Magazine article Marketing

Careers: What It's Really like Inside - Procter & Gamble

Magazine article Marketing

Careers: What It's Really like Inside - Procter & Gamble

Article excerpt

P&G's UK brands have won 14 Product of the Year awards this year.

- How do you come up with fresh ideas?

We start with a deep understanding of our consumers. Everything we do is aimed at pleasing them.

- What is the main marketing challenge you face?

Ensuring our brands continue to represent good value for our customers.

- What are the perks?

The people. We recruit and develop some of the smartest people around, and seek to build a strong community.

- Describe the marketing team in three words?

Innovative, collaborative and successful.

- Is there a dress code?

Not a formal one, but we wear business-appropriate casual.

- Does the marketing team socialise outside office hours? What is the local bar?

The Hand & Spear in Weybridge is a team favourite.

- What is P&G like for training and career progression?

Training and development is really important at P&G. More than 80% of training is in-house and includes classroom courses, online modules and on-the-job learning. All employees receive daily coaching and mentoring and can apply for jobs anywhere within P&G around the world.

- What about the salary and benefits?

Compensation is benchmarked against peer companies, but there are more unusual perks. For every share an employee buys, they receive a free matched company share. There is also a childcare advisory service and hybrid technology company cars were recently introduced. …

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