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Procter & Gamble Scientist Reviews

Updated May 18, 2017
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  • 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 428 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "I still like to work here despite right-sizing and feeling a bit uncertain about P&G's future."

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

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

    Pros

    I just happen to have great management. I am recognized for my contributions. I am challenged and I have fun doing what I do.

    Cons

    Whenever I had bad management in the past, they did eventually move on. P&G is a big company that is still trying to find out how to grow and succeed.

    Advice to Management

    I can't help management because I do not understand the issues and what can be done at the corporate level. I guess they are getting paid pretty good for trying to get it right.


  2. "Great Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Intense technical mastery, amazing opportunities to move within company, and systems in place to help employees grow.

    Cons

    Large company so slower moving projects (more roadblocks).


  3. "career employee 20+ years"

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

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

    Pros

    great place to work, lots of potential to move and get a job that fits your interest

    Cons

    big company, moves a bit slower than some

    Advice to Management

    none


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "The Real Problem With P&G"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist Group Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist Group Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very intelligent, capable employees. Great benefits. Remarkable opportunities to learn. Generally employees are empowered and trusted (although sometimes trusted too much).

    Cons

    P&G has for a long time had a crisis of ethics. The Company principles and values statement itself is very well constructed and admirable. But it isn't followed. Moreover, it is regularly ignored. Part of the problem is incentives. Due to the rating systems whereby one is strictly rated against departmental peers, loyalty and work to advance a department is rewarded more than work to advance the Company's interests. One might think departmental interests and company interests are one in the same, but often they are not. Departments champion specific projects, often in competition for funding with other departments and projects. Yet there is little to no real incentive to cooperate among departments. As such, Directors strive to advance "their agenda" at the expense, sometimes, of the agenda of others.

    This leads sometimes, to very serious problems such as covering up mistakes and censoring criticism that might reflect badly on departments or the way a department works for the greater corporate interest. Moreover, my experience was that it is very likely that one will literally be punished for pointing out a weakness or shortcoming in a departmental effort even if making that shortcoming known was literally the only way to advance the greater business interest.

    Of course, these problems have solutions. Higher level management can put in place very specific incentives for inter-departmental cooperation to achieving measurable higher-level corporate goals. It is not hard to do with a little thought. Sadly, during my time at P&G the idea of inter-departmental co-operation was given 'lip service', but was never made seriously actionable.

    It was fun to work at P&G for many years, but in the end I did not find it to be a company that came anywhere near to realizing it's stated principles and values.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up.


  6. "Benefit"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good health and retirement benefits

    Cons

    Stock value is decreased, retirement plan is stock based

    Advice to Management

    Encourage risk-taking and be more innovative


  7. "Great Interview"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientist in Mason, OH
    Current Employee - Scientist in Mason, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The interview consists of a site visit, where in you do a presentation followed by meeting several people 1-1. Its a good way for them to judge you, but also for you to know if this is where you want to work.

    Cons

    The job application sheet is very brief, with no specifics at all. So, you have little understanding of what is expected from you when you join.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent


  8. "Principal Scientist"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Scientist in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Principal Scientist in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay and compensation.

    Cons

    Currently undergoing reorganization and may require some time to get back on track.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Terrific work! I know know P&G produces so many great leaders"

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

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

    Pros

    Great training in all aspects of corporate America..big alumni pool

    Cons

    Pay..proportional to Midwest middle class life style.. Very few opportunities to grow on technical ladder

    Advice to Management

    Don't loose your senior more experience people at the peak of their careers.. Other companies welcome them with open arms and lot more pay


  10. "P&G Great Place to Work"

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

    Pros

    Compensation, Growth Opportunity, work / life balance

    Cons

    Not very open to different personalities.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more talk less


  11. "Senior Scientist"

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

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

    Pros

    Stable & decent company with great value.

    Cons

    A bit slow in everything.