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Procter & Gamble Reviews

Updated March 1, 2015
Updated March 1, 2015
438 Reviews
3.0
438 Reviews
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Pros
  • Everyone is empowered to improve the Business while there is a great work-life balance (in 169 reviews)

  • P&G is known as the company with the best marketing and brand management training (in 256 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance can be a problem in the current environment long hours expected (in 168 reviews)

  • Their are not enough traditional P&G managers in the acquisition sites as well (in 225 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Recent Change in Culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Category Manager
    Current Employee - Category Manager

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The ability to work from home based office minimizes the office distractions. Very loyal employees and unique culture that trains and breeds the highest performing and qualified employees.

    Cons

    Big change in culture over last year with pending divestures. Once very loyal high performing employees are leaving for competitors. The dust never seems to settle and constant restructuring and divesture rumors are causing distraction throughout organizations. Also, if you are not mobile, you will never be promoted at P&G. Non-mobile employees are considered to be "worker bees" and are not considered for promotion in external roles. The "new" way of launching promotions and initiatives from top down vs. bottom up is causing a great amount of rework for customer teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Visibility to potential brand divestures vs. having employees speculate based on news media and rumors. Having an entire company that is weary from restructuring and constant changes is wearing on productivity and causing distractions that prevents needed growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Treated Contractors like second class citizens

    Current Contractor - R&D Researcher in Bethel, CT
    Current Contractor - R&D Researcher in Bethel, CT

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for, I learned a lot from my boss who give me tons of feed back and gave me a lot of exposure to many different types of instruments, as well as exposure to many different managers with in the building

    Cons

    The perm employees treat the temp employees like second class citizens which brings down the productivity of the temp employees

  3.  

    Used to be a Five-Star Employer

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    Current Employee - Purchases in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Purchases in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company longevity, portfolio of leadership brands, cross-functional interaction.

    Cons

    Company has shifted to a short-term mindset where employees are not valued and a once strong culture has all but floundered. The company is well aware of its issues but does little to nothing to nurture, value, and retain strong employees.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    I love my job and company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Retail Executive in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The best part of this job is the security and flexibility.

    Cons

    The cons are that the brands we manage in my division are newer brands to the company and we are still on a learning curve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do competitive research on how the our competitive brands are doing business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good way to learn about the private sector.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Overall decent leadership. Very team-oriented. Work-life balance is decent but doesn't always come easily. Nature of work can be repetitive but manageable.

    Cons

    Office culture takes a backseat to keeping up with work, but that's somewhat balanced out by endless opportunities to learn.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Ok, but not a professionally or personally rewarding experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble

    Pros

    Work life balance, flexible work arrangements, salary and benefits package are at or above competition, free flu shot in the fall.

    Cons

    Upper management doesn't practice what they preach. It's a "haves" and "haves not" culture. Too much "cult of personality" for leadership who have no idea what's going on in the trenches.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back outsourced work and really invest in your company through employees that actually care.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    A promote-from-within company, so outsiders will not generally break in at high levels.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble

    Pros

    Great benefits and profit sharing. Lower and mid-level managers are highly skilled. Manufacturing is generally cutting-edge, as is their marketing machine.

    Cons

    There are some great senior leaders, but many senior managers can be out-of-touch. Will set business goals based solely on data and not how things really are.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Just another company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble

    Pros

    Huge company that will allow you to explore many rolls while never leaving the "Mother Ship". Decent career stepping stone. Get your Masters immediately, pay your dues, and then decide what's in your best interest. You take care of you, because P&G will take care of themselves. Still a very valuable learning experience. Diversity is solid, easily leveraged to your benefit if you are capable. Capable of pulling out of current doldrums if given time, emphasis on "if given time".

    Cons

    Not the company my father worked for, and retired from. Company values have shifted from employee to share holder. Compensation and benefits have slid from exceptional to just okay, and that is fine with senior leadership, Want to hire the best but not willing to pay for the best over time. Local leadership focused on surviving current round of staffing cuts, not very conducive to moving the company forward. Corporate politics runs extremely deep and can be ugly at times.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    good to poor

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble

    Pros

    great people, smart agile and go getters

    Cons

    needs to take more risk, slow to market, too much swirl

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire from outside the box schools. Because all people are hired with same personality you are missing people who are great and can really drive the company further

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Makes good money, just follow the operating rules of the giant machine.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble

    Pros

    Pays well. It trains people well on the skills to become a professional manager, working efficiently with multi-functional teams. Good for fresh graduates.

    Cons

    It's mostly managing people, instead of really building brands, making good products or growing the business. The system is way to be for it to keep up with the innovative spirit.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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