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Great place to work

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Current Employee - Senior Purchasing Manager in Bethel, CT
Current Employee - Senior Purchasing Manager in Bethel, CT

I have been working at Procter & Gamble

Approves of CEO
Approves of CEO

Pros

A great place for learning and growth opportunities, coming in from and acquisition to the Procter and Gamble company is an exciting and scary thing. However once initial fear of what analysis says on behalf of the company being acquired ends, those fears dissipate quickly. It is great to see how well P&G will accept you into the company that has been building for years, with cross functional training and the companies backing to grow as an employee and a person who appreciated values and principles of the company it is a wonderful place to work for overall.

Cons

hard to be completely involved being at an off site location

Advice to Management

More coaching is need to managers who come in from an acquisition

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    Is Job stability your most important factor?

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    Current Employee - Researcher in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Researcher in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They invest alot in their employees' training opportunities. There is always an opportunity to learn about other areas of the company or to dig deeper into a topic of interest. P&G also strongly encourages collaboration, so you could really get into anything that they have to offer project-wise (as long as you have something to offer back). I would also mention job stability, but that goes for most large consumer products companies. They make it very clear how you can succeed within the company (by their definitions of success), but it is also possible for you to make your own way to meet your own definition of success as well.

    Cons

    Upper management is very resistant to change and new technology. Be prepared for your great ideas to be shot down...then adopted 3 years later once upper management can wrap their heads around it. The recruiting process is a mess, their [R&D] recruiting "teams" are people with full-time jobs in technical roles looking to make the numbers. They recruit as a "side job" so alot of people/papers/etc. fall through the cracks. If you aren't careful they will treat you like a commodity. If you do not have an engineering degree- ask SPECIFIC questions about everything. Never settle for the first "fluff" answer that they give you. Be prepared to be under-utilized your first 1-2 months (or more) with this company. They assume it takes a lifetime before you can contribute something of worth. Be persistent and take initiative to get meaningful work up front.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the recruiting program, remember these people are the future of your company. The level of disorganization and secrecy about company policies (TCS system for non-engineers) is unfair to candidates trying to decide where to spend the next few decades.


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    Welcome to the rest of your life.

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A great place to get exposed to a wide variety of business models and strategies. Great place for people new to work force and early in careers. Employees get to learn how business is done. Relatively flat org structure provides surprising transparency and visibility. ie, analysts are not relegated to cubicles in the basement.... they're given the opportunity to engage in delivering the business.

    Cons

    P&G's strengths are also its biggest weaknesses. P&G relies so much on standard work processes, systems, vocabulary and management approaches, etc. that everyone assumes these are ubiquitous. When the systems fail or are absent, it presents a disproportionately large and cumbersome challenge. Thus, focus is on doing what we do best vs. driving new, innovative ways of doing business.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to look for ways to understand what would make the work place and fellow employees more efficient, accommodating, and flexible. Also, the company has changed a lot since the senior leaders were in the lower level management roles in the company. Encourage them to do some "day in the life" experiences to understand the growing demands on employees throughout the company as efficiency and productivity improvement are pushed.


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