Procter & Gamble Reviews

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Procter & Gamble CEO A.G. Lafley
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Pros
  • Company is very Flexible which alows you to have a work life balance Knowledge transfer (in 169 reviews)

  • I have worked at P&G for 14 years (in 256 reviews)

Cons
  • Little respect for work-life balance (in 168 reviews)

  • No retirement plan in P&G Singapore (in 225 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Don't waste your life away!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The culture amongst the operators and engineers is good. Some of the lead management team isn't too bad either. Salary is great, considering it's the manufacturing industry and lets face it (the site I work in only produces perfume.. We're not saving any lives here)... However, considering the 12 hour days, pretty much every day, you end up making less than what some make, flipping burgers at McDonald's!

    Cons

    Unbelievably long hours! Tiring! If you join as an engineer, don't be surprised when you have to clean floors and wipe boards when the big guns come to the site for a visit. You are the lowest of the lowest. And every so often, you'll have to work as an operator for a couple of hours a day. This helps their productivity results. But at the end of the day, you're still expected to have your daily responsibilities done anyway. All it takes is for you to stay at work an extra couple of hours every freaking day!

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees right. Have another look at the working hours. If all your employees are struggling to get their job done in less than 10 hours a day, then maybe, just maybe, you're asking too much of them!


  2. Helpful (2)

    Excellent company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cash Manager in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Cash Manager in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)

    I worked at Procter & Gamble full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible working, laid back management style, encourage personal development, great staff shop!

    Cons

    Salarie is low, and there is very little opportunity to advance upwards

    Advice to Management

    Dont call the roles, manager and accountant etc, as this leads to the perception that the salary is poor against other insitutions. However most of the non management roles, do not need to be a wualified accountnant, they are quite clerical.


  3. Information Decision Solutions - A good place to start, but not for me

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)

    I worked at Procter & Gamble full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    P&G is a great company to have on your CV, I've found that other jobs have been easier to find as a result of working there. The company is young and full of like-minded people who will become friends and there is a maternal feeling about the company which is great for a graduate job. You can expect to get promoted after a few years if nothing goes wrong, sooner if you get to know the right people.

    Cons

    As a large company I found it could be quite impersonal, I felt a little like the work I was doing didn't matter and that the people I was working with didn't really care about their own work either (speaking purely for IDS).

    Advice to Management

    Give graduates some more tangible work, stop gratuitously using the term 'project management' for work which is anything but project management.


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  5. Delivering core work isn't as important as getting involved in site activities

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Analyst in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Analyst in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits package overall Reasonable work/life balance Variety of assignments Lots of great people

    Cons

    Lack of clear focus/key targets under new CEO (improving in last year but still not great) Way too little focus on what you deliver & way too much on image & exposure Lack of transparency on pay & well below inflation payrises for most people over the last 5 years (unless they were promoted in that time)

    Advice to Management

    Give some clear advice to individuals on what to expect on salary increases,


  6. Helpful (1)

    Fantastic place to grow an amazing career straight out of university / college

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Manager in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Systems Manager in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There is real investment in employees' personal development and true opportunity to advance to much more senior levels. The "promote from within" ethos means that more is invested in existing employees (and recruiting more great people) and that senior managers are not "flown in" from other organizations. The culture is very focused on results delivered and strong performance is very well rewarded, both in terms of compensation and benefits, but also in new opportunities that you are given to progress even further and faster. Overall it is an absolutely fantastic place to work and if you put a lot in you will get a huge amount out again.

    Cons

    Sometimes can be a too inwardly focused and resistant to learning from the outside. Huge company, so sometimes there is a tendency to keep doing things "the P&G way" rather than really taking a hard look at whether processes could be improved.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be scared of the young upstart innovators who are struggling to be heard -- listen to them instead!



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