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Procter & Gamble Reviews

Updated November 22, 2017
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  • Work - life balance is embedded in the culture of the company with lots of opportunities for regular or occasional flex work possibilities (in 375 reviews)

  • P&G makes a serious investment in employees (in 460 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Company Review"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - R&D Manager
    Current Employee - R&D Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A solid "good" company, with good benefits and training opportunities.

    Cons

    Not what it used to be; the company has benchmarked on everything, taking previously best-in-class attributes such as salary and other compensation to a level that is average at best. Forget about promotions and advancement, as they simply do not occur anymore.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that the PEOPLE are what makes this company great, and start to treat them that way. Otherwise, good talent will continue to leave for better and more-rewarding opportunities elsewhere.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great people but a slow moving company with lots of hierarchal politics."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Program Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Global Program Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are just awesome, down to earth and mostly positive. Excellent manager development. Great wages for the Midwest and good profit sharing.

    Cons

    Moving up in the company is very slow, with promotions coming every 7-10 years. With the stock price not moving, funding is tight and the only growth is at the bottom line from cost cutting, reducing innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Let the great hires you make run the show and make decisions with the long term in mind, not for momentary stock price rewards. Lean forward with young, talented employees otherwise they'll continue to stay a few years and than find work where they can get promoted quicker.

  3. "Procter"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Empowerment
    People focused
    Coaching
    Perks and benefits
    Open door policy

    Cons

    Slow
    Highly structured and less flexible

    Advice to Management

    Be agile and fsst


  4. "Good Steady Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineering Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineering Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, opportunity to move around, broad range of jobs available

    Cons

    Large company, pace of decisions, risk adverse

    Advice to Management

    Allow those close to the data to make the decisions, take some risks


  5. "Good Part time employer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in Mission, TX
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in Mission, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, paid mileage for personal vehicle usage, yearly raises, Christmas gift box of Procter & Gamble products, opportunities for full time employment.

    Cons

    Part time employer for Field Technicians.

    Advice to Management

    Contact employees more often.


  6. Helpful (7)

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

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    • 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.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Average"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits and the people are usually friendly

    Cons

    Salary could be better for many of the folks there, instead of just for the degreed engineers/ managers.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "A Post Grad School Hire"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Procter & Gamble full-time

    Pros

    Great promote from within company

    Cons

    Don't expect salary increases if you come in post-grad school

    Advice to Management

    Inclusion is not a buzz word


  9. "Handful"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Five projects
    Technical
    Management
    Helpful peers
    Given a fresh start

    Cons

    Handful
    Lack help from coach
    Required more technical experience
    Coach gave up on me


  10. "Ok employer"

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    • 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.


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