Procter & Gamble Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
1,971 Reviews

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Pros
  • Everyone is empowered to improve the Business while there is a great work-life balance (in 139 reviews)

  • The courses you take here will stay with you even after you leave P&G (in 235 reviews)


Cons
  • The work life balance can be hard to keep if you are not deliberate about it (in 153 reviews)

  • Their are not enough traditional P&G managers in the acquisition sites as well (in 206 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good pay and benefits, can be bureaucratic and risk averse

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    Current Employee - Systems Manager  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Systems Manager in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and compensation; good experience to work across business units and international boundaries

    Cons

    difficult to move work forward due to the process oriented, bureaucratic, yet democratic, culture. Often takes a long time to get a decision or to roll out a product.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company to start your career

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Procter & Gamble full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    So many brilliant people at all levels of the organization. A lot of opportunity to learn best in class approaches to building brands. Global mindset. Culture instills great values, structure, work ethic, and rigor.

    Cons

    The company lost its luster. It used to invest in it's employees and view them as future leaders - it does this less and less. The department I worked in tended to make big deal out of nothing, lots of fire drills. In Finance, hours tend to be long and work life balance is rough. I recall working weekends a lot.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    great and consistent corporate culture..great place to work

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    Current Employee - IT Manager  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great career and professional development opportunities... respects and encourages diversity... mutual respect among the colleagues and employees... great relocation opportunities... job security and sustainability...
    compensation and benefits are competitive vs. peers. overall great company and culture to work for!!

    Cons

    slower decison making and risk taking as in other larger companies.. P&G is till much relatively better than peers but room to get better via shredding smaller brands to become leaner and simpler... We are hopefull that that will further help to get better in this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    accelerate decison making and encourage more risk taking... recent decision to focus on what really matters is a great start and do it fast to keep the growth and become more agile

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great experience with a wonderful company.

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    work/life balance, benefits, challenging projects, smart people

    Cons

    slow to change, too many layers of reporting/tracking vs. thinking and creating new ideas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    provide more mentorship and career opportunity clarity to new managers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great corporate values

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    Current Employee - Section Head  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Section Head in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    P&G continually challenges you to learn new things. You are never allowed to get stagnant, whether it's delving deeper into one function, or gaining a wide breadth of experience. You'll never be allowed to just do the same thing for years! The people at P&G have tremendous integrity, they are passionate and always focused on doing what is right for the consumer and the company.

    Cons

    Lately P&G has centralized too many functions. This has led to a tremendous amount of interfaces and too much time spent on figuring out "who's" role it is to do something. Previously more attention was spent first on aligning on what needed to happen, identifying who had the skills to do what needed to be done - then focusing on what the standard process is. We've lost our agility.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Great company to start your career!

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    Former Employee - R&D Researcher  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - R&D Researcher in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Procter & Gamble full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Global brands to work on. Major résumé booster. Awesome coworkers. Work life balance. Travel internationally. Really great, positive culture. Support groups for minorities.

    Cons

    Location - HQ in Cincinnati.
    Old school culture. People that are not super rock stars at work can be stuck in the same band level for life. The system can be very political at times are tough to navigate. It's all about the appearance of your work and building relationships rather than the true value of your work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent!

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Manufacturing Engineer Intern

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer  in  Mehoopany, PA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Mehoopany, PA

    I worked at Procter & Gamble as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Given projects that expose you exactly to the type of work that a full time engineer does. Give first priority for full time jobs to interns. Company culture really encourages teamwork and giving leadership responsibility to everyone. Have a lot of young leadership opportunities at a young age. As an engineer you are given responsibility for 130 people and a $20 million budget by the time you are 26.

    Cons

    Sometimes have to come in during the middle of the night to troubleshoot issues. This comes with the role responsibility. Some of the locations are in the middle of nowhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve training and communication across sites. A lot of the same work is repeated across sites because it was not communicated that it had already been done.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Depends on the function

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time

    Pros

    Great brands, smart people, and amazing culture

    Cons

    Inconsistency in practices, slow systems, favorability of certain functions/neglect for others

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Satisfied while there

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Competitive compensation and nice benfits

    Cons

    Mgmt more concerned about personal advancement than success of overall business unit

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Rewarding experience

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    Current Employee - Senior Market Strategy & Planning  in  Geneva, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Market Strategy & Planning in Geneva, IL

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

    Pros

    Inspirational leaders
    Concept based company
    Outstanding strategic thinking
    Ongoing learning curve

    Cons

    Decision making leadtime
    Process
    Data, data, data....
    Too many people involved in decision making

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify, simplify, simplify. Just make it happens!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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