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Procter & Gamble UK Reviews

Updated August 13, 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. "Human Resources"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Weybridge, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Weybridge, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great work life balance
    - Awesome projects that touch peoples lives positively
    - Care about the team as people
    - Diversity and inclusion is the best of the FMCG's - disability is highly included
    - Great fun place to work
    - Everyone is committed to what they do right across the business

    Cons

    - Catering options are a bit limited particularly for breakfast options
    - Cafe closes at 4.30pm

    Advice to Management

    Keep the strong focus on diversity its great - am proud to work in such an inclusive multinational and one that sees all diversity including disability rather than one that focuses on one topic as a stand alone.


  2. "3PL Warehouse Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - 3PL Warehouse Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - 3PL Warehouse Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team to work with, have been here over 10 years now and enjoy working with a great company.

    Cons

    None at this time

    Advice to Management

    Management change on a regular basis through P&G and they have a great development program for their staff.

  3. "Senior IT Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Senior Manager in Newcastle, England (UK)
    Current Employee - IT Senior Manager in Newcastle, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    all over balance of benefits and challenges

    Cons

    so good hard to look outside

    Advice to Management

    continue to grow the people to serve the business


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Engineering technology leader"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England (UK)
    Recommends

    Pros

    Global opportunities, personal development opportunity

    Cons

    Due to size of company can be slow moving


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Excellent employer to work with"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientist/Engineer in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Scientist/Engineer in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee management
    career progression
    Great work life balance
    Excellent compensations
    Lots of freedom to work

    Cons

    Excessive meetings
    not a clear defined decision making pathways
    lots of approvers
    Changes in hierarchy very often
    research and development require more funds

    Advice to Management

    Improve rating systems to give more space to employees, and have more straight talks on the career progressions within organization


  6. Helpful (7)

    "Lost in a fog of self promotion"

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    Current Employee - Principal Researcher in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Principal Researcher in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time

    Pros

    A lot of freedom to lead projectsand work with other teams, groups, sites and countries.
    Some great people to work with.
    Site is located in a good area.

    Cons

    Old school hierarchical elitism from the Oxbridge PhD management.
    Don’t invest in developing employees which are treated as disposable. Like it or leave.
    Demoralizingly slow to do anything, from project initiatives to people progression.
    A career system that encourages people to be publicity machines for their own careers instead of actually doing something constructive. Powerpoint experts who have forgotten any science, engineering or technology, but that’s OK they play the visibility game and get rewarded.

    Advice to Management

    Value the staff who do good work, not the ones who spend their days shouting about it.
    Speed things up, take some risks in speed to market. The company was once great and could be again but just now it has lost its way.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Great culture but no career possibility in product supply"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Grays, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Grays, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    great culture
    amazing people care
    very competitive compensation package

    Cons

    too much hard life in PS for zero turnaround. if it was as Finance and Marketing, this would be the best company in the world (as it probably is for who is working in these functions)

    Advice to Management

    create opportunity for a career otherwise the talents will keep leaving the company

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Summer Internship - Product Supply (UK)"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Intern in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - the people who worked here were genuinely all very friendly, from interesting and diverse backgrounds, and a lot of fun to work with
    - as an intern you were given a high level of independence, both in terms of having your own project, but also in terms of giving you the autonomy to manage your time and how you would address this project
    - people across departments and sites were very willing to collaborate with and offer help and their expertise on your work
    - interns were taken seriously and treated as full members of staff
    - the company discount on their products
    - the plant manager was absolutely fantastic. She engaged employees well, had passion and drive and promoted a happy, collaborative working environment

    Cons

    - slow progression - it appeared as if people would progress very very slowly and would mostly be stuck in middle management. Difficult to move up
    - appeared to be a lot of politics in terms of how promotions were offered
    - poor work-life-balance
    - it did not seem that engineers could progress well in the company. As a marketing company overall, it was the business divisions that seemed most respected. Engineering was more a support function than anything else (just an opinion!)
    - low retention rates among graduates at this site

    Advice to Management

    Give interns more training in terms of the availability of resources and technical know-how/support mehanisms within the company....makes interns both more aware of how the company works, and the relevance of their project in link with the other global sites, but also makes solving problems they've been tasked with a far more efficient journey!


  9. Helpful (2)

    "No real R&D in the UK"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientist in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Scientist in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, travel. Work from home, maternity cover, shares system.

    Cons

    Pay is very low, the organisation is top heavy and it is impossible to grow and progress, very US centric, no recognition for your work, 90% routine and procedural work that even if you have a PhD, no conferences or networking. The location.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring PhD graduates for admin jobs.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Market Research Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great teams that work well together to bring great products to life.

    Cons

    Often difficult to get promotions due to the rating system spread


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