If you were in charge, what would you do to make Procter & Gamble a better place to work?
Develop more robust onboarding programs. The 70/20/10 works in some instances, but is wildly inefficient in others. Employees need context, full information, and proper training at least once to be effective. In a trial by fire environment everyone gets burned in some way even if the end result is a success.
What tips or advice would you give to someone interviewing at Procter & Gamble?
Know the company and know if you are someone that has the same view on their culture
I'm not sure what it's like in the Corporate Offices but at the Production facilities, the real culture is mostly hidden. The reason that it's hidden is because every 3-5 years the Site Leadership Team changes and with each transition, any negative carry overs from the previous team become taboo to discuss. Each new leader makes the same announcement - "it's not fair" to them to have to deal with issues they had no control in making. While on the surface this seems reasonable, in the long run it's wreaks havoc on the culture.
Cultural metrics at the facilities are reported to Corporate by a short term member of the SLT and not by the long term employees (Technicians). As the promotions of the SLT rely on meeting the expected metric, the results are almost always good. In the case where the result would make the SLT look bad, it's covered with a "gap plan" which is like a promissory note saying "at some time, someone will do something" but when a new member of the SLT transitions in, it's obviously "not fair" to hold them accountable to something they had no control in creating.
There is also an annual cultural survey that is mostly written to give Corporate the answers they want to hear.
Okay, at the time it was just a paycheck. I didn't feel to bad about telling people I worked there.
I enjoy going to work here because the staff members and other employees are very helpful and respectful of one another. They always kept everyone on their feet and made sure we were each doing our job right and with efficiency.