Procter & Gamble Reviews

Updated July 16, 2015
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Procter & Gamble CEO A.G. Lafley
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Pros
  • Company is very Flexible which alows you to have a work life balance Knowledge transfer (in 169 reviews)

  • I have worked at P&G for 14 years (in 256 reviews)

Cons
  • Little respect for work-life balance (in 168 reviews)

  • No retirement plan in P&G Singapore (in 225 reviews)

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  1. On the whole, great place to work.. once you accept the glass ceiling

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seaton Delaval, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seaton Delaval, England (UK)

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

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

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are good, HR practices are professional and well developed.

    Cons

    Entry level 1 employees find it very tough to reach Band 1 these days. Strategic focus now seems to be on career progression for Entry level 2 only


  2. Graduate entry

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Manchester, England (UK)

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Promote within Good opportunity to progress quickly Multiple discipline training

    Cons

    Working hours are vey long if you want to impress

    Advice to Management

    Provide more feedback on how to progress


  3. Helpful (5)

    Holds back those who want to progress fast

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

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People, culture, big company. Diverse company yet everyone has a similar attitude so it's very easy to fit in. Lots of great brands that are accessible through company shop. Promote from within so you must work your way up.

    Cons

    A bit of a cult since everyone has been there and become tuned into the P&G way. If you want to progress fast at the start of your career it is too difficult, even if you are recognised as one of the best.

    Advice to Management

    There should be a much bigger gap between the pay of mid-rated performers and top rated performers. There is little incentive to do well as your pay does not grow fast enough and you can be promoted without being top rated.


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  5. P&G Weybridge

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Procter & Gamble

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

    Pros

    People focused, exceptional training and responsibility, good work-life balance, assignment based roles provide variety, diverse and bright people

    Cons

    International opportunities don't really materialise until band 3 and above (minimum of 5 years in company), not that much say in assignment changes and length

    Advice to Management

    Think about benefits which will appeal more to graduates as salary is not as appealing as banking/consulting, office locations


  6. P&G

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inventory & Supply Planner in Basildon, East of England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Inventory & Supply Planner in Basildon, East of England, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good company to work for, good package, but base salary is poor. Flexible. Good work life balance?

    Cons

    good package, but base salary is poor. Only get promoted very rarely and lots of graduates come and go.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Territory Manager Oral B UK

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Procter & Gamble

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

    Pros

    Relatively stable field based sales role, share save scheme, innovation

    Cons

    No career advancement unless you are willing to move to a head office. No bonus and incentives are poor. Only the top performer in each team over a 6 month period will get a £100 voucher. Management increase targets regularly. Morale is low.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the workforce. Incentives or bonus would motivate and increase morale


  8. Helpful (3)

    Not the company it once was

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Weybridge, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Weybridge, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people. Worklife balance is there for the taking if you are brave enough. Compensation can be good if you manage to get on international assignment. However, if you don't it is average at best.

    Cons

    P&G's mantra used to be "consumer is boss." It is quite clearly now the shareholder. In an attempt to turn around the share price the company is ruthlessly driving productivity. This generally means positions are eliminated & work is farmed out or that jobs are "recalibrated" so that you find yourself doing the same work that used to be done by a higher band colleague in the past. In addition the company is attempting to sell large divisions of the business that it deems as non-core. Ironically these were categories that our CEO bought in his first tenure with the intent of them becoming core, however we simply failed to make them work. All these planned divestitures means that the organisation is distracted & everyone is looking over their shoulder.

    Advice to Management

    Set clear targets & results for your employees & focus on that rather than on their profile.


  9. Great company to learn and work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Procter & Gamble full-time

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

    Pros

    Plenty of training oppotunities and a dynamic career progression throughout the company. Global reach helps you get exposure to different ways of working

    Cons

    Slow moving company that tends to react too late to some market and industry changes which makes it less innovative than others. Constant organizational changes can also be detrimental to your career in it.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to leverage the scale of the company but be aware about what the competitors are doing as sometimes the corporate culture prevents looking outside.


  10. steady, lot of learning, best in the industry

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    personal learning and development leaderhsip

    Cons

    slow change too much alignment needed

    Advice to Management

    agility


  11. Helpful (2)

    great set up, offices, benefits, car etc, but strange mentallity of people - no one works together, exhausting

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Market Strategy & Planning Manager B2 in Weybridge, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Market Strategy & Planning Manager B2 in Weybridge, England (UK)

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

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

    Pros

    great to set you up in a career path, lots of training, given alot of responsibility surrounded by experience which mitigates the risk taking.

    Cons

    strange group of people seem to progress well, selfish incompetant people who only ever look after number one, seem to progress far better than team players who help for the greater good of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Cut through the noise, the people asking to get promoted are often the ones who cant do their own jobs, look at the quiet ones who are actually doing the work day to day



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