Culture of Innovation: People Behind the Pet Food
Do you ever wonder what the culture of Purina ONE is like? Who are the people behind your pet food, and what motivates them?
Purina ONE is a part of Nestlé Purina, a global company committed to enriching the lives of pets and the people who love them. Purina Headquarters is in St. Louis, Missouri.
As soon as you walk in the door, you can see the love of pets everywhere, from the art hanging on the walls to the many pets that employees bring along to work. It's there that products like Purina ONE®, Purina Pro Plan®, Purina® Cat Chow® and many other familiar brands are conceived, researched and managed.
So what motivates the people at Purina?
"We fundamentally believe that almost everyone is better with a pet in their life," explains Steve Crimmins, the company's Chief Marketing Officer.
"Pets hold us together … create a positive outlook on life," elaborates Janet Jackson, VP and director of PetCare research. "That inspires us to help pets live a longer, better life."
Beyond just creating products that will enrich pets' lives, Purina is committed to working with communities, shelters and educational institutions to make a difference.
As a result, Purina is a place where there is a strong spirit of passion and optimism, and as one employee put it, "purpose and camaraderie."
"It's easy to be an advocate for a company if you really believe in it, as I do," explains Candy Cacciolo, Portfolio Director of Specialty, Breeder, and Pet Acquisition.
The passion behind Purina is what drives the Purina ONE team to work hard for pets, every day.