Procter & Gamble Reviews in Ohio

Updated September 26, 2014
Updated September 26, 2014
2,019 Reviews
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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.  

    Great opportunity to learn, grow & contribute to the business!

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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 for more than 10 years

    Pros

    We share common PVPs (Purpose, Values, Principles) among employees which allow a high level of trust and strong employee relationships which is conducive to a positive work environment.

    Cons

    The work-life balance can be difficult at times as we try to do more with less.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward people and teams that are able to demonstrate they can create value for the business instead of activity systems which may or may not contribute a net value to the business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Company Culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Learn a ton! People from diverse backgrounds with diverse experiences. It can be some of the best people and learn through experience. You are able to gain some visibility to senior leadership.

    Cons

    Very stiff/profession. Marketing is mainly MBAs an very competitive culture. A very confusing structure that makes it easy to get things approved. Currently, too few position to advance in the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Amazing learning experience: As an intern, you will be given challenging and important work from the start.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Purchasing Manager  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Purchasing Manager in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    The company offers a lot of flexibility so that employees can maintain a healthy work-life balance. Some areas where the company distinguishes itself are that the people are amazing, there are great benefits, and the fact that you will add new skills that will improve your future career opportunities.

    Cons

    Because of the size of the company, it was be really difficult to quickly implement a new policy that changes the way things are done. The company has been around for a long time and has settled in and doesn't always look to be the most innovative.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company with great benefits

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Associate Director  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Finance Associate Director in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Great pay, great benefits, great people

    Cons

    Very long hours and stressful

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Best training ground and the company has great brands

    Cons

    Too much process
    Location - most growth in OH

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Awesome people

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Brand Manager  in  Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Met great people who were always supportive and some who are now some of my best friends. Great retirement.

    Cons

    The work life balance can be really bad at times. Depending on the season there can be up to 12hr days.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Limited upward mobility if you are in sciences with a BS or MS

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - A&T  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - A&T in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time

    Pros

    HR is very good at recruiting people by talking about examples of people who moved up the career ladder from the bottom to CEO or got 10% raises. Unfortunately, these examples are not practiced except for very rare cases. The examples have been accumulated over the very long history of P&G.

    Cons

    If you have a MS don't believe the stuff you will be told during recruiting. If you are a high quality candidate, you will likely be coming in 2 levels below where you would be at in other employers. You will be told that they benchmark against companies which give nationally competitive salaries. Not until you start working there will they admit that the benchmarking is done for engineers and PhDs only. Employees who work in sciences with AS, BS, or MS degrees (yes - they all come in at the same level) are benchmarked against talent local to Cincinnati (the contract companies for P&G). The example that all CEOs are hired at the bottom of the ladder and work their way up should not be told to technical people. The pool of potential CEOs is limited to marketing and other executive positions led out of P&G's Global Headquarters in downtown Cincinnati.

    MS technical staff should come in at principle researcher level, but come in two levels below at researcher level. They cap the number of principle researchers. Promotions to principle researcher are determined by showcase examples. If your promotion won't help them get in a diversity magazine (i.e. Working Mother) or help support HR's pet projects (coop/intern programs), you will likely never be promoted to the level at which you should have started even if you are doing better work than those several levels above you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be truthful to your employees and potential employees. Run the business as a meritocracy not an advertising campaign.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    All of the classical cons of working for a major corporation in exchange for solid pay, benefits, and lifestyle.

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    Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Highly principled company filled with truly excellent individuals. Extensive resources, scope, and scale means that when the stars align you can work on a global, ground breaking, consumer-centric innovation.

    Cons

    Consensus-driven culture + many strong/dynamic influencers = lack of cohesive strategies. Internal politics are challenging to navigate, particularly for younger generation. Lots of salesmen making pitches & creating buzz words around innovation - very few proven serial innovators.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the evolution of our company's strategies and culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Amazing training ground but excessive politics and self-serving managers.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Marketing in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    This is one of the best companies for training, not just guided training but on the job, everyday, hands-on training.

    Cons

    There is an excessive amount of politics and since it's a promote from within culture, many people spend more time managing their careers and protecting their image with management instead of spending energy on the job and putting the "business" ahead of personal ambition and goals. But despite all of this, I would still recommend this company to anyone looking to build a career, with the caution to know what you're going there for and know when it's time to leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time actually living up to the image you try and project. Instead of constantly talking about being a company that "does the right thing" just go ahead and DO the right thing. Stop constantly talking about the PVPs (Purpose, Values, People) which many people overlook when they find it beneficial and if you are not going to hold people accountable for their behavior. Be open and honest with incoming hires about what is valued and rewarded.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Not as good as they sell it!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    They work hard to make sure that you have sufficient training and also give you challenging projects. Help is always there and they are open to hearing many new ideas. Creating a great environment for sharing knowledge and internal development. A great environment for making sure you are learning while you perform. Upper management is very friendly and approachable; company is full of great people.

    Cons

    Working with some of the dumbest people I met at the entry level. They think they hire the smartest people, but really they could do a much better job of hiring people. This is especially true in R&D. Didn't really feel like I fit in because I was constantly helping people and I felt like I was on another intellectual level. I'm all in for sharing my knowledge, but they seriously need to consider hiring on a different level. Work could be much more efficient with this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rethink your hiring strategies so that you can create a better companies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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