Procter & Gamble Reviews in Newcastle upon Tyne, England

Updated September 24, 2014
Updated September 24, 2014
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Pros
  • Everyone is empowered to improve the Business while there is a great work-life balance (in 155 reviews)

  • P&G is known as the company with the best marketing and brand management training (in 247 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance can be a problem in the current environment long hours expected (in 164 reviews)

  • Their are not enough traditional P&G managers in the acquisition sites as well (in 219 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Don't waste your life away!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for more than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for more than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Delivering core work isn't as important as getting involved in site activities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for more than 8 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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