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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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    Greate Compensation, Lack of Room for Growthn

    Account Manager (Former Employee) Cincinnati, OH

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great resources - lacks innovation and flexibility

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNo better company to invest in your training and personal/professional development.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake risks

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    great place to start brand management career

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proshigh salary / great learning

    Constoo slow in decision making / hard to get promoted quickly

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Intense, hard to progress but ton of learning

    Finance Manager (Current Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsAwesome 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

    ConsIf 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 Senior ManagementWe 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Consumer-led Company

    Associate Director (Current Employee)

    Prosdeep pockets, deep consumer understanding, global

    Consbig company mentality is holding back innovation and entrepreneurialism

    Advice to Senior Managementcut the red tape, make it simpler

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great experience

    Top Engineering Talent Recruiting Event (Former Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsGreat 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

    ConsNot global pay. I was offered a local pay in China which was significantly lower that in the U.S. So I declined the offer

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Amazing growth opportunities

    Finance Analyst (Current Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsSmart people, interesting projects, promote-from-within culture. Move roles every two years, never have the chance to become complacent. Everyone is valued. P&G puts a lot of time and energy into training, mentorship, networking.

    ConsPoor work-life balance if your goal is promotion and high ratings. Company is massive and bogged down with intense processes in order to ensure everything is always perfect.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company, fantastic leadership development and challenging work.

    Materials Engineer (Current Employee) Mehoopany, PA

    ProsFast paced environment, leadership training and development, flexibility with career path and assignments

    ConsLocations are limited, company feels so large that making large impacts can be difficult, decisions from leadership are slow and often change

    Advice to Senior ManagementOpen more offices in different areas of country. It is not always easy to recruit people who are willing to live in Cincinnati the rest of their career. Also consider changing the promote from within principle to open up opportunities for experienced employees. Plants do not have the work/ life balance benefits especially flex schedules and can deter some young managers from staying at P&G.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great training ground for general managers.

    Assistant Brand Manager (Current Employee) Cincinnati, OH

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

    ConsVery 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 Senior ManagementIt'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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    working for procter and gamble

    Senior Scientist (Current Employee)

    Prosdiverse work opportunities are plentiful

    Constoo much complexity in normal processes

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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