Top MBA Recruiters: Procter and Gamble

When it comes to consumer goods, there aren’t too many companies bigger than Procter and Gamble (P&G). Founded by two Brits—William Procter and James Gamble—in 1837, P&G’s products include cleaning agents and personal care products, such as Pampers, Tide, Gillette, Old Spice, Oral-B, Head & Shoulders, Olay, Wella and Pantene. At one point, the company’s products included foods and beverages as well, such as Pringles. The company’s headquarters are in Cincinnati, OH.

P&G’s products are sold through mass merchandisers, grocery stores, membership club stores, drug and convenience stores and neighborhood stores, which serve many consumers in developing markets.

Today, P&G is divided up into four sectors (beauty care; baby, feminine and family care; fabric and home care; and health and grooming) and six selling and market regions (Asia Pacific; Europe; Greater China; India, the Middle East and Africa (IMEA); South America; and North America).

P&G made big news in recent years when the company announced in August 2014 that it was streamlining the company, dropping around 100 brands and concentrating on the remaining 65 brands, which produced 95 percent of the company’s profits. A.G. Lafley, the company’s chairman, president and CEO until October 2015, said the future P&G would be “a much simpler, much less complex company of leading brands that’s easier to manage and operate.

As P&G moves into the future, it’s looking for some of the best and brightest MBA talent to bring the company into its next century of prosperity. The company offers jobs in communications, consumer and market knowledge, brand management, finance and accounting, human resources, information technology, research and development and much more.

Fortune ranks P&G 14th on the list of “25 Most Desirable MBA Employers,” stating that new positions at the consumer products manufacturer include “financial analysts,” “associate HR managers” and other positions and that creative, well-rounded MBA hires may get a signing bonus as extra incentive. According to Fortune, 6.48 percent of MBAs want to work at P&G.

The company has been praised as a world-wide employer as well. Forbes ranks P&G number 178 in a list of America’s Best Employers. Fortune magazine awarded P&G a top spot on its list of “Global Top Companies for Leaders” and ranked the company 15th on its “World’s Most Admired Companies” list. Chief Executive magazine named P&G the best overall company for leadership development in its list of the “40 Best Companies for Leaders.” In October 2013, the company was named the fourth-most in-demand employer in the world according to analytic data sourced by Linkedin.

Abroad, P&G was named the Careers in Africa Employer of Choice 2015 following a survey of more than 13,000 African professionals from across the globe and was recognized as the most desirable FMCG business to work for in Africa. To the north, P&G was named one of “Canada’s Top 100 Employers” by Mediacorp Canada Inc. and was featured in Maclean’s magazine and was also named one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers by the Toronto Star newspaper.

If you’re an MBA trying to get a foot in the door at P&G, you may want to look into MBA Brand Management Camp—a six-day, all-expenses-paid, action-packed look at P&G marketing opportunities shaped for students entering their first year of a two-year MBA program and graduating in 2019.

According to P&G, during the week-long camp, participants will learn about P&G’s corporate strategies and brand building and how the company touches the lives of the world’s consumers. MBAs will have the opportunity to spend a day on the brand and preview the key roles they could play in the marketing industry following graduation. Participants will also get to interact with P&G executives and recent MBA graduates who work for the company throughout the week. Interested? You can apply here.

About the Author

Max Pulcini

Max Pulcini is a Philadelphia-based writer and reporter. He has an affinity for Philly sports teams, Super Smash Bros. and cured meats and cheeses. Max has written for Philadelphia-based publications such as Spirit News, Philadelphia City Paper, and Billy Penn, as well as national news outlets like The Daily Beast.

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