Our 5 Talls
We Pay It Forward
Awards & Recognition
Our People Make the Culture
Our most important resource and best asset is our people. We embody a wide spectrum of diverse individuals with unique personalities, skillsets, and interests. What unites us? Our passion for pets and the belief that pets and people are better together. Learn more about some of our Nestlé Purina Family.
We want to help our associates be better at their jobs – every day. I enjoy most the opportunity to interact with so many functional areas and help others find ways to be successful and drive business results.
Inclusion & Gender Balance
Inclusion & Gender Balance
The best talent around the world is looking for a company that best reflects growth and diversity in its people and its approach. Purina's vision is to foster an environment of inclusion that empowers ALL associates to bring their best to work.
Not many companies devote as much time and effort, let alone an entire department, to bettering their people. Being able to bring your pet to work every day is definitely a bonus, too!
The sales projects I find most fascinating are those that help streamline processes and enhance former ways of doing things.
The care/quality that goes into every single product is what makes working in manufacturing here different from other companies.
I love working for a company that supports the development of their employees both professionally and personally. I am encouraged to grow and develop through learning opportunities and training courses offered at every level of my career.
What makes me most excited about my career here is the investment Nestlé Purina makes in me and in innovating our products, processes and ways of working. Nestlé Continuous Excellence (NCE) is a huge part of this innovation as it gives us the tools and methodologies to create and sustain world-class operations – in manufacturing and beyond.
I'm part of our Pilot Plant and love working with the project leaders and R&D Team. Nestlé Purina is such a great place to work; it's the only place I know that lets you bring your pet with you to work – that's pretty awesome!
I transferred from China to St. Louis to be a Sourcing Specialist – I buy raw material for our products. We see the big picture of our product lines and our company's overall business direction. Being that we are involved in all of our brand projects, we are at the frontier of product development.
As a lawyer at Purina, it's all about solving real problems for real people - people you truly know. There's a lot of professional satisfaction in that. #petfoodlawyer
Before accepting my current role as an Assistant Production Manager at our Davenport, Iowa factory, I was a Process Engineer for our R&D group and worked on a lot of exciting projects. What separates R&D here from R&D teams at other companies is our culture. You have to be part of our Nestlé Purina Family to understand it.
My goal is to bridge the gap between human food and pet food. I am very passionate about what I do here at Nestlé Purina and I am surrounded by people in all areas who are just as passionate about what they do and the products that we produce.
I love my job, the people I work with, and the passion we as a company have about pets and people in our community.
What's unique about our Sales Team is that we're both a high-performing organization and a great place to work. I really enjoy doing analysis and telling the story of what's driving our pet care business.
Center of Excellence
Center of Excellence
Digital Marketing at Nestlé Purina means direct access to the best digital marketing platforms and tools. We have constant exposure to new/emerging digital media types, but at the same time, we stay laser-focused on performance and what's working best for Purina.
Category Experience Design
Category Experience Design
Our Market Development Organization (MDO) is unique because of its positioning within the organization. As a free-standing, demand-generating function, we work across almost every business unit, but primarily marketing and sales, to discover and enable new business/innovation opportunities. Simply put, we are the 'business amplifier'.
Working in people analytics allows me to combine two areas I am passionate about – data and people – to find answers to the questions concerning our associates. I feel lucky to be able to offer data-driven recommendations that have the potential to make a difference in the lives of everyone who works here.
People always talk about the focus of the business, but I don't think you really notice the passion until you're here five days a week and you see the breadth of the knowledge and capabilities here. You really see the power of category and product leadership.
Before Purina, I worked as a waitress waiting tables at a local restaurant in Arizona. I'm not sure exactly what inspired me to apply to Purina, but it changed my life. I'm proud. I work with the best people in the industry and I'm so appreciative of the support I've received from my colleagues and the management team.
Our 5 Talls Drive the Culture
It does not mean doing a 'big thing', it means doing one hundred little things right and then doing them again tomorrow.
Accept challenges and face them with courage.
It means being daring and taking on challenges no matter the outcome.
Being a pillar of integrity even when faced with adversity; consistently living up to Danforth standards of professionalism.
Operate with integrity displaying behavior that generates results, motivation, and passion.
Having pride in your work and in the company and being passionate about pets.
Be a positive example. Be proud of what you do, how you do it, and why you do it.
Stand tall means to share your pride and enthusiasm, about our great company and products, with everyone!
Setting an example through your enthusiasm and dedication to work and life.
A Day in the Life
We Pay it Forward
PetCare Pride Day
Each year, we celebrate PetCare Pride Day, a day of community service and volunteering at our St. Louis Headquarters and at factory cities across the country. Some of the day's activities include: building dog and cat beds, preparing ready-to-eat meals for the homeless and making fleece blankets to donate to area children's hospitals and local animal shelters.
We contribute more than $1.1 million to the United Way of Greater St. Louis each year. The funds are used by nearly 200 agencies in 16 counties in Missouri and Illinois to provide community services. Similar campaigns at our various manufacturing locations are also helping to improve their communities.
Nurturing a Better Environment
We've been making high-quality and nutritious pet products for more than 90 years. We're passionate about pets and the people who love them. That's why we're continuously working to use the earth's resources more efficiently and to further improve our impact on the environment.
For more than 30 years, we have funded and facilitated the Pet Advocates and Career Exploration (PACE) Program, designed to educate urban youth in St. Louis City about the workplace and to empower them to be more engaged within their communities. The 15-month program specifically focuses on community issues surrounding animal welfare and careers related to pets. The teens involved in the program develop leadership, career and life skills that will help them to be successful as future professionals, community leaders and animal welfare advocates.
Awards & Recognition
We are frequently recognized by local, national and international organizations for our positive work environment, focus on our associates and career opportunities. To us, each award is a true testament to the culture here, and shows the company not only has a passion for pets, but also strives to improve the quality of associates' lives at work. We're proud of everyone who continues to make us a leader in the pet care industry. Here is a sampling of some of the awards we are proud to have received:
Nestlé in the U.S. has again received the Best Employers: Excellence in Health & Well-Being Gold Award recognizing innovative, comprehensive and culturally-aware workplace wellbeing initiatives.
The American Heart Association Workplace Health Achievement Index recognizes organizations with gold designation for creating a work environment built on science-based policies and programs and investing in the health of their workforce.
Nestlé Purina has proudly ranked within the Top 10 again this year on Glassdoor's 2017 'Best Places to Work' list — an Employees' Choice Award. We are the highest-ranking Consumer Packaged Goods(CPG) company on this award-winning list. The winners are based on feedback provided by our own associates who elected to post an anonymous review on our Glassdoor page. We are honored to accept this award for another year, and truly proud of our track record of being a place where people love to work and choose to stay.
Together we celebrate an exceptional accomplishment of achieving a 100% score on the 2021 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices relating to LGBTQ workplace equality. This award is administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
We're very proud and humbled to accept the Seal of Distinction Award in 2016 from the WorldatWork non-profit organization, which measures the overall strength of organizations' work-life portfolio and success in creating positive work environments.
As an organization with a strong college recruitment program, we are very proud to be recognized as a 'Top Intern Employer' by CollegeGrad.com, a highly-ranked entry-level job site and the leader in the field of entry-level job search since 1995.
As an organization with a strong college recruitment program, we are very proud to be recognized as a 'Top Entry Level Employer' by CollegeGrad.com, a highly-ranked entry-level job site and the leader in the field of entry-level job search since 1995.
Nestlé Purina was awarded the American Diabetes Association designation of Corporate Health Champion. This award recognizes companies that meet "healthy living criteria" across three areas: (1) Nutrition and Weight Management (2) Physical Activity (3) Organizational Well-Being.
Nestlé Purina was honored to be showcased at the 43rd annual OCA (Asian Pacific American Advocates) Fundraising Youth Scholarship Gala receiving the "Champion of Diversity" Award. This award is due to the incredible partnership Nestlé Purina has with OCA to build a stronger, more diverse St. Louis.
2014 marks the fifth consecutive year that Nestlé Purina has had the honor to receive this award from the St. Louis Business Journal. This award is based on associate feedback regarding a variety of topics, and identifies Nestlé Purina as one of the Top 20 Best Places to Work in St. Louis.
NACE-Symplicity, a relationship management company, selected its annual list of 25 organizations who offer a team-oriented company culture, employee benefits that promote work-life balance, extraordinary opportunities for career growth and a best-fit environment for young, growing professionals. Nestlé Purina has proudly received this award in 2010 and 2015.
Nestlé Purina is proud to have been recognized as the Best Place to Work in The Greater St. Louis Area by the St. Louis Post Dispatch for 2015. This is the fourth consecutive year we have received this award. Winning this honor demonstrates the extent to which associates truly enjoy working at Nestlé Purina.
Nestlé Purina was named as one of the Top 100 Employers of the Class of 2010 by The Black Collegian, and again as one of the Top 100 Employers of the Class of 2011, 2012 and 2013 by Diversity Employers Magazine. This award was given based on employer's projected entry-level hires and the majors these employers are recruiting.
This award recognizes organizations that show consistent excellence in the areas of leadership, customer and market focus, strategic planning, process management, measurement, analysis and knowledge management, workforce focus, and results. In 2010, Nestlé Purina was the first consumer packaged goods and pet food company to ever receive the Award.
In 2013, Nestlé Purina proudly accepted the St. Louis Regional Chamber's Ameren Corporate Citizenship Arcus Award, which acknowledges overarching achievement in community leadership, economic development, and philanthropy. We've received this prestigious honor two out of the past three years.
Nestlé Purina is proud to have been named a Role Model Company by the Starkloff Disability Institute. Most recently, our Chief Human Resources Officer, Steve Degnan, received recognition from Starkloff for 'Outstanding Leadership in the Next Big Step'. The Next Big Step is an initiative for Role Model Companies to help find disabled job candidates whom they can hire, retain and promote. The Starkloff Institute as a whole is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting full participation of people with disabilities within society. Nestlé Purina is a proud supporter and advocate for this Institute and its larger mission.
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