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PZ Cussons Reviews

Updated September 7, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "P Z Cussons - Good, but has the potential to be much more dynamic"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stockport, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stockport, England (UK)
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working with internationally recognised brands, new excellently appointed offices, good employee benefits and HR policies such as flexible working and gym membership. Innovative product development and investment in R&D

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, management by committee, slow moving decision making, late adopters of new media, risk averse and cautious with new ways of working, lack of transparency in employee grades and salaries.

    Advice to Management

    I doubt they would use it.


  2. "Not ambitious company"

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    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Jakarta (Indonesia)
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Jakarta (Indonesia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at PZ Cussons full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people at PZ Cussons are really nice and fun to work with

    Cons

    The management didn't have big ambition and easily change their decision

  3. "Hard"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PZ Cussons full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to be involved in many projects and learn a lot

    Cons

    Low salary. Not support from upper management. Blame culture. Silo approach between department


  4. "old school type of company"

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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Athens (Greece)
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Athens (Greece)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PZ Cussons full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good quality of people, interesting work, great skills assesment matrix

    Cons

    vertical management system, unclear procedures, low pay, a lot of politics involved. wanted results but was not interested to improve process

    Advice to Management

    set up clear management system, straighten up ethos of your senior managers


  5. "Pz is a challenging environment where the need for continuous development is of utmost importance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I love the way everybody acts like one big team and family

    Cons

    You must be constantly keeping up with latest development and techniques

    Advice to Management

    Create a better working environment by sponsoring more staff to relevant skills acquisition


  6. "Life at PZ"

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    Current Contractor - Supply Chain Analyst in Nairobi (Kenya)
    Current Contractor - Supply Chain Analyst in Nairobi (Kenya)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at PZ Cussons as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, Good inter-department communication. High pressure environment. Good learning environment.

    Cons

    Entry level employees medical cover very little, little to no investment in teaching employees.

    Advice to Management

    Spend a bit more in teaching supply chain personnel.


  7. "General Manager - Technical"

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    Former Employee - General Manager - Technical in Lagos (Nigeria)
    Former Employee - General Manager - Technical in Lagos (Nigeria)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at PZ Cussons full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Well organised and managed company, keeps employes happy and gives ample scope for self development. Provides full rights of the employes. Housing and safety is very satisfactory.

    Cons

    Location of the company is remote with no city touch being away from city limits. Weather is warm throughout the year. Need more investment to take the company forward. Poor technically designed.

    Advice to Management

    Need to increase investment to take forward and progress by introducing less expensive products to match Nigerian market. Source raw materials in open global market than to get tied up with one.

  8. "Territory Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Key Distributor Manager in Stockport, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Key Distributor Manager in Stockport, England (UK)
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PZ Cussons (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good career and capability development programs

    Cons

    Too much centralization in Sales

    Advice to Management

    A little decentralization of some decision-making for the sales team necessary (Nigeria OU)


  9. "PZ Cussons"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at PZ Cussons full-time

    Pros

    Extensive on-the-job training, great experience especially for new entrants into the industry...

    Cons

    Remuneration is not competitive (at least in your first 5-8 years as a graduate starter)

    Advice to Management

    Improved processes, Improved communication...


  10. Helpful (1)

    "my opinion"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly employees and nice canteen

    Cons

    From time to time they lay people off so job security is not so 100% guaranteed

    Advice to Management

    improve staff experience


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