Procter & Gamble Reviews

Updated April 25, 2015
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  1. Helpful (20)

    Enough with all the changes

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    P&G employees are some of the most collaborative & intelligent people you can find. My coworkers help me to become a better employee and a better person every day.

    Cons

    Constant restructuring and downsizing has led to a significant change in employee morale over the past couple of years. It was a great place to work 5 years ago, however I don't feel that the company is looking out for the best interests of its employees the way it used to. Hitting financial and productivity goals is the main focus these days.

  2. Scientist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Procter & Gamble

    Pros

    Great place to work and good managers

    Cons

    Time at level Is values for career advancement vs contributions

  3. Helpful (1)

    A Great Paid Internship Opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Research & DevelopmentBaby Care in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Intern - Research & DevelopmentBaby Care in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Procter & Gamble as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Paid internship including travel and lodging expenses depending on your location
    Clear path of advancement
    Interns can buy employee stock
    Great atmosphere and most people are willing to help you
    The intern program is like a well oiled machine, everything gets done in a timely manner

    Cons

    Multiple levels of management means it could sometimes be bureaucratic and thus hard to get things done quickly
    There's a lot of focus on the stock price (which can be a good thing but in this case it was bad)

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be helpful and treat interns like real employees. Be honest with interns trying to work full time on the job availabilities

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  5. Project Manager

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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent at recruiting young talent and training/mentoring across multiple disciplines/locations.

    Cons

    Productivity challenges in recent years have continued to reduce the workforce and has affected morale to some extent.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the frequency of change to processes and reduce the complexity of processes required to get the job done.

  6. Process Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Procter & Gamble full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great collaborative environment, good compensation, fun work environment. I would just be aware of expectations and time commitments coming into the company.

    Cons

    None really. I loved working for p&g for the entirety of my time. You'll never know when another opportunity comes along, but the training is second to none.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great job. The scale back in profit sharing does hurt, but base salaries are awesome. More transparency in the raise/ promotion system would be welcome too.

  7. Sales Manager at Deli

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Having achieved many goals in my career of financial and business services, I am interested in expanding my professional horizons by seeking new challenges in the area of administration or office support. I am interested in position with your firm and have enclosed my resume for your review and consideration.

    Cons

    Integrity, Diversity and Professionalism these are one of my defining features. My optimistic value depends on environment of my work place because great environment can inspires and discovers great skills at everybody. This my goal and motto for life.

    Advice to Management

    Integrity, Diversity and Professionalism.

  8. Great Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fayetteville, AR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fayetteville, AR

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The people are smart and talented

    Cons

    We are a big company that is too bureaucratic

    Advice to Management

    Learn to public speak better

  9. Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Procter & Gamble

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great Company to grow with...

    Cons

    Bad Company when downsizing in bad market

  10. Stable, Safe, Systems-based, Incremental Growth

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    Former Employee - Technology Leader
    Former Employee - Technology Leader

    I worked at Procter & Gamble full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Incredibly secure. After great work for 5 years, you can make your life a priority and have a wonderful 25 more years of good income with good benefits.

    Proven. Surviving for 175+ years, P&G is a slow, steady, trusted marketing machine.

    Great written principles, values, and purpose. Something almost everyone can be truly proud of.

    Gain experience by taking real ownership in your early years. The knowledge gained at P&G allows me to succeed in my next path forward...I am certain. Truly great at developing leaders.

    Cons

    Lack of promotion opportunity.

    Resistance to allowing people to move across BUs or Functions. After 8 years in Femcare products and 4 successful years based internationally, I found the leaders in my business did not want to let me go because I was good at my job. So rather than let me leave to another P&G business unit or function in another location, they were happy to let me leave P&G. Crazy.

    Don't come here for the salary. In my first year outside of P&G, I will make almost 40% more than in my final year at P&G.

    Despite growing great leaders, there are no opportunities to leverage that skill. I was asked to do my boss' job in China but wasn't given a raise or a promotion. Others have give similar stories. There are restrictions on headcount at each level...and the positions are getting fewer and fewer.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate the band V level. Truly delegate power and decision making to those closest to the consumer, customer, and point of manufacturing. Stop trying to centrally manage everything. Make decisions instead of always asking for more data. Combine engineering, materials, product R&D, packaging, and process into one function. Give all the technical ownership to one technical owner. Combine technical and program management into one function. Stop doing minor incremental cost savings which threaten the quality of the product just to save .3% of the cost...and start focusing on innovation which will expand sales and profits at a 20% minimum.

  11. Project Manager

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Oxnard, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Oxnard, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people, lots of responsibility early in career, lots of opportunities to try new roles and business units, good work life balacne

    Cons

    Slow innovation, slow promotion tracks, excessive focus on productivity (AKA reduce headcount and spread the work around)

    Advice to Management

    Return the focus to long term innovation and simplification and not reducing short term costs

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