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Procter & Gamble Reviews

Updated Jul 18, 2014
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3.9 1,888 reviews

92% Approve of the CEO

Procter & Gamble CEO A.G. Lafley

A.G. Lafley

(370 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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    Great learning and growth opportunity.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood benefits package, good pay, good opportunity to learn new skills

    ConsLeadership changes every 3 years thus does not provide stability and experience to the organization - not enough time, instead upset the processes and stability. Leadership does not always represent the company values instead are concerned about their career and movement, leaving the non-exempt workforce in their wake.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrain and develop leadership. Ensure enough staffing so non-exempts can train, develop and provide continuity of skills as attrition occurs.

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

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    Great people to work with

    Sales (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat leaders, lots of learning

    ConsToo slow, beauracratic, lots of politics, no longer people centric

    Advice to Senior ManagementAgility has to become a crucial component of our strategy

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Heading in the wrong direction

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood benefits, competitive salary, incredible history/stability

    ConsDecision making is slow at best. Middle management is rewarded for taking risk instead of delivering results. Company likes to say they hire the best employees when in reality they hire the best employees who are willing to live in Cincinnati.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEnable faster decision making, stop rewarding for taking inappropriate risks and wasting company money, take advantage of being a global company and retain/hire the best of the best regardless of location.

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

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    Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsFlexible work schedule, good pay, part time but plenty of hours.Different location each day.

    Conspoor management including regional managers. Corporate does not get it, have never been in the field and therfore difficult to understand the needs of it's employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore flexibility with the employees, necessary tools to complete the job.

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

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    Good company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsA lot of opportunity to experience different businesses

    ConsNot easy to get promoted

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

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    It's OK

    Project Manager (Current Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsBenefits, people and name recognition

    ConsNo job security, lower than industry standard pay

    Advice to Senior ManagementMove PEOPLE back to core, no Shareholders

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

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    Steady firm, no risk and no reward

    Acct Executive (Current Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsCulture and values, steady career rotation and moderate growth potential

    Consprocess heavy, lots of redundancies, increasing levels of administrative work for managers and declining compensation scales

    Advice to Senior Managementbe faster, drive true innovation and pay competitively in the short AND long term.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great learning ground but 'upward mobility' is mostly reserved for those who know how to 'play the game'

    Manager (Current Employee) Cincinnati Amf, OH

    ProsWork life balance. Great trainings. Big brand names. A great set of intellectuals and personalities overall. I have met some of my very good friends and mentors here. If you want to come and learn for a while, do join this company. If you are an ambitious individual who want to move up as fast as you produce results, this is not the place for you.

    ConsSo much politics. So much bureaucracy that can drive people who do not enjoy the unnecessary lime light crazy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPractice "servant leadership". Understand that if you just talk and not walk what you just said, especially when it comes to simplifying and improving the way we work, then your words and leadership is totally meaningless. About 20% of the senior management I have worked with at this company are good at servant leadership and walk their own talk - which is really disheartening for a company that holds near and dear their "PVPs". Let's throw away the mentality of "creating unnecessary work for my team so I look good to the CEO" mentality.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good salary and benefits but not a contemporary company - still an old boys club

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood salary. Good benefits. Many opportunities to develop yourself and your skill sets for your next job in a different company. The valued career path is that of a manager. High competition - but , if you make it, you get high financial rewards.

    ConsIt's still an old boy's club. You either belong , or you don't. Despite a visually diverse group of employees, this is not an inclusive organization. . It lost many excellent employees recently, because it failed to recognize talent and so people left. The R&D is in shambles. Managers compete with reporting employees for job security, which makes for a very tough place . Work-life balance is very poor.

    Advice to Senior ManagementToo many managers in the company, who dont really "produce" anything of value. So, the managers try to derive value from what their reporting employees are producing, often at the expense of the employee. I have observed Senior VP's destroy one GBU after another , due to poor and vicious management styles, force good employees to leave by giving poor ratings based on false accusations , to meet headcount reductions, so their own job is secured , and then walk away with bounty !

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Mostly Good Place to Work

    Marketing (Current Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsExceptional training and development for all employees. As long as your work gets done, time in the office can be flexible. Fair compensation with great benefits. Everyone is very smart and dedicated.

    ConsLong hours with lots of internal work. Processes are cumbersome and time consuming. Fairly high stress. Pay curves have been decreasing over the past couple years, so other CPG companies now pay more than P&G.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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