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Great opportunity to learn how to run a business

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  • Senior Management
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Current Employee - Assistant Brand Manager in Cincinnati, OH
Current Employee - Assistant Brand Manager in Cincinnati, OH

I have been working at Procter & Gamble

Pros

1.) Smart peers and supervisors who are committed to the business
2.) Looks great on a resume
3.) It's a training ground for career changers

Cons

1.) Management looks out for their own self-interest before the staff
2.) Heavily risk-averse culture
3.) Awful work/life balance

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take some risks!

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  1. Great place to start your career, leave after 10 years...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethel, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethel, CT

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble

    Pros

    Early responsibility, Training, Trust, International Locations, Respect to Individuals, Strong Principles, Good colleagues, Important and Meaningful assignments, opportunities to grow for 10 years, after 10 years opportunities become very limited.

    Cons

    Big company, strong culture, everyone is a leader, difficult to grow after 10 years, average compensation, work/life balance, job satisfaction depends 100% on your boss not on the role.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Systematically remove upper management (vs. lower management as is the current practice) so the organization can grow and bring new fresh ideas higher up the ladder.

    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful

    Not what it used to be.

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    Current Employee - Systems Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Systems Manager in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble

    Pros

    It's clear when you talk to colleagues that have been with the company for a long time that working for P&G used to be grand. It's hard to make it through a week without somebody waxing nostalgic about the good old days when the company had a powerhouse R&D organization paired with the most elite marketers in the world.

    Some policies and practices (namely pay and a few benefits) still reflect that caliber of company and its those aspects that keep good people around.

    Cons

    Since the mid-90s, executives have consistently embarked on a path of systematically gutting the organization of most core competencies. In a never-ending march to lower costs, they have outsourced so much of the company's operations that employees are often little more than rubber-stamping yes-men with no grasp of the details involved in their work. Middle management is a cesspool of positive thinking zealots who dismiss uncomfortable facts and manage by political popularity rather than business impact or results.

    What success the company has continued to realize is typically driven by experienced personnel who were around back in the days that P&Gers actually did real work. As these people retire, the organization will continue to suffer brain drain until all that's left are people who blindly oversee vendors while reading Rhonda Byrne's "The Promise". Sadly, positive thinking will not be enough to right this ship.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start reinvesting in core competencies and funding real product innovation. Commercial innovation coupled with massive ad buy is not enough to maintain, let alone grow, share.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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