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"Good place to learn, but don't let it burn you out."

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist in Andover, MA
Current Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist in Andover, MA
No opinion of CEO

Pros

There are always new challenges to face that test your job skills. As a result, you not only build upon your current skills, but gain the confidence to face ongoing challenges.

Cons

There are too many challenges at once. So much so, that you feel you cannot apply yourself as you would like to because you have to move on to the next project. Sometimes I feel like no matter what I do or how hard I work it will never be enough, because so many projects are left undone and then re-visited later. It’s frustrating and I believe sometimes unproductive in the long run.

Advice to Management

That they must walk the talk. If your actions are doing something different than what your teaching then you are teaching something else.

Other Employee Reviews for Procter & Gamble

  1. "great place to work for!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Cost Analyst in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Cost Analyst in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great experience, multiple jobs and lots of opportunities

    Cons

    big company so it may be difficult to stand out

    Advice to Management

    make sure to keep in touch with all employees


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Start your career at P&G but end it someplace else"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Procter and Gamble is a large stable employer who does not lay people off or fire them (even if they're incompetent or lazy or both). They have some very well developed systems which are quite invovled to learn but give people good training in running a business. Very disciplined organization (bordering on the Gestapo). Seems to genuinly care about their people.

    Cons

    Very autocratic and bureaucratic envinronment. Politically is very hierarchical. Talking to anybody above your boss could be cause for career suicide. People work there their entire careers - so perspective of the outside is lacking. They not only don't embrace change - they recoil from it.
    Lack of any professional development. P&G does not encourge people to participate in professional organizations or professional development. This has led to loyal employees who are clueless to what's going on in the outside world and how to best adapt to it. Many employees view P&G as it's own little world from which they choose not to venture out of.

    Advice to Management

    Build on the strengths and discipline of the "System" but push for serious change and more outside influence. Mixing people into P&G from the outside world in increasing proportions who fit your employement profile would seem like a good start.

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