P&G Western Europe Reviews

Updated March 18, 2015
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  1. Fairest Company Ever

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at P&G Western Europe as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    They treat you respectfully and with dignity.

    Cons

    Too structured, not much room for individuality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to listen more, have organized casual meetings.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Hard to be a woman, unless you're in the 'more female' sectors

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Geneva (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Geneva (Switzerland)

    I have been working at P&G Western Europe

    Pros

    Great marketing training. A lot of responsibility from early on.
    Very senior scoped jobs - a brand manager is probably equivalent to marketing director in most other companies.
    Lots of programmes for well-being, great salaries (in Switzerland at least)

    Cons

    In marketing and Finance, only the top 15% get promoted - otherwise you have to leave. It is really hard to compete during your years as a mother when you have pre-school kids and if any other problem (like poor health) and you fall below the top 15% you have to leave. Which may explain how badly they do in gender equality at director level and upwards (about 30%). They are a lot better in the 'female' categories (beauty, feminine care etc.). Hours and travel are very long as they keep cutting back staff, but not fully following through with simplifying the work structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Up or out doesn't work for working mothers. Simplification hasn't flowed through to work plans and the hours are gruelling vs 5 years ago.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. Assistant Brand Manager (Intern)

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Assistant Brand Manager Intern in Paris (France)
    Former Intern - Assistant Brand Manager Intern in Paris (France)

    I worked at P&G Western Europe as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of responsibilities, basically you are trained like the the Assistant brand Managers working in the Company.
    steep learning curve

    Cons

    A lot of pressure
    can become repetitive

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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  5. neutral

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at P&G Western Europe

    Pros

    Smart agile focused efficient cool

    Cons

    need to understrand level of reporting

  6. Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at P&G Western Europe

    Pros

    good career development, good training

    Cons

    no bonus system , bureaucracy , politics..

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. Market strategy and planning

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at P&G Western Europe

    Pros

    Training on the job. Better than a master in marketing.

    Cons

    No creativity, no free initiative for the person, an autoreferencial world without any link with the real life. Workalic people without a private life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a life outside the office!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Sales Representative

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Sales Representative in Compiègne (France)
    Former Intern - Sales Representative in Compiègne (France)

    I worked at P&G Western Europe as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Innovative products
    Fast pace environment
    Promotion opportunities

    Cons

    stressfull and I did not agree with the sales practices

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Top employer

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at P&G Western Europe

    Pros

    Good benefits, excellent work environment, collaborative culture and extensive autonomy from day one.

    Cons

    the rotations and career development are fairly slow

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. P&G

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at P&G Western Europe full-time

    Pros

    Culture, great learning opportunities, you can impact the business as of day 1

    Cons

    Career advancement is slow for the past few years.

  11. 1 person found this helpful

    A standardized culture and way of working

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rome (Italy)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rome (Italy)

    I have been working at P&G Western Europe full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay compared to other in Italy
    Many different activities and opportunity to work in good teams such in bad ones

    Cons

    No Work - Life Balance, everyone working always till late, with a overwhelming job load
    Everything is standard, you just speak through acronyms and with the P&G jargon.
    Incredibly competitive

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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