IAMA: P&G Account Manager in Canada, having also completed sales and marketing internships at PepsiCo and Unilever respectively.
Graduated not long ago.
Well, that entirely depends on what your current situation is like. Whats your age, education, work experience, etc. like?
P&G definitely pays well as far as marketing and sales jobs go. Out of my undergrad I am making 60-something a year with a very good life balance. I definitely think my quality of life is better than my finance friends who went into banking etc.
P&G does not offer as much upward mobility as other CPG companies and many people wind up in essentially 2 positions for a total of 10-12 years before they are promoted further. So I'm planning to leave, maybe back to PepsiCo, after a couple of years, to get the experience and invaluable brand on my resume.
Honestly P&G doesn't pay AMAZINGLY better than other marketing and sales jobs straight out of undergrad, but the career path and future earnings it sets you up for is very valuable.
I'll give you a hint that you will get if you are also Canadian - a top business school from an otherwise not-so-top university ;)
It made it easier in that PepsiCo, Unilever, and P&G all are partnered with at least one club at my school, so the recruiters will come to campus a few times a year. Get an internship with one big CPG and it makes it much easier to get an interview at another, once they see that brand name.
I earn in the 60-70k range straight out of undergrad.
"A top business school at an otherwise not so top University"
Plus no one claims it is top in business. Only that it has the largest business co-op program.
I agree though, everything else does suck in terms of programs.
I'm just teasing you guys based on your school's marketing campaign :)
Laurier is blessed for co-op though, truly truly valuable asset in your program.
3rd year accounting student, 77-82% avg end of this year. no work experience outside of short stint in retail.
where should I toss out apps for a summer time internship? I'm not in a coop program, and the recruiting season for those kids ended a while back. I just want something accounting/finance/actuarial related that will get me in bed with a nice company, or at least add substance to my resume before I graduate.
Could you tell us more about yourself? How old, where you studied, what you studied and maybe a couple of other details to paint a better picture of your career.
Also, what was the interviewing process like and did you leverage any connections to get your internships or current job?