted everything to be perfect. Upon arriving at The Square, my girlfriend and I went to the ladies room when she noticed that I had a spot of grease on the back of my skirt! I was totally mortified and was scrubbing it furiously with hand soap and water when, out of the corner of my eye, I saw a woman walk over to the sink and quietly exit. I know she heard the despair in my voice but said nothing as she exited. The stain was relentless – it didn't come out! Later, I met with Maggie Kiefer in the Personnel Department. She was a very pleasant woman and chatted with me about my skills and goals. At the conclusion of the one-hour interview, she told me not to worry about that grease spot on my skirt, and I would be hired based on my skills and vision for the future. Yes, Maggie was the lady that I saw out of the corner of my eye. We both laughed about that moment, and I knew then that Purina was special and was where I wanted to work!
Amanda Pirtle | Employment Branding Specialist, Human Resources
Four years ago when I joined Purina as a Talent Sourcing Intern within the HR department, the new Digital Acceleration Team (DAT) program had just been created. The program was designed as a hub of digital excellence at the Nestlé HQ in Vevey, Switzerland comprised of associates from around the world. I have always had a desire to work and live abroad. So when I heard about this new program with a focus on digital marketing, I went straight to my manager to learn more...
Neeti K. | Design Strategist | Marketing (iEGG)
While chatting with two women at a checkout line in South Pasadena one afternoon in 2009, I noticed one of them had a mild speech impediment and was "listening," by reading our lips. On further inquiry, I learned that she was born deaf, but had been diagnosed early, and could communicate with ease...
Valuing our associates means supporting them throughout the entire lifecycle of someone's career, from onboarding to retirement. We affirmed our commitment to working Purina parents in 2015 by joining the Working Parent Support Coalition. This effort pushed forward an overhaul of the Parent Support Policy, effective as of January 1, 2016....
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