Procter & Gamble
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Procter & Gamble Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
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3.9 1,869 reviews

                             

92% Approve of the CEO

Procter & Gamble CEO A.G. Lafley

A.G. Lafley

(359 ratings)

88% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Strong values.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe company adheres to a strong value system.

    ConsThe headquarters is located in Cincinnati where it can be hard to establish a social network as a young, single adult. It's very stereotypical corporate America and every career move is based on who you know.

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    P&G - an ABM's perspective

    Assistant Brand Manager (Current Employee)
    Cincinnati, OH

    ProsP&G has a great culture, strong values and the employees are good people to work with.

    ConsThe company doesn't have a clear strategy to return to growth, and - as with many companies - they don't always promote the right people into leadership positions. The annual review system is complex and political, and your experience of the company can vary wildly from business group to business group.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFund R&D. Seriously - our business model is to win with premium products, and no one is incentivized to think beyond the next scent line extension.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not what I expected from a company that receives "rave" reviews of leadership

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBenefits are great, free product throughout the year, pay is okay considering the job duties

    Consrapid rotating shifts, can never adjust to schedule because of the constant swing between nights and days. Management plays the politics game, if you kiss up you have it made

    Advice to Senior Managementlisten to your employees and their concerns, the ones on the production floor are the ones who ensure you have a job

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good learning experience

    Account Manager (Former Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsGreat foundation for career in consumer goods
    Good Salary
    Great professional development

    Consno work/life balance
    bad mid management

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe nice to your staff

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The paid MBA

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Cincinnati, OH

    ProsExperience, clout and a sense of superiority is what you will get from P&G. Your contributions will be minimal for the first three years of employment, until you are trusted to handle budgets, initiatives or speaking in a cross-functional conference. They have a strong sense of culture and you will, eventually, be trusted to bring ideas to market.

    ConsDepending on where you are, the culture feels forced. I would work on teams where no one said good morning or goodbye. I would spend my day with headphones on, just to drown out the silence. You had better be good at playing politics because that will be 50% of your job responsibility. I've stroked more egos than a masseuse. Prepare yourself for slow, protracted advancement. They do not care about talent retention.

    You will one day realize that the totality of your effort culminates in someone purchasing another bottle of Tide. You are optimizing consumption.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe transparent about your motivations. Take risks.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    sometime busy sometime free

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosflexible orking time, good envirnment

    Conssmall group supporting many product design

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    My Experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsVery intelligent group of people, you rarely met anyone "dumb".

    ConsToo many layers of management, very hard to get anything done on time or on a reasonable schedule.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSimplify.

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

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    could have been better

    Line Trechnician (Former Employee)
    Greensboro, NC

    Prosbenefits, always 40 hours. payed even if no work available.

    Consmanagement elite. hard work. begining salary too low.

    Advice to Senior Managementget involved with people doing the work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not a good company if you have a science degree

    Senior Researcher (Current Employee)

    ProsPeople are smart and nice, flexible work schedules

    ConsYour paper degree matters more than your contributions. Impossible to move up in R&D if you have a science degree. Engineering degrees come in 2 levels higher which equates to approx. a 10 year head-start. Doesn't matter how well you perform and a lot of times you are doing the exact same work as the engineers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementChange the technical career scale and promote pay/title for performance.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Tedious, but educational

    CMK (Current Employee)
    Cincinnati, OH

    ProsP&G opens doors, there's no doubt about it. You're going to learn a lot, in fact, some folks say it's like getting paid to earn an MBA. This assessment is not far off. There's great opportunity for travel and the work life balance can't be beat.

    ConsIt's slow. Prepare for endless meetings. The company hates risk, and it sometimes feel that our culture is centered around blissful inaction rather than progress.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCut CMK. It's a pointless role now that everything has been outsourced.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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