PZ Cussons Reviews

Updated 10 February, 2015
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  1. Not for the faint-hearted, grueling work experience but all in all, fantastic exposure to a FMCG plant.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Maintenance Engineer in Nairobi (Kenya)
    Former Intern - Maintenance Engineer in Nairobi (Kenya)

    I worked at PZ Cussons as an intern (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great for hands on work experience with all kinds of machinery.
    Instructive technicians with loads of advice and assistance when required.

    Cons

    Poor HR management policies.
    No remuneration for interns.
    No clear maintenance schedules, most days are spent doing "busy work".

    Advice to Management

    Major factory shutdowns and breakdowns could be avoided with the implementation of a rigid maintenance schedule.
    Address the HR policies. Most lower level workers are extremely disgruntled.

  2. Life at PZ

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Supply Chain Analyst in Nairobi (Kenya)
    Current Contractor - Supply Chain Analyst in Nairobi (Kenya)

    I have been working at PZ Cussons as a contractor (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, Good inter-department communication. High pressure environment. Good learning environment.

    Cons

    Entry level employees medical cover very little, little to no investment in teaching employees.

    Advice to Management

    Spend a bit more in teaching supply chain personnel.

  3. Silo Culture, Interesting project

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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Athens (Greece)
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Athens (Greece)

    I worked at PZ Cussons full-time

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I was a production supervisor at Greece. there were Interesting projects, good skills assessment matrix, some of the people had a lot of knowledge and the overall target for production processes were quite clear

    Cons

    Medium company that wanted to become big but without knowing how to implement it (in terms of production practices), a lot of silo culture, politics and sometimes the work life balance was getting out of hand.There was absolutely no training only learn as you go

    Advice to Management

    Less vertical approach in management, less politics and better training to the employees

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  5. Pz is a challenging environment where the need for continuous development is of utmost importance

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PZ Cussons

    Pros

    I love the way everybody acts like one big team and family

    Cons

    You must be constantly keeping up with latest development and techniques

    Advice to Management

    Create a better working environment by sponsoring more staff to relevant skills acquisition

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

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    • Senior Management
    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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

  7. old school type of company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Athens (Greece)
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Athens (Greece)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  8. Hard

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PZ Cussons full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to be involved in many projects and learn a lot

    Cons

    Low salary. Not support from upper management. Blame culture. Silo approach between department

  9. Not ambitious company

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The people at PZ Cussons are really nice and fun to work with

    Cons

    The management didn't have big ambition and easily change their decision

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stockport, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stockport, England (UK)

    I worked at PZ Cussons

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    I doubt they would use it.

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