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Procter & Gamble Iowa City Reviews

Updated April 2, 2017
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  • With a brilliant work life balance, the culture is all about supporting each other to win together (in 340 reviews)

  • P&G makes a serious investment in employees (in 424 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Plant Technician I"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Plant Technician in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Plant Technician in Iowa City, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, overtime is x2 on Sunday (standard x1.5 all other days), most management is easily approachable, PTO is ok, but could be better. Company is very safety focused in a way I have never seen before (all companies pay lip service to safety, few are as dedicated as P&G). For a manufacturing plant it is very clean and quiet (relatively speaking).

    Cons

    Insurance is not the best, high copays. Some animosity between shifts. Forced overtime is common, though they are working to avoid it. Work/life balance can be difficult as you aren't sure when overtime might hit. The CEO makes more in a day than I do in a year (I get that this is standard, but it's irksome)


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Opposite Policy"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technician in Iowa City, IA
    Former Employee - Technician in Iowa City, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Procter & Gamble full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits received from day one.

    Cons

    Extremely racist. If you do not know someone that already works there, you're screwed. Your benefits are given to you from day one, but are not allowed to use a sick day the first SIX MONTHS! Please don't waste your time in Iowa City. The pay is not worth your misery.

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved with employees & know what is going on.


  3. "Technician"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technician in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Technician in Iowa City, IA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Great health benefits and profit sharing.

    Cons

    No work life balance. Work overtime everyday. Rotating shifts. Do not know if working weekend until Friday afternoon. Impossible to plan anything unless you use vacation time to do it.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people. 25% overtime is unacceptable. Follow through on your promises of a better work / life balance.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good benefits"

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    Former Employee - Operations Specialist in Iowa City, IA
    Former Employee - Operations Specialist in Iowa City, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Procter & Gamble full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, good perks, decent pay

    Cons

    Unless you are hired as a manager it is next to impossible to move into a management position, even if you have a degree.

    Advice to Management

    Open management levels to hourly employees


  6. "Plant technician II"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Plant Technician in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Plant Technician in Iowa City, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits, are more than great but mostly the opportunities for you to grow professionally.

    Cons

    For some people they're are some cons, although for me there is none.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Awsome"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tech II in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Tech II in Iowa City, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Clean safe work environment great people and they will help you improve in any area you want

    Cons

    Some price are not on board with the way things should be done


  8. "Life of a tech."

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    Current Employee - Shift Team Lead in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Shift Team Lead in Iowa City, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Hourly wage, dividend box, great work environment, build capabilities, benefits, you have say on whats going on. You own pieces of equipment. Atmosphere,

    Cons

    Rotating shifts, line technician do manger response abilities, work load, always rolling out new ways to do old things. High initiave level, stress, micro managed, lots of OT, lots of red tape.

    Advice to Management

    Take the stress off the employees, running things to lean, stop changing things every 6 months, let operators run the line.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "The pendulum swings down"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing in Iowa City, IA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing in Iowa City, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Procter & Gamble full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good money for the job and benefits are still alright. You are given tons of responsibility. If you have support for your life outside the company and can be all you can be at the companies rotation of shifts and extra hours this company is for you. You will excel, but if you have responsibilities that require a set schedule or ability to say no to overtime it is not. Good place to work if you have the right set of circumstances. Was there almost 10 years would have stayed forever, but did not have the right set of circumstances.

    Cons

    You need to be the squeaky wheel with EVERYTHING. Want training better squeak. Want to get support to do your job better squeak. Want to move anywhere in the company other than bottom better never stop promoting yourself and taking credit for everything and everyone's ideas. Benefits and appreciation heading downward too. Benefits used to be top notch now they aspire in their own admission to drop benefits down to be in the upper half of top companies. This kills morale and they don't seem to care. Rotating shifts at their will.

    Advice to Management

    Value your people and stop seeing people based on their appeal to your social side. Look at what they accomplish and see who is really doing the grunt work vs who makes you laugh and drinks with your outside the office. There are some really great leaders aspire to be one of them, not to get your credit while diminishing your staff.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Micro Managed Environment"

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    Current Employee - E&I Tech in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - E&I Tech in Iowa City, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Advanced batching control systems. Clean work environment. Retirement and health benifits are better than most in area. Company has good principals.

    Cons

    No career advancement in the E&I career path. Pay in this role is not competitive to other plants in surrounding area.

    Advice to Management

    Managers only stay in a position for a max of 1 to 2 years then move up or out. No vested interest for plant and employees. Since managers are only in a position for a short time they need to make a big impact to further their career, and unfortunately it has been at the expense of the plant and static employees.


  11. "Meh"

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    Current Employee - Plant Chemist Technician in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Plant Chemist Technician in Iowa City, IA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Clean, transparent, good benefits, very competent employees, incredible socially progressive

    Cons

    Zero work life balance. Production runs 24/7 amd they don't show e enough staff to support the demand



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