Based on what my network tells me, cutthroat sa: P&G, Unilever, Nestle, Coca Cola. Your career has to be your top priority here and you have to be really good in what you do. My bosses used to go home 4am, 1am, ganyan on a daily basis. Some leave the office only to work the night over at a coffee shop. They have really harassing presentations to their foreign executives. If you work hard and do well, worth it siya. Some of my friends expat na, pinadala sila sa other offices abroad so even higher pay. Benefits are of course, the best in the industry i think.
Have heard not so good things about San Miguel-- they make their OJTs serve coffee and photocopy stuff daw. And may mga office politics. Analysis paralysis naman sa J&J. Monde naman ok daw ang culture di masyado pressure sa work and you will learn a lot. URC mababa sweldo kasi chinese company. Del Monte and Kraft, magulo sa loob, hindi pa as established ang structure and direction ng company compared to the top guns so madaming 'birth pains' and daming tactical na nangyayari.
I work for one of the companies TS mentioned, 2.5 years so far, manager level. I chose carefully where to go kasi i wanted to manage my work-life balance while making sure na ok ang pay and benefits. And i think i got lucky. My offer was a +53% jump from my basic salary sa old company. Andami pang extra benefits like more leaves (42 ang VL and SL ko in a year), double-pay ako on all holidays even though i dont work naman, and may flexible fund to use for gym or spa ganyan. Dun palang ok na ako so i signed. In my 2.5 years here I've also gotten annual increases,so my salary now is +30% jump pa from my starting salary 2.5 years ago and double my salary since i left my old company. Annual bonus depends on company performance vs. targets, on top pa, between 12-25% of annual pay sya far. I also get a car to use with free gas (20k/month), parking and maintenance. Laking tulong sa bawas everyday expenses. Of course the work is challenging, but i feel that it is justified. Average hours worked a day is 8-10 hours.
Plan ko before na umalis when I've established my own business kaso mahihirapan na ako tapatan yung current earnings ko given my last annual increase pa na 20%.
I shared my experience here because i think working in FMCG is still worth it (dati ibang industry ako). Select the company carefully lang based on what you are willing to give your job. If you bite more than you can chew it can eat you up. Also, most of them are very sensitive sa paghire na dapat may FMCG experience na kasi you should hit the ground running. No time to adjust or learn kasi targets are really a huge deal here. So nag-iikutan lang mga tao among the companies