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"Plant Technician"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Iowa City, IA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Iowa City, IA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Still decent benefits and pay
Could be a great place to work again one day
Has the ability to be a wonderful and innovative arena with a little room to breathe and less fear. Right now it's just not good anymore, hope to say it's different again soon.

Cons

Currently working 110+ hours every two weeks. Told to flex out a day during the week to replace day off on the weekend. Cannot due to staffing restrictions. Therefore not unusual to work 12-13 days straight with NO option to take a day off. Not even using vacation days.

Bare minimum attitude from employees caused by culture of knee jerk reactions for disciplinary action for minimal mistakes and fear. There is no learning by mistakes at P&G and they will attribute every mistake to not paying attention to detail. Doesn't matter if it was an error with writing, walking or learning a process. Even if you should have had a trainer with you and there was not someone available to help the untrained employee they are still penalized if they don't do the task and penalized if they do the task and make a simple error or miss a step. There does not have to be a loss to the company in order to be punished for the error. Depending on your ability to lie and brown nose will be the extent of your discipline.

They preach accountability yet let people who have the ability to brown nose slide. If you do your work and set people up to succeed they penalize you by giving you the work of someone who does not do their work. Why because "I know you will make sure it will get done." These people who take pride in their work are loaded down and punished for having ethics. While others surf the internet or spend the day wandering the plant or playing on their phones.

Pay has been backsliding and we have recently been told we are getting paid too much for the community/standards of the packing communities in the area. Benefits are being standardized to the general company standards in the US as a whole and P&G wants to remain in the middle of the pack on these things. The yearly celebrations have dwindled and/or been cut back and the gift boxes for the year over the last 5 years have been cut down it won't be worth the cost to ship in another 5 years at the rate they are going.

The attitude of the general populace is if you are only gonna compensate both through money and benefits at the middle then people are not going to give top performance. Down side is the few who have the mentality and ethics to perform their jobs at any level of excellence are now being punished by being overloaded.

Advice to Management

Spend some time finding out what your employees do with their time, who does the actual work and even reward those who perform. Perhaps showing up in the work areas unannounced from time to time you will see what is truly going on in the production areas. Take the time to invest in your employees and make them feel appreciated. No one wants to hear there are a 100 people who would line up outside for your job if you don't want to do it.

Other Employee Reviews for Procter & Gamble

  1. "You gain a wide range of valuable skills"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Leadership is very supportive about creating a learning and growing type of culture.
    Taking ownership is very expected and you really gain a variety of useful skills that make you work more efficiently.
    Management makes it clear on your role and how you impact the company to make you feel valued.

    Cons

    If you do not have an engineering degree, you start out about 2 levels below someone who does have an engineering degree. It can takes many years to catch up.

    Advice to Management

    Keep promoting a learning and ownership of work environment. Try not to treat people differently based on their titles.


  2. "Quality"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Manager in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Quality Manager in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Procter & Gamble full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Organized, culture and respect, great people and top line brands. Opportunities are endless for people if they try

    Cons

    Sometimes to competitive and unable to get things done

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