Procter & Gamble Reviews

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Pros
  • Everyone is empowered to improve the Business while there is a great work-life balance (in 139 reviews)

  • The courses you take here will stay with you even after you leave P&G (in 235 reviews)


Cons
  • The work life balance can be hard to keep if you are not deliberate about it (in 153 reviews)

  • Their are not enough traditional P&G managers in the acquisition sites as well (in 206 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    All things considered, a great company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time

    Pros

    The company generally does value employees, tries to make work meaningful and investing in capabilities; you can really learn and experience a lot across a range of roles.

    Cons

    Political and cliquey. Death by a million processes and policies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    P&G hires real smart people. Sometimes,to justify all these smarts, it leads to unnecessary or overly complex changes in products, processes or structure that does more harm than good. K.I.S.S.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Greate Compensation, Lack of Room for Growthn

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    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    You are very well-compensated at P&G. Even administrators retire with seven-figure 401ks. The profit-sharing program is extremely lucrative.

    Cons

    Once you're coded 'sales' or 'marketing' there is very little flexibility to do anything, but what upper management feels you should be doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your employees an opportunity to explore other functions within the company. It might help you retain more of your younger, diverse sales force.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great resources - lacks innovation and flexibility

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time

    Pros

    No better company to invest in your training and personal/professional development.

    Cons

    So inflexible in terms of pay raise, promotion timing, and to innovate against current frameworks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take risks

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    great place to start brand management career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble

    Pros

    high salary / great learning

    Cons

    too slow in decision making / hard to get promoted quickly

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Intense, hard to progress but ton of learning

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    Current Employee - Finance Manager  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Awesome profit sharing benefits, surrounded by really bright people, great variety of roles within you get to learn from different areas and be part of teams doing awesome things

    Cons

    If you're in North America it is really, really, really hard to get promoted. Many more mid-level managers than needed is never a good thing if you want to progress professionally. Not impossible, just really, really, really difficult. Also too much weight given to network, sponsors (if you're lucky to have powerfull ones) and what school you went to (and what key leaders went to that same school) make the process a bit unfair.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need to people with hard skills at the top, not just the flashy, traditional "go-getters". Diversity in thinking is more important than in appearance, that is the only way the Company will continue leading into the future in a more diverse world.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Consumer-led Company

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    Current Employee - Associate Director
    Current Employee - Associate Director

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

    Pros

    deep pockets, deep consumer understanding, global

    Cons

    big company mentality is holding back innovation and entrepreneurialism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    cut the red tape, make it simpler

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great experience

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    Former Employee - Top Engineering Talent Recruiting Event  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Top Engineering Talent Recruiting Event in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Great leadership in the engineering department. They truly emphasize the "Promote from Within" culture and a lot of the senior management were promoted from the company

    Cons

    Not global pay. I was offered a local pay in China which was significantly lower that in the U.S. So I declined the offer

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great training ground for general managers.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Brand Manager  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Assistant Brand Manager in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on Tier 1 brands, access to resources, fantastic training, talented peers.

    Cons

    Very hierarchical, sometimes too process driven, focused on near term gains, with minimal regard to long term brand impacts (2 - 3 year management rotations)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's not enough to hired the most talented folks from out of school, there has to be a plan to help these individuals grow, a post hire checkpoint on performance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    working for procter and gamble

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    Current Employee - Senior Scientist
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist

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

    Pros

    diverse work opportunities are plentiful

    Cons

    too much complexity in normal processes

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Very Compteitive

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    Current Employee - Senior Researcher  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Researcher in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Large successful company who gives back to the community. Great for flexible work arrangements. Benefits are good with ample amount of vacation days.

    Cons

    Little fish in BIG pond. Hard to get recognized for good work completed. Hard to get promoted on a less than full time schedule that P&G itself promotes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize people even for small accomplishments.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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