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Procter & Gamble Reviews

Updated June 21, 2017
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Pros
  • With a brilliant work life balance, the culture is all about supporting each other to win together (in 346 reviews)

  • P&G makes a serious investment in employees (in 435 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance in operations is difficult (in 296 reviews)

  • Slow decision making leading to delays (in 242 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (7)

    "Mileage will vary depending on function and level that you enter the company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Supply Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Product Supply Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with lots of smart motivated people. I have met some really great people working here, and only a few bad ones. Looks great on a resume. Powerful brands that essentially sell themselves. Company will invest in its people, so long as you can find time to take PG leadership classes into your schedule. After huge layoffs and divestitures, things seem to be normalizing. If you start here right out of college, and come into management, it can be a career company. Conversely, if you don't, you might be in for a challenge. I suppose that's a Pro or Con depending on your circumstances.

    Cons

    Slow, slow, slow career growth with a pipeline bursting with talent. You may move a bit faster if you're lucky enough to find a mentor who will fight for you, but I wouldn't count on that. If you do things outside of work to grow your skills (grad school, etc) or a highly motivated you will likely outpace the company in terms of keeping up with your market value.

    Too much change. There is change for the sake of having change. Leadership needs to pick a direction and stick with it, making incremential changes is OK, but completely revamping design and changing your mind bi-monthly creates a hyper-care environment that drains resources and burns people out...particularly in roles that are already staffed to the bare bones.

    Mid to senior level management has a bad tendency of barricading themselves in meetings all day. This has a tendency to keep mid to senior level managers from having to do any actual work...delegation ensues making your heavy desk even heavier.

    PG can be very political, becoming more political as you move up.

    Expect to be relo'ed to...well.....just about anywhere...including the likes of Box Elder Utah and other desolate areas (if you work in ops). Sales and Marketing seem to get relo'ed to larger markets.

    Some employees are like roaches in a nuclear war. They have learned how to buck the system and essential don't do much work, and add very little value. The company needs to do a better job of flushing these employees out.

    Has become overly progressive, too much weight placed on employees sex, race, or sexual orientation versus performance. This has lead to some employees in roles that aren't yet ready for.

    Advice to Management

    I would like to see more of an up or out system. By eliminating life long Band 2's, there will be more room for growth for those who are aggressive and upwardly mobile.

    Limit meetings, these are creating millions of dollars in waste. There is NO WAY that a bunch of band 3's, all part of the same organization, have this much to talk about with each other. People are putting meetings on their calendar to make themselves appear to be busier than they are.

    Treat all employees equally and leave it at that. Constant emails about diversity and inclusion make it seem like there is a discrimination problem at PG.


  2. "Ok employer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Procter & Gamble full-time

    Pros

    Good career path options, great maternity leave benefits. Strong code of ethics.

    Cons

    Very strong culture that everyone has to adapt to. It can be stifling at times.


  3. "No"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Nothing I found out yet


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Objective Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Systems Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Certainly some good opportunities for a broad employment experience as well as exposure to different technologies.

    Cons

    Becoming increasingly bureaucratic and difficult to to 'get things done'. Behaves like multiple independent companies with their own priorities, business processes, cultures.


  5. "ok company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    ok company with a ton of products

    Cons

    going through a lot of changes


  6. "Proud but exhaustive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Asia, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Asia, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    values are strong
    controls processes
    office facilities generally well maintained

    Cons

    pay vs work
    career growth not well managed
    very bureaucratic

    Advice to Management

    revisit how your leaders make decisions


  7. "Great place to work and learn but..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in San Juan, PR
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in San Juan, PR
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Meaning full work from day one; good benefits; good work life-balance (to a point)

    Cons

    Not in touch with the employees; Management favor their buddies for promotion; Not much room to grow without accepting to move half way across the country

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you understand what is going on with your employees. Don't just treat them as another number.


  8. Helpful (7)

    "Not the company it used to be"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Procter & Gamble full-time

    Pros

    Procter & Gamble itself isn't a bad company however depending on which team you are on will determine if you enjoy working there or not.
    If you are able to take it there are flex work options available.
    If you are 20 something, this is probably the place for you.

    Cons

    Stressful environment
    Highly competitive where co-workers will not help you for fear you will one up them
    Some managers are good, while most only care about moving up the corporate ladder and will not have your back.
    Work/Life balance is a joke. If you have no life outside of work, then this won't be an issue.
    Not a company for people around 40 or older as your role may suddenly be eliminated due to their constant reorganizations.
    Work is constantly moved down the ladder where people are now doing work that used to be done by managers that were 4-5 levels above them.
    There are no incentives for administrators other than they should be happy they have a job.
    You are allowed to "speak up" only if you agree with upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all employees equally with respect and as part of the whole team which includes the administrators.


  9. "job interveiw questions"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Mantenance in Albany, GA
    Current Employee - Mantenance in Albany, GA

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

    Pros

    There is good salary. The retirement plan is awesome. There is good team players. Management is good to work with.

    Cons

    The shifts rotates every 2 shifts. There is night shifts which can be difficult to work.

    Advice to Management

    The team players relationship is awesome with this company. The salary is also competitive.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Not what it used to be"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PGP (P&G Professional) Site Integrated Planner in Morning View, KY
    Former Employee - PGP (P&G Professional) Site Integrated Planner in Morning View, KY

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

    Pros

    Plenty of job security and chances for horizontal movement within the company. Some community outreach programs.

    Cons

    Not all areas offer work - life balance options. Nearly impossible to move from technical level to management level. Bland, stiff culture.


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