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Our Values

  • Stand Taller
  • Integrity
  • Passion
  • Expertise
  • Performance
  • Innovation

Stand Taller


It's not where you stand. It's what you stand for.

We Stand Taller because we dare to make every day better. To give it our all. To put our name on the work we do. Doing the right things right. Making our work matter. Why? Because we care. We're inspired by the words of our founder, William Danforth, who believed that integrity, passion, expertise and performance are the keys to Standing Taller and making good lives better. Today, we carry on the legacy, passionately enriching the lives of pets and the people who love them. #WeStandTaller, do you?

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#WeStandTaller through top-tier research and intell. about our space. Join us as a Senior Manager: #umsldigital

Sustainability is not an option; it's an imperative. From ingredient sourcing to transportation, #WeStandTaller:

What Our Employees Have to Say

"Accept challenges and face them with courage."
- Sandeep, Product Technology Center (R&D)


"It means being daring and taking on challenges no matter the outcome."
- Alison, Customer Care Analytics


"Being a pillar of integrity even when faced with adversity; consistently living up to Danforth standards of professionalism."
- Mackenzie, Human Resources


"It does not mean doing a 'big thing', it means doing one hundred little things right and then doing them again tomorrow."
- Ken, Analytical Laboratory


"Operate with integrity displaying behavior that generates results, motivation, and passion."
- David, Procurement and Supply Chain


"Setting an example through your enthusiasm and dedication to work and life."
- Bryson, Consumer and Marketplace Analytics


"Giving 150 percent in everything you do, never saying never; do it the Purina way."
- Stephanie, Site Services


"Stand tall means to share your pride and enthusiasm, about our great company and products, with everyone!"
- Peggy, Product Technology Center (R&D)


"Be a positive example. Be proud of what you do, how you do it, and why you do it."
- Travis, Quality Assurance


"Having pride in your work and in the company and being passionate about pets."
- Jacquelyn, Financial Services



We Stand Taller with Integrity

Standing Tall with Integrity is how we define doing the right things right every time – even when no one's looking. We're proud and privileged to remain a leader in what we do, but never lose sight of our humble beginnings. With integrity leading the way, we embrace change and we work to maintain the trust we have earned over our history.

Purina's Partners & Commitment to Pet Welfare

Guided by our unconditional passion for pets and the people who love them, we're committed to using our size and scale to do more than just donate. Every day, we partner with pet welfare experts, work shoulder-to-shoulder with shelters, and inspire involvement in the world of pet welfare.

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Purina Play Haven and Dog Park

The first #DogPark at a #DomesticViolence shelter was opened in #NYC. See how #Purina is helping keep families with pets together during a difficult time.

Sustainability is not an option; it's an imperative. From ingredient sourcing to transportation, #WeStandTaller:

What Does it Mean to Create Shared Value?

As a leading consumer-facing brand and a global innovator in the consumer packaged goods industry, our success is based on creating value that we can share with everyone that we touch – pets, people, businesses and communities across the globe. With nearly 120 years of rich history and experience...

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Discover Our Nutrition Philosophy
We make sure our foods are high quality and pet safe.


We Stand Taller with Passion

Smiling Tall with Passion is one way we Stand Taller. And it's not where we stand that matters, it's what we stand for. We're guided by the belief that pets and people are better together, and we're among the lucky few who get to live out our passion in the work we do – every day. But it's about more than pets. It's about using our extent and influence to make a memorable impact through our people, our processes and our philanthropy.

Purina – More than a Career; We're Family

As a new addition to Nestlé Purina, I was inspired in my New Associate Orientation (NAO) about the Company's commitment towards a greater goal. The tireless pursuit to attract the best talent in the world and the commitment to "going above and beyond" because it's the right thing to do pulled at my...

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Picture Yourself at Purina

We may be the world's largest food company, but a common passion for providing the best products in the world creates a sense of family. Can you Picture Yourself at Purina?

Purina associates gather for a family picture.

What a stellar group! Time to officially welcome you to our @Purina Family. Working together, #WeStandTaller.

Our Diversity and Inclusion Efforts

As part of our unconditional commitment to Diversity and Inclusion, we have partnered with various organizations to enrich our involvement. With a focus on recruitment, partnership and sponsorship, our collaboration with these diverse organizations has enhanced our commitment to...

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We believe pets and people are better together.
Purina associate gives his pug a treat.
Purina associate's children play at the Purina Childhood Development Center.
Perks of being a part of the Purina family.


We Stand Taller with Expertise

Thinking Tall with Expertise is how we innovate and renovate in ways that push pet nutrition forward and allow us to Stand Taller. We invest in our people just as much as we invest in their ideas, because we know diverse experiences broaden expertise. Our continuous excellence mindset tells us that our work to improve and expand our knowledge is never done. So, we dare to make every day better.

Meet Eric, A Production Manager at Nestlé Purina

We understand pet nutrition, and we work hard to make sure the ingredients in our pet foods meet our high quality and safety standards.

Learning & Development at Nestlé Purina

Learning and development as an associate at Purina begins on your very first day on the job through our on-boarding process. Beyond your first few weeks of in-depth, comprehensive training within your respective functional area, our Organization Development team provides a variety of robust...

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Take a look inside the Purina Pet Care Center.
A puppy getting fed at the Purina Pet Care Center.
Purina factory worker making sure food is safe.
Safety in our factories is our #1 priority.
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We partner up w/ @SDI_Disability to offer career & interview guidance. Learn more about how #WeStandTaller:

We Believe in Cross-Training to Build Better Leaders

Oftentimes, the key to a company's stellar performance can be hidden within the organization's current talent pool. By investing in the resources to cross-train your current workforce, you're immersing your employees in opportunities that will offer them diverse experiences for learning and growth.

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Meet Tavaris, a Production Supervisor at Nestlé Purina

We understand that what you feed your pet is just as important as what you put on your own table. And, that's what drives us to make high quality dog food made with quality ingredients.


We Stand Taller with Performance

We strive to remain number one with customers and consumers, attacking obstacles until we prevail, outperforming our competitors and daring to make every day better. We Live Tall with Performance. Our competitiveness is focused on external forces; internally, we work together and continuously ask "What's Next?" so we can do what's never been done before in pet care.

Miss P at the Dog Show.
Dog Shows Give a Glimpse of Dog Breeds at Their Best
Judges at dog show give out awards.
Dog runs through hurdles during dog show.
Nestlé Purina Ranks No. 3 - Glassdoor Best Places to Work

Glassdoor – a jobs and career community for both employers and job seekers – annually recognizes the 50 Best Places to Work through their Employees' Choice Award. Now in its seventh consecutive year running, employees from various companies elected to provide feedback on their jobs, work...

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Purina Believes in the Potential of Dogs

From household dogs to therapy dogs to show dogs, we know that each dog has the potential to be great. The pet lovers at Purina recognize the inherent greatness of dogs and their ability to help us live better, happier & more meaningful lives.

Purina Manufacturing Associate Profle Picture

Joining our manufacturing team opens up a world of opportunity. More about the people that make the product possible:

Purina HR team wins award
Purina - Best in Show

Each year, our Executive Leadership Team puts their suits and briefcases aside to dress up in costume to the tune of a playful script - a script that comically and engagingly announces the nominees across various categories within the company for exceptional contributions to the business within the previous year.

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Heroes of the Planet
St. Louis Business Journal 2015 Best Places to Work
Purina Symplicity Award for Best Places to Work
Purina awards and recognition


We Stand Taller with Innovation

Creating Tall with Innovation is our way of advancing the science of pet nutrition, health and wellness – and we do it better than anybody else. We think originally, act strategically and break down barriers to progress to make products we can stand behind. Products we can put our name on. Products that make good lives better.

White dog on stage for Purina Better with Pets summit.
Purina Better with Pets 2014 Summit
Purina associate presenting on stage at the Better with Pets summit.
Dog playing with a ball on stage at the Purina Bette with Pets Summit.
Innovative Purina factories
9 Square Ventures - Our Investment in Emerging Pet Care Innovations

It used to be "The Four Talls" that served as the very core to our values system. When we added a fifth tall (Create Tall With Innovation) – we were serious about stepping up our innovative game. Since this addition, we activated a 450-kilowatt solar array in our Atlanta factory, built a 56,000-square-foot LEED...

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Driving Pet Nutrition Forward with a Passion for Innovation

Purina fosters a passion for innovation and a culture for getting involved. For over 80 years we've been committed to science, nutrition, and the pet world.

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Police Dog

Zeus can return to work! Food by @PurinaVetDiets restored this Lakeville, MN police dog to good health. #Innovation

Purina associates working in the digital lab called The Feed.
Purina and the Digital World

21st century communication has created a dire need to be constantly connected to the outside world. The ability to create and consume content instantly and consistently has transformed the environments in which we live and work in. To adapt to this radical change in technology and communication, businesses, large and small...

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The Energy Behind Our Culinary Culture
Chef Amanda
Mature dog photo
Innovations from Purina® Pro Plan® helps fuel the mind of 7+dogs