Procter & Gamble Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
1,980 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 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place for leadership training

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Procter & Gamble

    Pros

    Lots of leadership and autonomy upfront. Lots of team work and collaboration. Great office culture where your colleagues are your friends. Lots and lots of training. P&G is known as the company with the best marketing and brand management training.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic. Very slow to market. Every initiative takes months and months to launch and you have to align everything with too many stakeholders.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to learn and grow

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    AWESOME training and resources, you can build your own plan and most managers will be fully supportive.
    Work from home of flex time has corporate support, but each unit has a different way to implement - check with your direct manager
    Good benefits
    Great Culture and talented network
    Overall: You will work with the best agencies, leaders, and marketing experts in the Consume Packaged Goods Industry. You can manage your career and enable your mentors and managers to push you further in a fast pace and learn in weeks what would take several months in other places

    Cons

    PG code - Has its own, crypted corporate jargon and lingo ( you will spend the first two quarters just learning most acronyms and process jargon) . What is not said is sometimes as important as what was said, and people seldom will give you the real answer, but the "right" answer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk the talk: there is a huge lack of congruence between work life corporate communication and managers working until the life gets drained out of their bodies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Scientist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    People are wonderful, the pay and benefits are good, there are a lot of opportunities to move between business units or job functions.

    Cons

    The workload is challenging and the pressure to deliver is great. It is difficult to maintain a work-life balance even though there are many flexible work arrangements available.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the vision and work to communicate it to the employees. Having a common vision will be critical in the future. Create a "can do" environment, where employees are rewarded for delivering against significant challenges.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good but no longer great

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    Current Employee - Information Technology  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    P&G is based on an incredible set of core values. It has great brands and a fabulous reputation for leadership development. It is a great place to be if you want to be challenged with a lot of responsibility and opportunity to growth.

    Cons

    In some areas of the company, work life balance is out of whack. I have also seen several examples seemingly in contrast with the company's core values lately.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leaders today are not exhibiting the core values to the extent they have previously. Get back to the basics and bring back our core values.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Training and Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consumer & Market Knowledge Manager  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Consumer & Market Knowledge Manager in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I truly believe I have one of the best jobs in my peer group due to the opportunity I have to develop as a business leader while allowing for a good work/life balance. Since P&G is a top destination company and builds from within, I work with intelligent individuals who have developed a mastery of their business function. Working with and learning from these individuals allows me to improve my business acumen and apply my understanding to new situations.

    P&G's ability to enable collaboration and develop business leaders is seen by its strong brands, but also though the number of individuals that started success companies after leaving the organization.

    Other Pros:
    * Ethical Company
    * Fortune 500 Company: Global and Safe
    * Competitive Compensation and Profit Sharing Program
    * Ability to change functions

    Cons

    Due to the size of the organization and number of brands involved, it takes a long time and significant amount of analysis to make business decisions. This process can be frustrating at times when the project has been approved, but then resources are pulled due to needs in other businesses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think like a small company and determine the minimum amount of information you need to make a decision (given the business risk). Setting clear goals will limit the back-and-forth non-value-added work and increase the team's ability to creatively meet business needs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Amazing experience. Lots of learning

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble

    Pros

    Ethics. Learning. People. Promote from within.

    Cons

    Too centralized. Too many people asking questions and very few providing answers.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    comfortable culture, lacking speed

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time

    Pros

    fantastic people, organization cares for employees. coworkers are self-motivated, with strong sense of ownership.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, complex structure, self-constrained in innovation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    remove barriers at a regional/local level. accept some chaos as normal

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company, lots of politics.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Procter & Gamble

    Pros

    Good training and current benefits. Respected in industry, sense of company pride. Lot of job/location flexibility. Lot of responsibility in roles. Learn skills that can be applied in any future industry/role.

    Cons

    Slowly decreasing benefits and pay raises. Heavy time demands, poor rating structure for promotions. Not enough autonomy for leaders. Some good initiatives, but not a lot of satisfaction selling expensive consumer products.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Growing business by developing people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Procter & Gamble full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Focused on growing people, very demanding and the best in the industry

    Cons

    At times slow and bureaucratic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce layers, broaden span, reduce bureaucracy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    It is a great company to work for!

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    Current Employee - Finance & Accounting Group Manager
    Current Employee - Finance & Accounting Group Manager

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

    Pros

    Great career and development training. It is great company to start your career because you will have the opportunity to work with a multifunctional team and have great projects. Also, the company constantly reinforce the importance of having diversity of people.

    Cons

    This company is soo big that some time it takes too much time to make decisions and people tend to be very internally focused! Also, when you are in the middle of your career it may be better to move to another company because it takes forever to get promoted despite of giving excellent results - you have to be extremely connect it to get it!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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