From Crest to Charmin, P&G (Almost) Sells It All
By Tom Adams
This past Tuesday BUMKC had the opportunity to hear from Jordan Weil, a Category Account Executive/Growth Analyst Manager at Procter & Gamble. Graduating two years ago from the University of Miami with a degree in Marketing and and Entrepreneurship, her current position at P&G now in South Boston is her first full-time position post-grad. During the session, Jordan walked us through career opportunities for undergraduate students.
Procter and Gamble is a global consumer packaged goods (CPG) company that has been around for over 175 years. They own well-known household brands like Swiffer, Tide, Bounty, Patene, Old Spice, Crest, Gillette, and more. Odds are if its a brand you use daily, P&G sells it! Even though P&G is a massive company, they still face competition from other giants like Unilever and L’Oreal. Even though the company is so large and well established, Jordan assured us that there’s excellent opportunities for growth, training, and mentorship, especially as an undergraduate student or new graduate.
P&G hires in all different functional areas/concentrations. Jordan works primarily with the wholesale club B&J’s, and manages the partnership P&G has with them. While she loves the work she does now, she explained that the culture at P&G makes the company a fantastic place to work. Whether it’s joining an affinity group, being able to have full visibility in the company, or having someone high-ranking know who you are, P&G values their employees growth from day one. It’s pretty evident from the way they integrate social causes with advertising for their brands. For example, check out the #LikeAGirl campaign from their Always brand.
How To Apply
Visit PGCareers.com to see all open opportunities! P&G primarily hires undergraduate students for internships, which oftentimes lead to full time positions later down the line. This is a perfect opportunity for younger students to get an internship there early and stay for a number of years.
How To Set Yourself Up For Success at P&G
After having two years of experience at P&G, Jordan had a few tips and pieces of advice on how to realize the most success while at the company:
Be a self-starter. Make sure you’re proactive in voicing your thoughts and be assertive in finding the answers to your own questions.
Ask for help when you need it. Don’t be afraid to ask for a helping hand or for assistance in projects.
Show initiative in everything you do. Don’t wait for projects to come to you, anticipate future needs your that your manager would find helpful.