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Great training ground but get out while you still have an entrepreneurial spirit

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Former Employee - Assistant Brand Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
Former Employee - Assistant Brand Manager in Singapore (Singapore)

I worked at Procter & Gamble

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Great training ground, well respected in industry, good general business exposure, good training, solid pay & benefits (including sizeable & predicatable payrises), "steady" employment, decent / ethical treatment towards employees

Cons

in the words of a respected ad agency CEO who once worked at P&G "they hire the very best people and then systematically make them very average". Despite all the pluses above, this huge, immobile and slow-moving titan with its processes and rigidity will kill your entrepreneurial spirit. Managers who have worked there for 20 years know more about internal processes than about actual business, because it's been so long since they've been in the real world. A great training ground and looks great on the CV, but get out while you still have that fire / hunger and run some real businesses, or you will be stuck in an ivory tower pushing a pencil, with a steady, solid job and predictable promotions for the rest of your life (great for some, but not for me)

Advice to Management

(1) Be more in touch with the outside world - follow your own advice on "external focus". (2) Lead from the top. Don't expect the best ideas to always be generated by the lower levels / "those closest to the business. If Steve Jobs had done that, Apple would not be what it is today.

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  1. Great place to work. Outstanding people and purpose driven business.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Consistent principles and valúes.
    Strong training and development programs.
    Inspiring leaders.
    Focus on consumer needs
    Promote from within culture
    International career opportunities

    Cons

    Complex decisión making process
    Strong functional barriers to accept broadening assignments
    General management career with limitations given functional background other than marketing.

    Advice to Management

    Accelerate decisions
    Eliminate duplicated roles between country and regional level
    Drive scale without hurting key business drivers requiered to win in beauty care

  2. Helpful (1)

    A great learning experience, making valuable connections

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Business Development Intern in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Customer Business Development Intern in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Procter & Gamble

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Connections, so easy to communicate and reach out for help, a strong support network, valuable career connections that helped me later on.

    Cons

    Disliked the non-technical nature of the position
    Canadian MDO did not have much room for promotions.
    The company culture at times felt "cultish". Like it was hard to be critical.

    Advice to Management

    Work out a better reward/recognition system for people's achievements given the limited room for promotion. An established system for sending people abroad would be interesting.

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