Procter & Gamble Reviews

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Procter & Gamble CEO A.G. Lafley
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Pros
  • Everyone is empowered to improve the Business while there is a great work-life balance (in 155 reviews)

  • P&G is known as the company with the best marketing and brand management training (in 247 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance can be a problem in the current environment long hours expected (in 164 reviews)

  • Their are not enough traditional P&G managers in the acquisition sites as well (in 219 reviews)

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  1.  

    you can make alot of money running a packing line however you wont have a life outside of work, and youll never progress

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    Current Employee - Technician  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Technician in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble

    Pros

    money, $15/hr to start $20/hr after a year. its not a hard job at all. even though the tests to get in are harder than what the actual job is. 4+ weeks vac just after 5 years. good retirement packages.

    Cons

    no work life balance. alot of butt kissing to get promotions. no organization at all upon management. shift work is a pain to deal with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    remove head from sphincter.they will generally promote the general screw up before anyone else just to get the screw up off of the packing line.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    It was Ok for a while.

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    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Procter & Gamble

    Pros

    Pay & Benefits were good.

    Cons

    Some of the top management needs to go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Constant focus on Walmart is demoralizing to the rest of the company and accounts.

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Boring

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    Current Employee - Operator  in  Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Operator in Iowa City, IA

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble

    Pros

    Good pay for not doing much

    Cons

    If you do a good job they heap more work on you and you get the same pay as the people who do nothing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure your people really work

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Lots of potential not put to good use.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cayey, PR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cayey, PR

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble

    Pros

    Huge company, job security, great benefits. The site has a lot of nice people, but in general the culture is very difficult to work with. The need for improvements sometimes overlooks quality.

    Cons

    Long hours, little recognition, difficult to move up from technician to manager level. Most movement will be horizontal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Evaluate people on their performance, not on the managers opinion.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great place to learn and work on big brands.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Brand Manager  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Assistant Brand Manager in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble

    Pros

    You get to work with the smartest people and learn from them. As a hire from within company everyone is keenly interested in your development and career. There are some great opportunities to do some amazing things.

    Cons

    P&G is notoriously slow at promoting folks especially at the lower levels. Also there is a great variance in workload depending on the brand you work on. Some brands are known to be better at work life balance than others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really look at advancement for ABM & BM. 10 years is a long time to be in those positions if you are not a 22 year old college grad.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    P&G has a great internship program that gives interns learning experience and good compensation.

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    Current Employee - CBD Intern  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - CBD Intern in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble

    Pros

    Good compensation, strong benefits, excellent communication from leadership, great recognition and feedback on current work progress, prestigious company name, happy culture

    Cons

    moving up in the company requires location flexibility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I am very please to part of a company that is well establish and care about their employees.

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    Current Employee - Field Technician  in  Belcamp, MD
    Current Employee - Field Technician in Belcamp, MD

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble

    Pros

    Some of the reasons to worik for Procter & Gamble are good pay, work enviroment, and oppotunties for advancements.

    Cons

    Some of the downsides may consist of no acess to public transportation, salary cap for part time employees, and no third shift.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on doing a fabulous and great job!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Place to Start your career

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    Current Employee - Assistant Brand Manager  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Assistant Brand Manager in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble

    Pros

    Best place to work at the beginning of your career- recruiters are all over you. Its like getting a second masters because you learn so much and have such an ability to affect the business.

    Cons

    Alot of pressure in brand to deliver more business results than the next guy and do the build the organization activities. Impossible to have a true work life balance. Everyone works on vacation and emails go through the weekend. You'll be much happier with yourself if you just dedicate yourself to your career and don't try to divide yourself between work and home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take time to play more often so your employees can as well. Don't email from vacation

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great Company, a lot of learning opportunitites

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble

    Pros

    reputation, good trainning, good compensation

    Cons

    the work process can be a little complex as it is a big company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    simplication

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Extremely Bad for Experienced Hires, Good for College Grads

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

    I worked at Procter & Gamble

    Pros

    Big Name, Well-known brands, Global Company, One can learn a lot. Many successful Executives started their careers at P&G after college. Provides good benefits (except Dental). At times, one gets to work in global teams

    Cons

    It is a very good company if you join after College. The entire career path is structured for fresh grads. There are set durations of assignments and growth. After few levels it is mostly up or out or one has to agree to stay at a certain level for rest of the life and retire. If one performs well, is lucky and builds connections over time, one can grow to the CEO level. AG Lafley or Bob McDonald joined as ABMs. Only people in Marketing rise to that level.

    The company hires few experienced individuals every year as they may not have the skills in-house. These people really have a tough time. If one has experience up to 10 years years of experience, one should be ready to start career from entry-level. For people with experience who are not desperate they should stay away from considering P&G. Most experienced hires leave within an average of 13 months. They are not treated well. There are cases of people who joined with 10 years of experience and even after 12 years at P&G, they are still sitting at the same level. They do not get any benefit of past experience. Rather, it is a discredit. They are left out by peers or seniors who joined P&G after college.

    Employees from acquired companies are not treated well because P&G is very inward focused and most people working had worked only for P&G in their life and never had exposure to working in any other company. They suffer from "frog in a well" syndrome. They do not consider people from acquired companies or experienced from other companies as P&Gers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    P&G should either stop hiring experienced people or absorbing people from acquired companies or create policies to bring them at appropriate level and determine their career path in a fair manner.

    No opinion of CEO

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