Procter & Gamble Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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  1. It's no wonder why P&G was rated top company to work for, because it is!

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    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Procter & Gamble full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Your colleagues are respectful, professional, intelligent, and hardworking. Of course there are exceptions but that's what I witnessed during my time there. Even though the company can be quite bureaucratic sometimes, there is always someone there to help you.

    I enjoyed the professional environment, the fast pace of the industry, and the heavy workload, but it takes a certain person to like that and be motivated by it.

    Great values all around.

    Cons

    The bureaucracy. Also, don't even think of being promoted. They will tell you what the formula is but never promote you. Learn all you can and get out.

    Sometimes there are crazy layoffs but that's with any industry, any company. Just be prepared and know the cool aid is there but you don't need to drink it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. Continue doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    The open spaces, lighting and high ceilings really is an amazing place for "Touching lives and improving life"

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    Former Intern - IT Development in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Intern - IT Development in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Procter & Gamble as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and a great place to work. The open floor plan and no assigned seating in the head quarters in Cincinnati is great allows for a unique flexible working environment.

    Cons

    Some times it is hard to get answers in for a problem in a company of this size. The amount of email you get is excessive but bearable. Everyone is very connected, which is a good thing, but sometimes the number of meetings is too much and sometimes, people will attend your meeting and another meeting via lync messaging. Which makes communications less effective.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be so resistant to change and technology. Things do not have to look the same to feel the same. Especially in regards to the internal intranet and the new applications UI standards.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Great company to work for, talented people everywhere

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Procter & Gamble full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    A chance to learn something new every day, even after 10 years.

    Cons

    Plan for an exit, not much room at the top...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People / Employees are your most important asset.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. Great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Process and Equipment Engineer in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Process and Equipment Engineer in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Procter & Gamble full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Family oriented, good benefits, rewarding work. You will see your product on the shelf in every major country worldwide! Management is reasonable and accommodating.

    Cons

    Getting promoted through the Engineering ranks is not easy, and most Engineers end up supplementing their degree with an MBA, taking management tracks through finance or brand management. Also, they don't seem to be growing as a company as much as they need to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cultivate your engineers into managers, making this an expectation rather than an option.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Pretty Nice

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    Former Intern - Intern in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Intern - Intern in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Procter & Gamble as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    I love everyone and everything about this place

    Cons

    what is there to not love

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing at all

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Great resources and connections, but not inspiring place to work.

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    Former Employee - Senior Assistant Brand Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Assistant Brand Manager in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    You can get a meeting with anyone with P&G on your business card
    Great classical brand management training

    Cons

    Logjam of complacent people
    Very little impact on the business for new hires.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on developing talent, removing dead-weight and retaining top talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. P&G is one of the best global companies to work for in the world.

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    If you like challenging projects, competitive top-notch coworkers, and making a positive impact on the daily lives of people through the products they use then this company is for you.

    Cons

    Most everyone is brought in as entry level manager (band 1 or 2), even experience hires.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing more with less only works for so long, eventually you need more to do more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. P&G is a safe company to learn with the best

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    Current Employee - Senior Purchasing Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Purchasing Manager in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great compensation and benefits. Stable ethical company

    Cons

    Beauracratic. Overly layered decision making process. Mass alignment across the company often required.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward Leaderhip that demonsrates progress in stramlining decision making

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Very good company

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    Current Employee - Director in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Director in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Purpose, Values, and Principles. Also, Training and People development.

    Cons

    Tremendous amount of change with risk of losing the core values of the country.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the tough choices however don't lose what make the company special

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Still a great place but not what it once was

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    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The ability to work on some of the most iconic brands in the world.
    The ability to work with some of the most creative agencies in the world.
    The experience gained is valuable and attractive externally.

    Cons

    Slowing pace of promotion (due to reorg and the selling off of brands)
    Becoming more top down versus historically bottom up with decision making.
    Compensation is good because of the cost of living in Cincinnati--bonus structures are better elsewhere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people in the trenches about how unbelievably complicated it's become to do the simplest of things. Systems need to be overhauled and it you want to remain a promote from within company, you need to restore decision making to middle management.

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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