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Updated January 18, 2018
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Pros
  • Work - life balance is embedded in the culture of the company with lots of opportunities for regular or occasional flex work possibilities (in 383 reviews)

  • Working with P&G is like playing in the Olympics (in 469 reviews)

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  1. "HR Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Procter & Gamble part-time

    Pros

    Excellent people to work with!

    Cons

    Hard to move up the ladder.

    Advice to Management

    Telling managers to listen to assistants more.


  2. "No Growth"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD

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

    Pros

    Technical and troubleshooting abilities will be greatly enhanced.

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive and opportunities for pay advancement is extremely competitive.

  3. "Troubles with new directorship"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Salary/benefits are mid-range and competitive
    Work/life balance is exceptional

    Cons

    No promotions in R&D
    Managers treat people as lines on a spreadsheet

    Advice to Management

    Get back to realizing that people that you've developed are a phenomenal resource.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good company but not exciting"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time

    Pros

    Big company. Stability. Good pay.

    Cons

    Stale. No actual work is done, just managing some agency.


  5. "Not Professional"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble as a contractor

    Pros

    Friendly people, flexible schedule for the most part.

    Cons

    A few people bring a lot of personal drama to work, management isn't the best, and there is a VERY clear divide between contract employees and full time personal.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Great Company....if you were born without a central nervous system"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Procter & Gamble full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers who are passionate about their jobs and supporting each other. Overall, the company really does stick to its values and is a good corporate citizen. Gillette offices are in a great location.

    Cons

    Unbearably slow to make even the most mundane decision due to risk mitigation. With a lack of new product innovation, micromanaging has been pushed to an all time high and employees are left wondering how to feel empowered to do their own jobs. Since everything is check-list oriented, there is little chance to implement improvements and speed into development.

    Don't expect to work on anything exciting or innovative for the industry - the P&G ship is just too slow to take cues from current trends to create new products fast enough.

    The pay for working in Boston does not reflect the high cost of living since the pay scale is based in Cincinnati.

    Benefits have been stripped, profit sharing is low and no bonuses for most employees.

    Advice to Management

    You are lost. Admit it.

    Hire some leaders who have worked in other industries to bring a breath of fresh air and perspective into how to develop and sell razors to the next generation of men and women. When the top 200 leaders of the company have never worked anywhere else, its no wonder that the company keeps doing the same thing expecting different results - they lack the vision that comes from a diverse experience.

    P&G has some of the best employees - you should consider compensating them as such.

    The CEO needs to stop chirping about scent beads as the savior to P&G's financial problems.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Kiss life goodbye"

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

    I worked at Procter & Gamble full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They pay great, offer great benefits and great on going training to their employees.

    Cons

    The schedule is horrible, kiss your family, sleep and sanity goodbye. The moral is like high school. The corporation is great to their employees but the actual people running the ship are all about who's kissing who's butt. The people that do great there have pretty brown noses.

    Advice to Management

    Get better scheduling and "principle based" policies is a great thought but not realistic in creating continuity of discipline and opportunity.

  8. "ODL Department Manager"

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    Current Employee - Department Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working environment, Lots of corporate money to take care of issues, great people I work with.

    Cons

    Poor retirement package, Average salaries, they force you to work long hours- 10-12 hour days are the norm with sometimes weekends. Poor management structure overall.


  9. "Good money & job but rotational shifts and mandatory OT can be an issue"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time

    Pros

    Pay & Benefits are good, no layoffs

    Cons

    Work lift balance, some depends on which department you get placed in

    Advice to Management

    Employees are due more that a 1% cost of living increase


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Trip down the company."

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Procter & Gamble full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Over half the workforce at P&G is exceptionally talented and committed to excellence. This makes working at P&G a joy.

    Cons

    About one fourth of the workforce in P&G is along for the ride, while another one fourth is busy self promoting while making many wrong and self serving decisions that do not befit the company as whole, its employees, and its share holders. P&G can only survive and thrive if it can identify and fire these individuals.

    Advice to Management

    P&G must trip down by firing about half its workforce who are not doing much, or are doing the wrong thing. This is hard to do since many of the bad actors are among the top management itself.


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