Procter & Gamble Reviews in Ohio

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
1,971 Reviews

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Pros
  • Everyone is empowered to improve the Business while there is a great work-life balance (in 139 reviews)

  • The courses you take here will stay with you even after you leave P&G (in 235 reviews)


Cons
  • The work life balance can be hard to keep if you are not deliberate about it (in 153 reviews)

  • Their are not enough traditional P&G managers in the acquisition sites as well (in 206 reviews)

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  1.  

    Love this company!

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, project ownership, culture

    Cons

    I have no cons to add

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good pay and benefits, can be bureaucratic and risk averse

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and compensation; good experience to work across business units and international boundaries

    Cons

    difficult to move work forward due to the process oriented, bureaucratic, yet democratic, culture. Often takes a long time to get a decision or to roll out a product.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    great and consistent corporate culture..great place to work

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

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great career and professional development opportunities... respects and encourages diversity... mutual respect among the colleagues and employees... great relocation opportunities... job security and sustainability...
    compensation and benefits are competitive vs. peers. overall great company and culture to work for!!

    Cons

    slower decison making and risk taking as in other larger companies.. P&G is till much relatively better than peers but room to get better via shredding smaller brands to become leaner and simpler... We are hopefull that that will further help to get better in this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    accelerate decison making and encourage more risk taking... recent decision to focus on what really matters is a great start and do it fast to keep the growth and become more agile

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Great company to start your career

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    So many brilliant people at all levels of the organization. A lot of opportunity to learn best in class approaches to building brands. Global mindset. Culture instills great values, structure, work ethic, and rigor.

    Cons

    The company lost its luster. It used to invest in it's employees and view them as future leaders - it does this less and less. The department I worked in tended to make big deal out of nothing, lots of fire drills. In Finance, hours tend to be long and work life balance is rough. I recall working weekends a lot.

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company to start your career!

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    Former Employee - R&D Researcher  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - R&D Researcher in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Procter & Gamble full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Global brands to work on. Major résumé booster. Awesome coworkers. Work life balance. Travel internationally. Really great, positive culture. Support groups for minorities.

    Cons

    Location - HQ in Cincinnati.
    Old school culture. People that are not super rock stars at work can be stuck in the same band level for life. The system can be very political at times are tough to navigate. It's all about the appearance of your work and building relationships rather than the true value of your work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent!

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great corporate values

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    Current Employee - Section Head  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Section Head in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    P&G continually challenges you to learn new things. You are never allowed to get stagnant, whether it's delving deeper into one function, or gaining a wide breadth of experience. You'll never be allowed to just do the same thing for years! The people at P&G have tremendous integrity, they are passionate and always focused on doing what is right for the consumer and the company.

    Cons

    Lately P&G has centralized too many functions. This has led to a tremendous amount of interfaces and too much time spent on figuring out "who's" role it is to do something. Previously more attention was spent first on aligning on what needed to happen, identifying who had the skills to do what needed to be done - then focusing on what the standard process is. We've lost our agility.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Great Learning and Growth, Poor Business Efficiency

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Learning and growing as a leader is a natural byproduct of being here. Employees are extremely intelligent, benefits and compensation are decent. There are many opportunities to network, and the company makes an effort to make you feel welcomed and comfortable with your work. P&G is also a leader in almost every industry they play in. Flexible with work ing from home as a full-time employee. Strong values that are more than just lip service.

    Cons

    Very political, extremely slow decision-making process results in a lot of no-value-added work. Lots of bureaucracy, risk-adverse, people are set in their ways and are not willing to accept change even though they are expecting you to make change. On the reverse side, sometimes things are fine the way they are, but P&G insists on wasting extraordinary cost and effort to try to change it. Downsizing has resulted in many layoffs, reduced company morale, people leaving the company, and too much work for too few people. Work life balance really varies by group and only seems to be heading in a negative direction. There are no "clock in" hours but many people end up regularly working nights and weekends. As an intern, there is very little group work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make an effort to communicate with your employees better in order to understand the real problems in the trenches rather than fix things that aren't broken.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great opportunities

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

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

    Pros

    respected by other companies, can easily get another job

    Cons

    difficult to get initial job here

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    It's not nearly the best company to work for, but it is one of the better ones.

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Department Manager  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Department Manager in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Great benefits package. Salaries are within top 10% of comparable companies.

    Cons

    Performance criteria is not administered consistently across assignments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management no longer considers people as its most important asset. They should return to that approach.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Salary, Approachable people, Challenging projects, and Relaxed Atmosphere

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    Current Employee - Product Supply Intern  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Product Supply Intern in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The intern projects are truly your own and very challenging, but there are so many resources and support to help you along the way. The first few week are called 'ramp up' where you are expected to soak as much knowledge as possibly. Interns are treated like a full time employ but with all the benefits of being an intern. Your needs take precedent over full time employers because you need to complete your projects in a shorter time span. Also all of the other interns are really friendly and social.

    Cons

    Cincinnati is okay, but I rather not live here.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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