Procter & Gamble Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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  1. Fine Company to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time

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

    Pros

    Company provides flexibility to work at home or office

    Cons

    Large amount of overhead to get things done


  2. Intern

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Intern in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Procter & Gamble

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great learning experience, innovative R&D projects, great people, fun and relaxed work environment

    Cons

    should hire more R&D workforce


  3. Helpful (3)

    P&G. Sub par. Big name

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Executive in Alta Loma, CA
    Current Employee - Retail Executive in Alta Loma, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The big name will look good on resume forever.

    Cons

    They are very tacky and all about the politics

    Advice to Management

    Be a bit more real and honest


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  5. An Average Company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer/Technology
    Current Employee - Engineer/Technology

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

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

    Pros

    It is a large company with plenty of locations to further your career. Very flexible work arrangements Many different career paths to chose from

    Cons

    No Consistency among salaries. P&G insists on hiring the "best and the brightest" but provides, at best, an average salary when compared to other companies. No cost of living adjustment based on location. It can be increasingly difficult to get the job done because of the size and complexity of the company Many different career paths to chose from


  6. Helpful (1)

    Internship

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Procter & Gamble

    Pros

    Good compensation for an internship. They have a lot of programs in place for career development.

    Cons

    No real engineering design work. Hire a lot of engineers to act as middle managers.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Good, Stable Company but future is uncertain

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Market Insights Leader in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Market Insights Leader in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A stable company with consistent results throughout the years. The products are all great quality and the integrity of the company is unparalleled. Lots of opportunity for variety in careers because of the portfolio of brands. The market research function has pockets of visionary exploration that has potential to deliver breakthrough results.

    Cons

    The company hasn't fully adjusted to the new global, digitally driven environment. The business models are based on historical success and need to be rethought in order to ensure future success. Overall company leadership has potential to take the company into the next century. However, Market Research management needs to determine how to find a successful model for support and internal consulting that makes the employees feel valued and move the business forward.


  8. Team leader

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Oxnard, CA
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Oxnard, CA

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Treat you well Safety is good Good recognition

    Cons

    Too many unexperienced managers Lower level managers try to hide things from senior management.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Good company with endless opportunities but a broken compensation system

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Technology Leader in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Engineering Technology Leader in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Benefits, autonomy, and freedom are great. Offers amazing opportunities in the form of new, challenging work. Teaches you to be a leader of work and people. This is really a company you can stay at and have many different careers, in different functions, at different places.

    Cons

    Overall, the compensation system is broken for 5+ year individuals at Band 2. The road to Section Head, Band 3, is documented but impossible to predict. As you wait for Band 3, it is clear that the company does not understand what people value and attempts to fill this gap with statements of "you have potential" and "you're on track." If you don't hear those words then you're stuck at Band 2 for life. Basically, rewards, recognition, and salary are not consistent across functions due to industry benchmarking and upper management doesn't understand how that devalues the work of the jobs the industry values less.

    Advice to Management

    Understand and change how you value younger employees who do great work but won't receive better compensation because of the large pool their rated against.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Line Service Technician

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good money and Great people. I like the benefits. great gifts from the company.

    Cons

    Morale is low. a lot of hours to work. 2 weeks days 2 weeks nights is tough all around.


  11. Helpful (11)

    Global Functional Manager (Product Supply)

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    P&G Managers are allowed opportunities to lead/influence in a broad spectrum of topics and across geographies. Compensation and Benefits are very good and at times are hard to beat outside of P&G for the same level in an organization. The Company is financially strong with a great pipeline of new products which will create success for years to come (if managed correctly). Young managers have opportunities for development which are not available at other companies. A great company to join and learn at. It's only when one gets higher in the company that the systemic problems which hold it back from it's former greatness are seen.

    Cons

    Politics take precedent over common sense. Cincinnati offices are politics on steroids. Too many approvals to obtain and too many people saying "no" - really slows the business and perpetuates problems which need to be solved. Ideas take forever to come to light. Ideas I had which took 2 years to approve, and fund, took less than 3 months to to reach the same stage at the company I joined upon leaving. Great ideas are stifled as senior management. Directors and VP's are too cautious and reluctant to support and surface ideas. I was told more than once that my ideas were great but leaders did not want to share them for fear they would be responsible to execute. There was a time at P&G when those who could deliver great results and develop organization to sustain them were valued and promoted. However, since about 2000, the desired characteristics for promotion shifted more to those with great vision and the ability to sell it. Commitments and delivery began to take a back seat and the company results have suffered ever since. Several outstanding leaders left the company as they were not politically connected and could not rise to the top. These same leaders are now highly successful elsewhere including in roles leading P&G's competition. It was a shame P&G lost these great leaders - again these were the ones who could actually deliver.

    Advice to Management

    Practice the 5th E of 5E leadership more: Execution. Too many leaders are unable to execute and don't deliver the results. The recent CEO change and having AG Lafley back at the helm is a great example. Great leaders were lost when they were passed up as A.G. retired. These leaders were much more capable to lead this size of an organization but the selected COE was politically better connected and got the nod. Now the company has no successor as the great ones are CEO's elsewhere.



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