#ThisIsFortDodge: Nestlé Purina
Nestle Purina Petcare, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, is the leading pet food company in the U.S. In 2015, the company achieved approximately $8.4 billion in revenue annually, and, for over 40 years, has run a major operation out of Fort Dodge, Iowa. The 224-person facility produces Friskies Pro Plan, and Mighty Dog, and offers career growth opportunities not only in Fort Dodge but also across the U.S. and in 150 countries around the globe. The company recruits for everything from hourly production operator to senior human resources coordinator to industrial mechanic to quality analyst and production team leader.
“When I started with the organization, I liked the stability and upward mobility, but now what I appreciate most is the people. I think there are something like 8,000 associates across the network, but people across the organization still know my family,” says Eric Dobson, Fort Dodge Factory Manager, who has been with the company for 14 years.
Nestle Purina Petcare prides itself on its passionate and hardworking people, its heavy investment in safety and quality, its pursuit of the latest technology and innovation in pet care, and its commitment to giving back to the community. The company provides its employees with an opportunity to be on the cutting edge of the pet care industry, as well as competitive wages, tuition reimbursements, pet adoption assistance, health benefits for employees and their families, and more.
Nestle Purina is looking for highly motivated people with a mechanical aptitude and a high school diploma or the equivalent, and, experience in the manufacturing industry is ideal. It also wants people who have strong individual troubleshooting capabilities and appreciate continuous on-the-job learning.
To find out more, visit Nestle Purina’s careers website.
About Us: Nourishing Pets. Enriching Lives. For over 90 years, we’ve been guided by the belief that pets and people are better together. The reason we’re so invested in the quality of our food is because we love pets as much as you do. You’ll find pets in our homes and on our minds as we make the quality pet food consumers trust.
Our passion for pets goes beyond pushing pet nutrition forward, and into forging partnerships in the pet welfare world and raising awareness of what pets truly need. After all, we’ve seen firsthand how powerful the bond with a pet can be, and the many unique ways that pets can strengthen our families and bring our communities closer.
Because we want dedicated and passionate employees on our team, we make sure that Purina is a great place to work. You can tell from the moment you walk in the door that our world revolves around pets, whether you’re seeing the art on the walls or celebrations planned for achieving quality and safety goals.
Recently, Glassdoor.com ranked Purina No. 13 on their 2017 Best Places to Work – an Employees’ Choice Award list. For eight consecutive years, we’ve been recognized by the St. Louis Business Journal as the “Best Place to Work” and for the past three years, Purina has been recognized as the best place to work in St. Louis by the St. Louis Post Dispatch. We’re proud of the fact that we help make our employees happy.
Our quest to drive pet nutrition forward and conduct industry-leading research on the wellbeing of pets pushes our company to do more year after year. We work hard for your pets every day, and we love doing it. To learn more about Purina’s rich history, visit our website.