Procter & Gamble Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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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 (46)

    Enough with all the changes

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  2. Great company for starting off a career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Boston, MA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Huge amounts of learning and trainings occur at P&G in the first several years; it is truly a great place to build foundations for your career's future

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy as with any Fortune 500


  3. Brand Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company values that extend throughout the entire organization. Top talent. Great brands.

    Cons

    Too many processes, not enough acting. Old, sometimes out of touch and very slow to action.

    Advice to Management

    Bring startups inside the office and encourage teams and leadership to think like a startup. If an idea is bad, don't invest. If you don't need 10 people to do a job, only hire 2. Make decision making easy, not complex hierarchical and painful. Commit and move on.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Account manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in North Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Account Manager in North Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble (More than 10 years)

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary & benefits. Retirement benefits are excellent. Profit sharing program is the best in the country

    Cons

    Constant reorganization. Life work balance for field people is extremely difficult. They should take into consideration how much time we travel and are not in front of a computer.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to the managers out in the field. They are the pulse on the business


  6. A great company looking for its way into the future

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Smart people and great brands. A purpose that is highly motivating to employees. Strong people development.

    Cons

    The constant reorganization and downsizing is unfortunately eating away at employee morale and hampering business growth.

    Advice to Management

    Be selective about the people you lose via packages. Practical experience gained about consumers, customers etc. is invaluable and can't be compensated by young, inexperienced employees. Provide a clear vision that is focused on improving the lives of the world consumers and start being externally focused again.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Many years iwth the company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Procter & Gamble

    Pros

    Good people development but this may have changed. Promote from within supports that. Good resume builder

    Cons

    Lack of autonomy to make decisions and change. Big company slow to change with lots of red tape.

    Advice to Management

    You will start to lose a lot of good people with the lack of promotions available. Get rid of some of the higher up deadwood to improve results and incent employees.


  8. Helpful (1)

    proctor gamble

    Current Employee - Contractor in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Contractor in Greensboro, NC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    They have a very clean environment also they have the best security system there is.

    Cons

    the process to get hired is very long with a lot of testes to complete.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work and maybe hiring throught your temp service is the best way to go because those people already know the ropes.


  9. Sales analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Fayetteville, AR
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Fayetteville, AR

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good company with challenging work, great coworkers, good working environment, high expectations, high responsibility, fair pay, fun benefits.

    Cons

    Procter is a company with high expectations. It can be slow to react and risk averse. However, it is a strong company to work for.


  10. Helpful (14)

    Brand Associate Director

    Current Employee - Associate Director in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are a lot of smart people who are generous with their time and expertise. You can get a wide variety of opinions and learn a great deal from your peers, leaders, and subordinates.

    Cons

    P&G seems to be facing a crisis of leadership. In many organizations there is little 'loyalty down,' the integrity of some leaders is suspect as they 'shade' any reporting of results, poor performance has led to an unhealthy cycle of leaders reverting to their old, lower level roles and micromanaging their teams rather than doing the work they should be doing but seem unable to (ie charting they strategic needs of the category and organization).

    Advice to Management

    Serious, painful intervention will be required to get our leadership back on track. People who have not performed for years need to go vs giving packages to whoever raises their hand. We need more leaders who can deal with ambiguity and new situations vs running the Tide playbook from 25 years ago. Take a very hard line on all leaders who 'spin' the results - the culture this creates is cancerous and is eating away at the moral fiber and integrity of the company. Finally - stop nickel and diming employees. If we hire the best for the long term the erosion of the PST and degradation of heal benefits etc etc have sapped away much of the reason for people to feel they are part of something special and want to stay. For a relative pittance of savings you have fundamentally changed the relationship the company has with employees.


  11. Associate Director

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time

    Pros

    Great company to build skills

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy and risk aversion



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