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Procter & Gamble Reviews

Updated April 22, 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 (6)

    "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. "Account Executive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, 401K and profit sharing

    Cons

    Many restructures in a short period of time


  3. "Quality assurance specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Cleveland, TN
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Cleveland, TN

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

    Pros

    22 years working there I had hoped to retire there Loved it until it was sold to warren buffet he decided to close the Duracell plant I worked at.

    Cons

    No cons except warren buffet bought company and decided to close plant I worked at


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "P&G Summer Internship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Taking real responsibilities and projects
    -Meeting successful people
    -Helpful peers and coaches
    -Full of learning and development for a student
    -Real company atmosphere

    Cons

    The only thing that I found negative was lack of feedback at the end of my internship. They only said me that I was perfect during my internship however, I could not get an job offer. I tried to learn the details but I could not reach anyone after my internship ended.

    Advice to Management

    In my opinion, Procter & Gamble needs to improve its feedback system. Each intern / employee deserves to hear feedbacks.


  6. "Researcher"

    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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits & pay. Endless advancement opportunities

    Cons

    Restrictive of taking time off even when available

    Advice to Management

    Be more understanding of family/work balance


  7. "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hanover, NH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hanover, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Procter & Gamble full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    P&G is the place where you are encouraged to voice-up any idea.
    Great place to exercise personal leadership and to learn the world of CPG.

    Cons

    Not much flexibility in terms of local operation.
    Not easy to move across functions. You may want to develop expertise in a specific functional area.

    Advice to Management

    Incubate more bold ideas and embrace new tech trends for product innovation that would lead next generation of consumer goods.


  8. "P&G"

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

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

    Pros

    Very flexible, new assignments about every 3 years keeps work fresh

    Cons

    Hard to promote, very competitive

    Advice to Management

    Losing great employees to companies with better pay structures


  9. "Great Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Business Analyst in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - IT Business Analyst in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great Pay
    - Promote From Within Culture
    - Feels Like Being Part of a Family

    Cons

    - Limited Options Outside of Cincinnati for IT Professionals
    - Most People Aren't Very Direct
    - Large Company, so Slow to Change

    Advice to Management

    Keep Finding Ways to Be More Agile


  10. "Case picker/ forklift operator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Union City, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Union City, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Alot of overtime. You can easily pick up shifts. Easy to move up within the company.

    Cons

    They don't care why, when, or how you missed work. If you don't show up or are late, you will still get a point.

    Advice to Management

    Be more considerate of your employees.


  11. "Excellent place to start your career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Procter & Gamble full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Meritocratic
    - Good Salary
    - Good Values

    Cons

    - Can become hierarchical sometime
    - Not good at kicking out poor performers


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