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Why Be a Contractor | Nestlé Purina Careers


Why Be a Contractor at Nestlé Purina

Our  occupy strategic roles throughout the organization and are essential to maintaining our voice as the continued leader of the pet care category. They come to us with varied experiences and backgrounds that lend themselves to our ability to continue challenging what we do and how we do it. Their contributions are vital in helping us deliver our mission of enriching the lives of pets and the people who love them.

Continue reading to learn how we support our contractors at Nestlé Purina from on-site amenities, professional development, and networking opportunities:


Campus Life

As a contractor, you'll join us at our headquarters office located in St. Louis, MO occupying 55-acres of the southeast corridor of downtown. The physical spaces where we conduct our business are intended to create a work environment that nurtures our associates’ and contractors’ holistic well-being in addition to their professional development. All our contractors are encouraged to utilize and enjoy many of the amenities we offer our associates during their time on campus. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Walking paths and ponds
  • Outdoor seating areas for relaxing
  • Cafeteria and Café
  • Dog Parks
  • Store (with supplies for people and pets)
  • Library


Pet-Friendly Work Environment

You'll notice quickly that we're a pet-friendly, pet-centric workplace unlike any other. Anywhere from 50-75 pets make the commute to work with their owners each day. Although only full-time Nestlé Purina employees may bring their pets to work through a Pets-in-the-Workplace approval process, anyone who works at or visits our campus can share in the joy of being surrounded by pets—a true testament to our belief that pets and people are better together.


Compensation and Benefits

We fairly compensate our contractors for their contributions to our business which includes pay raise eligibility. Additionally, we provide them with the option to opt-in to health benefits organized through a third-party provider.


Career Development

One of the most important advantages to joining us as a contractor is career development. You’ll work alongside industry professionals and learn how our processes set us apart. Whether you're green in your career or looking for a career change, we seek out top talent to join us as contractors as our business needs change and our teams grow. You’ll gain invaluable insight into how our teams function and exposure to industry-leading innovation. However, your potential doesn’t stop with our organization—as one of Nestlé’s operating companies, the connections you make here and projects you contribute to position you to build a career that makes a global impact.



A career as a contractor with us also provides ample opportunity for networking and discovery of different parts of our business that may have full-time openings available. We will always support our contractors' career growth and give them the tools they need to succeed. Many of our current full-time employees started their career with us as contractors. The experience and knowledge you gain as a contractor makes you even more valued as a potential candidate for a full-time position with our organization or one of Nestlé’s operating companies.

We encourage you to join our talent network to be alerted of the most relevant opportunities matching your skillset and consider a career as a contractor with us on your job search—now or in the future.