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Former Employee - ABM in Cincinnati, OH
Former Employee - ABM in Cincinnati, OH

I worked at Procter & Gamble

Pros

Great place to learn about consumer product marketing
Some strong people to work with
Some good training available
Well defined opportunities for advancement

Cons

Highly beaurocratic organizational structure
Low compensation compared to other career paths
Extremetly homogenous culture
Not a good fit for entrepreneurial or creative types

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Create a more creative and diverse culture, on the continuum from US Postal Department to Google, you could stand to move a bit more in the Google direction.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    P&G is okay I guess

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble

    Pros

    P&G is very flexible when it comes to alternative work arrangements, working from home, etc. Another benefit is that the company is so huge that you can really do ANYTHING if you know the right people and have the right internal connections.

    Cons

    A lot of the people are boring. Everything is so process-oriented that at times you find yourself in 7 different sets of meetings with 3 different teams attempting to complete 1 thing. the advantage of working for Gillette (versus P&G) is that employees were much more empowered to make independent decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please do more to encourage diversity. Not diversity in color and gender, but thought diversity, political diversity, fashion diversity, and diversity of work style.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful

    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

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble

    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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