Procter & Gamble Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
2,069 Reviews
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Pros
  • Everyone is empowered to improve the Business while there is a great work-life balance (in 161 reviews)

  • P&G is known as the company with the best marketing and brand management training (in 255 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance can be a problem in the current environment long hours expected (in 166 reviews)

  • Their are not enough traditional P&G managers in the acquisition sites as well (in 223 reviews)

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  1.  

    Awesome internship experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Purchasing Intern in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Purchasing Intern in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, many opportunities for networking with leadership.

    Cons

    the goals of your summer projects might be a little unclear at first.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More clear intern project goals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CMK in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - CMK in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Learning and Leadership growth here is fantastic, likely unparalleled in the industry. Office culture is a bit more moderate/conservative, and the benefits package is agreeable.

    Cons

    This company can be big, hard to navigate, and finding decision makers is not always clear -especially when roles are matrixed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I cannot tell you anything you don't already know: its slow moving, teams could get much more autonomy at lower levels because the layers of management required to reach a decision take to long.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Work/life balance is a plus.

    Cons

    Change is constant, but this could also be viewed as a good thing.

    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Wonderful experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    It is a great company to work with. Very fair and transparent.

    Cons

    Work life balance is very challenging

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more risk

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble

    Pros

    great to work for, and good pay

    Cons

    nothing! i have known this company for a very long time and have nothing bad to say about it

  7.  

    Great, but it is a slow ship

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time

    Pros

    !earning is a a constant. You really own your carrer. Culture is fantastic and we will always do the right thing.

    Cons

    Poor performers are still around. Decision making can be slow and tedious, very, very conservative and risk averse

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great if you don't want something super technical

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Engineering in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    -overall a great engineering internship
    -management and coworkers are all super helpful and friendly, all the time. P&G does a great job with personality selection - for HR, for engineers, for managers, for everyone
    -a TON of freebies throughout the summer. By the end of the summer, JUST the accumulated freebies Completely filled the entire backseat and trunk space of my 2007 accord sedan. This included not just P&G products, but also many P&G bags, etc
    -easy to interface with upper management
    -they really like giving travel opportunities during which everything is paid for (I ate soo much free food)
    -tons of fun everything-paid-for intern events during work hours like zoo scavenger hunts, baseball games, etc. Probably like once a week? It happened so often that I actively thought it was getting in the way of my work, though skipping is not a problem
    -in my case, flexibility with how I prioritize my projects
    -for engineers, flexibility with dress code (but no tshirts or shorts). There were occasional hula shirt days for fun
    -good lump sum for travel/car rental/housing
    -they ship your car across the country when you move if you don't drive it there
    -full time employees have really amazing horizontal mobility. Vertical mobility seems decently easy but requires many years of experience first
    -too tired to write the rest of the pros..

    Cons

    -as an EE, I like getting really technical with my work. However, really technical work unrelated to manufacturing is hard to come by. I got a lot of awesome server design work, but I think I was lucky. Anyway, this may well be a good thing depending on what you want
    -I like having at least one nerdy, technical coworker. Didn't get any. Everyone was smart and fantastic at their jobs, but I'd prefer to also have that one slightly arrogant, know-it-all. Again, this is just my weird preference.
    -not a competitive environment. Most people leave very early on Fridays. You will feel lonely if you are a workaholic. This should probably be in the pros section...
    -no solid cons actually. I'm not returning to P&G next summer because I want to be in a more competitive environment. This will probably change as I get older though haha

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Procter & Gamble full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Training, professional development, benefits, career opportunities.

    Cons

    Large, sometimes too bureaucratic, slow to change.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble as an intern

    Pros

    friendly people, the company really takes care of their employees they care that you have a good work life balance and that you are having fun and enjoying your work, The work can be a bit boring the managers can sometimes over look some of the younger engineers. Lots of diversity. They have a big connection with GE aviation so they hold alot of events. As an intern you get paid very well and the projects you get are amazing and very well thought out specifically tailored to you .

    Cons

    big company lots of red tape

  11.  

    Great Opportunity, Better People

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Business Development in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Customer Business Development in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Opportunity to lead important projects for some of the best brands in the world
    - Learn plenty every day and are never the smartest person in the room
    - Are embraced in an unbelievably supportive and productive culture where you feel valued
    - Get to drive around a nice car for the summer
    - An internship that pays YOU for relocation.... pretty incredible

    Cons

    - Limited exposure to the customer
    - Plenty of data analytics, hence the importance of the online and in person assessments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it clear to your intern whether their enrollment in the optional Intern Advisory Board is important to them getting hired or not.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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