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Author Topic: FMCG Companies in the Philippines  (Read 11688 times)

meimei

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FMCG Companies in the Philippines
« on: January 05, 2013, 05:09:53 PM »
hi sisses! i want to hear from those who have actually worked in an FMCG company. :) what can you say about the culture? the stress level? the benefits? etc.

we all know the big multinational FMCG companies: P&G, Unilever, and Nestle. the first two, in my opinion, are really cut-throat. i'm a very competitive person and i'm an achiever, but even i was not able to stay here because i can't imagine myself retiring in these companies due to the unhealthy stress level.

then there are also: Kraft, Hershey, Colgate Palmolive, Johnson & Johnson, Coca-Cola, and Pepsi. how is it working in these companies? anybody want to share?

i also want to hear about the lesser-recognized FMCG companies in the Philippines: Kimberly Clark and General Mills.

how about the Filipino-owned FMCG companies such as Universal Robina Corp, Monde Nissin and Del Monte?

i thought about posting this new topic because i'm currently looking for an FMCG company where i would love to stay in and retire. we know that sometimes we join an FMCG company, then leave and join another. but in deciding which company you would want to retire in, you don't only consider the benefits, but mainly the company culture. i hope many Gtalkers would be able to share their experiences. :)


P.S. if you want to add on to the list above, please do so, because i also want to know what other FMCG companies there are in the Philippines. :)
« Last Edit: January 05, 2013, 05:59:36 PM by meimei »
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Re: FMCG Companies in the Philippines
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2013, 02:22:09 PM »
i'm working in one of the company you mentioned above. I've been employed for 5.5yrs now. I am happy  with my job despite the low salary kasi masaya sa office and i developed deep camaraderie with my colleagues. Maluwag sa oras kahit na cut throat din ang stress. Ang benefits is so so lang compare sa iba. Much better pa ang bank benefits. Everything went well until we migrated to SAP system. Sobrang naging hassle ang transactions which already compromises customer needs and our own credibility na. And management though they are aware of it parang wala naman ginagawa to protect their customers. And now, i decided to resign and on process of job hunt. Hindi na kaya icompensate ng sahod ang stress at problema plus sama ng loob na binibigay sa akin ng work ko. If you want to know more about the company i am talking about, just pm me sis^_^
« Last Edit: January 11, 2013, 02:27:11 PM by stormy_princess »
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Re: FMCG Companies in the Philippines
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2013, 02:49:58 PM »
^hay salamat may nag-reply na, hehe. :) sis, since you're also in the process of a job hunt, pag may mashe-share kang information about FMCG companies that are great to work in, pa-share ha (kahit PM). :)
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Re: FMCG Companies in the Philippines
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2013, 10:44:42 PM »
Similar din ba sa Asia Brewery and Splash Corporation?
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Re: FMCG Companies in the Philippines
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2013, 10:48:48 PM »
Working in San Miguel Corporation is kumpare system and malala pa rin ang red tape.  The pay is really low because its the prestige of working for San Miguel. 

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Re: FMCG Companies in the Philippines
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2013, 09:00:40 PM »
I recently applied in Monde Nissin. I must say the process was pretty fast. I got my job offer 2 weeks after the initial exam. I haven't signed the contract though since I still have to pass the pre-employment exam. Based on the job offer, mukha namang generous. The department who interviewed me also said that they value work-life balance. So, overall mukha namang okay.
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Re: FMCG Companies in the Philippines
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2013, 09:46:04 PM »
^medyo nalito naman ako dun. they gave you a job offer pending passing the pre-employment exam? di ba mauuna ang pre-employment exam sa contract-signing?
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« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2013, 04:30:30 AM »
^Hay, ganyan ako sa san miguel.  I was offered the job with signing ang everythig before my pre employment test.  Yung test is only formality.  Basta magustuhan ka sa interview ok ka na regardless of te result i guess.  Panay IQ test lang naman sha and essay normally

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Re: FMCG Companies in the Philippines
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2013, 02:44:14 PM »
^oh, okay... that's weird. hehe. i've been w/ two FMCG companies, pero they weren't like that.

anyway, waaaahhh!! i'm still jobhunting!!! sana magkaroon na ako ng job offer soon. i hope to stay w/in the industry pero hindi cutthroat/toxic na company.
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« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2013, 01:08:35 AM »
Ooopss... sorry. I was given a job offer but I have to pass pre-employment physical exam pa before I sign the contract. The IQ exam et. al. and the interviews were all done before the job offer.
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Re: FMCG Companies in the Philippines
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2013, 01:23:15 AM »
^it's still unusual. i always sign the contract before the pre-employment physical exam. but of course, it is stipulated in the contract that it is conditional on passing the pre-employment medical exam.
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Re: FMCG Companies in the Philippines
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2013, 12:33:03 AM »
^^ hi sis, saan ang office ng monde? and pa pm naman kung how much ang offer nila and the benefits, and the position na available. gusto ko sana itry para maiba naman ako ng line of work  ;D
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Re: FMCG Companies in the Philippines
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2013, 08:29:31 PM »
I think their office is located in Makati

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Re: FMCG Companies in the Philippines
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2013, 06:57:05 PM »
oo nga sis pa pm naman iyong sa nissin monde...

nasusuka na talaga ako sa call center! huhuhu
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Re: FMCG Companies in the Philippines
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2013, 10:23:30 AM »
I used to work for Universal Robina Corp., almost 10 years ago. :)

Salary-wise, it's actually a bit on the low side; but you will definitely learn a lot, especially if you're planning to focus on a brand / marketing career path.

Work is 8 - 6:30pm from M-F.  Culture-wise, I really loved the people that I worked with.  People from brand department are usually newly college grads; mean age is around 25 years old. 

One of my officemates was recently granted an early retirement package.  Most of the people from other departments have been there for more than 10 years na.  However, mabilis ang turnover sa brand department.  Some of the people from brand department had transferred to other FCMGs that the TS mentioned.
« Last Edit: March 18, 2013, 10:25:05 AM by ReservoirDogs »

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Re: FMCG Companies in the Philippines
« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2014, 05:00:16 PM »
hi sissies! i've been absorbed in Asia Brewery just this week but contractual pa ako meaning 6 months probationary period. but we still don't have our orientation pa so di ko pa alam magkano sahod. how much po kaya yung sahod? :) i will be assigned as quality control sa laboratory. i'm a bit nervous and at the same time excited. i'll be posting soon! :)

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Re: FMCG Companies in the Philippines
« Reply #16 on: June 28, 2014, 09:37:48 AM »
I know people who have worked at P&G, Splash, San Miguel, and Johnson & Johnson.  Like you said sis meimei, cutthroat nga sa P&G, mahirap makasurvive dun if you're not super competitive and magaling, kailangan laging all systems go ka dun.

Yung sinabi ni sis xtine na may palakasan/padrino system sa San Miguel, yun din yung observation ng kakilala ko dun.  May pagka-old fashioned daw that way, yung tipong barkada ni ganito, anak ni ganyan, etc.

Yung friend ko na nagtrabaho sa Splash was stressed out nung nandun siya.  Di daw healthy ang environment, so umalis siya.

So far ang feedback na narereceive ko about Johnson & Johnson is may work-life balance daw dun, mas feel mo daw  yung camaraderie/family atmosphere dun.

 

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