Procter & Gamble Reviews

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  • 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. P&G is not perfect but it's as good as a company made of human being can get.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consumer & Market Knowledge Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Consumer & Market Knowledge Manager in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best company. Best methods and continuously improving them. Always striving to do the right thing and live out the stated values. Incentives are for the most part ligned up with desired behavior. Pay is fair at the beginning but gets progressively better as you stick with it. Benefits are really good. The company is sensitive to personal needs and will accomodate life / work balance that are reasonable. This company promotes from within which then creates a great expertise at the higher management levels. Other (most) companies hire from the outside at any level which then results in bosses that do not really have the skills to be a boss when compared to subordinates that have been around a while.

    Cons

    Some people might see it as a downside that you can't just sit and relax. You have to continously stretch yourself just to keep up. That in turn in personal and professional growth at a much faster speed than an average company. Also, my only build for the comnpany is that it needs to ensure being a good people manager is part of the skills needed for promotion beyond band 2. I've seen a few people making it beyond that that are well known for being "very" difficult. They in teun could/have created collateral damage by way of scaring away employees that could have been great for the company to keep around.

    Advice to Management

    All key poinmts have already been said.


  2. P&G is an amazing company to work for

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consumer & Market Knowledge Associate Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Consumer & Market Knowledge Associate Manager in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    P&G is truly best in class. Walking in the door, you immediately know what P&G is about. They have outlined values and principles, and in my experience so far, every person truly lives out those values on a day-to-day basis. Yes, we are a business and we want to win in market and make money, but we want to do it the right way: by knowing our consumers, giving her what she needs, and providing best in-class marketing and technology. Worknig at P&G keeps me motivated to always get better.

    Cons

    P&G is a large company, and at times when changes need to be made, it can take a while to change everyone's mindset and way of operating. This isn't because people don't want to change, but is just a factor of it taking a long time for so many people to be trained in all the up and coming new ways of doing things.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be transparent with employees.


  3. can't go wrong w/ P&G

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Procter & Gamble

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great name to have on your resume, industry makes for great job stability in an uncertain economy, the people are almost uniformly of an incredibly high caliber, lots of opportunities to learn from others' experiences on other brands, people are always willing to help and bring a lot of enthusiasm and intellectual curiosity to their work

    Cons

    its a very big organization, no matter how special you are--you won't likely me considered special here, there is a lot of competition for the best spots, sometimes the large size of the org and the data focused continual testing / measuring / benchmarking constrains the company's ability to execute quickly

    Advice to Management

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Great Company; Great CEO

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The disciplined thinking and learning is tremendous; it makes a big difference when you leave Procter. The training they provide helps you no matter where you go. AG, the CEO, is a tremendous, principled leader who exemplifies the way every CEO should lead -- egoless, great work ethic, caring. It's simply the best marketing company in the world with the best training.

    Cons

    1. It's headquartered in Cincinnati, which isn't the greatest place to live. However, you can save money by living there and there are many opportunities to work overseas.2. They need to move faster.

    Advice to Management

    Move a lot faster. The CMO spends most of his time getting quoted and his face pictured all over Ad Age; he should spend a little more time focused on getting results.


  6. P&G a great company to own stock in and a great company to work for.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Manager in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a great company! Their ethical behavior and principles match my own. They are flexible and your career is yours to manage. P&G has a system for everything. These systems include: work and development planning, training, promotions, travel, expense reports. There are acronyms for everything and it will take a while to get to know them. P&G values people who transfer into new roles and bring their experiences from other roles. They continually are looking to develop the next generation of leaders.

    Cons

    It's a big company - you can get lost in the shuffle. Their compensation is not competitive in high cost areas as they pay on a national average. P&G has a system for everything. If structure is a bother to you this is probably not the place you want to work.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to lead, set high expectations and demand excellence. Continue to find new ways to grow the business and champion innovation. Review compensation practices for high cost areas and the principle to pay nationally.


  7. A safe career that retains the capability of quick advancement.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Research in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Project Research in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Huge company that feels small, a million careers without one organization. Lots of fantastic benefits and a very good workplace culture. Everyone is friendly. Not the initial pick for an engineer to go sometimes, but it ends up being a great fit.

    Cons

    Not the ideal place for some technical functions. It can take a little while to get over that hump of realizing you are working for a personal care products company, as opposed to a more highly technical role within a "cooler" company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what they are doing. Feedback is important, make sure people know if they are on track or if they need to be tweaked at all.


  8. Love my job and the company, but any company can always be improved.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Section Head in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Section Head in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Incredibly energetic for a big company. Great senior management and a strong vision for the future. Very deep management bench. Pay is very competitive.

    Cons

    Large companies aren't for everyone. P&G is very process-oriented, which does not work for everyone's work style.

    Advice to Management

    Too much process design for the sake of having constantly improved processes (i.e. not manufacturing, but the way we work). There are too many people whose jobs are dedicated to developing processes, but who are no longer in touch with the way projects really work--they don't fit into nice neat steps all the time. This can make it difficult for the organization to be as fast as it needs to be in the current competitive environment.


  9. Excellent company, strong corporate culture, P&G 'walks the talk"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Systems Manager in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Procter & Gamble

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    P&G has a reputation for hiring 'the best' and they treat employees as such. They expect a lot and provide the support for emplyees to challenage themselves both professionally and personally. This is rewarded by promotion from within or lateral moves to other challenging assignments. There is a strong corporate culture that is beyond comparison.

    Cons

    Working long hours while striving to meet work goals.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing to set the bar high BUT pay attention to employees at all levels of the organization as they are the backbone of the company.


  10. Honest & Smart: Great Place to Start Your Career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    P&G has some of the smartest and most honest employees you will find anywhere. All employees are treated with respect and pushed to find ways to improve their skills and job performance. HIgh level managers focus on providing constructive feedback to encourage growth among newer employees. No wonder the company keeps managing to meet such ambitious goals. Stock plan is better than any 401K matching and hard to beat.

    Cons

    The company is still somewhat conservative and changes can be slow. Communication between and across departments needs to improve. There appear to be some personality issues in R&D that HR needs to address.

    Advice to Management

    Work on ways to improve connections across the organization to eliminate rework and maximize return on investment.


  11. Procter and Gamble is one of the best companies in the U.S. to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Blending in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Blending in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay and benefits. Scheduling allows for time off work. Opportunity for advancement. Tuition reimbursment program available.

    Cons

    Limited contact with upper management. Transparency within the corporation is limited as well. Time off work for family issues is not valued. Leadership is sometimes biased.

    Advice to Management

    I would inform them to be more interested in measuring the organizations health from an entry level employees perspective.



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