NOTE: Starting December 2021, The plant is requiring weekly testing at employee expense or vaccination to continue employment.
The parent company, pay and benefits are excellent, but it comes at a high cost if you're not an office worker at this location.
Machines are old and break down or malfunction countless times per run. They often work around multiple equipment that can't get to work because they don't have the parts or it requires an engineer that is not available: they are concerned more about keeping the production line moving. The production lines go down for hours and even days due to broken parts or a lack of qualified staff.
People who have been there a long time are burned-out, bitter and seem to be undermining things such as slow walking areas of production; calling in sick or scheduling vacation time on short notice: This leaves you understaffed, overworked, distracted and at risk of a write-up for overlooking quality issues and in most cases underqualified. In addition, it is a very clique-ish environment: if you're not part of their group they will undermine your employment despite being a good worker, but build up others who are terrible employees simply because they like them.
Management appears to be grasping at straws as they often try new things to increase productivity, such as new rotating schedules, last minute involuntary work hours, overbearing procedures: unfortunately they are completely out of touch with how things work on the production
ProsExcellent compensation: medical, uniform, shoes, pay, vacation and sick pay etc.
ConsWork life balance doesn't exist for production workers, disorganized/poor management, equipment maintenance is seriously lacking, very long work hours, low morale, poor training, slow administration and overbearing procedures/rules.
Good first job, but have your eyes open if you plan to stay long term.
I worked in what most other companies call strategic sourcing, which P&G still calls Purchasing. Like most people, I felt like I had won the lottery when I was hired, and it is a great place to start you career. However, be aware that, with this company, there is no in-between. You are either there (at most 5 years) to learn and build your resume, or you full-on drink the Kool Aid. This isn't a place where you go to work and then leave and live the rest of your life. Working at P&G is a life defining thing, for better and for worse.
P&G prides itself on its values and ethics. Pretty quickly after starting there, I learned that ethics at P&G is a very situational thing. I had product supply directors tell me, in no uncertain terms, that they were not willing to fulfill the terms of a contract (i.e. pay the supplier) and that I had to go negotiate a different deal. In the P&G way of looking at things, this is perfectly fine and ethical because you "negotiated a new agreement." In reality, this is just strong arming another (almost always) smaller and weaker company into accepting less money than had been agreed for their services. I witnessed many variations of this during my time there.
At P&G I also had the opportunity to hear many racist comments, mostly passive-aggressive, under-the-breath kinds of things, but, a few times, I heard guys say things that would get a sportscaster fired. One reason for this is that, at P&G, Purchasing is a refuge for a lot of people from manufa
ProsLooks good on resume, you do still learn a few things you wouldn't learn at other companies
Typically I come into work and spend about an hour checking through emails. Some of which require immediate action. After taking care of these urgent matters, I will typically either complete standard tasks, or join meetings to discuss current and future project scope and direction. I will also connect with my external suppliers and contract manufactures to get a live update of how we are progressing and how best to handle any issues. Overall, my day is spent managing systems and people in order to move several simultaneous projects move forward.
One of the most important lessons I have learned is to learn how over communicate project status, particularly risks. Not only that but to communicate in such a way that provides honest and true perspective with options that could lead to a more efficient and sometimes more beneficial execution. More than anything any company would love to execute projects, faster, cheaper and better than any competitor and as the lead engineer on the job, I have the important role of communicating fit, feasibility, and risk in a better than timely manner. Moreover, I hold the responsibility of discovering opportunities to directly and positively affect the company’s bottom line.
Procter and Gamble fosters a great culture that promotes the development of paramount leadership and great relationships with co workers. The management at P&G strives to cultivate their team members and grow their capability within the company. Not only that management id
Good place to work but the rotating shifts will kill you.
I worked for P&G in Kansas City KS for about 7 years. It was a pretty good job with advancement opportunities as long as you're a dedicated worker and are liked by the higher-ups. Advancement is through a "best candidate selection" where they interview people who are interested in the position and select the best candidate. I've seen some of the "favorites" picked over and over again for certain roles / jobs. The schedule will pretty much suck the life out of you and take about 10 years off your life. You will work rotating 12 hour shifts and every other weekend (it's 60 hours one week and then 24 hours the next week) - two weeks of day shifts (5am to 5pm), then two weeks of night shifts (5pm to 5am), with MANY forced overtime spots where you'll have to work a day shift in the middle of your night shift stretch or vise versa. You'll feel like a zombie almost every day of your life. I always felt groggy, moody, and tired. I witnessed several people passing out while sitting in a chair just from sheer sleep deprivation. You'll also have to work some of the weekends that you're supposed to have off due to people calling in "sick" or several people going out on disability for months at a time because of surgeries or "injuries". The workers "play games" with the schedule and you'll end up getting forced to work your days off. Trust me. You're also expected to find and fix defects, logging them into a spreadsheet. Management will ram it down your throat until you can't
Like anywhere you work you will run into the people who are negative about their job and that bring you down.When i started working here i took that into consideration and then realized why everyone is down. You are overworked constantly with very little time to spend with family or on things you used to enjoy. When you start out they tell you how you will have so many days off, and they are right you will but what you don't know is that most of those days you have off you will spend working mandatory overtime or you will be trying to recover yourself after being worked so hard. Never in my life have i worked somewhere to be so under appreciated and seen as a number instead of a person. You go out of your way for these people only to be used and disrespected. Also as anywhere you work you will discover the cliques or good ol boys clubs. But this place takes it to a whole new level. One department in particular, where people are given leader positions based on friendships and race rather than their work ethic and knowledge. On another note the benefits are good compared to other companies on the same level as Duracell and the pay isn't bad if you can handle being away from your family all of the time. The people you work with on shift are great for the most part, they are all just ran down all of the time but that is understandable considering what you have to deal with. Management in some departments is ignorant when it comes to the machinery that makes the batteries. They a
Prosdecent benefits and pay
Consrotating schedules, mandatory overtime, no family life
P&G's mission is to improve the lives of consumer's across the world. I enjoy the analytical problem solving while troubleshooting process upsets.
1. A normal day at work consists of making rounds to ensure there aren't any leaks, and check all the equipment for any abnormalities. Also, I am responsible for maintaining all raw materials. This includes pumping drums/totes into feed tanks, and also monitoring bulk tanks from a DCS system. I also pull multiple samples throughout the shift to ensure the product is on-spec. Finally, I monitor the process from a DCS monitor, and keep the unit running while proactively troubleshooting any alarms, or deviations in the process.
2. I went to work for Technical Associates as a contractor to P&G almost immediately after I graduated from ITI. I gained a lot of knowledge through my education, but I now have experience and have trained other people. I have learned how to maintain my process variables at their set points, purge lines, conduct process changeovers, control header pressure, and much more.
3. I am well respected by management and heavily relied on. I go beyond what I am asked to do to help my co-workers produce the highest quality product and meet process reliability goals. I enjoy working on a team, and get a sense of accomplishment when I see the final product we produce.
4. The hardest part of the job comes with being an operator. The operation runs 24/7, and sometimes I have to work in inclement weather conditions. I expected this, and have no problem with it, but it is probably the "hardest" part of the job. The most enjoyable part of the job is t
ProsI have gained experience that will help me in my career growth opportunites.
ConsBenefits are not offered, and there isn't any opportunity for career advancement.
Great learning experience at Jif! Was grateful for the hire.
Initially was not considered for the job due to stay at home mom for 7 years prior. They frown on lapsed work experience and yet motherhood certainly is WORK.
Once given opportunity second round, I excelled in all areas I was given and noticed serious problems with training opportunities and decided to write and sometimes rewrite outdated skill manuals for each job I was trained in. Helped me to know the skill well.
The other workers eventually stopped thinking me a "brown noser" and understood I did it to help all those struggling to learn the line skills and give them all the same chance instead of having to seek out the best teachers and win their efforts on your behalf.
Managers were not all liked or respected. Lot of turn over with managers. Had one unpleasant experience with a manager who insisted on changing my line speeds and he caused a severe spill at the very end of my long 3 days of nights and I was only one left on my team to clean it up. I rebelled against that manager LOUDLY and others took notice and concern since I was not one to show disrespect to anyone.
Upon arrival the next time our shift worked, my fellow workers got word of the "spew with the manager" and went to support me %110 and upper manager called me in to his office to apologize for the manager's speed line changes and that I had every right to do what I did. Was grateful for that.
Dealt with other employees privately when unpleasant issues arose. That gained their respect and
ProsGreat opportunities to advance pay grades if willing to work hard
ConsLine skills hard to learn if no one will teach the same procedures, managers not always approachable, 2 2 3 shifts are very hard on the mind, body, soul and Jif still does it
Professional work place and Training classes for your specific role.
• Responsible to deliver daily cash management and scorecard metrics to include all organizational goals: Past Due Invoices, Average Weekly Deduction Balance, Aged credits and deductions and Loss Elimination Processes.
• Manage cash account reconciliation by working to move paper check customers to EFT (Electronic Fund Transfer) to improve overall customer pay score, reduce follow up and past due invoices.
• Collaborate with internal credit department on accounts which have discrepancies and follow up with the customer to ensure timely payment resolution.
• Monitor customer accounts for delayed payments and non-payments, by eliminating barriers to enable reconciliation on invoices and deductions.
• Review customer aging deductions to ensure compliance to P&G standards and guidelines.
• Collaborate with Sales Representatives, Carries, and Plants to drive resolution on customer accounts.
• Identify root causes of deductions in order to drive reduction in balance flow and reduce cost by streamlining work processes.
• Daily collection calls; follow up on Past Due Invoices, sending follow up inquiries.
• Internal and External customer service.
I learned organizational skills, to Creatively communicate strong relationships with customer. Start as soon as possible do not wait for the customer to to contact you be proactive the longer you wait to collect the harder it is. Always be professional, make sure there is a payment plan that will meet the cu
ProsFree Product and fun promotional events
Senior Laboratory Technician | Boston, MA | Feb 18, 2014
Awesome managers, lots of projects, many new opportunities to learn
Checked emails for any new tasks/projects assigned or any changes to current projects made, continued working on current projects in word/excel/powerpoint for qualitative data processing and analysis, verbatim entry for both qualitative and quantitative studies, created and submitted consumer tests for group with SMART program, PR event administrative items, disposed/disinfected of used consumer products in accordance of SOP regulations, and occasionally shopped for samples for product testing and other pertinent activities.
I'm excellent in organizational skills and multi tasking. I've always completed all my tasks and projects with quality results in a timely fashion. Always seek for more work to assist my managers when all my projects on hand have been completed.
Management was very helpful and easy to approach if I had any questions or concerns I may have had. Co-workers were friendly and easy to speak to.
A challenge I faced was sample shopping for a consumer study which needed a particular color and the competitor company had discontinued that color due to popularity demand of a different color. I traveled through 10 different cities and looked in 50 different stores to find the number of necessary products needed for this study. I successfully completed this mission with 10 hours of product hunting in two days time. When given a task or project, I always do my best and go above and beyond to reach the goal by any means necessary.
Everyday was a different
ProsFriendly coworkers, lots of projects, many opportunities to utilize my creative output
Hired specifically to formulate and execute a multi-national portfolio of third party manufacturers to produce P&G brands across Mexico and Latin America- and to further develop relationships, service and workability between vendors, suppliers, high-volume manufacturers and P&G different brands fulfilling internal quality standards.
• Lead pallet management and logistics controlling Mexico and Venezuela. Identified rental suppliers, oversaw manufacture, controlled all pallet-related logistics issues, and studied all production markets to identify best options. Market studies were applied to P&G’s business in Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Chile and U.S.
• Saved $1 M by negotiating 12% increase on pallet rental on P&G’s Mexico Pallet business annually worth $8.8 M per year.
• Saved P&G $1.1 M by localizing and outsourcing production in Brazil, Mexico and Peru for 6 internationally recognized brands. Worked with supply chains, procurement, import/export, facility search, transportation, distribution/warehousing, automation, information, production and quality teams to select facilities.
• Initiated a finished goods inventory strategy that reduced inventory by 30%. With a team of 3 managers, including materials management, forecasting, production scheduling, purchasing, quality and co-pack operations. Operational changes improved forecasting and cut costs for Charmin tissue and towel manufacture brand 10% in Mexico.
• Coordinated purchasing for 4 new products across depar
empresa estável economicamente , com profundas lacunas em sua identidade gerencial devido a pluralidade de negócios.
Empresa estável economicamente , com profundas lacunas em sua identidade gerencial devido a pluralidade de negócios( se procura unificar as estruturas de todas as plantas com produtos de diferentes segmentos e processos onde se exigem gerencialmente falando uma metodologia diferenciada) querem inventar uma sistemática de qualidade como a Toyota mas não possuem bagagem técnica para isso e ao meu ver falta humildade para incorporar sistemas de outras empresas e querem usar o chamado IWS como marca de sua qualidade afim de inspirar outras empresas , parece bonito mas é só market .
Em outras palavras a empresa não tem uma politica de administrativa e de qualidade definida claramente , possui gestores imaturos , inexperientes , a empresa segrega seus profissionais técnicos e em sua politica implicitamente estabelece um teto de crescimento , quando impõe a divisão entre gestores e técnicos , como se fosse castas , o primeiro e composto em grande maioria de recém formados sem experiencia , e o segundo e composto por técnicos onde 10 % possuem solida experiencia e salvam a empresa de colapso funcional .
E importante salutar que o gerenciamento é confusa e ainda se busca uma identidade como estrutura administrativa, em contra partida na P&G Manaus onde se fabrica aparelhos de barbear e escovas , o primeiro responde por boa parte do faturamento e sendo um produto de fácil aquisição e baixo custo e boa qualidade entre os disponíveis no mercado brasileiro ,faz com que a empresa c
Prosestabilidade econômica da empresa, sabendo levar e engolir muitos sapos, é possível sobreviver vários anos.
Consdesrepeito por parte da segurança patrimonial e assedio dos gestores
Trabajo y proyectos desafiantes desde el primer día.
Un día típico en producción comienza al llegar a la planta para revisar los resultados del día anterior y las bitácoras de los Team Leaders de cada turno. Posteriormente hago mi junta diaria de traslape con el Team Leader en turno, con quien reviso Seguridad, Calidad, Centerlines, Limpieza Inspección y Lubricación, Defectos, Utilización de Materiales, Plan de Mantenimiento y cumplimiento al plan de producción del día anterior. Para cada métrica en rojo (incidentes, rechazos, eficiencia, paros, scrap, averías) pongo un plan de acción con dueño para asegurarme que el resultado del día es mejor que el anterior, y que tenemos claridad en las actividades que desempeñaremos para alcanzar los objetivos del día y del negocio. Al terminar mi junta con el Team Leader, asisto a la junta con mi jefe, Operati