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Primary function is to maintain the integrity of the inventory
Logistics Coordinator (Current Employee), Fort Dodge, IANovember 13, 2013
Pros: very good benefits
Cons: lack of communication
What I enjoy most about this job is the ever changing demands. The need to be able to think on my feet and react quickly and effectively keeps the job interesting.
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Not a Great Place to Work
Production Packaging Supervisor (Former Employee), Clinton, IANovember 4, 2013
Poor managment support. Work a lot of hours and there is no work life balance.
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Challenging and rewarding experience
Account Sales Executive (Former Employee), Berwyn, PASeptember 27, 2013
I managed a high profile sales account. My role was to create strategic plans in order to achieve my year end goal. Day to day management of the account could be challenging, but hitting my number year after year was incredibly rewarding!
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get ready to really work
Machine Operator (Former Employee), flagstaff AzSeptember 23, 2013
Pros: pay was good, bebenfits, different employment oppurtunitys
Cons: alot of time away from family
Our day starts with us meeting in the team room, where our team leader would give us our assignments then we get out there on our packing machines talk to the operators that we were relieving so they can tell us how the machine is running.there was plenty of team work there it made working there nice. hard part was we used to put 84 hours in a week – more... sometime. – less
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My reveiw is that Nestle Purina needs to start caring more about employeys
Forklift Operator (Former Employee), Crete, NEAugust 20, 2013
Pros: great pay, and good healthcare
Cons: management needs to work on how to treat employes so they would care more about there jobs
Nestle Purina Warehouse is a good place to work if you want to make a lot of money. Its not a good place to work if you want to no your hours of work from day to day. People are very unhappy working there because management treats you like your a Machine. Workers work 600 to 800 hours of overtime a year and then they mess with your holidays even. The – more... only way I would tell anyone to go work at nestle purina in crete Nebraska is if they need to make a lot of money. – less
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Productive and fun safe place to work in
Team Lead (Former Employee), Corona, CAAugust 12, 2013
Pros: bbqs every month
A typical day at work consisted of Me planning out the storage process. I would have my team of 6 forklift operators moving and storing the product that was received.

I learned how to be a Leader and a positive motivator, ensuring that the work would get accurately done.

Management was excellent and were so humble to the employees. I think that was – more... the beauty of the job, that everyone got along and got the job done every time. – less
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night shift forever
Electrician Class "A" (Current Employee), Davenport, IAJuly 31, 2013
night shift based on plant seniority-will probably spend entire career on nights due to odd hiring practices. Would not recommend this company for electricians
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good place to work
general laborer (Former Employee), Davenport, IAJune 18, 2013
fun, friendly, easy. a really good place to start a career for your family
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Really fun learned a lot
Sales Representative (Former Employee), Detroit, MIJune 17, 2013
Pros: free lunch, good pay, good hours, fun location
Cons: outdoor
I loved working for purina.
The job was located in the zoo i was a sales rep, learned about the product and then educated other about it.
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Productive
Pet Care Technician (Current Employee), Saint Joseph, MOJune 17, 2013
Pros: everything
Cons: almost same everyday, don't feel like i'm able to go anywhere than my current position
Cleaning, weighing animals, feeding animals, conducting trials, attending meetings and trainings, managing time, socializing animals, teamworking greatly with co-workers.
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Enjoyed my job
Senior Technician (Former Employee), Allentown, PAMay 21, 2013
Pros: constantly challenging
Cons: diificult hours
I maintained the industrial process control systems in the manufacturing facility. Trained maintenance personnel to calibrate or replace devices. Worked with Engineering to design, install, commission control systems. I worked with contractors to complete installations. Work with quality control for process and sterilization issues (federal law requirements/compliance). – more... Challenging work. Good co-workers. – less
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great place to work
Quality/ Inventory control associate (Former Employee), Bloomfield, MOMay 16, 2013
long hours but great pay. great people to work with and an overall great place to work
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THE MONEY WAS FANTASTIC/MANAGEMENT WAS HORRIABLE
Forklift Operator /warehouse (Former Employee), Crete NEMay 12, 2013
Pros: money is great benefits are great
Cons: warehouse managers are icky
I worked at Nestle for 5 years started at 19 ended at 25. It was a amazing first job!!! I couldnt of got better and still cant (: You work 40 to 70 hour weeks so you dont have a lot of time with the family. You pretty much make Nestle your life. Your take homes are 800 plus a week. gross over 1000... you get overtime ALOT 9 to 12 hour days daily... – more... if you want it its there. You can make LOTS of money that way. Management is pretty disgusting they dont care about employees at all VERY RUDE. Its a union environment and the union is a joke in crete. I was harassed in the worst possiable ways you can imagine. ADVICE DO YOUR JOB AND GO HOME.... its a simple job you get paid a lot of money shut your mouth and just do what they say if you can do that you will have great success at Nestle. I will say the Warehouse in Crete is the worst atomosphere i have ever encountered in my life. I worked on the production side and i strongly suggest if you want to be there a long time do production cause look around in the warehouse.. ull be top senority in the warehouse 2nd and 3rd shift in 3 years. It takes 7 years or more to get to 1st shift your not getting to any 1st job before that. 2nd or 3rd ONLY it goes by bid sooo you have to wait ur turn. Most of the hours are 12 days in a row then you get 2 days off on production side wareshouse is everyday mon- sat atleast 10 hours but they give you sunday off cause they dont want to pay you double time. unless your a line puller or leader or not working a sunday til u have 40 plus years. So MANAGEMENT IS NOT GOOD HOURS ARE LONG good luck youll LOVE IT (:::: – less
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Started working for Nestle through Manpower.
Temporary worker (Former Employee), Fort Dodge, IAMay 8, 2013
Pros: great place to work
Cons: smelly
I worked in the parts department through Manpower and was hired full time. The company decided to downsize and change from four shifts to three and since I was low on senority, I was part of the layoff.
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Overall a good place
CLERICAL PRODUCTION ASSISTANT (Former Employee), King William, VAApril 17, 2013
Good place to work with competitive compensation. The culture was production work.
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False sense of job security
production operator (Former Employee), mechanicsburg, paApril 16, 2013
Pros: pay is good
Cons: management, forced overtime, un eqaul treatment!
I work their for 6 years and was treated ok at first, but then HR and Management turn on me. If you do something they dont like they find a way to get rid of you. Management does not care about the average Joe. Forces to work when Management wont even bother to come in. Team work is limited and morale is bad. If the economy was better thier turn over – more... would be over 60% like it was when I started. – less
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Satisfaction depends on department
Sr. Communications Specialist (Former Employee), St. Louis, MOApril 9, 2013
There are lots of small perks at the company that are intended to maintain morale. The campus is very nice. There are good amenities (small workout gym, free parking, a park with ponds for a nice lunch time escape, free parking for Cardinals ball games, due to proximity to the stadium).

Pay tends to be lower than competitors, due to assumption that – more... providing an overall good work-life balance and occasional morale boosters offset lower salaries.

HR heavily markets core values internally. However, the application of those values seems to depend on the department (and its leadership) within the company.

Tenures are longer than typical in the workforce, and politics are fairly heavy. Those who have come up together for years (even decades), look out for protecting non- or poor-performing friends/colleagues, and for maintaining status quo. New ideas, independent thinkers and younger energy can have a difficult time. Advancement in general requires a lot of patience, due to the longevity of careers of those who fully buy into the conservative, traditional company line and are content to stay in place, keep status quo and coast. – less
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Awesome place to grow in your career
Intern (Current Employee), St. LouisMarch 27, 2013
Cons: parking at headquarters is not the best
Management is very encouraging and really want their team members to succeed. During my time here, my boss has worked with me to make sure I get the experience I need to grow in my career. She tasks me with projects that not only help my team, but give me experience in the field I am interested in. I can truly see how my work has contributed to the – more... improvement of our team, which, as an intern, that is rare. – less
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good job but after 12+ years I needed a change
Extruder Operator (Former Employee), Mechanicsburg, PAMarch 7, 2013
Nestle Purina is the largest maker of pet food in the world. When I started there in 2000, it was Ralston Purina and was the greatest company I ever worked for. I started in Material Handling and after about 3 years became an extruder operator. I took pride in producing quality product and being highly productive. The job paid well with a lot of overtime – more... and good benefits, but after 12 years of making dog and cat food, I needed a change. And I always thought that with a math degree and with my intelligence, I was capable of much more. – less
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Don't be mislead
PTC (Former Employee), St Louis MOFebruary 27, 2013
Pros: stability
Cons: many-
Poor management, tons of corporate initiatives with cute three letter acronyms and no recognition for contribution. Check VERY carefully before you join & ask how long your team mates have been there. Don't believe the hype about the awards won for best places to work; a gym in the basement doesn't compensate for the garbage you will put up with.

About Nestle Purina

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