Procter & Gamble

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Great global company with access to great resources...but is subject to the inherent challenges of hierarchy.

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Current Employee - Purchasing in Cincinnati, OH
Current Employee - Purchasing in Cincinnati, OH

I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

-Flexible working arrangements.
-Global company.
-Large variety of businesses, enabling one to change roles many times without leaving the company.

Cons

-Hard to get things done (challenges of hierarchy inherent in a big company).
-Lack of empowerment at lower levels.
-Can't leave P&G for another company and come back (P&G is a promote-from-within company).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop thinking that creating more systems is simplifying.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Excellent, very ethical company with a strong marketing and technical base

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    Former Employee - IDS Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - IDS Manager in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    P&G is very ethical and generally always does the right thing for people (although it may take a while and some dedicated people to cause that to happen). You have to learn the culture and fit into the culture or it's not the place for you, but overall an excellent company that cares about its shareholders and the people working for the company.

    Cons

    There is a meeting to talk about what to meet about - and they are all scheduled during prime working or lunch hours. Some of the leaders don't understand continuous improvement and just carry the whole thing to a nutcase level. But the depth of knowledge is so great that things usually work out - they just take a LOT longer than necessary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to what your leaders really know how to do. The level of technical depth and knowledge continues to fall at all levels. The current methods of rating leadership are not working. You are getting too little information from the lower levels about performance of your managers. Continue to use location free roles - it allows increased skills to be available for roles.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great company, Great People."

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    Former Employee - Researcher Intern in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Researcher Intern in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Procter & Gamble as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Extremely friendly corporate culture and work environment. The company offers you the ability to travel internationally and even encourages it. They want you do have a more global perspective and understand different cultures. I liked the low barriers to interacting with upper level management. I found myself as an intern occasionally eating lunch with Section Heads (SH) and Associate Directors (AD). Over a career you can work on completely unique and different projects all while under the P&G umbrella. Each will offer you completely new experiences while allowing you to retain your "benefits."

    Cons

    A lot of corporate bureaucracy gets in the way of making any significant changes on either work related or work environment changes. Too many things were "set in stone" and it was difficult to figure out who needed to be consulted for what to get something changed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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