Procter & Gamble Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
2,058 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Everyone is empowered to improve the Business while there is a great work-life balance (in 161 reviews)

  • P&G is known as the company with the best marketing and brand management training (in 255 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance can be a problem in the current environment long hours expected (in 166 reviews)

  • Their are not enough traditional P&G managers in the acquisition sites as well (in 223 reviews)

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  1.  

    Wonderful experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    It is a great company to work with. Very fair and transparent.

    Cons

    Work life balance is very challenging

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more risk

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble

    Pros

    great to work for, and good pay

    Cons

    nothing! i have known this company for a very long time and have nothing bad to say about it

  3.  

    Great, but it is a slow ship

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time

    Pros

    !earning is a a constant. You really own your carrer. Culture is fantastic and we will always do the right thing.

    Cons

    Poor performers are still around. Decision making can be slow and tedious, very, very conservative and risk averse

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Training, professional development, benefits, career opportunities.

    Cons

    Large, sometimes too bureaucratic, slow to change.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    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
  7.  

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

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    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Plant E&I Technician

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    Former Employee - E&I Technician in Sherman, TX
    Former Employee - E&I Technician in Sherman, TX

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

    Pros

    I worked for Folger Coffee which P&G sold in 2008. Great company; great benifits. Ample opportunity to build skills with company provided training.

    Cons

    Like any large corporation, bureaucratic lay-ons can become over-whelming and sometimes seem very unreasonable. We were always chasing some “program-of-the-month” that was dreamed up by pencil pushers that had little particle expertise and needed a program to manage to justify their position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble as an intern

    Pros

    friendly people, the company really takes care of their employees they care that you have a good work life balance and that you are having fun and enjoying your work, The work can be a bit boring the managers can sometimes over look some of the younger engineers. Lots of diversity. They have a big connection with GE aviation so they hold alot of events. As an intern you get paid very well and the projects you get are amazing and very well thought out specifically tailored to you .

    Cons

    big company lots of red tape

  11.  

    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

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