Procter & Gamble Reviews

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Procter & Gamble CEO A.G. Lafley
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Pros
  • Everyone is empowered to improve the Business while there is a great work-life balance (in 169 reviews)

  • P&G is known as the company with the best marketing and brand management training (in 256 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance can be a problem in the current environment long hours expected (in 168 reviews)

  • Their are not enough traditional P&G managers in the acquisition sites as well (in 225 reviews)

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  1. 8 people found this helpful

    Enough with all the changes

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble

    Pros

    P&G employees are some of the most collaborative & intelligent people you can find. My coworkers help me to become a better employee and a better person every day.

    Cons

    Constant restructuring and downsizing has led to a significant change in employee morale over the past couple of years. It was a great place to work 5 years ago, however I don't feel that the company is looking out for the best interests of its employees the way it used to. Hitting financial and productivity goals is the main focus these days.

    Recommends
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    No opinion of CEO
  2. It's no wonder why P&G was rated top company to work for, because it is!

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    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Your colleagues are respectful, professional, intelligent, and hardworking. Of course there are exceptions but that's what I witnessed during my time there. Even though the company can be quite bureaucratic sometimes, there is always someone there to help you.

    I enjoyed the professional environment, the fast pace of the industry, and the heavy workload, but it takes a certain person to like that and be motivated by it.

    Great values all around.

    Cons

    The bureaucracy. Also, don't even think of being promoted. They will tell you what the formula is but never promote you. Learn all you can and get out.

    Sometimes there are crazy layoffs but that's with any industry, any company. Just be prepared and know the cool aid is there but you don't need to drink it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. Continue doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    The open spaces, lighting and high ceilings really is an amazing place for "Touching lives and improving life"

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    Former Intern - IT Development in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Intern - IT Development in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and a great place to work. The open floor plan and no assigned seating in the head quarters in Cincinnati is great allows for a unique flexible working environment.

    Cons

    Some times it is hard to get answers in for a problem in a company of this size. The amount of email you get is excessive but bearable. Everyone is very connected, which is a good thing, but sometimes the number of meetings is too much and sometimes, people will attend your meeting and another meeting via lync messaging. Which makes communications less effective.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be so resistant to change and technology. Things do not have to look the same to feel the same. Especially in regards to the internal intranet and the new applications UI standards.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Great company to work for, talented people everywhere

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

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

    Pros

    A chance to learn something new every day, even after 10 years.

    Cons

    Plan for an exit, not much room at the top...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People / Employees are your most important asset.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Great Place to work and develop products to improve consumers lives

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Procter & Gamble

    Pros

    Work life balance is great. Boston location is excellent

    Cons

    If you are from the Boston area and don't want to leave you will run our of development opportunities at the Boston location.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Great benefits positive management

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    Former Employee - CPG Sales in Saint Joseph, MO
    Former Employee - CPG Sales in Saint Joseph, MO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, family time, generous holiday and vacation pay.

    Cons

    Layoffs for lines not compatible with core product line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be positive. Growth does not happen with threats or negativity.

    Recommends
  8. 2 people found this helpful

    The best company to work for ,...period

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble

    Pros

    Principles, drive for results, excellent place to learn true leadership

    Cons

    Sometimes instead of focusing on the competition outside with UL, or CP , the competition is inside

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue driving e2e accountability vs Silos

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 5 people found this helpful

    Has Turned into a Good Place to Work vs. Great Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The people are smart, compensation good, and there is a mutual respect between the company and employees.

    Overall, great company to work for, but changing rapidly in today's marketplace (see cons). Will be back to great one day, but transitional years ahead.

    Cons

    P&G has rapidly changed in the last 5 years. Many of the employees who experienced the P&G dominance era firsthand and truly loved the company have retired. They took the devotion and passion with them and it has dissipated from the culture.

    Nobody likes being on a losing team, and right now P&G is struggling to win. A lot of the factors are uncontrollable at the individual level (ie: currency devaluations, competitive launches), but that doesn't stop the stress that comes along with the new demands. Culture has turned quite reactionary in this environment and last minute demands are the norm.

    Talent is bleeding. Both from leaving and being sold off in divestitures. P&G invests in talent, only to place them on businesses at risk for being sold off. It's part of business, but sad there is no protection for young talent joining the org that they can stay with P&G in divestiture environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to bring outside perspectives in. Important in today's competitive environment if you want to win.

    The slow, heavy culture is suffocating breakthrough ideas. Eliminate processes to empower employees. Simplification is not enough. If a process could be in a Dilbert cartoon, it doesn't belong in the org.

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    4 years working at P&G. 2 years as Account Executive + 2 years as Trade Marketing Manager (Comm Ops)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble

    Pros

    - Big responsibilities since day 1: manage budget, make decisions, lead
    - Fast Career growth
    - Good work/life balance

    Cons

    - Too bureaucratic: many processes, slow, need authorization for everything.
    - Industry is not exciting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More benefits

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Process and Equipment Engineer in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Process and Equipment Engineer in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Family oriented, good benefits, rewarding work. You will see your product on the shelf in every major country worldwide! Management is reasonable and accommodating.

    Cons

    Getting promoted through the Engineering ranks is not easy, and most Engineers end up supplementing their degree with an MBA, taking management tracks through finance or brand management. Also, they don't seem to be growing as a company as much as they need to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cultivate your engineers into managers, making this an expectation rather than an option.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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