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  • With a brilliant work life balance, the culture is all about supporting each other to win together (in 356 reviews)

  • P&G makes a serious investment in employees (in 448 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "P&G great for new hires"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Brand Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Assistant Brand Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Large, stable company that is highly respected in its field. Great training for employees and excellent benefits. I've also been told that it's a great resume builder and one can "go anywhere" after spending some time first at P&G.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic at times. Very process oriented company which can stifle spontaneity and out of the box thinking. Some ideas can't be fully supported by tons of data. In addition, different businesses require different skills and more effort should be made to bring in people that can provide different viewpoints rather than reinforce the status quo.

    Advice to Management

    Have monthly meetings with the "lower level" employees to hear unfiltered feedback. The employees on the lower rungs are usually the ones closest to the action and have the best pulse on the market.


  2. "Honest & Smart: Great Place to Start Your Career"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    P&G has some of the smartest and most honest employees you will find anywhere. All employees are treated with respect and pushed to find ways to improve their skills and job performance. HIgh level managers focus on providing constructive feedback to encourage growth among newer employees. No wonder the company keeps managing to meet such ambitious goals. Stock plan is better than any 401K matching and hard to beat.

    Cons

    The company is still somewhat conservative and changes can be slow. Communication between and across departments needs to improve. There appear to be some personality issues in R&D that HR needs to address.

    Advice to Management

    Work on ways to improve connections across the organization to eliminate rework and maximize return on investment.

  3. "Procter is a great training ground but you have to be patient."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Purchasing Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Purchasing Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Procter has great people with a very strong value system. Their compensation seems to be competitive.

    Cons

    P&G is one of those companies in which you may learn a great deal about your category and function but what you really learn that is transferrable at other companies is how to get things done. There are many layers of management to go through to make decisions. You have to learn to deal with significant layers of bureacracy to accomplish things.

    Advice to Management

    P&G should pay employees for performance, not length of service. This has got to be the most frustrating experience at Procter. You can deliver huge results but at the end of the day you have to stick around at Procter to really get rewarded.


  4. "Very good company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunities, promote from within company - if you perform well, you can move up in the company. The company is very well known for its brands and the new focus on beauty care puts P&G at the top of a very fast-growing business. P&G is a good business during "good" economic times, but it's even better during slumps as consumer goods are in demand no matter what. The retirement plan at P&G is the best one that I've seen anywhere. The people at P&G are fantastic to work with.

    Cons

    Working in manufacturing can be difficult with the non-stop 24/7 operation.

    Advice to Management

    Take time to understand the entire situation before drawing conclusions.


  5. "The compfany for the people and by the people"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The best part of P&G is long term growth, ability to work in a wide range of career functions, and Employee benefits

    Cons

    All the damn acronyms and the personality test

    Advice to Management

    Be more straightforward and direct


  6. Helpful (1)

    "P&G is good place to learn and grow in the early years..."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist/ Engineer in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist/ Engineer in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    One of the best FMCG companies to work for. Significant opportunities to learn and grow in the early career. salary and benefits are very competitive. Work environment is comfortable. Company spends significant amount to insure minimum disruption to life of the employee when in transfer or relocation. Despite the huge size, growth and profits continue to grow. Highest level leadership is in tune with forces shaping the future of business.

    Cons

    Easy to get pigeonholed into a particular role unless one makes persistent efforts to convince managers for a change in role. Minorities can have a challenging time proving themselves in the mid-west centric culture.

    Advice to Management

    Hold the middle managers seriously accountable for growth of their employees. Many older middle managers are seeking status quo and want to coast to golden retirement and stop growing their employees. Too many layers for decision making.


  7. "P&G is a great place to get started, but don't let it hold you back from being all that you can be."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Purchasing Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Purchasing Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very talented people, lots of responsibility, great training programs. The people inspire you to do your best work and for the most part, they want what's best for you.

    Cons

    Very big and you are chosen very early on whether or not you are "worth" developing beyond a certain level. Praise comes minimally and competition amongst your peers can be fierce.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people who are getting their hands dirty every day. It's not often that senior management engages with the front lines and that is where the really good info comes from.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Job security, good name to have it on resume"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Stamford, CT
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Job security, good name to have it on resume

    Cons

    Like any other big organization, sometimes thigs are becoming rather political and bureaucratic. Working and living in Cincinnati

    Advice to Management

    Appreaciate diversity in thinking and culture


  9. "Excellent company, strong corporate culture, P&G 'walks the talk""

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

    Pros

    P&G has a reputation for hiring 'the best' and they treat employees as such. They expect a lot and provide the support for emplyees to challenage themselves both professionally and personally. This is rewarded by promotion from within or lateral moves to other challenging assignments. There is a strong corporate culture that is beyond comparison.

    Cons

    Working long hours while striving to meet work goals.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing to set the bar high BUT pay attention to employees at all levels of the organization as they are the backbone of the company.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Slow and Steady."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consumer & Market Knowledge Senior Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Consumer & Market Knowledge Senior Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Quality people & products in a relatively predictable and stable business. Business decisions are made with deliberation and the bureaucratic weight tends to dampen any wild swings in strategy. This works well for the steady businesses in which P&G tends to compete. 'Might makes right' in the world of consumer goods and P&G has the scale to compete effectively in its core markets & categories.

    Cons

    Insular and narrow mindset created by the promote from within culture. While the employee base is diverse in terms of traditional measures (ethnicity, etc.), the narrowness of expected interactions and processes makes the culture rather stifling and limited. If you like robotic interactions and sameness, this is place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Create pockets of true experimentation and exploration dissociated from the P&G culture in order to learn & grow the larger company.


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