Procter & Gamble
3.9 of 5 1,740 reviews
www.pg.com Cincinnati, OH 5000+ Employees

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Updated Nov 11, 2013

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All things considered, a great company.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time

ProsThe 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.

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

Advice to Senior ManagementP&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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Greate Compensation, Lack of Room for Growthn

Account Manager (Former Employee)
Cincinnati, OH

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

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)

I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time

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)

I have been working at Procter & Gamble

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time for more than 3 years

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

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

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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