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Excellent training. Longevity depends on what you're looking for.

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Current Employee - Attorney  in  Cincinnati, OH
Current Employee - Attorney in Cincinnati, OH

Pros

P&G is extremely well respected among in-house organizations, particularly in the intellectual property sector. P&G is well organized, and provides outstanding training for new lawyers. The company typically recruits directly from law schools and allows new attorneys to handle high-level work very early in their careers. The profit sharing program provides a very comfortable retirement and Cincinnati has a low cost of living.

Cons

You can really only count on being promoted once (band 2 to band 3). P&G legal is a large organization with increasingly fewer slots at the top as the company has decided to become leaner at the leadership level. The situation is fine if you don't have aspirations to have organization responsibilities. But if you're ambitious and talented, you may be rolling the dice a bit because talent is buffered by timing and the needs of the organization with respect to promotions. Also, while the training of new attorneys is excellent, you may find that development of others is not specifically recognized and rewarded to the extent that you might expect. Some managers are known to cherry pick issues from their direct-reports so they can add certain experiences to their professional record. Enforcement issues, mergers/divestitures, and high profile freedom to practice strategies are notoriously snatched away from junior attorneys.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Increase transparency in the organization. People don't like moving targets and artificial impediments to promotions for the sake of driving a flatter organization. Leave skill blocks alone, consider bonuses for band 2, and give band 3's interesting work to keep them engaged in their work, while being honest about whether a slot for band 4+ is in the cards.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Design

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    Current Employee - Design Manager  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Design Manager in Cincinnati, OH

    Pros

    Opportunity to travel and work with global cross functional teams.

    Cons

    Process driven. The maze prevents brilliant thinking and quickly moving forward on any projects. Design Managers become managers of meetings and process, not design. You can only use 5% of your talents. No career path for designers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower design to have an equal voice in making design decisions. Enable the addition of Creative Directors to oversee entire brands

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall good place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

    Pros

    I felt that P&G overall was a great place to begin my career. I learned a lot in my first couple of years and you could not ask for a better resume builder if you want to move on to other career options later. Work/life balance varies greatly depending on what function you are in and what brand/area you work in. As far as promotions go, there can be other factors at play other than performance (i.e. alumni networks, etc.). This is not really talked about, but is definitely at play sometimes. Overall culture is open and encouraging of new ideas and differing points of view.

    Cons

    While the culture is very team focused it can also feel competitive as you are rated against your peers. You can be limited by your manager if he/she is not very respected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it easier to move around within the company...location limitations have caused the company to lose some talented people.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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