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  1. Great times

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Analyst in Cincinnati, OH
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The brand name of the Company provides a great brand recognition. Additionally, the people that work there are very friendly and the working environment is relaxed

    Cons

    There is a lack of direction in terms of career progression and advancement, however, everything else is very positive, and I have nothing to complain about.

    Advice to Management

    Provide a better structure for entry level candidates and employees. This will provide them with better understanding of the business.


  2. Helpful (1)

    what it is like to get bought out by a giant

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management in Woodland Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Management in Woodland Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    they talk a good talk. some of the people in HR have great experience in getting you to go along with their systems. They have great benefits if they let you stay. A great place if you have never worked anywhere else. They have a lot of knowledge of consumer insights and marketing research. Looks good on your resume. If you can get in their folds it is possible to be relocated to other places around the world.

    Cons

    If you aren't 'raised' by them, they don't want you and will do everything they can do to get rid of you. Even if you get on board and start singing along. They will still push you out. They do not adhere to their own rules. You hear all this stuff about success drivers and Purpose Values & Principles that you are supposed to live by. But management does not live by their own rules. It is very 1984 ish. In meetings they talk about how as a manager you have to chose only one person to save in your boat and let the others drown. There are management seminars on Strength Finders, Focus on your Strengths etc. But when you try to manage that way you are judged as a bad manager because you are not firing that person. But then you see other bad people around you getting promoted all the time because they are someone's friend or whatever.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach. If you are going to ask your teams to do - then you need to walk the walk and talk the talk and not do just whatever you want. Admit when you make wrong decisions. When you say you are going to help an employee, then do it. Listen to what your employees are saying. Don't ignore it. Don't talk bad about previous teams. It only makes you look bad. Be aware of what your management teams are doing. There is a big problem where management doesn't look down through the levels and they do not see how some really bad people there are affecting teams. And they choose to sacrifice great people so that some really mediocre people stay on board at the detriment of the organization overall. It is as if management would rather stick by their bad decision rather than admit that they made a wrong choice and fix it.


  3. Prodcut manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is a great company to work for in case no one has heard that before. Plenty of opportunities for advancement and no internal politics at all. It is a utopian meritocracy.

    Cons

    Well it is big and slow to make decisions, I bet no one would have anticipated that from PG. They are beholden to WM for what that is worth, another profound insight.

    Advice to Management

    I would like to see AG paid a little less, like say 20,000,000. less. Something tells me that for $5,000,000. you get someone just as capable maybe even more since they would need to stay around at least 5-7 years in order to have enough money to retire in absolute comfort. The problem now is that such a level is achieved after just 1-2 years and that is assuming no wealth already accumulated.


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  5. P&G world

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great place to learn & grow fast can build career within P&G big company with big experience to grow more advanced in systems than most other companies

    Cons

    unique company with its own culture -> "procotoroid" thinking/people

    Advice to Management

    how to manage unique monster in a dynamic world...?


  6. Helpful (2)

    Top of your class? You're just average at P&G.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ability to work with top caliber, type "A" personalities. Tons of resources for training and networking. Good technical vs. management tract within company. Lots of opportunities to move to new positions within the company.

    Cons

    Hard to shine when everyone else was also a valedictorian. Continuity is difficult when management changes. There is a need to scramble and show off to new management every 3-6 months as a new face joins the organizations. Decisions are made by consensus which becomes very challenging in large organizations.

    Advice to Management

    Don't shift managers so often that there is not continuity / accountability for the organization.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Quality Fortune 50 company to build your career with

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good leadership within management. The company invests a lot in training of new employees and encourages you to take on tasks outside of your job description so that you can grow yourself professionally.

    Cons

    Their career path system makes it almost impossible for hard working, educated, competent Administrative and Technical professionals to break into the management side of the business.

    Advice to Management

    Loosen up a little bit on the harsh restrictions for promotion from top level A&T to entry level management. This could be a great way to identify entry level managers who understand the work culture and are committed to the company.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Promotions due to relationships vs. work, does not embrace innovation or experienced hires

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Development Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Product Development Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good training available if you can find the time to take classes. good benefits good pay

    Cons

    rewards come to those that are smooth talkers and can use others to do their work. Past work experience (10+) mean nothing, you start at 0 at P&G. HR slow to react to abusive and hostel working conditions even with others support if manager is seen as effective.

    Advice to Management

    Seek to understand other ideas that come from previous experience and embrace people and process that are "not created here". Understand the difference between a smooth talker vs. a hard worker that delivers. act on what you preach about for work life balance and allow people to work reasonable hours and provide them work loads that can be achieved in no more than a 50hr week. acknowledge and reward achievements and provide constructive criticism that will help a person grow. know who in management are good at building people capability vs. knowing how to navigate the system and speak Procties.


  9. Working for P&G

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Tech in Henderson, NC
    Current Employee - Production Tech in Henderson, NC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The great Profit Sharing Plan, I have over 100K now, the dental benefits suck, medical is good,

    Cons

    Not fair in promotions, its who you know and what color your skin is, this plant is mostly black, but that should not matter but it seems only black people get promoted, and even some black co workers are upset when they see someone promoted who is not qualified or have the mininum knowledge get the job over them, because of a personal relationship to managers

    Advice to Management

    Trat all employess fair


  10. Good Place To Work. Very financially controlled company.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to work. Great for home office opportunities as an Account Exec. Good work/life balance and top notch medical and benefits.

    Cons

    No ESPP (Employee Stock Purchase Plan), Stock Options, Bonuses. As an AE there is no incentives to drive more business.

    Advice to Management

    Offer a discounted ESPP (Employee Stock Purchase Plan) at 85% of the market high/low for a six month period as an incentive to save and invest in the company. Bonuses should be awarded for top performers at the AE level.


  11. P&G; is it right for you

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - National Account Manager
    Former Employee - National Account Manager

    Pros

    Extensive Resources can and will be thrown at projects Extensive Marketing Research is conducted to ensure project success

    Cons

    Employees are just a number

    Advice to Management

    Don't just pay attention to the customer; consider utilizing the information they provide


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