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"A great place to start your career and build your skills. Limited growth outside of your specific function..."

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Former Employee - Purchasing Group Manager in Cincinnati, OH
Former Employee - Purchasing Group Manager in Cincinnati, OH
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Pros

The promote from within mentality means that there is amazing training opportunities. Many folks start out of college and are groomed in P&G ways. It's almost like an MBA. There is a large focus on skill development. It is a very honest and ethical place to work. The pay is competitive and you will be working with and for some very competent people.

Cons

Procter is so large that you tend to have to stay in one function. Or move at early stages of your career. This limits your ability to move up and impact the business in different ways. Unless you start in Brand. As a US manager there is a good chance you will be located in Cincinnati. International assignments have dried up considerably and travel dollars are dwindling.

Advice to Management

Allow for more cross-functional assignments. Reward future leaders with international assignments. Find new ways to compensate for strong results. Everyone knows that whether you are good or bad, you'll get a raise.

Other Employee Reviews for Procter & Gamble

  1. "Good place to work depending on the people you work for/with."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits package, gym on site, flexible.

    Cons

    There is a very high need to perform at the highest level.

    Advice to Management

    Understand all levels of the organization.


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    "P&G great for new hires"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Brand Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Assistant Brand Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Large, stable company that is highly respected in its field. Great training for employees and excellent benefits. I've also been told that it's a great resume builder and one can "go anywhere" after spending some time first at P&G.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic at times. Very process oriented company which can stifle spontaneity and out of the box thinking. Some ideas can't be fully supported by tons of data. In addition, different businesses require different skills and more effort should be made to bring in people that can provide different viewpoints rather than reinforce the status quo.

    Advice to Management

    Have monthly meetings with the "lower level" employees to hear unfiltered feedback. The employees on the lower rungs are usually the ones closest to the action and have the best pulse on the market.

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