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Procter & Gamble Singapore Reviews

Updated July 15, 2017
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  • With a brilliant work life balance, the culture is all about supporting each other to win together (in 352 reviews)

  • P&G makes a serious investment in employees (in 443 reviews)

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  1. "Group Finance Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Group Finance Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Group Finance Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People development, various business across markets and opportunities of career opportunities

    Cons

    Lots of internal alignment and reconciliation in matrix structure


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Contractor rights are hidden"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Basically, if you are a contractor you don't get any rights and you ain't allowed to speak casually. Read on to find out.

    Cons

    There's a hierarchy in their company. They hire contractors and contractors are being DISCRIMINATED in their casually.
    They discriminate contractors for not smiling during the onboarding sessions, not looking into the presenter's eyes when the presenters are presenting. They eventually made the contractor's HR to force the contractor to write a resignation letter. Which in my opinion I felt so unjust for this contractor as it is no longer a job-related issue but personal attack. The person has not even been allowed to show her potential and was told to leave during her onboarding. NASTY.

    Advice to Management

    Not really to the management but contractors that are going to this company. Here are a few people if anyone was about to enter the company and reading this post. A pre-warning to those out there that's about to enter the office. Consolidated from the information given that arises to this matter.

    1) The contractor casually asked this lady how she's finding her work and when the contractor responded back the same as how she said, she immediately complained (it is believed that this person is one of the causes of this because the contractor spoke to her casually and she spread it to the management?)
    2) the contractor did not STARE at her eyes while the trainer was presenting (LEL low key gangster)
    3) This lady said the contractor did not smile and prob not interested/ passionate about it (didn't know this girl had x-rated eyes to see the brain of a person)

    Yeah, you realized that is all females that complained. Didn't know P&G staff actually discriminate people. so much for their value of "non-discriminate policy". But true, the contractor not part of their elites policy/system, so maybe that's why?

  3. "Stable company with strong managers but struggling to grow"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Brand Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Assistant Brand Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Smart, fun people - a pleasure to work with them
    - Strong culture and great benefits
    - Large company that can offer a variety of experiences/roles in different geographies
    - Great on the resume - will open a lot of doors

    Cons

    - Company has been struggling to grow. This has impacted assignment choices and career advancement.
    - Senior management is risk averse


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Good past, Uncertain future"

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    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Systematic training for new hires (no matter you are fresh grad or experienced hire).
    Predictable salary increase (you can easily find out what your pay may be next year or even years). To certain level it depends on your performance and promotions but you can build a model with the info HR and others share with you.

    Cons

    Too many mid-senior levels, there are reviews with B3 (band 3), B4, B5 and sometimes B6. Every manager wants to have a preview with your before going to the next level so lots (if not most) of your time is spent on modifying your Excel or PPT documents.
    Way too many conference calls (and night calls) and meetings with NO Clear Objectives and Decision Making. You often get meeting invites with just a general title and no agenda. If you look at any manager's calendar I bet more than 60% of his/her time is blocked for routine meetings and 1:1 cachup with all kind of mentors, friends, sponsors. The real time spent on real business is probably no more than 3 hours a day in the end.
    Management do not like decision making. For those senior managers who are taking 200K-500K (some even higher) annual salaries, they hate taking personal decisions. There are all kinds of processes or systems they prefer to rely on - unfortunately more and more often those tools do not give them a clear answer in the current dynamic market situation. Result? Brands like Olay, Rejoice, and Pampers losing market share in a straight line.

    Advice to Management

    Remove those senior managers who talk well but act nothing. This company need true leaders to lead with their actions. HR is proud about having a long average years-of-service but you are keeping too many free-riders harming the company by actually doing nothing. These people are in the company for long and know how to maneuver between the company policies without being fired.


  5. "Fabulous place to work"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Grow from within organization. Excellent people and high investment to develop people over time. Everyone knows everyone else and you tend to run into the same people again and again - so minimal bad politics.

    Cons

    Somewhat insular. New ideas take a very long time to get in, but once they do, they get driven very well.


  6. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Intern in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work culture and team

    Cons

    Slow decision making leading to delays

    Advice to Management

    Act swiftly in order to compete


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Great company, dont go into R&D"

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    Former Employee - Researcher in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Researcher in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company for all the usual reasons.

    Cons

    Cons only if you work in R&D. Underappreciated, underpaid. Less benefits/amenities than the commercial side, constant undermining from the business teams. Your managers are generally uninspired, nice people, who are doing their job but have no delusions of grandeur or visions of greatness.
    Plus if youre in R&D your pay sucks compared to the rest of the company, and your promotion timelines suck as well so don't bother dreaming of a long term career.

    Advice to Management

    It's silly to pay Scientists so much more when Researchers come from the same schools, usually having studied for 4 years or 5 when scientists studied in that school for maybe 1 year. Some band 1s and 2s can pull their weight but the rest of them have no real reason to be treated better.

    People aren't stupid and you are no longer a competetive employer. Wake up before it's too late.

  8. "Program Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good training. Good onboarding. Professional colleagues.

    Cons

    Not much cons in terms of working environment. Cost structure and agility to market may need improvement.


  9. "Project Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Project Coordinator in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Contractor - Project Coordinator in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good culture and environment. This is the company i was looking over 15yrs and finally i found this is what i want.

    Cons

    To take the test before join. Although i never take before, but i saw some colleague who capable due to failed the exam and must leave the company.


  10. "Process driven, professional, smart people"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Intern - Intern in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are willing to teach you, warm and friendly colleagues

    Cons

    slow rise up the ladder, corporate structure is annoying at times

    Advice to Management

    Focus less on big picture things, processes are suffering at the micro scale


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