Procter & Gamble Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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  1. Plant Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Plant Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Plant Manager in Cincinnati, OH

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

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

    Pros

    Very capable organization, cost focus

    Cons

    too many chiefs, few indians

    Advice to Management

    Hurry up and divest businesses that drag our profits


  2. Helpful (2)

    No longer a great company to work for!

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

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    There are a lot of talented people working for the company. Sadly, a lot of these talented people are choosing to leave.

    Cons

    No longer best in class for benefits. Not a promote within culture even though they say that they are. Employee morale is very low and management doesn't seem to be listening.
    Stay away from this company! They are simply no longer best in class.

    Advice to Management

    Promote within and ensure new managers have the training needed to manage others successfully.


  3. Manufacturing Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    It is a good work environment.

    Cons

    Contractors don't benefit like P&G employees


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  5. Helpful (9)

    Global Functional Manager (Product Supply)

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    P&G Managers are allowed opportunities to lead/influence in a broad spectrum of topics and across geographies.

    Compensation and Benefits are very good and at times are hard to beat outside of P&G for the same level in an organization.

    The Company is financially strong with a great pipeline of new products which will create success for years to come (if managed correctly).

    Young managers have opportunities for development which are not available at other companies.

    A great company to join and learn at. It's only when one gets higher in the company that the systemic problems which hold it back from it's former greatness are seen.

    Cons

    Politics take precedent over common sense. Cincinnati offices are politics on steroids.

    Too many approvals to obtain and too many people saying "no" - really slows the business and perpetuates problems which need to be solved.

    Ideas take forever to come to light. Ideas I had which took 2 years to approve, and fund, took less than 3 months to to reach the same stage at the company I joined upon leaving.

    Great ideas are stifled as senior management. Directors and VP's are too cautious and reluctant to support and surface ideas. I was told more than once that my ideas were great but leaders did not want to share them for fear they would be responsible to execute.

    There was a time at P&G when those who could deliver great results and develop organization to sustain them were valued and promoted. However, since about 2000, the desired characteristics for promotion shifted more to those with great vision and the ability to sell it. Commitments and delivery began to take a back seat and the company results have suffered ever since.

    Several outstanding leaders left the company as they were not politically connected and could not rise to the top. These same leaders are now highly successful elsewhere including in roles leading P&G's competition. It was a shame P&G lost these great leaders - again these were the ones who could actually deliver.

    Advice to Management

    Practice the 5th E of 5E leadership more: Execution. Too many leaders are unable to execute and don't deliver the results.

    The recent CEO change and having AG Lafley back at the helm is a great example. Great leaders were lost when they were passed up as A.G. retired. These leaders were much more capable to lead this size of an organization but the selected COE was politically better connected and got the nod. Now the company has no successor as the great ones are CEO's elsewhere.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Supply Chain

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

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Training, great people to work with, some work from home flexibility, PVPs, promote from within.

    Cons

    Benefits no longer best in class, too many changes starting to affect family/work balance, atmosphere is one of job instability, too many managers with not enough training on how to deal with change and how it affects employee morale.

    Advice to Management

    P&G is starting to look and feel like everyone else. Bottom line is shareholder is the boss not consumer or employees. This needs to change. We need to get back to our core values. It's ok to change to be able to grow but not this way.


  7. Program Management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Management in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Program Management in Baltimore, MD

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Incredible responsibility. Great people. Great work processes....Challenging assignments, international experiences are possible too!

    Cons

    Traditional structure is changing, slowly but surely. Sometimes the bureaucracy gets in the way, but this is improving too. Getting more digital.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing for the changes, but keep up with transparency


  8. Account Manager

    • 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 full-time

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

    Pros

    Fantastic company culture, great exposure to upper management, constantly receiving learning/training

    Cons

    Headquartered in Cincinnati, must be willing to be flexible with location

    Advice to Management

    Figure out ways to keep younger employees in hub cities, and move incoming employees to hub cities - will increase employee retention


  9. Helpful (5)

    Great Pay, Declining Environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consumer & Market Knowledge Manager in Salem, MA
    Former Employee - Consumer & Market Knowledge Manager in Salem, MA

    I worked at Procter & Gamble full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Pay
    Global Business
    International Travel
    Corporate Wellness Program

    Cons

    Success linked less to performance, more on popularity
    Declining confidence in senior leadership
    Inwardly focused at the price of outward influence

    Advice to Management

    The mantra of P&G is consumer is boss. Recently, the business has been more concerned about meeting shareholder expectations than pleasing the consumer. If the consumer feels fulfilled, the share and share price will follow. Delivering only on share does not always deliver consumer fulfillment.


  10. Procter & Gamble

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Engineer in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Overall company of high integrity

    Cons

    Lately has allowed Wall Street to warp fundamental winning strategy of innovation and it's people are our greatest asset philosophy

    Advice to Management

    Get back to innovating and playing to win and focus on long term vs. short term results


  11. Not a bad place in

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

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Casual environment with flexible hours
    Great job security
    Low bar for competition

    Cons

    Normal big company problems. Moves slow. Too many rules for its own good.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on enabling your employees to do the right thing rather than dictating with corporate policies.



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