Procter & Gamble Reviews in Ohio

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
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Pros
  • Everyone is empowered to improve the Business while there is a great work-life balance (in 160 reviews)

  • P&G is known as the company with the best marketing and brand management training (in 254 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance can be a problem in the current environment long hours expected (in 165 reviews)

  • Their are not enough traditional P&G managers in the acquisition sites as well (in 221 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great if you don't want something super technical

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    Former Employee - Engineering in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Engineering in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    -overall a great engineering internship
    -management and coworkers are all super helpful and friendly, all the time. P&G does a great job with personality selection - for HR, for engineers, for managers, for everyone
    -a TON of freebies throughout the summer. By the end of the summer, JUST the accumulated freebies Completely filled the entire backseat and trunk space of my 2007 accord sedan. This included not just P&G products, but also many P&G bags, etc
    -easy to interface with upper management
    -they really like giving travel opportunities during which everything is paid for (I ate soo much free food)
    -tons of fun everything-paid-for intern events during work hours like zoo scavenger hunts, baseball games, etc. Probably like once a week? It happened so often that I actively thought it was getting in the way of my work, though skipping is not a problem
    -in my case, flexibility with how I prioritize my projects
    -for engineers, flexibility with dress code (but no tshirts or shorts). There were occasional hula shirt days for fun
    -good lump sum for travel/car rental/housing
    -they ship your car across the country when you move if you don't drive it there
    -full time employees have really amazing horizontal mobility. Vertical mobility seems decently easy but requires many years of experience first
    -too tired to write the rest of the pros..

    Cons

    -as an EE, I like getting really technical with my work. However, really technical work unrelated to manufacturing is hard to come by. I got a lot of awesome server design work, but I think I was lucky. Anyway, this may well be a good thing depending on what you want
    -I like having at least one nerdy, technical coworker. Didn't get any. Everyone was smart and fantastic at their jobs, but I'd prefer to also have that one slightly arrogant, know-it-all. Again, this is just my weird preference.
    -not a competitive environment. Most people leave very early on Fridays. You will feel lonely if you are a workaholic. This should probably be in the pros section...
    -no solid cons actually. I'm not returning to P&G next summer because I want to be in a more competitive environment. This will probably change as I get older though haha

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Bellwether Global Company in pursue of the 21st century next wave

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - External Relations Specialist in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - External Relations Specialist in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Training and resources always at your fingertips; your network will be extended by working with the best agencies and supplier chain in the world
    Founded in solid values and principles of being a social and environmental sustainable business model

    Cons

    Strict set of process and lack of clarity on decision making roles - will they be able to keep up with the pace consumers are evolving?
    Will need to find the right balance between business models and sustainability in the 21st century

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focusing on past results is not the best formula to shaping the future

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    R&D Engineer

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

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is great; Allows for influence over own career; strong mentor programs available; Annual performance & salary reviews are done

    Cons

    Sometimes funding is not always available for R&D research however it is such a big part of the innovation process that better budget management systems are necessary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Opportunity, Better People

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Business Development in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Customer Business Development in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Opportunity to lead important projects for some of the best brands in the world
    - Learn plenty every day and are never the smartest person in the room
    - Are embraced in an unbelievably supportive and productive culture where you feel valued
    - Get to drive around a nice car for the summer
    - An internship that pays YOU for relocation.... pretty incredible

    Cons

    - Limited exposure to the customer
    - Plenty of data analytics, hence the importance of the online and in person assessments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it clear to your intern whether their enrollment in the optional Intern Advisory Board is important to them getting hired or not.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Company Review

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Supply Intern in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Product Supply Intern in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    - Lots of exposure to management
    - Vast network of resources and expertise

    Cons

    - Not all plants are located near a big city

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Mason, OH
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Mason, OH

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

    Pros

    Very good benefits; great work/life balance; interesting work scientifically; not the best for software development; lots of opportunity to transfer internally and do different things

    Cons

    Large company (easy to become a number); outside of the science aspects the business environment is very streamlined (to be read rigid); very business oriented structure (run like a group of businesses)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to flatten the management structure, too top heavy at the time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Intern

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

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

    Pros

    Exposure to all levels of the company; open to creative ideas; higher ups are very willing to spend time and have meetings with any level of employee

    Cons

    little guidance unless you ask for specifics; culturally difficult to read;

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be aggressive about leading a conversation with the younger employees before giving up on them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    professionally limiting

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Communications in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Communications in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    P&G employees are warm, generous, personal and driven for quality. They are a great group of highly talented people.

    Cons

    The Company over hires, meaning they look for the best, but that often puts highly competent individuals in lower level roles, with limited ability to advance, which can be professionally and personally frustrating.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    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
  11.  

    Company Culture

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

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

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