Procter & Gamble

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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

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 ManagementAdvice

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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    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Approves of CEO
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    Great company, but what's the future?

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    Former Employee - Director in Danbury, CT
    Former Employee - Director in Danbury, CT

    I worked at Procter & Gamble

    Pros

    Public company - benefits. Great location. Fair work environment; lots of opportunity.

    Cons

    Industry is dying. What's next after alkaline batteries? Demand is large but not growing for current products. Differentiation very hard to maintain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Broaden the brand. Look for new ways to grow the business. Invest in R&D, new business development etc. Take a few risks.

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