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Procter & Gamble Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
1,964 Reviews

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Procter & Gamble CEO A.G. Lafley
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402 Ratings

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.  

    Great Company IF You come in at a Management Level

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    Current Employee - Product Supply D Level  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Product Supply D Level in Cincinnati, OH

    Pros

    Recognizable brands, mostly smart people, well respected company, good culture, tuition reimbursement, work from home opportunities, slightly better than average pay, flexible work hours, pleasant working environment. Benefits are decent.

    Cons

    Promote from within culture is only true at certain levels. Moving from A&T into management roles is next to impossible, regardless of your rating, and only becoming more difficult.

    The company is leaning out, which has resulted in more work with less people. Highly rated D level employees are now doing work that was classified as Band 2 (two BIG promotions above D) as recently as a year ago. Often times leadership considers employees ready for management level work and responsibility, but not ready for management level pay.

    Additionally, lackluster employees are given too much slack and are often passed from organization to organization. This leaves top performers picking up the slack from layoff's as well as carrying some of their dead weight teammates.

    Movement in mid level management is too frequent and breeds a culture of constant change and unfamiliarity with roles. Some VP and directors are too far removed from the businesses they lead, this can result in their goals being force fed to the rank in file, regardless if the goal align with buisness needs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote more from within and slow down on the 22 year old "top talent". Employees who are proven, with degrees from equivalent schools as the B1 hires, are leaving and rightfully so.

    Show non producers the door.

    Stabilize middle management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Big Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Tons of great people at this company

    Cons

    Several not so great people

  3.  

    It's not nearly the best company to work for, but it is one of the better ones.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Department Manager  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Department Manager in Cincinnati, OH

    Pros

    Great benefits package. Salaries are within top 10% of comparable companies.

    Cons

    Performance criteria is not administered consistently across assignments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management no longer considers people as its most important asset. They should return to that approach.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's the People that make the Company.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager

    Pros

    A company that truly does value safety, quality, standards, leadership. This is 'The' company that will challenge you, train you, and expect a lot from you. If you ever do voluntarily leave P&G, you will be one of the most marketable managers in the world.
    Total compensation is good to above average. Base salary + benefits + vacation/holidays + profit sharing is an overall very competitive package, especially after 5+ of employment. Pay raises are consistent, usually annual. And in general, work-life balance is good, but it greatly depends on the type of role you have. But P&G leadership overall supports a family atmosphere; whether it's big or small events or issues that you or your family are going through, they will work with you as much as possible.
    Our PVPs (principles, values, purpose) are lived everyday. It's not just a saying. Without them P&G would just be any other large corporation.
    And if you take the intuitive, you can build an amazing mentor network throughout the company, within many leadership levels. It's invaluable.
    Overall, P&G is part of my life, but not my whole life. Plus I have been able to support a very comfortable life for my family and I, and I value (and feel valued) for my contribution to the company.

    Cons

    Yes, your working for P&G, but in the beginning of your carrier your really working for (and hired for) a specific location. This is especially true in manufacturing- each one is a company it itself. Newer managers (millennials and Gen Y new hires) can be frustrated by this. A general expectation is to do 3+ roles (~2yrs per role) before getting support to apply for roles at another city or site. Just make sure you understand the expectations before you accept your offer.
    Perks- no traditional perks such as bonuses until a Band 3 position. Profit sharing %'s have dwindled for new hires over the past 10 years, which is a shame since this is the biggest financial incentive to stay with the company for your entire working career... Especially since there is no matching 401k contribution. Plus, profit sharing is 100% P&G stock, which has been flat for 7 years.
    Career planning: you have to learn the delicate balance of leading it yourself, without being pushy and unrealistic.
    And lastly, the consumer products business sometimes isn't the most exhilarating... We're not producing Porsche's or iPhones here. We aren't located in the most exciting cities, and we honestly haven't really had any big innovations in a while. But we are 'stable', in a world that seems to be constantly moving forward.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great training and experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing
    Former Employee - Marketing

    Pros

    I would recommend this company to everyone. It is a great place to work with the opportunity to step change your training and experience. If you are motivated and flexible you can navigate to keep stretching your skills. It is especially a great company to learn marketing but from a well rounded general management position ensuring your business management skills are developed.
    * Great training programs
    * Strong on the job training
    * Ability to move and gain new experiences

    Cons

    As with most big companies the complexity of decision making elongates the process and at times it is not clear who is the decision maker.
    * Very set and established processes
    * Large company thus long time to make decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn that different business units may need different processes to offer agility to stay competitive in market.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Finance Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work life balance, pay, location

    Cons

    Many layers; bureaucracy, slow moving at times

  8.  

    Great Salary, Approachable people, Challenging projects, and Relaxed Atmosphere

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Supply Intern  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Product Supply Intern in Cincinnati, OH

    Pros

    The intern projects are truly your own and very challenging, but there are so many resources and support to help you along the way. The first few week are called 'ramp up' where you are expected to soak as much knowledge as possibly. Interns are treated like a full time employ but with all the benefits of being an intern. Your needs take precedent over full time employers because you need to complete your projects in a shorter time span. Also all of the other interns are really friendly and social.

    Cons

    Cincinnati is okay, but I rather not live here.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent company to work for!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Order Management Analyst  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Order Management Analyst in Cincinnati, OH

    Pros

    This company wants to see you succeed! I have not experienced micromanaging at P&G and as long as you stay on top of your work you will be able to work freely including two days from home a week. With a company this size it is possible to change careers without having to change employers, which is a great way to stay motivated throughout your career.

    Cons

    Working your way up can be a challenge as the leap from admin level to management level is very difficult to make. However, if you work hard enough anything is possible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Marketing Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Spend time and resources for great training

    Cons

    Too many bureaucracies which may slow innovation especially if your not patient.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic Training and Culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer  in  Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Greensboro, NC

    Pros

    Procter and Gamble gives fantastic training and truly wants you to succeed as an individual. The culture in the plant is very positive and I feel like everyone wants to help one another.

    Cons

    The work is tough, but that's what you signed up for! If you are looking for a 40 hour workweek, you won't find it here, but you will find the work rewarding and the atmosphere friendly.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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