Procter & Gamble Reviews

Updated April 25, 2015
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  1. Challenging environment, people are great

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Procter & Gamble full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company is great, and that translates to great people. Integration with Gillette business remained a challenge during my time there.

    Cons

    The company has processes for everything and as such, there is not much flexibility in career advancements.

    Advice to Management

    I think the company is on the right track, but inflexibility in policies and procedures may hurt more than it helps.

  2. It's no wonder why P&G was rated top company to work for, because it is!

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    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Cincinnati, OH

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

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

    Pros

    Your colleagues are respectful, professional, intelligent, and hardworking. Of course there are exceptions but that's what I witnessed during my time there. Even though the company can be quite bureaucratic sometimes, there is always someone there to help you.

    I enjoyed the professional environment, the fast pace of the industry, and the heavy workload, but it takes a certain person to like that and be motivated by it.

    Great values all around.

    Cons

    The bureaucracy. Also, don't even think of being promoted. They will tell you what the formula is but never promote you. Learn all you can and get out.

    Sometimes there are crazy layoffs but that's with any industry, any company. Just be prepared and know the cool aid is there but you don't need to drink it.

    Advice to Management

    None. Continue doing what you're doing.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Procter & Gamble full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Many systems in place that seem good for employees -educational, on-line training, safety.
    Internally grown and rewarded employees may have worked through 20th centure but change is required - culturally and organizationally to grow and even maintain market share and profitability.

    Cons

    So structured that it has become a beaurocratic narcisstic culture that focusses on moving Band 3 and 4 managers upward whether they perform or not - just need to cover immediate supervisor's chances of promotion. No sense of loyalty if you happen to be from an acquired company, irregardless of experience, skill, or even immediate value even when compared to a P&G longer term and somewhat brainwashed employee. Charts on a wall measuring performance get more attention and priority than the employees capable of solving the problem. - too slow, too many chiefs and not enough warriors. too much CYA going on.

    Advice to Management

    Move into reality and don't be a trained elephant only able to move in a tethered path - even if untethered, they still follow obsolete and painfully ineffective methodologies. Invest when it's obvious that Band Aiding existing equipment and processes cost more in the long run - the future belongs to swifter and empowered leaders not afraid to go against the ingrained culture.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great experience in R&D but frustrating work planning

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

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

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

    Pros

    Challenging work plans
    Multi-functional collaboration is encouraged
    Leadership roles are given to younger employees (<2 years)
    Economies of Scale allow for huge cost savings opportunities

    Cons

    Location (Cincinnati is the only option for most R&D-ers)
    Management of satellite technical centers is sub-par
    No formal technical training plan (based on 1:1 coaching)
    Lack of transparency in upcoming roles

    Advice to Management

    Drive for specificity when drafting the work plans of new hires. Make sure that all of your employees are working on things that are important to the ongoing business strategy. Provide more support and career management to those employees who do not start out in Cincinnati or one of the larger technical centers.

  6. Helpful (1)

    The open spaces, lighting and high ceilings really is an amazing place for "Touching lives and improving life"

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    Former Intern - IT Development in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Intern - IT Development in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Procter & Gamble as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and a great place to work. The open floor plan and no assigned seating in the head quarters in Cincinnati is great allows for a unique flexible working environment.

    Cons

    Some times it is hard to get answers in for a problem in a company of this size. The amount of email you get is excessive but bearable. Everyone is very connected, which is a good thing, but sometimes the number of meetings is too much and sometimes, people will attend your meeting and another meeting via lync messaging. Which makes communications less effective.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so resistant to change and technology. Things do not have to look the same to feel the same. Especially in regards to the internal intranet and the new applications UI standards.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Great company to work for, talented people everywhere

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A chance to learn something new every day, even after 10 years.

    Cons

    Plan for an exit, not much room at the top...

    Advice to Management

    People / Employees are your most important asset.

  8. Excellent

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble

    Pros

    Team work, high standard for principles and values

    Cons

    administrative workload, bureaucracy, productivity pressure, too many measures to achieve

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on business results, be flexible and simple

  9. Great Place to work and develop products to improve consumers lives

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Procter & Gamble

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Work life balance is great. Boston location is excellent

    Cons

    If you are from the Boston area and don't want to leave you will run our of development opportunities at the Boston location.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Great benefits positive management

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    Former Employee - CPG Sales in Saint Joseph, MO
    Former Employee - CPG Sales in Saint Joseph, MO

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Benefits, family time, generous holiday and vacation pay.

    Cons

    Layoffs for lines not compatible with core product line.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be positive. Growth does not happen with threats or negativity.

  11. Helpful (2)

    The best company to work for ,...period

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Principles, drive for results, excellent place to learn true leadership

    Cons

    Sometimes instead of focusing on the competition outside with UL, or CP , the competition is inside

    Advice to Management

    Continue driving e2e accountability vs Silos

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