Procter & Gamble

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Procter and Gamble is a great place to work, depending on your career path, interests and where you start.

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Current Employee - Researcher in Cincinnati, OH
Current Employee - Researcher in Cincinnati, OH

I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time (more than an year)

Pros

P&G is a great company to get exposed to multiple experiences. You can start as an engineer, but end up in marketing depending on what you truly want. Once you're in the company, you can move wherever you want.

Cons

P&G is a slow moving company. If you like moving fast and getting multiple promotions, you won't like it. Some processes take forever and make the trust in P&G's systems drop. If you don't start where you want, you could be stuck in a position you don't like for a while.

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No opinion of CEO

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    Your average place to work

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    Former Employee - CMK Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - CMK Manager in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Good positive culture. Most functions get trained.

    Cons

    Slow promotions. People are not direct. They rarely fire poor performers unless there is a massive layoff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    change the CEO, change the assessment processes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Associate Director, Global Brand Building Purchases

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    Former Employee - Various - Associate Director - In Various Locations in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Various - Associate Director - In Various Locations in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    FANTASTIC company and culture. Very high ethical standards. Pursuit of excellence enables and empowers ideas and contributions from all employees (all levels, all functions, etc.). Great appreciation for life balance (although the internal competition for success, sometimes causes some to choose to "unbalance" this dynamic, in favor of work).

    I highly value (and am greatly appreciative) of my 20+ years at P&G. I have also been inside of DOZENS of other large corporations. There are brilliant people in ALL of these places... but I have never experienced the depth and breadth of exceptional talent anywhere else, but P&G.

    P&G Alumni (not officially nor directly affiliated with P&G) have created one of the most active alumni associations of any corporation - and even more so than many universities... a global reunion (somewhere in the world), every 2 years - attended by 200-800 people. Active Alumni chapters in 20+ cities around the world - with quarterly (and even monthly) events on a range of topics. This is an incredibly valuable and powerful asset for P&G alums - who seek out connections via other P&G Alums.

    Cons

    Huge company. Lots of politics - especially in Marketing and Finance. VERY conservative company, which contributes to its long-term success... but also contributes to very slow decision-making - with brands, innovations, career advancement. Definitely not entrepreneurial (although some parts of the business BELIEVE they are). Definitely NOT trying for huge, quick upside wins (and the risks that often accompany high rewards).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tap into your Alumni networks for candid, impartial, external perspective. You seem to be missing opportunities to learn, to continue to improve, and to really and actively engage your Alumni network as an "active community" to which to listen. GET OUT OF YOUR CUBICLES... WAY too many internally centric meetings and teams that spend WAY too much time updating each other in these back-to-back-to-back meetings... as opposed to managing meetings as decision forums, not progress updates. Could be MUCH faster, more nimble, more agile/flexible if you re-thought the purpose of meetings... and spent MORE time actually outside of the buildings - learning, observing, collaborating, co-creating, innovating, and seeking direct feedback. Just my observations...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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