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Procter & Gamble Reviews

Updated April 27, 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. "Making Detergent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Line Operator in Pineville, LA
    Current Employee - Line Operator in Pineville, LA

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

    Pros

    Great fellow operators to work with. Many different employment opportunities with different departments. Great pay no matter where you go! Lots of overtime available.

    Cons

    Managers and Department leaders do no listen to employee input on how to better workplace. its their way and thats the only way. Many of the operators in one department are woefully unskilled and ignorant in actual floor operations that they are in charge of.

    Advice to Management

    Actually train your line leaders and department managers in floor operations, extensively, if they have very little or no floor operations experience so that they can better understand how the everyday operations work!


  2. Helpful (2)

    "It's a corporation w detailed and extensive processes. Almost so that it's hard to be creative and make a difference."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Category Development Account Executive in Springdale, AR
    Current Employee - Category Development Account Executive in Springdale, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very intelligent, logical, fun people with high morals. If you like relocation a lot it could be fun for you.

    Cons

    Too much hierarchy. Inability to live where you actually want to live unless by luck. Inflexible vacation. Profit sharing not as valuable as it was during time of excessive growth which upper level management is benefitting from.

    Advice to Management

    Too much micromanagement in some areas. Not a top place for millennialist fresh out of college to work because of old school ways.


  3. Helpful (6)

    "Experienced Hires look elsewhere unless it's only a paycheck your after...."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 8 years)

    Pros

    Pay and benefits in top 3rd vs industry, flexible work arrangements for most and lots of different opportunities for interesting careers but primarily only if you are brought in as management.

    Cons

    Part of their pitch was need for my skills and background and thier strong culture of promote from within, convincing me that leaving my career behind was a great step forward. What they didn't share was that it only applies to campus mgmt hires and a small number of external higher level managers. The have an elusive promote to management process that ebbs like the tides but even if your top rated (I am) you cannot even look at the roles as you won't meet the role requirement (already mgmt). They consistently claim regardless of function that the process is in state of overhaul yet you see promotions being made only where it increases a managers score card metrics. Truly disappointing and indicative of their focus on image over substance. If your experienced and just want a job come on down, if your looking for a challenging career and not already an intern perhaps check out GE, Amazon or another CPG company.

    Advice to Management

    Don't preach about trust, transparency and team when your essentially tossing the PVP's to the curb and ruining any belief in the company. Be honest to people your hiring for specialized non entry level jobs when you need someone from outside its because you cannot staff from within and misleading about career progression should not be accepted practice. If I had known I would have politely declined your offers.


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  5. "Product Supply - Transportation"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transportation Operations Leader in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Transportation Operations Leader in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learn a lot at a very fast pace. P&G truly invest in their employees growth. Working with different functions and learning the business will be applicable anywhere within and outside the company. Pay is good

    Cons

    Can be difficult working with some. We tend to over analyze and force hypothesis vs letting the data tell the story. Some leadership lacks soft skills of truly leading

    Advice to Management

    Spend time investing in managers/leaders that possess the soft skills to lead an organization and not just the technical numbers based individuals


  6. "technician"

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

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

    Pros

    profit sharing
    401k
    good pay
    good benefits
    steady employment
    some opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    long hours
    mandatory over time night weekends and holidays.
    short staffing
    exposure to noise and dust
    no sitting for 12 hour shift
    redundancy in paperwork
    poor maintenance program

    Advice to Management

    please re evaluate staffing needs. Consider chairs at work station for data entry. Train dedicated mechanics for repairs and maintenance.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Employer experience varies based on role and band level"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Supply in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Product Supply in Cincinnati, OH
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart people, flexible hours, treated well and respected by others. Company is respected, looks good on a resume, and gives employee almost instant credibility.

    Cons

    Org to Org varies greatly in terms of culture there isn't much consistency. Company is extremely siloed which makes it difficult to get things done and subsequently created a "Whats in it for me culture." Promote from within is only true at certain band levels. Promotion into management is next to impossible regardless of performance. Obviously, this shuts down those who take lower level jobs to get their foot in the door. Lots of red tape and slow to move on virtually anything. Downsizing has left employees with unreasonable workloads and poor work/life balance. The company seems top heavy in leadership, lots of meetings that lack purpose because some managers have nothing else to do, lots of direction with little resources to plans into action. (IE too many chiefs, not enough Indians) Entry level management is hired from select schools, fresh graduates. You may be working for someone that you will need to reverse mentor if you have previous work experience. Promotions are often given on seniority or time served not skill sets.

    Advice to Management

    Expand promote from within. Top performers at lower levels are leaving for greener pastures due to slow promotion process. The company needs more boots on the ground to execute leaderships vision.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Productivity"

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to try different roles

    Cons

    Slow to act because of large organization


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Sales Rep"

    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
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Easy Sales. OTC. Product sells itslef.

    Cons

    No commission. Low Pay. Manager clueless


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Headed in wrong direction"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - CMK Associate Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - CMK Associate Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, super talented people that are hard to find in one place. "Old fashion" values on how to treat employees.

    Cons

    Lots of confusion as to what direction company is moving in and that creates toxic environment. Sad to see such smart people not be motivated to do their jobs well...shame management hasn't figured this out.

    Advice to Management

    Do not think culture problems will just "go away"


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Too much work for what is its paid for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Initiative Leader in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Initiative Leader in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Food, gym, bank , nutritionist at the work place. Good medical benefits

    Cons

    No life balance. Ships between 10 - 12 hours per day


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