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www.pg.com
Cincinnati, OH (US)
10000+ employees
1837
Company - Public (PG)
£5 to £10 billion (GBP) per year
Procter & Gamble Co. (P&G, NYSE: PG) is one of the largest corporations in the world by market capitalization and is a Fortune Top 10 Most Admired Company. At P&G, we produce globally recognized brands, and we grow and embrace the ... Read more

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Procter & Gamble – Why Work With Us?


Day 1. It’s something everyone experiences when they join a new company, whether they’re a student, a recent graduate or a experienced professional. P&G’s Day 1 starts with you doing something that matters – making an impact on the world, P&G brands, and your career.


We hire based on the potential we see in people, so here, you’ll be trusted to dive right in, take the lead, use your initiative, and build billion-dollar brands that help make everyday activities easier and make the world a better place. You’ll be doing meaningful work that takes your career places you never imagined.

From early on, you’ll be at the core of breakthrough innovations, be given exciting assignments, lead initiatives, and take ownership and responsibility. And you’ll do this in creative work spaces where new ideas flourish. All the while, you’ll receive world-class training to help you become a leader in your field.

“At P&G, your internship is meaningful! From my first day as an intern, I was doing something that mattered—creating the first breakthrough database of retailer equity. I was amazed that this database I piloted was serious business, expanded to more countries and was still used long after my internship ended.”

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HISTORY OF BRAND GROWTH

From Day 1, you’ll help fulfill our purpose of improving lives for five billion consumers in more than 70 countries through leading brands. We always begin with the consumer in mind, and P&G’s very first big brand was Ivory soap, introduced in 1879. Since then, we’ve added the many household names known the world over. Our history is a story of the invention, innovation, acquisition, and growth of brands that can go beyond and help make life better for everyone, everywhere.


P&G test-markets Pampers®, the first affordable disposable nappy which eventually replaced cloth nappies as the preferred method.


Always®, using the proprietary "Dri-Weave" top sheet, is P&G's first breakthrough in feminine protection, and Always/Whisper® becomes the global leader in its category just two years later.


Gillette Fusion® razor is introduced as the first razor with five main blades and a precision trimming blade on the back. Sales surge and Fusion becomes the fastest P&G brand to reach billion-dollar status.


The Oral-B® Professional™ Series Deep Sweep™ TRIACTION™ was a breakthrough toothbrush that covers more surface area and removes up to 100% more plaque than a manual toothbrush.


More than 45 years after launching as the first natural hair care brand, Herbal Essences introduced a new, premium line of products that marries the best of nature and science called bio:renew.

FEBREEZE #NOSEBLIND

Millions of people suffer from Noseblindness. This silent condition occurs when you get used to the odours around you and no longer smell them – butwhile guests still can! Luckily, the solution to being #noseblind is right under your nose with Febreze and Ambi Pur.

BRAND & PRODUCT AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Our brands receive awards for all sorts of reasons, from innovation and design to consumer experience and marketing. Join us and you’ll be helping us build products and shape brands that resonate with consumers, and are recognised and appreciated within and outside of our industry.

Old Spice
• 2010 Cannes Advertising Festival "Advertiser of the Year"

Braun Series 9
• GQ’s 2016 Award Winning Shaver

Charmin Essentials Soft
• 2017 Product of the Year winner for Bath Tissue

Olay Regenerist
• Best Beauty Products of 2017 – Best Anti-Aging Cream

LOCATIONS

P&G is one of the largest and fastest-growing consumer goods companies serving over five billion consumers worldwide. P&G UK was established in England in 1930 with the acquisition of Thomas Hedley & Co Ltd, which initially manufactured soap and candles. But by the 1950s, Hedley was producing products such as Fairy Soap, Daz, Tide, Dreft, Sylvan, and Oxydol. Today, we have 12 sites across the UK and Ireland with approximately 4,000 employees, delivering 29 brands to British consumers.

Visit our careers site to see exactly where our offices, warehouses, and plants are in the UK.


BENEFITS

P&G people are dedicated to making life better for people all over the world, so they deserve benefits that help them live better lives, too. We want you to really understand how much you’re valued, appreciated, and integral to the meaningful work that we do. From Day 1.

• Competitive Salary
• Pay for Performance
• Employee Share Ownership Plan
• Company Shop & Product Discounts
• Contributory Pension Scheme
• Employee Assistance Program
• Holiday Entitlement
• Christmas Parcel
• Medical Insurance Plan
• New Hire Loan
• Occupational Health
• Sports & Social Club
• Seminars
• Work From Home
• Flexible Work Arrangements
• Sabbatical
• Family Leave


COMMUNITY IMPACT

Through our brands, products and people, we can play a unique role in improving the health and well-being of the global community that we are all a part of.



Brand Partnerships

P&G, together with our brands, has donated nearly £900,000 through retailer/charity and brand partnerships, like our #FeelSuper campaign with Superdrug to raise funds for Marie Curie, Gillette Movember and Fairy Make-A-Wish—to name a few.


DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

We strive each day for every P&Ger to be valued, included, heard and able to perform at their peak. We enthusiastically support numerous regional and global affinity groups to support our employees in many ways:

• Corporate Women’s Leadership Team (CWLT)
• Gay, Ally, Bisexual, Lesbian, and Transgender Employees (GABLE)
• People with Disabilities (PWD)

We are committed to being as inclusive and accessible to as many people as possible, both internally and externally. This means making sure that everything we put out into the world, from products to marketing, is of value to as wide an audience as possible. With this in mind, we are committed to meeting the Media Rating Council’s stringent viewability standards for digital media, and, in 2017, we became the first-ever company to release an audio descriptive TV ad.

#LOVEOVERBIAS

With less than 100 days until the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, we unveiled our “Love Over Bias,” ad on The Ellen Show. The short film reflects stories of real athlete challenges – from financial inequality to sexual orientation – through their moms’ eyes, and inspires the world to look beyond the things that divide us to celebrate the things that all people share. The aim of this film is to bring people together to talk openly about bias, and change behavior for the better.


GENDER EQUALITY

P&G aspires to build a better world for all of us, free from gender bias, and with an equal voice and equal representation for women and men.


FAIRY HOW FAIR IS HOME

Inspired by the insight that British women still do 70% of all domestic chores, even those in full-time work, Fairy removed the ‘Y’ from its iconic logo to remind all family members to help around the house, particularly when it comes to washing the dishes. Fairy revealed how there still isn’t a fair split of chores in homes today and got consumers to pledge to #MakeItFair.

GIRLS IN STEM

Newcastle, UK, site leaders hosted a STEM career day with hundreds of scientists of tomorrow from local high schools. P&G team members educated students on the dynamic possibilities of an education and career in STEM, the importance of diversity in the workforce and, in particular, encouraged young women to overcome the cultural and societal barriers to choosing a career in science.


ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

Protecting the earth is both a responsibility and a business opportunity, and we want to ensure that no one has to choose between the products they use and enjoy today, and what they hope to preserve for tomorrow. We have integrated sustainability into our business practices, operations, innovation, brand building, and culture.


AMBITION 2030
In 2018, we announced “Ambition 2030,” our 2030 environmental sustainability goals that embody our commitment to enabling and inspiring a positive impact in the world while creating value for all. But we cannot do it alone. We have the opportunity to partner with the five billion people we serve to make a positive difference for the environment. We also want to collaborate with industry, governments, civil society groups, and academics because, together, we can make an even greater impact. 



Smarter Washing

With Ariel in the UK, we drive consumer education on energy-efficient washing, including extensive information and tips on our website. A campaign that encouraged washing at 30ºC also received a Good Housekeeping Institute testing seal.

COMPANY CULTURE AWARDS & RECOGNITION

• 2018 Diversity Inc. Top 50 Companies for Diversity – #15
• Named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index
• Forbes JUST 100 – #15
• Fortune World’s Most Admired Companies – #34
• Score of 100 on Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index
• NAFE Top Companies for Executive Women – Top 10
• Working Mother 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers and Best Companies for Multicultural Women

Much like our brands, we’re committed to finding and developing world-class leaders. And we’re proud to say that we develop almost exclusively from within as part of our "build from within" strategy. The majority of our people start at an entry level and then progress throughout the company—each in their own unique way. From Day 1, you’ll build leading brands while you build your career. Our training has the potential to take you from entry-level to expert leader—and take you all over the world.

CAREER AREAS

Career areas range from purchasing to sales to IT and beyond. Together, we all make a significant impact on exciting projects that help us build leading brands. Explore the different functions at P&G and hear about the work we do across the company from the people doing it.

Brand Communications
Brand Consumer & Market Knowledge (CMK)
Brand Marketing/Management
Engineering
Finance & Accounting
Human Resources
Information Technology
Legal
Plant Technician
Research & Development
Sales
Supply Network Operations/Logistics

 

EARLY CAREERS

We provide opportunities for students and early graduates to join P&G on traineeships, internships, and development programs, and each guarantees you the opportunity to do something that matters.

Entry Level
When P&G gives you your first job, we’re hiring you with the expectation that you’ll grow into one of our future leaders. Maybe even our next CEO. You’ll start in an entry-level position facing new and diverse challenges every day, and be given real responsibility that will increase over time.

Internships, Co-Ops & Trainee Programs
P&G is always looking for the best and brightest from universities and colleges around the world. With a variety of options across all of our function areas, you’ll find an opportunity to work on real business challenges with some of the world’s best-known brands.

Student Development Programs
There are many ways to engage with P&G that could lead to your first experiences of working with us, including forums, case studies, workshops, classes, initiatives, summits, and seminars.

EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONALS

We value the energy, skills, and new perspectives that experienced hires bring into the business. We’re always interested in recruiting extraordinary people with different career backgrounds who can hit the ground running, introduce us to new ways of working, and make us stronger from Day 1. Your first assignment or project will be carefully matched to your skill set so that you can take immediate ownership and make an impact through meaningful work.

“I’ve been involved in a lot of discussions on how we can shape the IT here, from how we hire externally to how we can retrain our internal workforce to do more hands-on technical work. The latter really excites me. I think it’s important for the team to be more hands-on and technically skilled, and I’m pleased P&G is invested in building that kind of workforce.”

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Innovation is the lifeblood of our company. It enables us to build leading brands, improve products, and shape markets. But it isn’t just about making our products the best; it’s about making life better, too. Thinking innovatively across every area of the business has the power to improve our world, lend a helping hand or spark a movement.

Across the globe, engineers, chemists, programmers, analysts, researchers, and even physicians and dentists are working on challenging assignments that make an impact. Throughout P&G, you’ll find technically-brilliant professionals working with advanced technology such as collaborative robots, motion sensors, Blockchain, augmented reality, voice recognition, and new polymer developments on a wide range of exciting projects. Within our warehouses and plants, engineers are building custom-designed etching departments that create our high-performance Braun blades; code is being written for our smart toothbrushes and driverless forklifts; and overnight 3D printers are preparing the prototype for our brand new packaging design.

A HISTORY OF SHAPING THE FUTURE

P&G’s history is steeped in innovation. We’ve always challenged ourselves, our consumers, and the industry to develop new and better products. In terms of discovery, originality, and creativity, we have a lot to live up to—and even more to look forward to. 



P&G establishes an analytical chemistry lab—one of the earliest product research labs in America.


P&G researchers and Indiana University begin developing and testing new fluoride formulations which leads to the development of Crest® toothpaste.


After 10 years of research, P&G scientists discover Pyrithione Zinc, an ingredient that reduces dandruff, which leads to the introduction of Head & Shoulders shampoo.


P&G creates new categories by investing in breakthrough technologies with the introduction of Febreze®, an odor eliminating fabric spray.

P&G has added new products across our brands to meet the needs of the “naturals” consumer and our increasingly environmentally concerned shoppers. Examples include Pampers Pure Protection nappies that are free of chlorine, paraben, and fragrance.

BUILD TECHNOLOGY THAT DISRUPTS THE INDUSTRY

Our innovations build brands, shape markets, and improve products. Our multi-skilled Gillette team combined consumer insight, technical expertise, and precision engineering to design, develop, and launch a technologically-advanced razor that swivels with the contours of the face to deliver a closer and smoother shave–and a better consumer experience.


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TECHNOLOGY TOMORROW

P&G is building manufacturing of the future, today. This will involve lights-out operation, zero-touch supply chains, and new vision systems for our robots. Innovations aren’t just taking place in manufacturing. In fact, something as small as a product-tracking barcode on a bottle of shampoo can revolutionise our direct marketing activity, and the potential of being able to collect and quantify non-digital consumer behaviour is limitless. These are both areas that P&G technical professionals are working on, and represent the creative thinking we encourage here.

INNOVATION AWARDS

Our innovations have received recognition from across the industry and beyond.

• Febreze ONE – Kantar TNS 2018 Product of the Year winner for Air Care
• Gillette Fusion ProGlide – Dupont Awards for Packaging Innovation – Winner
• Head & Shoulders – 2017 UN ‘Momentum for Change’ award for pioneering beach plastic recycling approach
• Swiffer WetJet– IDSA Design of the Decade - Silver Award, Design Thinking Contribution to Business Category
• Olay Skin Advisor App – 2018 Edison Best New Product Awards – Silver in Women’s Wellness
• Always Discreet Boutique – 2018 Edison Best New Product Awards – Bronze in Women’s Wellness
• Herbal Essences bio:renew – IRI Pacesetters 2017 Top 10 List – #3

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    Multi-step but enjoyable interview process. Interviewers were very friendly and showcased P&G's culture. The process consisted of an online assessment, in-person first round interview, in-person assessment, and final corporate office interview.

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Procter & Gamble Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality 2014, Human Rights Campaign, 2014
  • Europe’s Most Attractive Employers, Universum Global, 2014
  • India's ideal employers, Universum Global, 2013
  • Best Companies for Multicultural Women, Working Mother Magazine, 2014
  • The World's Most Attractive Employers(#3), Universum, 2012
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