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Procter & Gamble Reviews

Updated May 25, 2017
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Pros
  • With a brilliant work life balance, the culture is all about supporting each other to win together (in 342 reviews)

  • P&G makes a serious investment in employees (in 426 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance in operations is difficult (in 290 reviews)

  • Slow decision making due to complexity of organization (in 233 reviews)

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  1. 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


  2. Helpful (5)

    "P&G Today"

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

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

    Pros

    Good salary. Good benefits although they are either being eliminated, benefit is decreased, or employee cost of benefit has increased. Lots of challenges/opportunities to show yourself.

    Cons

    The company is not what is was 2 decades ago. Benefits have been eliminated, reduced, or now more cost is being passed onto the employee. Profit Sharing Trust has been decreasing over the years from 17.5% to a 15% plan (average of all of P&G contributions to your PST account during a normal (???) career span. This can be substantial as raises most likely will trend downward as the company restructures itself in one of the largest restructurings in its' history. Company is selling 1/3 of its' brands, eliminating 35% or more of its' global employees by 2017. People managers are not trained in managing people, but are rated more on how they manage the work with the limited resources they have.

    Advice to Management

    Top management is very well compensated but yet they have failed to see the big picture that was already occurring approximately a decade before they were forced to eliminate employees' careers and sell off so much of the company. The company has its' core values, but they might be out of focus with reality.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good Start"

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

    Pros

    - lots of peers
    - amazing mentorship and guidance, coworkers are smart
    - can see actual results in the work that you do
    - ability to go to trainings, travel, and change roles

    Cons

    - slow moving
    - bureaucracy
    - happiness is highly dependent on which team you're on and who your manager is
    - If you don't have an engineering degree and are in R&D, you're pretty much a lower class citizen


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  5. "Neutral"

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits, relocation, some flexibility, great brands, permanent driven, continuous improvement, leadership visibility

    Cons

    Plant culture, work life balance, career growth, hard transition from admin to management,


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great for learning, not so good for innovating"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Procter & Gamble (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Standardization makes it easy to learn the fundamentals of brand management solidly. It is definitely a great place for starting your career in marketing: clear guidelines and standard processes will make it easy for graduates to learn the key fundamentals of the business

    Cons

    Bureaucracy is so established and lack of agility so evident that lags innovation, even if it means losing in market momentum against competitors. Internal politics don't play in favor of brand performance either.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Excellent people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - 20 Year Technician in Mehoopany, PA
    Current Employee - 20 Year Technician in Mehoopany, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with
    Many learning opportunities
    Many opportunities to gain leadership experience
    New manager training program is top notch

    Cons

    Glass ceiling. Preach promote from within but don't do it
    Long hours
    No growth in the last decade
    Attitudes have fallen with the earnings

    Advice to Management

    Your model to retain the best employees with cheep salaries because you make it up in stock gains has failed. Adjust and adapt


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Mixed review"

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits and people are great, I've never had a bad manager but I'm sure they exist. The best part is P&G's flexibility when it comes to your work arrangement, as long as you get your work done and work your 40 hours, you'll have a higher degree of freedom than at other companies.

    Cons

    Slow, very slow. Many layers of bureaucracy make decisions and initiatives slow. P&G's size could be its downfall. Standard corporate B.S. makes it hard for P&G to retain some of the most creative people, limiting its ability to innovate.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on hiring people from outside of the midwest. As nice as they may be, they are typically boring and content - while this makes them great long-term employees, it doesn't do much for your innovation ability.


  9. "Research Engineering Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Products Research Engineering in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Intern - Products Research Engineering in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Valuable work experience, projects are exactly what a full time engineer would be working on. All recruiters recognize the company's name.

    Cons

    Tend to hire those from Cincinnati area / those with family members in the company for full time positions. Competitive environment, never just worked a 40 hour week.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage critiizcion, as the current culture is to please everyone. The only way to be true is allow for honesty, but it is so hard to get promoted, everyone is just trying to cover themselves - not the best environment for R&D.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Section Manager"

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

    Pros

    Health & Retirement Plan Benefits are still good but not as good as in the past. The Company paid portion of both used to be much higher.

    Cons

    Need to let employees develop mastery of business by moving around less. Most of moving around of roles these days isn't for development but to fill holes of employees leaving

    Advice to Management

    P&G will never offer highest salary but as benefits continue to adjust down need to look at increasing salary to help compensate total package.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Good place to get experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal R&Amp; D Researcher in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Principal R&Amp; D Researcher in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits

    Easy to move within P&G amongst various R&D divisions

    Cons

    Bureaucracy - can take a long time to get a decision made due to too many layers of management

    Internal politics - can be hard to get promoted

    Too many meetings

    Advice to Management

    Simplify - trust your employees to make decisions and stop having pre-meetings and pre-pre-meetings. Having monthly reviews but spending 2 weeks to polish the presentation doesn't make sense since that means you only have 2 weeks to work on anything.


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