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Good company with good values, probably not the best of times

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Current Employee - Section Head  in  Cincinnati, OH
Current Employee - Section Head in Cincinnati, OH

I have been working at Procter & Gamble

Pros

great values, great people, opportunity to grow professionally (dont expect too many promotions - very flat org). Great products and good market share

Cons

work life balance, lack of clear and continued vision - one day its profits, one day its innovation, next day is global expansion.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

get closer to your employees, not only consumers. Be transparent, open and honest about issues and change. re-create that "family" feeling we had a few years back. CUT BACK ON bureaucracy!!!!, it slows us down big titme!

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Was A Fine Family Business

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lithia Springs, Douglas, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lithia Springs, Douglas, GA

    I worked at Procter & Gamble

    Pros

    A small business with reasonable compensation and a pleasant work environment. The family who owned the business really did make an effort to raise morale. A lot of camaraderie among the work force, and some great parties.

    Cons

    Senior Management was not nearly as talented as they seemed to think they were, which was obvious to almost everyone (except Senior Management apparently). The family sold the business to P&G who subsequently closed it down and laid off almost 100 folks in the worst economy in quite some time. They liked to tell staff they were "family", but you do not sell your family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actions truly do speak louder than words and just telling people otherwise and expecting them to blindly believe it is not logical.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work for the most part

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Finance  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Finance in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble

    Pros

    - If you get a good manager you are set.
    - Management has been pretty open to taking time off.
    - Pay and benefits are pretty decent as long as your ratings stay decent.
    - Recognition for hard work is good with the right management.
    - Potential to get a well rounded view of the company due to the many role transitions

    Cons

    - Your success or failure is completely dependent on what kind of relationship you have with your manager.
    - Too many politics need to be played just to get promoted or even get a good rating.
    - Ratings are NOT based on the feedback you receive from your "customers" it is largely based on the political game and if your "higher up" feels like battling for your during ratings.
    - If you wind up being rated the lowest no raises are given, yet, your benefit costs continue to rise.
    - Company boasts having work/life balance and opportunities to work a variety of flexible work arrangements that won't penalize you at ratings. However, this is all dependent on if your direct manager lets you actually take advantage of this "benefit" the company offers.
    - While the pay can be good, it can take a nose dive when you factor in the work that has to come home with the people stuck in high stress jobs
    - Conflicting guidance from management - first they want everything to tie out to the penny, then, they say to get data faster and not worry about tying everything out, then, they go back to wanting everything to tie out to the penny. Make up your mind.
    - Interns get hired directly into management positions rather than promoting employees who have been here working in the ditches. Better to come in as an intern or get recruited straight from college if you are looking for a management role. Outsiders that get hired in get hired in at the bottom and spend years attempting to work their way up only to find a thick glass ceiling between the lowly specialists and management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the little guys. The people doing the grunt work. Keep them happy and you will have more dedicated employees willing to stick it out. Don't insult us by hiring kids in above us to be our managers when we have been with the company for so much longer. Reward those here and live up to the "promote within" idea. Take into account what others actually have to say about employees during ratings rather than leaving it up to one person who may or may not like the person and probably has their own agenda. Penalizing low rated employees by not giving them at least a cost of living increase is a great way of screwing someone over who has already been knocked in the teeth. Great way to drive people out whether they deserved the low rating or not.

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