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Procter & Gamble Reviews

Updated 13 August 2018
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  1. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time

    Pros

    Training, coaching, development, like minded people

    Cons

    Sometimes excessive 'red tape' slowing things down


  2. "Business Intelligence Leader"

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    Current Employee - Business Intelligence Leader in Harrogate, England
    Current Employee - Business Intelligence Leader in Harrogate, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Collaborative Culture, Professional and supportive company. Good pay and conditions. Good ethics and environment. Global in scope.

    Cons

    No longer in front of technology or winning financially.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more for domain experts or lose them to companies that are winning and willing to pay.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "2 Years in and still loving it"

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    Current Employee - Senior National Account Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior National Account Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I find Procter and Gamble a place where I genuinely love coming to work every day. The pace at which we work, the people and the tangible impact you have on your business/ account is what gives me most satisfaction. Whilst at work we do work very hard, but the working hours are very good and you are expected to get all your work done in a typical working day. They certainly look after you well and I can see a future at the company.

    Cons

    As with any large company, there are a lot of processes and layers and the company could be more agile at times but I think when the opportunity is good the company can turn the large ship that it is quicker than some would expect.

    Advice to Management

    I think management could perhaps reflect a more diverse personality type, it seems very privately educated middle class women at the moment which is great for the gender split but not necessarily a diverse management team.


  4. "9 months in grads perspective"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Weybridge, England
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Weybridge, England
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Honestly, the people, benefits and work ethic of this place are awesome. The people you get to work with and the amount of ownership that you get from the outset is fantastic. Other benefits include great salary progression, a new car and very flexible work hours.

    Cons

    Working in Weybridge is a little far away, although there is a still a good social environment within the office.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Motivational environment for nurtured employees"

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    Current Employee - Group Head in Reading, England
    Current Employee - Group Head in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The PVPs ensure everyone is “doing the right thing” and the corruption seen in other companies genuinely wouldn’t be tolerated here. I love the fact that people are very bright and highly motivated to succeed in their field. It keeps us all aspiring to improve. All types of diversity are valued and employees can feel safer at work than outside. As a busy parent, I hugely value the flexible working options and convenience of onsite fitness options. The benefits are great (discounts, healthcare, gym, subsidised food, childcare help, Christmas hamper and more).

    Cons

    Culture is inconsistent across the company. Product supply, especially in manufacturing, is intense work with long hours and feels quite cut-throat. In contrast, R&D is more relaxed and nurturing of the employees. Sales is even tougher than manufacturing with an “up or out” culture. If you only work in one area, it’s hard to believe the differences within the same company.

    Advice to Management

    Overall, the clear direction for the company and individual BUs is great. Watch out that people feel they have room for career progression or great people will quickly become disillusioned and leave “to pursue other interests”.


  6. "Miss P&G"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Procter & Gamble full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunities to climb
    Deep expertise

    Cons

    Not always as entrepreneurial as could be


  7. "A comfortable, caring company."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Procter & Gamble full-time

    Pros

    Friendly staff to work with, and can always ask for help.

    Well-established departments and strong sales force

    Great company events to attend, very fun and sociable.

    Cons

    Can be a difficult location if you: - 1) don't have a car 2) don't live in Hailsham

  8. "Excellent company to start and develop your career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Procter & Gamble full-time

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, excellent compensations, great team

    Cons

    I don't have any cons for this company


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    "Amazing place to learn"

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    Former Employee - Tech Engineering Leader in London, England
    Former Employee - Tech Engineering Leader in London, England
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    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Professionally, these were my formative years. Training mostly focused on soft skills and leadership, but ultimately set me up for my career after P&G. You get to work with so many strong/driven/smart people, that outside the training programme, the on the job experience and learning is incredible. I'm glad I worked there, but also glad I left.

    Cons

    For career progression, travel and role rotation/diversity is mandatory. If you don't/can't do that, then you won't progress past a certain point. Not a criticism, P&G is global, so I think it's important to have some element of this. It just can limit career progression for some. If you want to specialise in a technical or engineering career, again you will quickly hit a glass ceiling. P&G is a predominantly Marketing driven company, and Product Supply is a necessary inconvenience, to maintain competitive advantage through speed to market. PS is mostly focused on cost savings, rather than true (costly) innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Probably above my pay grade this question! If Peltz is anywhere close to the mark, it seems that the innovation and agility still remains a challenge for P&G. They are so big and corporate, and weighed down by process, they have forgotten how to think and act like a small company or start up. It was a challenge when I was there, and seemingly still is.


  10. "Progressive and fast growth"

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    Current Employee - Research Specialist in Reading, England
    Current Employee - Research Specialist in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Allowed room to progress if you push. Can achieve what you want as long as you drive for it

    Cons

    Over crowded middle management can make decision making slow and complicated


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