Procter & Gamble

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Great Values and High Integrity, but Increasingly Risk-Averse Culture and Dwindling Performance

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Group Finance Manager in Cincinnati, OH
Current Employee - Group Finance Manager in Cincinnati, OH

I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time

Pros

- Great history and brands
- Employees are generally proud of the company
- People generally want to do well and win in the marketplace
- Leaders have strong values

Cons

- Incentive structure is backwards (very beneficial for tenured employees, less for newer employees)
- Risk averse culture
- Slow and internally focused

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- Please re-evaluate P&G's structure and make some dramatic (and simpler) changes. There's too much complexity in the system, which adds to the slowness, the bureaucracy, and the poor performance.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Drink the Kool-Aid, but they will still treat you like a number

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Procter & Gamble full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people, good training. Their PVP's are wonderful on paper.

    Cons

    Inconsistent direction from upper management in my business group. Some upper mgmt playing favorites. Seems that the more incompetent you are as a manager, the more likely you will be promoted to a different business group. Throwing colleagues 'under the bus' is ignored and in some cases that I've seen, rewarded. PVP's aren't stood by in daily business. Once you leave the company you will never be hired back in any of their business groups - even if you are laid off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to your people and how they are 'managing' their teams. If you interview team members, you wi;l get the realy story.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    This is a very large company which provides a great deal of opportunity but it is much too hierarchical.

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    Former Employee - Senior Accounting Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Accounting Manager in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Procter & Gamble full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity in many locations and functions in the company for a finance manager.

    Cons

    Still struggling along with male managers who want to manage everyone as if they were white middle class males.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate Band 3 or Band 4 managers to speed up getting good new ideas to the people in the organization who can move on them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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