Procter & Gamble Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
1,986 Reviews
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Procter & Gamble CEO A.G. Lafley
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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.  

    Great corporate values

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Section Head  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Section Head in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    P&G continually challenges you to learn new things. You are never allowed to get stagnant, whether it's delving deeper into one function, or gaining a wide breadth of experience. You'll never be allowed to just do the same thing for years! The people at P&G have tremendous integrity, they are passionate and always focused on doing what is right for the consumer and the company.

    Cons

    Lately P&G has centralized too many functions. This has led to a tremendous amount of interfaces and too much time spent on figuring out "who's" role it is to do something. Previously more attention was spent first on aligning on what needed to happen, identifying who had the skills to do what needed to be done - then focusing on what the standard process is. We've lost our agility.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great company to start your career!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - R&D Researcher  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - R&D Researcher in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Global brands to work on. Major résumé booster. Awesome coworkers. Work life balance. Travel internationally. Really great, positive culture. Support groups for minorities.

    Cons

    Location - HQ in Cincinnati.
    Old school culture. People that are not super rock stars at work can be stuck in the same band level for life. The system can be very political at times are tough to navigate. It's all about the appearance of your work and building relationships rather than the true value of your work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent!

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Manufacturing Engineer Intern

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer  in  Mehoopany, PA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Mehoopany, PA

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

    Pros

    Given projects that expose you exactly to the type of work that a full time engineer does. Give first priority for full time jobs to interns. Company culture really encourages teamwork and giving leadership responsibility to everyone. Have a lot of young leadership opportunities at a young age. As an engineer you are given responsibility for 130 people and a $20 million budget by the time you are 26.

    Cons

    Sometimes have to come in during the middle of the night to troubleshoot issues. This comes with the role responsibility. Some of the locations are in the middle of nowhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve training and communication across sites. A lot of the same work is repeated across sites because it was not communicated that it had already been done.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CBD  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - CBD in New York, NY

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flex working hours, you get recognized for your work, growth potential, above all else, there is great innovation that happens at P&G which is awesome!

    Cons

    Sometimes it feels like a popularity contest, and you can be in one week out the next. The actual cash could be better, but they claim that your "compensation package" adds up. Sometimes the perks aren't always necessary, some of us would rather the actual income.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think a little more outside the box, and make decisions more quickly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Depends on the function

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time

    Pros

    Great brands, smart people, and amazing culture

    Cons

    Inconsistency in practices, slow systems, favorability of certain functions/neglect for others

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Satisfied while there

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Competitive compensation and nice benfits

    Cons

    Mgmt more concerned about personal advancement than success of overall business unit

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work: lots of freedom, lots of responsibility.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    I am currently an intern here and the pay is really, really good (bi-weekly salary of $2,215). The best part of the internship is that you can actually contribute to the company. The projects I am working on will legitimately make a difference in the plant I am in. Like I said earlier, they give you a ton of work to do but kind of leave it up to you to figure out how to get it done.

    Cons

    In order to move up in this company, P&G has to become your life. Lots of people say they work to live, but if you want to move up in the ranks, you will have to live to work. Being young, this isn't a problem, but when the time comes and I want to have a family, I don't think I will be able to advance my career much more (at P&G).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ease up on the workers, give them more time off.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great opportunities

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Brand Manager  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Assistant Brand Manager in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    respected by other companies, can easily get another job

    Cons

    difficult to get initial job here

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Rewarding experience

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Senior Market Strategy & Planning  in  Geneva, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Market Strategy & Planning in Geneva, IL

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

    Pros

    Inspirational leaders
    Concept based company
    Outstanding strategic thinking
    Ongoing learning curve

    Cons

    Decision making leadtime
    Process
    Data, data, data....
    Too many people involved in decision making

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify, simplify, simplify. Just make it happens!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    machine technician

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    Former Employee - MACHINE TECH  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - MACHINE TECH in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    * good amount of freedom
    *no close supervision which allows you to just focus on your job
    * always a task that needed to be done
    *good environment

    Cons

    there were no cons to the job

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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