Procter & Gamble

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Great learning and growing experience

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Former Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Cincinnati, OH
Former Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Cincinnati, OH

I worked at Procter & Gamble full-time (more than an year)

Pros

work with some of the most academically talented people in business everyday. Chance to learn from the best and train with the best. Access to the best systems and insights in the industry with a portfolio that speaks for its self. the best brands around the world

Cons

great time to know that you are one of over one hundred thousand employees in the world. sometimes you could feel lost in such a gigantic organization in the world. you can go weeks without seeing or hearing from a co worker. Too many calls and meetings and people feel compelled to schedule more and more meetings

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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.

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    Once a great company that should get back to its initial winning culture

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

    I worked at Procter & Gamble full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company & great people to work with. P&G is a company that has invested disproportionate in the systems, business process and people training so you can find a lot of mastery in almost all fields of work ; therefore, P&G represent firstly a huge opportunity for new hires who find themselves on a steep learning curve in their first years in the company. Also, the staffing and succession planning is usually very well done so you barely have time to get into in the comfort zone in your current role and you find yourself moving to a new assignment. This helps a lot on the personal growth part.
    Another pro is that P&G is a leading worldwide company with great brands , being year after year in the top 10 most wanted employers, which gives a sense of pride.
    Also the grow from within policy, brings the confidence that there are no "outside" factors to limit your career as long as you do good.
    Good compensation and benefits package.

    Cons

    The main issue comes from the fact that the culture and values have changed in the last period (although no one claims this) hurting in a negative way the organization (from a capability point of view). The main change comes from that the company is no longer appreciating "data based & intellectual honest " opinions but "positive thinking" in the most broader way possible. People are hurrying therefore to claim huge benefits and exceptional results behind flawed projects which start a ticking bomb bringing complexity to the lower levels or even damaging the business. This change of culture came with another change in employee assessment , by moving the focus from performance to image and as image is a variable in strong connection with upper-level networking , nepotism became quite spread in P&G. You can find yourself , therefore, on a good or a very good career path under one manager just to become medium to low when reporting to another, in disconnection with the level of your performance. Another con is that top management tend to cluster and defend , despite the obvious, a manager that gets negative feedback from its reports, especially those related to behavior. This habit has usually led to abuse-like behaviors especially at the upper levels (associate director and up) due to the nature of extreme constraint policy that some managers decide to use for their organizations. Last but not least, lower level should be empowered more, as the company is currently wasting a lot of talent, great ideas and opportunities coming from this layer of the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restore the culture that has made the company best-in class for years. Continue to invest in people, and focus more on filtering true performance versus. claimed performance. Recognize those that really bring value to the company and to the shareholders. Empower more the lower levels, remember that paradigm shifts do not come from the center but from the outer-layers.

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