Procter & Gamble Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great experience in R&D but frustrating work planning

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Challenging work plans Multi-functional collaboration is encouraged Leadership roles are given to younger employees (<2 years) Economies of Scale allow for huge cost savings opportunities

    Cons

    Location (Cincinnati is the only option for most R&D-ers) Management of satellite technical centers is sub-par No formal technical training plan (based on 1:1 coaching) Lack of transparency in upcoming roles

    Advice to Management

    Drive for specificity when drafting the work plans of new hires. Make sure that all of your employees are working on things that are important to the ongoing business strategy. Provide more support and career management to those employees who do not start out in Cincinnati or one of the larger technical centers.


  2. Helpful (6)

    Has Turned into a Good Place to Work vs. Great Place to Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are smart, compensation good, and there is a mutual respect between the company and employees. Overall, great company to work for, but changing rapidly in today's marketplace (see cons). Will be back to great one day, but transitional years ahead.

    Cons

    P&G has rapidly changed in the last 5 years. Many of the employees who experienced the P&G dominance era firsthand and truly loved the company have retired. They took the devotion and passion with them and it has dissipated from the culture. Nobody likes being on a losing team, and right now P&G is struggling to win. A lot of the factors are uncontrollable at the individual level (ie: currency devaluations, competitive launches), but that doesn't stop the stress that comes along with the new demands. Culture has turned quite reactionary in this environment and last minute demands are the norm. Talent is bleeding. Both from leaving and being sold off in divestitures. P&G invests in talent, only to place them on businesses at risk for being sold off. It's part of business, but sad there is no protection for young talent joining the org that they can stay with P&G in divestiture environment.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to bring outside perspectives in. Important in today's competitive environment if you want to win. The slow, heavy culture is suffocating breakthrough ideas. Eliminate processes to empower employees. Simplification is not enough. If a process could be in a Dilbert cartoon, it doesn't belong in the org.


  3. Helpful (1)

    If work life balance is important to you, P&G is not ideal to support that.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You have many opportunities to grow and stretch yourself if so desire. Benefits/salaries are top notch.

    Cons

    Mangers put in long hours, high demands and very challenging to have a healthy work/family lifestyle. It's more cut throat than ever before.

    Advice to Management

    Great ideas in trying to instill programs for the health and wellbeing of employees. Provide the opportunities to utilize them.


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  5. Exitin job

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary good benefits like medial facalities

    Cons

    Be innovative.troublshoot problems.....follow work plan

    Advice to Management

    Follow your career plan


  6. Helpful (2)

    OK now but was better

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

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

    Pros

    Values driven company, good pay/ benefits, flexibility to balance life if you can find the time to use them, good managers in my exp.

    Cons

    No room for upward movement and only getting worse as layoffs continue, this with the brand sell offs are contributing to lower morale

    Advice to Management

    Enjoy and talk the wins more instead of always focusing on "opportunity areas", keep the PVPs at the core of the company, give/increase benefits once in a while vs. always chipping away


  7. Helpful (3)

    Risk averse management has drained a lot of the energy from marketing

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

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities to work in different categories and different geographies Great training ground for marketing/general management Amazing talent in most functions Purpose, Values and Principles provide a solid foundation for the company Great brands

    Cons

    Too much of the career path is determined by who you know and where you work in your first assignment, which is assigned randomly Middle management (Associate Directors/Directors) create internal swirl, slowing down work for the project team Hard to get promoted beyond Brand Manager

    Advice to Management

    1. Reduce the number of layers to make decision making faster 2. Bring back Open Job Posting for Brand Managers 3. Be willing to take risks again... make them smart risks, but be willing to place bets again


  8. Helpful (2)

    Looks good on a resume, but need to focus on the people.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Procter & Gamble full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company values, Pay, Company Car, Looks great on a resume. If you start on the right track, you can make it a career for life.

    Cons

    Company Culture looks great on paper but there is no follow-through; employees don't live by it daily as they should. Work-Life Balance, Management was not trained at all and made unethical decisions. Made a terrible experience even worse. You are just a number, no one knows your name. Very political. If you don't start in a good role, your future promotions and assignments will suffer. Make sure you work on a top customer team or you'll never get exposure. Different rules, regulations, and training for different divisions.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your new hires - especially those that intern before accepting a full-time offer. Make sure that all new hires are getting exposure to the same training and events. If not, you're setting some up for success and others up for failure. Train managers of new hires and check in throughout the first two years. P&G promises a lot to the new hires, but has lost some serious talent because of a lack of follow-through. Be transparent with your employees - a lot of them have moved all over the country (and abroad) for the company. If you are going to be dissolving territories/positions, let them know.


  9. Great Company but could do a few things a lot better

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Procter & Gamble full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very sharp people to work with, lots of resources to learn and grow, and overall a great place to work

    Cons

    Politics especially at the corporate office are really bad. Very difficult to rise into a management position. Generally, if you enter as a non-manager that is the level you will stay during your career.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the politics and take care of the talent company wide.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Recent Change in Culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Category Manager
    Current Employee - Category Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The ability to work from home based office minimizes the office distractions. Very loyal employees and unique culture that trains and breeds the highest performing and qualified employees.

    Cons

    Big change in culture over last year with pending divestures. Once very loyal high performing employees are leaving for competitors. The dust never seems to settle and constant restructuring and divesture rumors are causing distraction throughout organizations. Also, if you are not mobile, you will never be promoted at P&G. Non-mobile employees are considered to be "worker bees" and are not considered for promotion in external roles. The "new" way of launching promotions and initiatives from top down vs. bottom up is causing a great amount of rework for customer teams.

    Advice to Management

    Visibility to potential brand divestures vs. having employees speculate based on news media and rumors. Having an entire company that is weary from restructuring and constant changes is wearing on productivity and causing distractions that prevents needed growth.


  11. Great place to learn but highly political

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

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

    Pros

    Outstanding Leadership Mentoring and Very talented people. Extremely intelligent and data based decision making and a massive driver of having the employee own their own career.

    Cons

    Very political and leadership does not usually get into the details to understand context. Can also be extremely cliquish. That may be due to its Midwest roots though as that region of the country is very cliquish. Also, experiences can vary greatly depending on site and role.

    Advice to Management

    Simplification is still needed greatly and there should be more of a focus on driving cross functional cooperation than there currently is.



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