Procter & Gamble Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
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Procter & Gamble CEO A.G. Lafley
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, certain locations given less attention

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager

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

    Pros

    Company is filled with the smartest and nicest people in the world. People are very capable. There is a great sense of helping others within the company culture. It is a fantastic place for young people to learn. As someone said before, this is like a free business school #2!

    Cons

    Company is very hierarchical. If you ever want to be promoted, Cincinnati is the only road you take. Company is also so process-driven there is no room for innovation. Most people work long hours with very little downtime / work-life balance. Expect to work hard for the company with little rewards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really take into consideration how each business works. One business model that worked for years should not be the default model for the future across all industries.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fortune 500 that Slashes Budgets & Changes CEO

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Large company with opportunity for growth IF you are willing to relocate. As another reviewer states, "all roads lead to Cincinnati". Good benefits.

    Cons

    All roads lead to Cincinnati, which is unfortunate because it's a horrendous part of the country. Company has very mid-western ideals that they try to impose on you. While there is a lot of speak of "corporate diversity", this only true if you fit into their P&G mold. Employees must drink the kool aid. Every aspect of their business is ensnarled in processes that it prevents them from being competitive. The work environment is competitive, the work/life balance is non-existent. Certain areas of their business (like beauty and grooming) are doing poorly, you are held accountable for the health of your business and will get the ax if it doesn't perform. This is the case regardless of # of years with the company OR if you've relocated. Their acquisition history is terrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better leadership, more patience in expectations on long term health of your brands. HR needs to better integrate the remote locations within the broader organization. Pay employees a more competitive rate. Stop trying to fit your acquisition brands into a P&G mold.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Experience is average at best

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Great company for a new grad. Opportunity to develop your skills and learn from the best in the industry

    Cons

    Big company with small company nepotism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Address the promote from within mentality. It is great to some extent but it does have its draw backs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    People at P&G are great - but there is a glass ceiling for access to strategy and business discussions.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble

    Pros

    Good people. Good compensation. Awesome financial backing to execute projects.

    Cons

    Very hierarchical organization that is difficult to penetrate for newcomers to the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce organizational hierarchy.

  6.  

    Associate Manager CMK

    Current Employee - Consumer & Market Knowledge Associate Manager  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Consumer & Market Knowledge Associate Manager in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Business school part 2
    Talented peers
    Name recognition

    Cons

    Hyper competitive environment
    All roads lead to Cincinnati

  7.  

    Very closed culture (cult like)

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Territory Manager
    Former Employee - Territory Manager

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

    Pros

    High reputation and excellent product line

    Cons

    must be mobile and "buy" in to company "kool ade"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to outside suggestions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    OK

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

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time

    Pros

    Promote within, develop its own talents

    Cons

    Unique culture, you have to love its culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    It used to be a great company, but has driven itself to be simply average

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

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

    Pros

    Diverse opportunities and assignments, across many different businesses and brands. Strong company-sponsored, in-house training programs. Positive reputation within the consumer packaged goods industry.

    Cons

    Interpersonal politics and managing-up have taken the place of competence, results, hard work, and individual integrity. Employees used to be a top priority of this company, but that focus has been long-forgotten. Building shareholder value is now the only priority, at the expense of all else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to and better-value your employees. Great talent is fleeing out the door every day, and it will only continue as the company insists on rewarding only yes-men and women. Stop preaching that you hire only the best and brightest of employees, only to then push them into mediocrity by rating and ranking everyone from "best" to "worst" in forced-distribution curves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Corporate company at its best

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Boston, MA

    I worked at Procter & Gamble full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits and career opportunities are great, but unfortunately it comes with a price.

    Cons

    Work life balance was preached but I never felt it was really obtainable. They are also very old and conservative in their ways.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open minded and instead of conforming the youth to the old fashioned ways, let them bring life and innovation into the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company but hard hours to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Line Operator  in  Kansas City, KS
    Current Employee - Line Operator in Kansas City, KS

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

    Pros

    Great starting pay. Great benefits. Excellent initial training program and continued training. Safe and clean work enviroment. This company really inforces safty.

    Cons

    The 12 hour shifts were long but not too bad. But switching to the night shift every 2 weeks is very hard on a person, mentally and physically!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rotate shift at 30 to 60 days?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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