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Procter & Gamble Reviews

Updated Jul 18, 2014
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3.9 1,887 reviews

92% Approve of the CEO

Procter & Gamble CEO A.G. Lafley

A.G. Lafley

(368 ratings)

87% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Everyone is empowered to improve the Business while there is a great work-life balance(in 138 reviews)

  • The courses you take here will stay with you even after you leave P&G(in 234 reviews)


Cons
  • The work life balance can be hard to keep if you are not deliberate about it(in 151 reviews)

  • Their are not enough traditional P&G managers in the acquisition sites as well(in 205 reviews)

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    Fortune 500 that Slashes Budgets & Changes CEO

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLarge company with opportunity for growth IF you are willing to relocate. As another reviewer states, "all roads lead to Cincinnati". Good benefits.

    ConsAll roads lead to Cincinnati, which is unfortunate because it's a horrendous part of the country. Company has very mid-western ideals that they try to impose on you. While there is a lot of speak of "corporate diversity", this only true if you fit into their P&G mold. Employees must drink the kool aid. Every aspect of their business is ensnarled in processes that it prevents them from being competitive. The work environment is competitive, the work/life balance is non-existent. Certain areas of their business (like beauty and grooming) are doing poorly, you are held accountable for the health of your business and will get the ax if it doesn't perform. This is the case regardless of # of years with the company OR if you've relocated. Their acquisition history is terrible.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter leadership, more patience in expectations on long term health of your brands. HR needs to better integrate the remote locations within the broader organization. Pay employees a more competitive rate. Stop trying to fit your acquisition brands into a P&G mold.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Experience is average at best

    Senior Engineer (Current Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsGreat company for a new grad. Opportunity to develop your skills and learn from the best in the industry

    ConsBig company with small company nepotism

    Advice to Senior ManagementAddress the promote from within mentality. It is great to some extent but it does have its draw backs

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    People at P&G are great - but there is a glass ceiling for access to strategy and business discussions.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood people. Good compensation. Awesome financial backing to execute projects.

    ConsVery hierarchical organization that is difficult to penetrate for newcomers to the organization.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReduce organizational hierarchy.

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    Consumer & Market Knowledge Associate Manager (Current Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsBusiness school part 2
    Talented peers
    Name recognition

    ConsHyper competitive environment
    All roads lead to Cincinnati

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    Very closed culture (cult like)

    Territory Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsHigh reputation and excellent product line

    Consmust be mobile and "buy" in to company "kool ade"

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe open to outside suggestions

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    OK

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPromote within, develop its own talents

    ConsUnique culture, you have to love its culture

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Corporate company at its best

    Account Manager (Former Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsBenefits and career opportunities are great, but unfortunately it comes with a price.

    ConsWork life balance was preached but I never felt it was really obtainable. They are also very old and conservative in their ways.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more open minded and instead of conforming the youth to the old fashioned ways, let them bring life and innovation into the company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It used to be a great company, but has driven itself to be simply average

    Section Manager (Current Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsDiverse opportunities and assignments, across many different businesses and brands. Strong company-sponsored, in-house training programs. Positive reputation within the consumer packaged goods industry.

    ConsInterpersonal politics and managing-up have taken the place of competence, results, hard work, and individual integrity. Employees used to be a top priority of this company, but that focus has been long-forgotten. Building shareholder value is now the only priority, at the expense of all else.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to and better-value your employees. Great talent is fleeing out the door every day, and it will only continue as the company insists on rewarding only yes-men and women. Stop preaching that you hire only the best and brightest of employees, only to then push them into mediocrity by rating and ranking everyone from "best" to "worst" in forced-distribution curves.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company but hard hours to work

    Line Operator (Current Employee) Kansas City, KS

    ProsGreat starting pay. Great benefits. Excellent initial training program and continued training. Safe and clean work enviroment. This company really inforces safty.

    ConsThe 12 hour shifts were long but not too bad. But switching to the night shift every 2 weeks is very hard on a person, mentally and physically!

    Advice to Senior ManagementRotate shift at 30 to 60 days?

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Lots to learn, excellent training programs & systems, horrible office politics & environment

    Area Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsExcellent Work Systems in place for everything. Perfect place to learn how to do things right, lots of exposure to different functions, Smart People as colleagues, Learning Environment is very rich

    ConsSour environment with colleagues. Too competitive environment creates a not so friendly culture. Senior managers try to push you down a certain path so make sure you make it clear from the beginning what you will be doing where you want to go and what is expected of you

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet to know your employees needs and aspirations rather than pushing them towards a certain path

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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