Procter & Gamble

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Former Employee - Co-Op in Cincinnati, OH
Former Employee - Co-Op in Cincinnati, OH

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

Pros

lots of opportunity for advancement, free product giveaways, flexible schedules

Cons

pay is slightly below average. work can get very mundane.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    A training ground for cogs in a machine.

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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 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good salary for the midwest.

    Cons

    You will work endless hours on menial tasks that provide you almost no credentials outside of P&G. You will be given no real responsibility for at least 5 years after joining. Its filled with white people in a city that has 1% asian, hispanic, or other. If you are ethnic you are brought on for being ethnic and pushed to a corner to fill their ethnic quota. They are constantly firing people. There is no oversight of how managers treat their employees. HRs only job is to protect the company from its employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The culture is toxic and slow. Your people look like they are "doing" alot but its all busy work. Take the hand cuffs off your people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Limited upward mobility if you are in sciences with a BS or MS

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    Current Employee - A&T in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - A&T in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time

    Pros

    HR is very good at recruiting people by talking about examples of people who moved up the career ladder from the bottom to CEO or got 10% raises. Unfortunately, these examples are not practiced except for very rare cases. The examples have been accumulated over the very long history of P&G.

    Cons

    If you have a MS don't believe the stuff you will be told during recruiting. If you are a high quality candidate, you will likely be coming in 2 levels below where you would be at in other employers. You will be told that they benchmark against companies which give nationally competitive salaries. Not until you start working there will they admit that the benchmarking is done for engineers and PhDs only. Employees who work in sciences with AS, BS, or MS degrees (yes - they all come in at the same level) are benchmarked against talent local to Cincinnati (the contract companies for P&G). The example that all CEOs are hired at the bottom of the ladder and work their way up should not be told to technical people. The pool of potential CEOs is limited to marketing and other executive positions led out of P&G's Global Headquarters in downtown Cincinnati.

    MS technical staff should come in at principle researcher level, but come in two levels below at researcher level. They cap the number of principle researchers. Promotions to principle researcher are determined by showcase examples. If your promotion won't help them get in a diversity magazine (i.e. Working Mother) or help support HR's pet projects (coop/intern programs), you will likely never be promoted to the level at which you should have started even if you are doing better work than those several levels above you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be truthful to your employees and potential employees. Run the business as a meritocracy not an advertising campaign.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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