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P Z Cussons - Good, but has the potential to be much more dynamic

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Stockport, England (UK)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stockport, England (UK)

I worked at PZ Cussons

Pros

Working with internationally recognised brands, new excellently appointed offices, good employee benefits and HR policies such as flexible working and gym membership. Innovative product development and investment in R&D

Cons

Bureaucracy, management by committee, slow moving decision making, late adopters of new media, risk averse and cautious with new ways of working, lack of transparency in employee grades and salaries.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I doubt they would use it.

No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for PZ Cussons

  1.  

    In the middle of transformation to become a truly world class Global Company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Jakarta (Indonesia)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Jakarta (Indonesia)

    I worked at PZ Cussons full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Solid training platform for middle managers
    Great cultural values the CAN-DO attitude.
    Flexibility to work in any locations ( factory or head office ) as long as the result is there.
    Acknowledge performers and rewards them accordingly.

    Cons

    Business system is largely still finding its way lots of things needs to be done manually
    Too many priorities at the same time - jack of all trades mentality
    Meeting deathtrap, too many meeting while fewer things gets done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus focus focus, need to keep your head and actions where the value are
    Shed SKU's that are not performing, invest on winning brands and reduce complexity

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    old school type of company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor  in  Athens (Greece)
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Athens (Greece)

    I worked at PZ Cussons full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good quality of people, interesting work, great skills assesment matrix

    Cons

    vertical management system, unclear procedures, low pay, a lot of politics involved. wanted results but was not interested to improve process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    set up clear management system, straighten up ethos of your senior managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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