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www.pg.com
Cincinnati, OH
10000+ employees
1837
Company - Public (PG)
$10+ billion (USD) per year
P&G was founded over 175 years ago as a soap and candle company. Today, we’re the world’s largest consumer goods company and home to iconic, trusted brands, including Always®, Charmin®, Duracell®, Fairy® ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2018 (#62), 2015 (#11), 2014 (#34), 2012 (#25), 2011 (#23), 2010 (#9), 2009 (#15)

Top CEOs: 2017 (#76), 2016 (#11), 2015 (#19), 2018 (#85)

Best Places to Interview: 2017 (#51)

Procter & Gamble – Why Work For Us?


Day 1. It’s something everyone experiences when they join a new company, whether they’re a student, a recent graduate or an experienced professional. P&G’s Day 1 starts with you doing something that matters – making an impact on the world, P&G brands, and your career.

We hire based on the potential we see in people, so here, you’ll be trusted to dive right in, take the lead, use your initiative, and build billion-dollar brands that help make everyday activities easier and make the world a better place. You’ll be doing meaningful work that takes your career places you never imagined.

From early on, you’ll be at the core of breakthrough innovations, be given exciting assignments, lead initiatives, and take ownership and responsibility. And you’ll do this in creative work spaces where new ideas flourish. All the while, you’ll receive world-class training to help you become a leader in your field.

“On my first project, I traveled to every single customer team and met with a huge variety of people, from account executives to finance managers. It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, the exposure was phenomenal, and I could tell my work was going to make an important impact on P&G—and on my career here.” 

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HISTORY OF BRAND GROWTH

From Day 1, you’ll help fulfill our purpose of improving lives for five billion consumers in more than 70 countries through leading brands. We always begin with the consumer in mind, and P&G’s very first big brand was Ivory soap, introduced in 1879. Since then, we’ve added the many household names known the world over. Our history is a story of the invention, innovation, acquisition, and growth of brands that can go beyond and help make life better for everyone, everywhere.


P&G test-markets Pampers®, the first affordable disposable baby diaper, which eventually replaced cloth diapers as the preferred way to diaper babies.


Always®, using the proprietary "Dri-Weave" top sheet, is P&G's first breakthrough in feminine protection, and Always/Whisper® becomes the global leader in its category just two years later.


Gillette Fusion® razor is introduced as the first razor with five main blades and a precision trimming blade on the back. Sales surge and Fusion becomes the fastest P&G brand to reach billion-dollar status.

The Oral-B® Professional™ Series Deep Sweep™ TRIACTION™ was a breakthrough toothbrush and first of its kind in the US, covering more surface area and removing up to 100% more plaque than a manual toothbrush.

More than 45 years after launching as the first natural hair care brand, Herbal Essences introduced a new, premium line of products that marries the best of nature and science called bio:renew.

BRAND & PRODUCT AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Our brands receive awards for all sorts of reasons, from innovation and design to consumer experience and marketing. Join us and you’ll be helping us build products and shape brands that resonate with consumers, and are recognized and appreciated within and outside of our industry.

Old Spice
• 2010 Cannes Advertising Festival "Advertiser of the Year"

Cascade
• #1 Recommended Brand in North America
• Good Housekeeping Seal

Braun Series 9
• GQ’s 2016 Award Winning Shaver

Charmin Essentials Soft
• 2017 Product of the Year winner for Bath Tissue

Tide
• Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Brands in America 2018 – Laundry

Olay Regenerist
• Best Beauty Products of 2017 – Best Anti-Aging Cream
• Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Brands in America 2018 – Anti-Aging Skin Care

Always
• Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Brands in America 2018 – Feminine Product

LOCATIONS

P&G is one of the largest and fastest-growing consumer goods companies in the U.S., serving over five billion consumers worldwide. Cincinnati, OH, has been our global headquarters since 1837 and employs around 10,000 people. Here, you’ll find business and technical centers for nine of our 10 categories, with the 10th category, Shave Care, based in Boston, MA. We have 25 manufacturing plants and 14 customer business centers located across the U.S., from Issaquah, WA, across to Auburn, ME, down to Miami, FL.

Visit our careers site to see our office, plants and warehouse locations are in the US, and to learn more about our global headquarters.

BENEFITS

P&G people are dedicated to making life better for people all over the world, so they deserve benefits that help them live better lives, too. We want you to really understand how much you’re valued, appreciated, and integral to the meaningful work that we do. From Day 1.

• Paid Time Off
• Health Care Benefit
• Wellness Programs
• Retirement Plan
• Flex Benefits/Flexcomp
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Work From Home
• Flexible Scheduling
• Personal Leave of Absence


COMMUNITY IMPACT

Through our brands, products and people, we can play a unique role in improving the health and well-being of the global community that we are all a part of.


Feed America

We have a very close partnership with Feeding America®, who distribute household essentials and personal care items as well as wholesome food. In just two years, we've donated 15 million Pampers diapers and 10 million baby wipes, as well as basic essential products like Crest, Gillette, Charmin, and Pantene.


DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

We strive each day for every P&Ger to be valued, included, heard and able to perform at their peak. We enthusiastically support numerous regional and global affinity groups to support our employees in many ways:

• Corporate Women’s Leadership Team (CWLT)
• Gay, Ally, Bisexual, Lesbian, and Transgender Employees (GABLE)
• People with Disabilities (PWD)
• African Ancestry Leadership Network (AALN)
• Hispanic Leadership Team (HLT)
• Asian Pacific American Leadership Team (HLT)
• Native American Indian Leadership Team (NAILT)
• Veterans and Reservists Affinity Network (ARAN)

We are committed to being as inclusive and accessible to as many people as possible, both internally and externally. This means making sure that everything we put out into the world, from products to marketing, is of value to as wide an audience as possible. With this in mind, we are committed to meeting the Media Rating Council’s stringent viewability standards for digital media, and, in 2017, we became the first-ever company to release an audio descriptive TV ad.

#LOVEOVERBIAS

With less than 100 days until the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, we unveiled our “Love Over Bias,” ad on The Ellen Show. The short film reflects stories of real athlete challenges – from financial inequality to sexual orientation – through their moms’ eyes, and inspires the world to look beyond the things that divide us to celebrate the things that all people share. The aim of this film is to bring people together to talk openly about bias, and change behavior for the better.


GENDER EQUALITY

P&G aspires to build a better world for all of us, free from gender bias, and with an equal voice and equal representation for women and men.


EQUAL PAY DAY

At P&G, fair pay practices and an equitable workplace are core company beliefs. However, across the US, women on average are paid 20% less than men. On April 4, 2017, P&G supported #20PercentCounts, a campaign to raise awareness about the pay gap between women and men in the United States. P&G, along with many other businesses, offered 20% discounts and special offers on a basket of our products.

GIRLS IN STEM

In Cincinnati, Ohio, we partnered with Greenlight for Girls (g4g), an international organization dedicated to encouraging young women and girls to pursue studies and careers in STEM. We welcomed hundreds of girls to Cincinnati and showed them wonderful P&G role models to reinforce that anything is possible.


ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

Protecting the earth is both a responsibility and a business opportunity, and we want to ensure that no one has to choose between the products they use and enjoy today, and what they hope to preserve for tomorrow. We have integrated sustainability into our business practices, operations, innovation, brand building, and culture.

AMBITION 2030In 2018, we announced “Ambition 2030,” our 2030 environmental sustainability goals that embody our commitment to enabling and inspiring a positive impact in the world while creating value for all. But we cannot do it alone. We have the opportunity to partner with the five billion people we serve to make a positive difference for the environment. We also want to collaborate with industry, governments, civil society groups, and academics because, together, we can make an even greater impact. 

EARTH DAY #CLEANPLEDGETide purclean, World Wildlife Fund and program spokesperson, Kristen Bell, launched the Sustainable Laundry Pledge: an effort to convert as many households as possible to energy-saving laundry habits. In celebration of the thousands of #CleanPledge responses, Tide purclean made a donation of $250,000 to support WWF’s global conservation efforts.

VETERANS

P&G is on a mission to be an employer of choice for veterans and reservists. To show our appreciation of their service, we help them find the best place within P&G for them to apply their unique skills and experiences so that they can build their civilian careers.

"When I left the Navy, I was naturally worried about joining the business world. But the people here are nothing short of exceptional. Managers provide clear direction, the training is great, and there is a wealth of people who are willing to help you develop your career. The support I continue to receive is overwhelming.”

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COMPANY CULTURE AWARDS & RECOGNITION

• 2018 Diversity Inc. Top 50 Companies for Diversity – #15
• Named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index
• Forbes JUST 100 – #15
• Fortune World’s Most Admired Companies – #34
• Score of 100 on Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index
• NAFE Top Companies for Executive Women – Top 10
• Working Mother 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers and Best Companies for Multicultural Women

Much like our brands, we’re committed to finding and developing world-class leaders. And we’re proud to say that we develop almost exclusively from within as part of our "build from within" strategy. The majority of our people start at an entry level and then progress throughout the company—each in their own unique way. From Day 1, you’ll build leading brands while you build your career. Our training has the potential to take you from entry-level to expert leader—and take you all over the world.

CAREER AREAS

Career areas range from purchasing to sales to IT and beyond. Together, we all make a significant impact on exciting projects that help us build leading brands. Explore the different functions at P&G and hear about the work we do across the company from the people doing it.

Brand Communications
Brand Consumer & Market Knowledge
Brand Design
Brand Marketing/Management
Engineering Roles
Finance & Accounting
Human Resources
Information Technology
Intellectual Property/Legal
Plant Technician
Purchases
Quality Assurance
Research & Development
Sales
Supply Network Operations/Logistics

 

EARLY CAREERS

We provide opportunities for students and early graduates to join P&G on traineeships, internships, and development programs, and each guarantees you the opportunity to do something that matters. Because of our approach to recruiting, training, and developing young talent, we have been recognized among CNN’s World’s Top Employers for New Grads.

Entry Level
When P&G gives you your first job, we’re hiring you with the expectation that you’ll grow into one of our future leaders. Maybe even our next CEO. You’ll start in an entry-level position facing new and diverse challenges every day, and be given real responsibility that will increase over time.

Internships, Co-Ops & Trainee Programs
P&G is always looking for the best and brightest from universities and colleges around the world. With a variety of options across all of our function areas, you’ll find an opportunity to work on real business challenges with some of the world’s best-known brands.

Student Development Programs
There are many ways to engage with P&G that could lead to your first experiences of working with us, including forums, case studies, workshops, classes, initiatives, summits, and seminars.

“After my internship, I knew that P&G and Sales were right for me. So I moved to Charlotte, NC, to be an Account Manager within Sales, covering a territory that spanned half the state. After 18 months, I was promoted into my current role in Cincinnati. Here, I manage more business for the company, conduct more in-depth analysis of our business plans, sell bigger ideas and solutions to much larger customers, and leverage my teams’ talents to help me win in the marketplace.”

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EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONALS

We value the energy, skills, and new perspectives that experienced hires bring into the business. We’re always interested in recruiting extraordinary people with different career backgrounds who can hit the ground running, introduce us to new ways of working, and make us stronger from Day 1. Your first assignment or project will be carefully matched to your skill set so that you can take immediate ownership and make an impact through meaningful work.

“From Day 1, I was speaking with creative agencies, directing campaigns, working with R&D, and getting involved in the entire process that we go through to build initiatives and bring ideas to life. You could say I hit the ground running! Two years, several roles, many projects and multiple beauty brands later, I’m Brand Manager on Olay, working on upstream projects that will be entering the market in 2018/19.”

READ SPENCER'S FULL STORY >

Innovation is the lifeblood of our company. It enables us to build leading brands, improve products, and shape markets. But it isn’t just about making our products the best; it’s about making life better, too. Thinking innovatively across every area of the business has the power to improve our world, lend a helping hand or spark a movement.

Across the globe, engineers, chemists, programmers, analysts, researchers, and even physicians and dentists are working on challenging assignments that make an impact. Throughout P&G, you’ll find technically-brilliant professionals working with advanced technology such as collaborative robots, motion sensors, Blockchain, augmented reality, voice recognition, and new polymer developments on a wide range of exciting projects. Within our warehouses and plants, engineers are building custom-designed etching departments that create our high-performance Braun blades; code is being written for our smart toothbrushes and driverless forklifts; and overnight 3D printers are preparing the prototype for our brand new packaging design.

A HISTORY OF SHAPING THE FUTURE

P&G’s history is steeped in innovation. We’ve always challenged ourselves, our consumers, and the industry to develop new and better products. In terms of discovery, originality, and creativity, we have a lot to live up to—and even more to look forward to. 


P&G establishes an analytical chemistry lab—one of the earliest product research labs in America.


P&G researchers and Indiana University begin developing and testing new fluoride formulations which leads to the development of Crest® toothpaste.


After 10 years of research, P&G scientists discover Pyrithione Zinc, an ingredient that reduces dandruff, which leads to the introduction of Head & Shoulders shampoo.


P&G creates new categories by investing in breakthrough technologies with the introduction of Febreze®, an odor eliminating fabric spray.


P&G has added new products across our brands to meet the needs of the “naturals” consumer and our increasingly environmentally concerned shoppers. Examples include Pampers Pure Protection diapers that are free of chlorine, paraben, and fragrance, and bio-based detergents including Gain Botanicals.

BUILD TECHNOLOGY THAT DISRUPTS THE INDUSTRY

Our innovations build brands, shape markets, and improve products. Our multi-skilled Gillette team combined consumer insight, technical expertise, and precision engineering to design, develop, and launch a technologically-advanced razor that swivels with the contours of the face to deliver a closer and smoother shave–and a better consumer experience.




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TECHNOLOGY TOMORROW

P&G is building manufacturing of the future, today. This will involve lights-out operation, zero-touch supply chains, and new vision systems for our robots. Innovations aren’t just taking place in manufacturing. In fact, something as small as a product-tracking barcode on a bottle of shampoo can revolutionize our direct marketing activity, and the potential of being able to collect and quantify non-digital consumer behavior is limitless. These are both areas that P&G technical professionals are working on, and represent the creative thinking we encourage here.











INNOVATION AWARDS

Our innovations have received recognition from across the industry and beyond.

Febreze ONE
- Kantar TNS 2018 Product of the Year winner for Laundry Pacs

Tide PODS plus Downy
- Kantar TNS 2018 Product of the Year winner for Laundry Pacs

Gain Botanicals
- Kantar TNS 2018 Product of the Year winner for Liquid Laundry

Cascade Platinum Dishwasher CleanerGain 
Kantar TNS 2018 Product of the Year winner for Dishwasher Cleaner

Cascade Platinum
- Kantar TNS 2018 Product of the Year winner for Dish Care

Gillette Fusion ProGlide 
- Dupont Awards for Packaging Innovation – Winner 

Head & Shoulders
- 2017 UN ‘Momentum for Change’ award for pioneering beach plastic recycling approach  

Swiffer WetJet
- IDSA Design of the Decade - Silver Award, Design Thinking Contribution to Business Category

Tide purclean
- 2017 Edison Best New Product Awards – Silver in sustainability category 

Olay Skin Advisor App
- 2018 Edison Best New Product Awards – Silver in Women’s Wellness

Always Discreet Boutique
- 2018 Edison Best New Product Awards – Bronze in Women’s Wellness

Herbal Essences bio:renew
- IRI Pacesetters 2017 Top 10 List – #3

Tide Simply Plus Oxi
- IRI Pacesetters 2017 Top 10 List – #5

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Procter & Gamble Awards & Accolades

  • The 10 best companies for women, Forbes, 2014
  • Top 20 Best Companies for Leadership - #1, Hay Group, 2014
  • Employees’ Choice - 50 Best Places to Work, Glassdoor, 2014
  • The World's Most Attractive Employers(#10), Universum, 2013
  • 40 Best Companies for Leaders(#1), Chief Executive Magazine, 2013
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