Procter & Gamble Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
1,967 Reviews

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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  

    Excellent company to work for

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cash Manager  in  Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Cash Manager in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Flexible working, laid back management style, encourage personal development, great staff shop!

    Cons

    Salarie is low, and there is very little opportunity to advance upwards

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont call the roles, manager and accountant etc, as this leads to the perception that the salary is poor against other insitutions. However most of the non management roles, do not need to be a wualified accountnant, they are quite clerical.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Learning Organisation

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Plant Technician
    Former Employee - Plant Technician

    I worked at Procter & Gamble full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good learning opportunity at all levels - Training provided for all levels.
    Multi-cultural and diversified teams in all locations.
    Good work-life balance and support from team members.

    Cons

    Lack of focus on people development and career progression plan.
    Salary is around avg. market rate. No bonus unless you are above Band 2.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    P&G is a good learning organisation but top teams in Plant/Sites need to focus on career progression and career development for the lower grade members. Lack of people skills creates lots of confusion, de-motivation and turnover.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Enjoyable

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - P&G Beauty  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - P&G Beauty in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great products, lots of nice people and company benefits such as shares/pension and staff sales

    Cons

    No commission/company bonuses. Average starter wage. Little training and career progression. Struggles to follow through on its company values.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To practise what you preach, more company discounts on P&G products, more job progression opportinities for deserving staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Outstanding company, great development, but don't expect to be paid too well......

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance  in  Weybridge, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Finance in Weybridge, England (UK)

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time

    Pros

    World class leadership development
    Good work life balance
    Obtain great depth of experience

    Cons

    You have to move around to progress
    Salaries are weak and slow to catchup with trends
    Progression can be unnecessarily painful

    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lack of progression ops

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble

    Pros

    Training second to none
    Company values strong and inspirational leadership
    Work life balance and sense of community, feels like a big family

    Cons

    Not enough roles for all the talent recruited, cliques formed due to recruitment from within
    No bonus scheme, no flexible benefits such as the options to buy holiday

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok if you are office based. Field based roles have no progression

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Management  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Territory Management in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    innovation and quality of products is fantastic.

    Cons

    No bonus across company. No prospects unless geographically mobile. You cannot progress in a field based role unless you have worked in the head office for circa 2 years. Pay could be better and rewards poor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trading on your name as you are losing good people. Get competitive! Competitors pay better and have bonus and better car schemes. If you work extra hard for 6 months you may get a £20-100 voucher but only if you are top of your team!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    The best leadership academy in the world

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Unrivaled people development driven by the non-negotiable recruit from within policy.

    Cons

    Inevitably they have too many strong people for the leadership positions available internally

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    brilliant for fresh graduate

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

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble

    Pros

    flexible, supportive culture, brilliant training

    Cons

    slow career progression. If you are with a bad boss, you are doomed

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    supply chain planning manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    working with great people with high level of mastery and leadership
    work life balance can be managed, but difficult to achieve if you are going for a promotion
    scope of roles are huge, even if you work for a small brand you still manage a huge budget
    p&g manages its supply chain end to end, therefore opportunity for role changes and learning new skills are endless

    Cons

    above the department management level (band 2) it becomes very political
    promotions and career growth are more linked to your network rather than your performance (which i guess is true in many big companies)
    salary are ok but not the best...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the grow from within culture is good but limit the real innovation and change of culture when needed... maybe worth it to reconsider that

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A great company to work if you're the right person, willing to take a lot of ownership from day one.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operating Department Manager
    Current Employee - Operating Department Manager

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

    Pros

    A lot of ownership of day one.

    Cons

    Heavily entangled in it's processes which stops people to think and innovate for themselves

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to take a step back and think about how the IWS Program is deployed to enable individual's innovation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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