Procter & Gamble Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
1,986 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Awesome people

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    Former Employee - Brand Manager  in  Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Procter & Gamble full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great place to work. Met great people who were always supportive and some who are now some of my best friends. Great retirement.

    Cons

    The work life balance can be really bad at times. Depending on the season there can be up to 12hr days.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great leadership development, diversity of people and experience.

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

    I worked at Procter & Gamble full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Lots of smart people to work with
    Great profit sharing
    Very good benefits
    Lots of opportunity to contribute beyond your role

    Cons

    As anywhere, politics can be a challenge
    Many people are very specialized and protect turf rather than do the right thing
    Review process favors relationships more than contribution

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop multiple layers of calibration of review process
    Set expectations based on business results with clear metrics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Love this company!

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, project ownership, culture

    Cons

    I have no cons to add

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble

    Pros

    Very people oriented and great training

    Cons

    highly political, large and slow, very conservative

  6.  

    good

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    Former Employee - Co-Op  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Co-Op in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    lots of opportunity for advancement, free product giveaways, flexible schedules

    Cons

    pay is slightly below average. work can get very mundane.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Internship Experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Procter & Gamble as an intern

    Pros

    Great company culture and opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    High learning curve and a lot of internal lingo to learn

  8.  

    Good pay and benefits, can be bureaucratic and risk averse

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and compensation; good experience to work across business units and international boundaries

    Cons

    difficult to move work forward due to the process oriented, bureaucratic, yet democratic, culture. Often takes a long time to get a decision or to roll out a product.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Not as good as they sell it!

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    Current Employee - R&D Engineer  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    They work hard to make sure that you have sufficient training and also give you challenging projects. Help is always there and they are open to hearing many new ideas. Creating a great environment for sharing knowledge and internal development. A great environment for making sure you are learning while you perform. Upper management is very friendly and approachable; company is full of great people.

    Cons

    Working with some of the dumbest people I met at the entry level. They think they hire the smartest people, but really they could do a much better job of hiring people. This is especially true in R&D. Didn't really feel like I fit in because I was constantly helping people and I felt like I was on another intellectual level. I'm all in for sharing my knowledge, but they seriously need to consider hiring on a different level. Work could be much more efficient with this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rethink your hiring strategies so that you can create a better companies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    P&G employees are typically high quality folks, with a passion to succeed.
    The company has the resources to fund and support business critical work.

    Cons

    P&G is very insular, rarely accepting experienced hires into "the club." If you're an experienced hire, think twice before joining. P&G will likely not be open to outside experience and viewpoints.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    IMHO, for P&G to stay competitive, hire more folks from the outside, and become less of an insular culture.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Standardized work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Procter & Gamble full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Structured approach towards problems, opportunity to learn and improve personal knowledge, close contact to production and market problems, big potential to grow quickly

    Cons

    Too much of burocracy for very simple daily jobs, very 'americanized' way of thinking and working, 'time is money thinking'

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better support in career path, motivate people with what they have been hired for and not park them in a job because you have the necessity for it

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