Procter & Gamble Reviews

Updated March 20, 2015
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  1. Mostly Good Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Marketing in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Exceptional training and development for all employees. As long as your work gets done, time in the office can be flexible. Fair compensation with great benefits. Everyone is very smart and dedicated.

    Cons

    Long hours with lots of internal work. Processes are cumbersome and time consuming. Fairly high stress. Pay curves have been decreasing over the past couple years, so other CPG companies now pay more than P&G.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. A fair place to be.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble

    Pros

    Great brands and resources in a company that is willing to invest in innovation from product to supply chain. Offers very competitive salary and top notch benefits.

    Cons

    Promotion opportunities continue to decline and it remains as much a who you know vs a what you do culture. Productivity is thinning the ranks and putting the same amount of work on fewer managers.

  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Ok

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    Former Employee - Product Reviewer in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Product Reviewer in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Procter & Gamble full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    As good as it gets in cincy

    Cons

    boring work
    how exciting are razor blades
    not doing anything to make the world a better place, just getting people to buy a new razor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    doubt they care

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. World class brands

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time

    Pros

    Best R&D and consumer research in the industry.

    Cons

    Slow to react to changing needs of the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some risks. Policy dictates every move.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. good pay, not too challenging

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Tremendous resources and scale of work

    Cons

    Regimented, procedure-driven everything. No place for individuality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand technology and reduce meetings and paperwork

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Frustrating

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technician in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Technician in Iowa City, IA

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time

    Pros

    Clean, good pay for work

    Cons

    The overtime is very heavy at times, and is forced and generally that is around holidays and during the summer. My work days are twelve and half hours long, and I work every other weekend. Do not feel valued.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of telling employees how great the company is that they work for make them feel it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. Good training, terrible politics

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Procter & Gamble full-time

    Pros

    Tons of training, they definitely invest in your learning and growth, there is a sense of pride in how tough it is to get a job at P&G that they will instill in you.

    Cons

    Huge amount of internal politics that mean if you want to get ahead and promoted you'll have be a big butt kisser. I get the sense that managers fail upwards, that they are the ones that are able to navigate the internal politics, rather than be the best at their job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Good enough?

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Excellent retirement benefits, child care on site.

    Cons

    50% of the job is politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try being a decent manager vs. thinking of a way to get promoted to the next level.

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

    Good school for entry level, political club as you become senior

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Director in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Early responsibilities, big exposure, dynamic, challenging, great colleagues overall

    Cons

    Executive team focused on self interest, to progress to senior level you need to belong to one of the clubs and have seniority, for senior levels it's not about meritocracy or capability, it's about your internal network and who pushes for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    go back to the PVPs and care about the shareholders long term value and not your legacy or retirement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Good company going through a tough time

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Solid company with strong values and sense of commitment to people. Most P&G people are truly exceptional and some of the smartest I've ever known - it's what keeps me at P&G. The scale of the company means that it can make a big impact so it has a number of really great brand initiatives around the world (Pampers ending neonatal tetanus, Always school programs in Africa, Tide Katrina relief, ...).

    P&G cares about its people and has a number of good programs to help employees, although I wish these were more "built into" the work and not left solely to the employee to implement.

    Competitive salary and great benefits. Overall I've been happy at P&G.

    Cons

    Complexity in decision-making and sheer number of transactions are the most frustrating aspect of working at P&G. Decisions are often made at the wrong level, with senior people not giving authority to people who should be making decisions, or pushing complexity down.

    P&G is too big and needs to be smaller - everyone knows this and changes are being made. Unfortunately, work tends not to be eliminated and work loads increase when work isn't eliminated, although that may come in time. The culture can be very impersonal and has become more so over time.

    Work-life balance is very difficult as well, especially in a time of reductions (i.e. productivity) although everyone knows that P&G is too big.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the necessary cuts quickly and without apology - everyone knows that the company is too big and complex. Make courageous decisions that are appropriate your level and trust people your make decisions at theirs. Believe in your people.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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