Procter & Gamble Reviews

Updated September 3, 2015
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Procter & Gamble CEO A.G. Lafley
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Pros
  • Company is very Flexible which alows you to have a work life balance Knowledge transfer (in 169 reviews)

  • I have worked at P&G for 14 years (in 256 reviews)

Cons
  • Little respect for work-life balance (in 168 reviews)

  • No retirement plan in P&G Singapore (in 225 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    good job but no work life balance

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay, easy to move up

    Cons

    Work life balance is horrible, rotating shifts


  2. Helpful (2)

    P&G in name only

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - GBS Systems Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - GBS Systems Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Procter & Gamble full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good People, protective, encouraging managers

    Cons

    Excessively slow to make decision, excessive, unproductive meetings, too many decision makers required for consensus

    Advice to Management

    Embrace risk


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work if you are a manager. If you aren't, not so much.

    Current Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    work environment is fairly casual; no one constantly looking over your shoulder; hours are good

    Cons

    Poor management. Those not on a managerial track are not treated like employees. No checks and balances when it comes to managerial authority. HR will almost always take the manager's side instead of taking employee complaints seriously.

    Advice to Management

    Learning how to manage people with respect will have positive impacts on the business.


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  5. Helpful (7)

    A once shining beacon to long term recruitment turns away from its employees

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people and lots of learning opportunities. Midwest hospitality and exposure to the biggest consumer brands in the world.

    Cons

    Since the announcement of headcount reduction starting in 2008, P&G has been going downhill slowly. Employee benefits have been slashed, workload increased, and promotions have been slowed.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of cutting our way out of this death spiral, why don't we try growth. Higher level managers learn to never give accurate feedback.


  6. Helpful (3)

    Researcher

    Former Employee - Researcher in Mason, OH
    Former Employee - Researcher in Mason, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, lots of areas to move around to

    Cons

    Very small raises, company unstable, benefits drop yearly

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to create some feeling of security in your people so you they will want to work for you instead of constantly worrying low much longer they will have their job


  7. Helpful (7)

    No longer a great company to work for!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time

    Pros

    There are a lot of talented people working for the company. Sadly, a lot of these talented people are choosing to leave.

    Cons

    No longer best in class for benefits. Not a promote within culture even though they say that they are. Employee morale is very low and management doesn't seem to be listening. Stay away from this company! They are simply no longer best in class.

    Advice to Management

    Promote within and ensure new managers have the training needed to manage others successfully.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Deceit And lies. A lot of childish behavior.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Control in Browns Summit, NC
    Current Employee - Quality Control in Browns Summit, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and stock options. A lot of free products. Encourages outside employee activities and promote healthy living

    Cons

    A lot of backstabbing yo get to the top. In effective management in certain departments.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to take training annually on how to be Effective management


  9. Helpful (6)

    White Males Need Not Apply

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Procter & Gamble full-time

    Pros

    intelligent workforce; you will learn a lot about yourself and how to run a brand or company

    Cons

    The company is not focused on profits anymore; if they were they would promote based on merit and not on gender, race, or sexual orientation. P&G's #1 focus is not shareholder value, it's diversity. If you don't belong to one of their affinity groups, your career is done. Meaning, if you're a white male; well, good luck to you. Unless of course you're a homosexual or in the process of becoming a woman, then they will spend thousands of dollars building you your own bathroom!

    Advice to Management

    Quit, get out of your own way, and for the love of all profits, please split up the company! Get rid of the A.G. Lafley mistakes of Gillette and Wella! Everyone praises Senor Lafley, but what has he done, really? The company is valued less today than it was in 2003 when he bought Gillette. Oh, and it wasn't McDonald's fault either, he played the hand he was given. In fact, Lafley hasn't done any better in his second term with the same hand. He's just laid off thousands of people and has a lower stock price and the same problems to show for it.


  10. Helpful (4)

    No longer a great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people and the diversity they represent Flexible hours Many experienced coworkers to learn from Casual dress if at a tech center

    Cons

    eat or be eaten philosophy for advancing chemical engineers are valued above all others and are started at management level while others have to work extremely hard to get to the same place so many rigid rules, slows down everything Even though the majority are introverts this is an extrovert rewarding company, It seems the louder you complain and the more obnoxious you are then you are pretty much guaranteed advancement, no understanding for introverts who end up doing a lot of the work

    Advice to Management

    Stop avoiding conflict and address problems head on, stop moving bad apples from team to team....stop the negative behavior so the rest of us don't have to continue to suffer. All of those people who are constantly sucking up to you aren't doing the work, it is those of us who are the work horses that have to do it, reward the people who really have the ideas and do the work Stop being so detail oriented and start looking at the big picture, we are drowning in unnecessary tedium.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Good experience for future path

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good benefit package, respected company.

    Cons

    Overworked/underpaid, Unorganized, very low morale.



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