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Procter & Gamble Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.9 1,905 reviews

92% Approve of the CEO

Procter & Gamble CEO A.G. Lafley

A.G. Lafley

(379 ratings)

88% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    All about it

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood products, brands and distribution

    ConsCompany is very hierarchical, slow in decision making and it works in your favor base don who you know and not what you know.

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    Research and Development Engineer (Current Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsVery Diverse, fun and young wokr

    ConsDon't like the cincinnati, the city isnt for me

    Advice to Senior Managementn/a

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good work experience, not the company many claim

    SIP Planner (Current Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsBenefits are good, although they are getting more expensive. Nice people, culture is decently relaxed

    ConsPay is awful. Management makes it sound enticing, but when you find out other companies pay 20-30k more for the same postion its a bit demoralizing. Absolutely no room for advancement. If you arent hired as a manager, its just about impossible to become one.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop talking about growing leaders and promoting from within, actually do it. Once entry level manangers are promoted, they hire kids right out of college to fill in, leaving deserving employees who have been there for years wondering when their shot is.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good job, horrible hours, no room for advancement, horrible politics

    Plant Technician (Current Employee) Avenel, NJ

    ProsGreat salary, a lot of paid time off for holidays, good benefits package, great company to work for

    ConsTerrible hours, mandatory 3 shift weekly rotation, no room for advancement, no positions available with a steady shift, forced overtime

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of 3rd shift!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Retail Pulse

    Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsFlexible work schedule, good pay, part time but plenty of hours.Different location each day.

    Conspoor management including regional managers. Corporate does not get it, have never been in the field and therfore difficult to understand the needs of it's employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore flexibility with the employees, necessary tools to complete the job.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsA lot of opportunity to experience different businesses

    ConsNot easy to get promoted

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Steady firm, no risk and no reward

    Acct Executive (Current Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsCulture and values, steady career rotation and moderate growth potential

    Consprocess heavy, lots of redundancies, increasing levels of administrative work for managers and declining compensation scales

    Advice to Senior Managementbe faster, drive true innovation and pay competitively in the short AND long term.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It's OK

    Project Manager (Current Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsBenefits, people and name recognition

    ConsNo job security, lower than industry standard pay

    Advice to Senior ManagementMove PEOPLE back to core, no Shareholders

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Plant Technician

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Iowa City, IA

    ProsStill decent benefits and pay
    Could be a great place to work again one day
    Has the ability to be a wonderful and innovative arena with a little room to breathe and less fear. Right now it's just not good anymore, hope to say it's different again soon.

    ConsCurrently working 110+ hours every two weeks. Told to flex out a day during the week to replace day off on the weekend. Cannot due to staffing restrictions. Therefore not unusual to work 12-13 days straight with NO option to take a day off. Not even using vacation days.

    Bare minimum attitude from employees caused by culture of knee jerk reactions for disciplinary action for minimal mistakes and fear. There is no learning by mistakes at P&G and they will attribute every mistake to not paying attention to detail. Doesn't matter if it was an error with writing, walking or learning a process. Even if you should have had a trainer with you and there was not someone available to help the untrained employee they are still penalized if they don't do the task and penalized if they do the task and make a simple error or miss a step. There does not have to be a loss to the company in order to be punished for the error. Depending on your ability to lie and brown nose will be the extent of your discipline.

    They preach accountability yet let people who have the ability to brown nose slide. If you do your work and set people up to succeed they penalize you by giving you the work of someone who does not do their work. Why because "I know you will make sure it will get done." These people who take pride in their work are loaded down and punished for having ethics. While others surf the internet or spend the day wandering the plant or playing on their phones.

    Pay has been backsliding and we have recently been told we are getting paid too much for the community/standards of the packing communities in the area. Benefits are being standardized to the general company standards in the US as a whole and P&G wants to remain in the middle of the pack on these things. The yearly celebrations have dwindled and/or been cut back and the gift boxes for the year over the last 5 years have been cut down it won't be worth the cost to ship in another 5 years at the rate they are going.

    The attitude of the general populace is if you are only gonna compensate both through money and benefits at the middle then people are not going to give top performance. Down side is the few who have the mentality and ethics to perform their jobs at any level of excellence are now being punished by being overloaded.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpend some time finding out what your employees do with their time, who does the actual work and even reward those who perform. Perhaps showing up in the work areas unannounced from time to time you will see what is truly going on in the production areas. Take the time to invest in your employees and make them feel appreciated. No one wants to hear there are a 100 people who would line up outside for your job if you don't want to do it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Starter Job in a Rough Economy

    Site Integrated Planner (Current Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsPaycheck, going home at the end of the day.
    Decent training that will provide you with the ability to look for other positions outside of the company.
    Company still holds a good name when you talk to those outside of it.

    ConsDepending on the area you are hired in to, work life balance is non-existent. You will be expected to sign over your personal time in order to better the business. expect phone calls at all hours of the evening and morning. Required to bring your work laptop home to work over weekends. I have had managers ask me if I was willing to bring my laptop with me on vacation.

    Pay is below average, but they tell you that the benefits make up for it. Currently those are being stripped down and the cost has increased significantly on them the past 3 years. At the same time the retirement is 1/3 of what it was just 15 years ago.

    If you aren't hired in as a manager, you will fight for 20 years to be promoted to one if you are lucky.

    Currently the management bloat is reaching an all time high. I have 12 managers between me and the "executives".

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart recognizing that people have personal lives. You can't continue to tell people that their role's main benefit before it came to Cincinnati is that it was a day shift position. 99.9% of the roles in Cincinnati are day shift, so instead of treating people poorly, find a way to make them feel good about their job.

    Also, you can't keep cutting the benefits and increasing their costs, not while we are being underpaid by 30-50% in many cases.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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