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What's the recruiting process like?

We highly value your time, so we move as quickly as we can throughout the process. You must apply online to a posted position in order to be considered for any of our roles at Nestlé Purina. Once we receive your application, we will communicate with you by email and/or phone to inform you quickly as to any next steps. We require a phone interview, as well as one round of face-to-face or virtual interviews with the team in which you would work with on the job. To learn more about the individual steps in our recruiting process, or for tips to succeed in the interviews, click here.

I recently applied to a posted position. How can I check the status of my application?

You'll receive an automated confirmation by email that your information was received. If you do not receive this communication from us, first check your spam folder. If nothing lands in your spam, there is a chance your online application was somehow not completed. In this case, please sign back in using the credentials you created. Upon successful application submission, you can log back in at any time using those same credentials to see the status of your application through our recruiting process. As you know, system glitches can happen, but we aim to ensure you receive appropriate communications in a timely manner from our Talent Sourcing Team. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your application submission, you can contact our NesCareers Support Team at: 1-877-204-8650 or

If I'm not willing to relocate from where I currently live, are there opportunities to work virtually?

There may be opportunities for virtual work depending on the position. However, we aim to bring our talent onsite when and where possible as we strongly value our company culture, collaboration, and the relationships we build on the job.

What opportunities are available to develop in my career at Nestlé Purina?

Being the largest food and beverage company in the world – the work we do is sizable, scalable, and very complex. This offers opportunities to work with experts in our business around the globe, offering vast exposure to the larger business both in North America and globally. Additionally, we provide various ways of learning and growing in your role and within the organization, facilitated by our Organization Development Team in the Human Resources department in St. Louis, MO. In-person or online classes, seminars, training, and conferences are offered to ensure you have the resources and knowledge to continue challenging how we do what we do every day. Most importantly, we underscore the fact that you own your career. The ways in which you prefer to learn and how you want to grow are up to you, and we'll proudly support you along the way.

What's the culture like at Nestlé Purina?

We have associates situated at our headquarters location in St. Louis, another downtown St. Louis office in a high-rise building in the heart of the city, out at Purina Farms in Gray Summit, MO, as well as various factories and sales offices around the country. The culture and environment is unique in every location. One thing true of them all is that we are like family and we're grounded through respect and what we call 'The Five Talls'. Learn more about each of our different locations and their vibrant cultures.

What benefits and perks should I expect to receive upon becoming an employee of Nestlé Purina?

Like most other big companies, we offer competitive packages for medical, dental/vision, and 401K, for both you and your family. Additionally, we offer one of the most progressive parental support policies for parents. And if you choose to pursue higher education, we'll provide tuition reimbursement so you can achieve all of your educational aspirations. Corporate discounts, opportunities for business travel, free access to our wellness center and free, secured parking – plus much more when you're part of the entire Nestlé network. Click here for more details about our individual benefits and perks both on and off the job.

Can employees really bring their dogs to work every day?

Yes! Well, sort of. At our headquarters location where nearly 3,000 associates work – yes. In our factories and some of our satellite sales office locations, unfortunately, pets can't accompany us to work. In order to bring your pet to work in the approved locations, you must "apply" through our Pets-in-the-Workplace program to ensure your pet is potty-trained, well mannered, and vaccinated. On any given day, there are up to 100 dogs on campus that stay with their owners in a "gated" cubicle or in an enclosed office. Our on-site dog park, "The Bark Yard", is an hot spot throughout the day for associates to take their pets out for fresh air, exercise, and socialization. Why we believe pets are important in our workplace.

What if I receive a fraudulent email from an account that appears to be Nestlé?

There are fraudulent e-mails and fake campaigns circulating on the internet from people pretending to represent Nestlé. Some emails claim that you have won a competition, or will receive a special prize. Others encourage you to apply for non-existent jobs at Nestlé. In other cases, fraudsters provide actual job contracts with false signatures from members of our executive board. In return the requester asks you to provide your personal details, and in some cases, money. We are also aware of fake or compromised LinkedIn profiles, created for the same purpose. These are hoaxes. Please ignore any request to send your personal details. We would never operate in this way.

If you have received or are aware of this type of communication and have concerns, please report it to us via This will allow us to pursue potential legal options against fraudsters.

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