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Procter & Gamble Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2014
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3.9 1,895 reviews

92% Approve of the CEO

Procter & Gamble CEO A.G. Lafley

A.G. Lafley

(372 ratings)

87% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Everyone is empowered to improve the Business while there is a great work-life balance(in 138 reviews)

  • The courses you take here will stay with you even after you leave P&G(in 234 reviews)


Cons
  • The work life balance can be hard to keep if you are not deliberate about it(in 151 reviews)

  • Their are not enough traditional P&G managers in the acquisition sites as well(in 205 reviews)

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    Marketing Director

    Marketing Director (Former Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsTremendous training ground with a great deal of responsibilities at an early stage in one's career. The exceptional managers are truly world class and go out of their way to look after people.

    ConsThe company is fairly conservative and struggles to deliver meaningful innovation from within. The organization would benefit from a visionary leader who has the courage to do things differently to open a new chapter of growth for the company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Intern

    Summer Intern (Former Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsExcellent people at this company! Always some one there to help you with anything you need. Work assigned are real problems and not just a random assignment. A very rewarding experience overall.

    ConsIt is easy to get lost in such a large organization if you are afraid to speak your mind and voice your opinions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    P&G CBD Culture

    CBD Intern (Current Employee)

    ProsThe workers at P&G are very sociable and easy to get along with. The work is challenging and allows for a lot of autonomy. There are great advancement opportunities within CBD. A change in position typically requires a move; however, they are flexible to personal life circumstances.

    ConsVery competitive environment. There is a lot of variation in aspects of the culture depending on the office location. Training process was weak. Managers were not always present. You are basically thrown into the job. Relocation is basically required for advancement within the sales department.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Pays Well but Managers are Dopes

    Contractor (Current Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsPays well. Good benefits. Name brands everybody recognizes. Good national reputation

    ConsFilled with people who have heads in rear-ends. Clannish department structure - so much you begin to think different departments work for competing companies. Brutal management culture with aggressive self-serving motivations. STUPID rating system that discourages cooperation. Over fascination with "rank" rather than with substance. Lots of old fashion lying to cover up mistakes. Some departments exist only to detract from real value, but top management doesn't seem to know. Slow-as-molasses processes: it takes longer to design a new manual toothbrush than a new car. WAY TOO MUCH concern for "what will boss think if he finds out". Lots of people who do mostly nothing but collect salaries and claim work of contractors as their own. INCREDIBLY arrogant low-level twits who think they are smart but are really DUMB-as-dung (don't understand that P&G almost prints money because of market clout & distribution power; it has nothing to do with them).

    Advice to Senior ManagementBreak up the company

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good salary and benefits but not a contemporary company - still an old boys club

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood salary. Good benefits. Many opportunities to develop yourself and your skill sets for your next job in a different company. The valued career path is that of a manager. High competition - but , if you make it, you get high financial rewards.

    ConsIt's still an old boy's club. You either belong , or you don't. Despite a visually diverse group of employees, this is not an inclusive organization. . It lost many excellent employees recently, because it failed to recognize talent and so people left. The R&D is in shambles. Managers compete with reporting employees for job security, which makes for a very tough place . Work-life balance is very poor.

    Advice to Senior ManagementToo many managers in the company, who dont really "produce" anything of value. So, the managers try to derive value from what their reporting employees are producing, often at the expense of the employee. I have observed Senior VP's destroy one GBU after another , due to poor and vicious management styles, force good employees to leave by giving poor ratings based on false accusations , to meet headcount reductions, so their own job is secured , and then walk away with bounty !

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great learning ground but 'upward mobility' is mostly reserved for those who know how to 'play the game'

    Manager (Current Employee) Cincinnati Amf, OH

    ProsWork life balance. Great trainings. Big brand names. A great set of intellectuals and personalities overall. I have met some of my very good friends and mentors here. If you want to come and learn for a while, do join this company. If you are an ambitious individual who want to move up as fast as you produce results, this is not the place for you.

    ConsSo much politics. So much bureaucracy that can drive people who do not enjoy the unnecessary lime light crazy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPractice "servant leadership". Understand that if you just talk and not walk what you just said, especially when it comes to simplifying and improving the way we work, then your words and leadership is totally meaningless. About 20% of the senior management I have worked with at this company are good at servant leadership and walk their own talk - which is really disheartening for a company that holds near and dear their "PVPs". Let's throw away the mentality of "creating unnecessary work for my team so I look good to the CEO" mentality.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsOpportunity to lead from Day 1! Very Flexible! Great Work Life Balance! Open job posting system allows employees to flow freely from job to job without having to change companies if they are interested in switching functions or doing a broadening assignment. Cincinnati is a great place to work and live. The cost of living is extremely low and there are a TON of things to do in the city if you put yourself out there and get involved.

    ConsMost of the managers are great and the work is great, however, in the rare times that you get stuck under a bad manager or are being micromanaged it can be pretty rough. The good thing is that if you are good, you will have the opportunity to transition every 2-3 years and will get exposure in other places with other managers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Place to Work

    Account Representative (Former Employee)

    ProsCollaborative team environment, plenty of training an support, room for advancement, very concerned with diversity and equal opportunity for all. Great benefits and retirement options.

    ConsVery large company with layers of managment & lots of acronyms. Was sometimes hard to figure out who to approach outside your immediate team for issues or ideas. Headquarters and facility locations sometimes make travel more of a neccesity that it could be.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to make all employees feel like they can make a difference.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company

    Senior Scientist (Current Employee) Mason, OH

    ProsLarge stable company. Lots of opportunities within your chosen profession or to switch gears and try something new due to the diversity of consumer products sold by P&G. Ample opportunities for training. Great pay, benefits, profit sharing, etc. Surrounded by very smart, hardworking colleagues.

    ConsLearning the culture tends to be easier for some vs others, and you really need to understand the company culture to reach your full potential.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Graduate Student Internship

    Researcher (Current Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsExcellent mentorship, support, project diversity, and compensation. Company placed a lot of value on work-life balance and gave ample time off to take care of personal needs. The areas of research were exciting and allowed for a lot of collaboration with different scientific fields across the many disciplines in the company.

    ConsLike most companies, lots of bureaucracy... but not crippling. Unfortunately, most of the research is done with temporary technicians and interns, which severely limits the overall production of the R&D site. So much valuable information and hands on knowledge of the research is constantly being lost by not having full time hires do the research.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire your interns full time!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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