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Procter & Gamble Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
2,111 Reviews
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Procter & Gamble CEO A.G. Lafley
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Everyone is empowered to improve the Business while there is a great work-life balance (in 164 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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    Finance Manager

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    Current Employee - Finance Manager
    Current Employee - Finance Manager

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

    Pros

    Very takented people in a winning goal oriented evirnoment

    Cons

    Ths is a good place to start a career or switch a functional discipline and learn some good fundamentals. Howver, this is not a place to stay for a long career. Work life balance does not exist given the staff reduction and the msngement is lost with no Focus. Pay is lower given it is in the mid west snd increases are low given the companies struggle. When the company is winning the place works but with competition it doesnt and the place is stressful and lost. After leaving the company I thought i would not find a better company. In fact, i found severl companies that are way better with real finance jobs and people yhat know how to run a company. P&G will ever be the comn it oncewas for a finane job.... Or it will take long time to return tthe compsny it once was. I stayed much longer than many other but everyone i know tht has left before and fter me is much happier ithincreased pay. My pay went up about 40% going to another company and i am doing real finance work as a director managig a 2b business. Advice, come for few years then leave for a better career and highr pay. If you stay too long then you have to re lean finnce as pg finance only works for pg.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    The people were great, but it can be a frustrating environment to work in.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Procter & Gamble as an intern

    Pros

    The breadth of products and projects makes sure you are never bored. It is very possible to change careers without changing companies. The people there are generally nice and willing to help.

    Cons

    The natural challenges of working in a large company: lots of bureaucracy, adverse to risk and change, slow to action, and individuals in management positions aren't necessarily the best managers, just the people who met/exceed project objectives. The legend of the "Proctoid" is alive and kicking, making it difficult for those who want to take a different path or view on an assignment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your people and help them success by providing the support and resources needed to do a great jobs. That doesn't mean making more systems, but providing actual honest advice and help.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Slave drivers

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

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

    Pros

    Great work/ life balance for some people, most people are hard working and are competent. The benefits are still ok compared to most.

    Cons

    Upper Management is out of touch. Benefits are going down rapidly and they are not remaining competitive. Do more with Less is the mantra here right now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop rolling your S#$% down hill, we are building catapults and getting ready to swing it back up, oh and it will splatter when it hits you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging assignments that offer a breadth of exposure

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits, excellent employee relations and breadth of exposure

    Cons

    Slow speed to market and slow growth

  6.  

    Good company but needs to provide more training

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    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good people for the most part, diverse, flexible hours

    Cons

    HR dept needs help, in 22 years there I had only one good experience with a HR contact who truly cared for non management employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    N/A I do not have any comments for this

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    none- I do not have any comments for this

    Cons

    none- Not very satisfying culture and visibility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none- I do not have any comments for this

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Finance Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble

    Pros

    great experiences working on billion dollar brands across manufacturing, commercial and customer.

    Cons

    slower upward mobility given fewer roles at higher levels

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good, but going through tough times.

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

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

    Pros

    P&G has a long history of innovation and also has an amazing work culture where everyone is very helpful.

    Cons

    With P&G going through restructuring a lot of interns aren't getting offers and people over 50 are being "persuaded" to retire. P&G normally doesn't do layoffs which is an extreme plus but some people have been let go recently because of the restructuring. R&D doesn't feel productive; most technologists just are paid more or less to answer the phone, with the real technology being developed by universities or suppliers. Analytical resources in R&D (who actually do all the heavy lifting experimentation) are overworked and under appreciated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Beef up analytical resources because they're the ones who are going to produce the research needed for innovation. Encourage technologists to actually do the experiments themselves and be invested in them instead of just answering phone calls from suppliers so that they care more, develop skills, and may come up with something new.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, certain locations given less attention

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time (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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fortune 500 that Slashes Budgets & Changes CEO

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time (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

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