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Procter & Gamble (P&G)

R&D Intern, Digital Innovation and Data Analytics

May - August 2022 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

Everyone was very supportive and was willing to meet with me and answer my questions, whether it be technical or business. Interns are paired with a Manager and Daily Coach who continuously supported me throughout the internship and provided meaningful feedback that helped me grow. Tremendous opportunities to engage with people outside my direct team to deliver on my project. Many networking opportunities and affinity groups to meet with people in different functions. Projects are challenging and meaningful!

What I wish was different

Advice

Connect and reach out to people throughout your internship; ask a ton of questions and learn!
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Engineering Co-op

May - August 2022 • Lima, OH

What I liked

From the very first day, I felt like I was given work that really made an impact rather than just busy work. Everyone I worked with was so willing to answer all my questions and help me in whatever way that they could. I learned a lot from this internship and the people that I worked with. I really liked the meaningful work I was given and how welcoming everyone was from the very first day.

What I wish was different

This was my first internship with Procter & Gamble and it exceeded the expectations I had going in. I had never worked in the plant environment before, so I went in with very limited knowledge. After spending 12 weeks working here, I definitely learned a lot of new things and had many great experiences. I wasn't the most excited about living in Lima, OH at first, but there were many events throughout the course of the summer to keep you busy!

Advice

One piece of advice I would share about this experience is to ask a lot of questions. Everyone is very understanding that you might not have a lot of knowledge and experience, so ask as many questions as you can. There are so many people who are willing to help you, so network with these people and use their help in whatever way you can. Go out of your way to connect with people and take any feedback that is given to you throughout your experience. Everyone you work with here wants you to succeed, so use their help.
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Chemical Engineer

May - August 2021 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

The environment were very friendly. The company paid well and on-time each month.

What I wish was different

I wish that there would be training sessions prior to the beginning of the work

Advice

Always ask for help, and always try your best before leaving office
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R&D engineering intern

May - August 2021 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

Ownership over project, work provided value to the business. Everyone was eager to help you grow.

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

Ask questions and connect with people across the organization.
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Human Resources Intern

May - August 2021 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

They have a very healthy and inviting company culture.

What I wish was different

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Financial Analyst Intern

July - September 2021 • Istanbul, Turkey

What I liked

The "Day 1" mentality of P&G was very evident; I was given responsibility and autonomy over my projects starting from the first day. I was allowed to make my own calendar, alter project timelines and arrange one on one meetings with executives in the finance and accounting department. In fact, arranging one on one meetings was part of the mandatory goals of my internship and they were a huge help in breaking down barriers with executives and voicing my opinions and questions - both personal and professional - freely.

What I wish was different

The online format was a challenge for me and I found it very difficult to engage with my work during the first week or so. All of our training took place online as well and was squeezed into less than two days. As I was required to use new software and learn to navigate historical financial reports the material was a lot to digest at once and I certainly wish the training could have been more spaced out.

Advice

The company truly cares about making this an educational experience for you and is very willing to work with you so the internship is serving both your goals and theirs. I had a detailed meeting with my supervisor about the goals and expectations for my project before we began and had many opportunities to express my input. Don't be afraid to ask questions or make alterations if the project does not seem like a good fit. Being dynamic is one of P&G's strongest qualities and if you speak up they can move you around or switch up your projects to create the most fruitful experience for all.
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Industrial Design Intern

May - August 2021 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

everything

What I wish was different

nothing

Advice

work hard
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Consumer solutions intern

June - August 2021 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

I liked the growth mindset of the internship and how they treated it as a learning experience.

What I wish was different

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Manufacturing Engineering Intern

May - August 2021 • Inwood, WV

What I liked

P&G Gives real projects that actually have meaning to the business need and company. It was a really helpful experience.

What I wish was different

Advice

Make sure that you ask questions and use every opportunity to learn. Feedback is such a gift whether negative or positive.
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Manufacturing Engineering Intern

June - August 2020 • Mehoopany, PA

What I liked

The company gave me real projects that benefitted the plant. I was making a real difference.

What I wish was different

I wish I was able to see more areas of the company but was unable to due to COVID.

Advice

Don’t be afraid to contribute your own ideas from the start.
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Supply Network Operations Intern

May - August 2021 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

Each intern is given 4-5 projects, which is something I really liked. Having multiple projects helped me engage with the work I was doing more and allowed me to better understand the processes I was studying. I also really liked the people! Everyone at P&G is always willing to help or chat. I had 3-4 mentors that I met with weekly/bi-weekly, and having them was really helpful.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have been in person (remote due to Covid). I also wish I had been in a different department within SNO, but I do feel that I still learned a lot from my projects.

Advice

Meet as many people as you can! Schedule join ups when you have free time and utilize one-on-ones with your manager to ask any questions you have - do not be afraid to ask questions!
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Research and Development Engineer Intern

May - August 2021 • Mason, OH

What I liked

The internship experience at P&G was unlike any other. Even with the challenges of COVID, they were able to accommodate us interns in person and still provide a network to make it feel welcoming. You are paired with a daily coach who can help you with anything related to your project and understanding company culture, and the internship team there is always available for any questions. They always say the best part about P&G are the people and that is the truth. There are also many different organizations focusing on diversity and inclusion. One of the best companies to intern for

What I wish was different

There is almost nothing I would change about the experience. Everything went very smoothly and was super organized that your only worry is trying to see if that job would be a fit for you full time!

Advice

Take advantage of the network there! Get to know everyone you can, ask as many questions as you can and also learn about the other business units outside of the one you are assigned. If you are hoping to return full time, definitely ask the recent hires and other full times about their experience and see if it would be a good fit for you
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Consumer & Market Knowledge

May - August 2020 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

Brand name and great-sounding projects. Leveraged it for a significantly better-paying full-time job. Don't take return offer if you don't want to work for the same company until retirement.

What I wish was different

Maybe this was because of COVID remote working but it was a bad internship overall. The manager I was assigned to was too busy to manage an intern and so he relegated it to his subordinate (same thing happened to a few other people in my cohort.) Basically, his subordinate gave me directions but I got the blame when the subordinate misunderstood my manager's direction. There were a lot of redundancy across the organization due to too many people and lack of clarity. Many people worked on the same aspect of a project and I saw many overlapping decks in the archive. I learned nothing as they were not well-prepared for a remote internship. Their paying practice explicitly takes seniority into account for promotion and salary increase.

Advice

Leverage the brand name and the projects for a better paying opportunity. I did that and got a six-figure position rather than $75k in a tier-3(Cinncinati) city at P&G
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Consumer and Market Analyst Intern

May - August 2020 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

I really enjoyed the structure of the internship program. I was given a manager, mentor, and coach. We also had weekly training sessions to improve our skills and learn how to use different softwares and programs. We also had access to company affinity groups which was amazing. The projects throughout the internship were also realistic and had an impact on the team since they were aligned with their quarterly goals.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have had more time to work on my final project because it was all new to me, but I had only a few weeks to work on it.

Advice

Make sure to network with as many people as possible. Ask questions. Work hard. Learn as much as you can!
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Manufacturing Engineering Intern

May - August 2020 • Mehoopany, PA

What I liked

This is a great comprehensive internship. Support was provided for interns from everyone you work with. Everyone I met was very willing to help since they are all familiar with the internship program. I also had a personal coach who helped to guide me and who I shared an office with and got the chance to touch base with and ask for advice on a daily basis. Outside of work, they provided housing for all the interns in one convenient location. This was great for getting to know the other interns and having a support group to go to and ask questions. P&G also organized great programs like kayaking trips, hiking trips, flag football games, and bonfires for everyone at the plant so that there was ample opportunities to get to know people around the plant and get a feel for the town and the culture.

What I wish was different

Honestly can't think of a single area where they were lacking. They have been running this internship program successfully for so long, by now they have ironed out all the kinks and thought of everything.

Advice

Make sure you take advantage of everything the internship has to offer. Talk to everyone, meet everyone you can, go to all the events. Soak it all in!
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Product Supply

May - August 2020 • Boston, MA

What I liked

It was a great experience, people were so nice

What I wish was different

It was virtual can't wait for in-person

Advice

ask a lot of questions
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Manufacturing Intern

May - July 2020 • Lima, OH

What I liked

I enjoyed the character of the people at the plant I worked at. Everyone I met was incredibly helpful and friendly. I also was in charge of four projects over the course of the summer. I had a ton of responsibility that was making a difference on the manufacturing floor. I was able to make lifelong connections and friends through the mentorship program and connecting with other interns.

What I wish was different

I worked during the pandemic with COVID-19 being a prevalent concern the entire summer. I do wish that it was not an issue, but I definitely feel that I had an extremely beneficial experience. Even with the pandemic, I felt comfortable going to work every day and interacting with coworkers.

Advice

I really enjoyed my internship because it gave me a new view on engineering and how my classes related to real world problems. My advice would be to any student offered an internship to make as many connections as possible. Reach out to people you don't know in other departments and try to get a feel for the personality of your coworkers. My connections help me land my dream location with the company for the next summer.
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Sales intern

June - August 2020 • Nashville, TN

What I liked

The work culture and type of work

What I wish was different

Was virtual during covid-19

Advice

Ask lots of questions!
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R&D and Process Development Engineer Intern

June - August 2020 • North Chicago, IL

What I liked

I loved the amount of agency P&G gave me over my work. I had 4 real, high capital, engineering projects that had real impact at my site. I was expected to deliver, but I also had excellent management and resources to help me learn and provide excellent outcomes. Great company culture and communication. I was also fortunate enough to be in person. I loved working with P&G and really see a future with the company.

What I wish was different

I personally don't have much to change. The internship program is well developed. I wish I had been a little braver and more confident in my work though. I was very afraid that employees would see my work as lesser since I was an intern, but by the end of my internship I realized how valuable and solid it was.

Advice

Build relationships within a company. The relationships you build will help you and your career far more than anything else.
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Controls Engineer Co-op

August 2019 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

Working at P&G is great. The culture is one that you won't find anywhere else. Everyone is incredibly helpful and willing to coach you in anything that may be from your projects, to business norms, to outside of work issues. Being a co-op, you are given meaningful work from day one. Much unlike other jobs where you could be doing busy work or nothing at all. They really invest in you and want you to learn as much as you can to benefit yourself and the company.

What I wish was different

P&G is a summer intern heavy company, that if you are in the "Off-Season" there will not be many other interns/co-op's. There is not much comradely on the same level than if you were there during the summer with a bunch of other interns/co-op's.

Advice

The company does not hire only for position. They want good people who are willing to grow for their entire career. They really see it as a two way street and being someone considering the company should really look highly upon this. Also, inquiring information about it in the interview process through higher up leadership that you talk to.
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