Careers

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Creating Careers that Change Lives

Why Establish a Career at Purina?

At Purina, everything we do is inspired by the belief that pets and people are better together. We may be the largest pet food company, but our passion for what we do creates the sense of a small community that feels like a home away from home. 

A career at Purina provides you with a chance to become part of a diverse culture that will challenge you daily to push the limits of innovation, inspire the world, pioneer new brands and revolutionize the bond between pets and the people who love them. You'll find yourself surrounded by some of the world's most talented and creative thinkers, in a culture grounded in kindness and humility. We work hard to make this a place where you can build a career that can last a lifetime, full of development opportunities that can help you pursue excellence in what you're most passionate about. 


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Who works at Purina?

All kinds of people, from biologists to writers to veterinarians to engineers. What they have in common is being at the top of their fields, and sharing a genuine passion for what they do.

6,500

Employees in the U.S. and many more worldwide

400+

scientists employed worldwide

We Work Hard to Make Purina a Great Place to Work

We're glad a few organizations have noticed.

consecutive years Purina has been nominated a ‘Best Place to Work’ by the St. Louis Business Journal

consecutive years Purina was named one of the Top 100 Employers of the Class of 2010 by The Black Collegian

Top 100 

Employers of the Class of 2011 by Diversity Employers Magazine

#12 

in the list of top 100 Most Reputable Companies by Forbes.com

consecutive years we were ranked #1 Most Admired in the consumer food products industry in Fortune Magazine’s annual survey of America’s most Admired companies

Pets at Work

Employees’ Pets Can Come to Work Too

One thing many of our employees will tell you they like about coming to work every day is getting to hang out with all the cats and dogs in our offices. We like having pets at work so much that we created a toolkit to help other companies make their offices more pet-friendly.


Supporting Employee Pet Adoption

Because we know firsthand the benefits of owning a pet, we provide all our employees with a benefit of $200 to assist with the various costs and fees of the pet adoption process.

Bringing Pets to Work is Beneficial for Employees


More inspiration and relaxation. 
Having pets nearby can keep an employee relaxed and happy – making work better and more enjoyable. 

Improved job satisfaction. Our employee surveys indicate that this program is a benefit for employees, and Human Resources believes it helps with retention.

More co-worker interaction. Pets add another layer of interaction between co-workers, and otherwise quiet employees can become more engaged when talking to a co-worker about their pets.


Don't Just Take Our Word for It

See what our employees have to say about working at Purina.

  1. "At Purina, you feel like you have a lot of freedom to think differently about things. Inspiration comes from a variety of people, places, and experiences and we certainly have a lot of opportunities here to be inspired. And my shameless love of my dogs is a common theme! " - Jill, Marketing

  2. "The 'Your Pet, Our Passion' is not just a tag line ... it's what runs through the veins of everyone that we work with. Working for Purina is like working for a family-owned business within a large company." - Joey, Veterinary Sales

  3. "Purina helped pay for my college degree. I started out with Purina my senior year of high school as a work-study student, to an intern, to a permanent employee. I am constantly being challenged, learning and growing." - Temika, Engineering

  4. "Building [Purina ONE] beyOnd and working on the Purina ONE brand is the best thing I've ever done in my professional career. To have company support and a leadership team that says, ‘Yeah, go do it’ is terrific." - Heather, Marketing

  5. “Working at Purina has been one of my most exciting experiences. I’ve had strong support and help from both the leadership team and my colleagues for the past 13 years, which has made it possible for me to complete several long-term, ground-breaking research projects.” – Yuanlong (Gary), Research