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"The place to be for engineers and marketers"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
Approves of CEO

Pros

Exposure to some of the best business leaders
Critical lessons for how to deliver to consumers
Very consumer and integrity focused
For the most part, really wonderful people.

Cons

R&D is a bad place to be if you are not an engineer
Ask too much, but not enough in return (in terms of compensation, recognition)
Promotions happen at a glacial pace
The company doesn't move quickly enough because it is stuck in a very conservative mindset. Needs to be more agile.

Advice to Management

Restructure the technical career path to enable strong, capable minds to be fully utilized. As it stands now, I see a lot of talent that is undervalued and untapped. The TCS undermines that which it was supposed to help grow.

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "Extremely Bad for Experienced Hires, Good for College Grads"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Big Name, Well-known brands, Global Company, One can learn a lot. Many successful Executives started their careers at P&G after college. Provides good benefits (except Dental). At times, one gets to work in global teams

    Cons

    It is a very good company if you join after College. The entire career path is structured for fresh grads. There are set durations of assignments and growth. After few levels it is mostly up or out or one has to agree to stay at a certain level for rest of the life and retire. If one performs well, is lucky and builds connections over time, one can grow to the CEO level. AG Lafley or Bob McDonald joined as ABMs. Only people in Marketing rise to that level.

    The company hires few experienced individuals every year as they may not have the skills in-house. These people really have a tough time. If one has experience up to 10 years years of experience, one should be ready to start career from entry-level. For people with experience who are not desperate they should stay away from considering P&G. Most experienced hires leave within an average of 13 months. They are not treated well. There are cases of people who joined with 10 years of experience and even after 12 years at P&G, they are still sitting at the same level. They do not get any benefit of past experience. Rather, it is a discredit. They are left out by peers or seniors who joined P&G after college.

    Employees from acquired companies are not treated well because P&G is very inward focused and most people working had worked only for P&G in their life and never had exposure to working in any other company. They suffer from "frog in a well" syndrome. They do not consider people from acquired companies or experienced from other companies as P&Gers.

    Advice to Management

    P&G should either stop hiring experienced people or absorbing people from acquired companies or create policies to bring them at appropriate level and determine their career path in a fair manner.


  2. "Smart people. Great values. A bit slow...well, really slow. Really conservative in pay and bonuses."

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of personal growth and leadership opportunities. There are almost no duds at this company. Great place to kick off you career for training-you'll be hot commodity when you want to leave. The company is held in the highest regard, especially in cincinnati where it's a badge of honor to work at p&g.

    Cons

    It cAn be really slow to move your projects forward because of ho much alignment you have to get from so many people.

    Advice to Management

    Marketing still has too much power. The functional areas should be less segregated by now. Managers should be seen as business experts first and functional experts second, instead of the other way around.

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