Welcome to Boston

World Shaving Headquarters Site Guide

Technical Innovation Center + Manufacturing Plant + Commercial HQ

Welcome to P&G Boston

Boston, You're My Home

 

P&G Boston - also known as the World Shaving Headquarters (WSHQ) – is the only P&G site in the US to include manufacturing operations with a technical community (South Boston Innovation Center) and commercial functions in one campus.

The WSHQ is a P&G Vibrant Living Certified site with a strong culture of health & wellness.

Additionally, the WSHQ has a history of excellent community relations with the City of Boston. Our United Way team has been consistently ranked as a top corporate partner for United Way of Massachusetts. And, of course, one of the most important aspects of the site is that WSHQ is home to one of the world’s most valuable, iconic global brands: Gillette.

P&G Boston / Gillette

Consider Boston

Here in Boston you get a big city feel and at the WSHQ we operate like a family. Boston is one of America’s oldest cities, with a rich economic and social history. Home to many prestigious universities, world renowned hospitals, and professional sports leagues makes Boston a destination location for a number of events and organizations.

From walking tours to museums and shopping, Boston has activities for all interests and budget sizes! 

Boston Facts

  • The first American lighthouse was built in Boston Harbor in 1716
  • Boston is home to the oldest public park in the U.S. Boston Common is stretch of green sanctuary within the city of Boston dates back to 1634. It’s the oldest public park in the United States and continues to welcome residents and tourists alike.
  • Boston was home to the first U.S. chocolate factory.Rejoice, chocolate lovers! The very first chocolate factory in the United States was build in the Lower Mills section in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston.
  • Some of Hollywood’s most recognizable stars are Bostonians. Celebrities Mark Wahlberg, James Spader, Jasmine Guy, Uma Thurman, Chris Evans, Madeline Kahn, Matt Damon, Connie Britton, Leonard Nimoy, Taylor Schilling, Uzo Aduba, Eliza Dushku and Barbara Walters are all born in Boston.
  • The city is full of walkers! As of 2012 and according to U.S. Census Bureau data, 15.1% of Bostonians walked to work — the highest percentage among the major U.S. cities.

Arts & Music

Home to a wide variety of arts and music, you will find yourself culturally immersed in Boston. Check out one of the many concert halls or world famous museums.

Colocation

The World Shaving Headquarters is unique in its diversity of talent.

What helps it to stand apart from most other sites is the colocation element of having a plant, technical center (research & development and engineering), commercial organization, and sales team (BJ’s) all under one roof.

This makeup allows us to collaborate in ways that other businesses are not able to and it also provides end-to-end line of sight to our products-- from design, to production, to commercialization.

Things to do in Boston

There’s always something going on in Boston! Here are some fun and educational ideas.

Things to do - Outside Boston

Check out one of the many states that are connected to Massachusetts or not far away!

  • Beaches
  • Provincetown (aka. P-town)
  • Maine
  • NH lakes
  • Rhode Island – visit the Newport Mansions
  • New Hampshire – do some tax free shopping, go for a hike, or visit a mountain to go skiing
  • Maine – check out one of the many fabulous beaches or take a special ride to Old Orchard Beach with a mini amusement park.
  • Vermont – known for some of the best skiing / snowboarding on the East Coast
  • New York – the city is just 4 hours away. Visit the city by hopping on the Acela Train or take a $15 bus ride!

Travel

Travel almost anywhere through Logan Airport; our international airport located just a few miles from the office.

  • Quick to logan (15 minutes from the airport)
  • Non-stop flights to many locations (find out how many)
  • International airport

Want More Information About Boston?

For a closer look at Boston's local events taking place throughout the year, visit the City of Boston's official website.

Consider Boston

Here in Boston you get a big city feel and at the WSHQ we operate like a family. Boston is one of America’s oldest cities, with a rich economic and social history. Home to many prestigious universities, world renowned hospitals, and professional sports leagues makes Boston a destination location for a number of events and organizations.

From walking tours to museums and shopping, Boston has activities for all interests and budget sizes! 

Boston Facts

  • The first American lighthouse was built in Boston Harbor in 1716
  • Boston is home to the oldest public park in the U.S. Boston Common is stretch of green sanctuary within the city of Boston dates back to 1634. It’s the oldest public park in the United States and continues to welcome residents and tourists alike.
  • Boston was home to the first U.S. chocolate factory.Rejoice, chocolate lovers! The very first chocolate factory in the United States was build in the Lower Mills section in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston.
  • Some of Hollywood’s most recognizable stars are Bostonians. Celebrities Mark Wahlberg, James Spader, Jasmine Guy, Uma Thurman, Chris Evans, Madeline Kahn, Matt Damon, Connie Britton, Leonard Nimoy, Taylor Schilling, Uzo Aduba, Eliza Dushku and Barbara Walters are all born in Boston.
  • The city is full of walkers! As of 2012 and according to U.S. Census Bureau data, 15.1% of Bostonians walked to work — the highest percentage among the major U.S. cities.

Arts & Music

Home to a wide variety of arts and music, you will find yourself culturally immersed in Boston. Check out one of the many concert halls or world famous museums.

Colocation

The World Shaving Headquarters is unique in its diversity of talent.

What helps it to stand apart from most other sites is the colocation element of having a plant, technical center (research & development and engineering), commercial organization, and sales team (BJ’s) all under one roof.

This makeup allows us to collaborate in ways that other businesses are not able to and it also provides end-to-end line of sight to our products-- from design, to production, to commercialization.

Things to do in Boston

There’s always something going on in Boston! Here are some fun and educational ideas.

Things to do - Outside Boston

Check out one of the many states that are connected to Massachusetts or not far away!

  • Beaches
  • Provincetown (aka. P-town)
  • Maine
  • NH lakes
  • Rhode Island – visit the Newport Mansions
  • New Hampshire – do some tax free shopping, go for a hike, or visit a mountain to go skiing
  • Maine – check out one of the many fabulous beaches or take a special ride to Old Orchard Beach with a mini amusement park.
  • Vermont – known for some of the best skiing / snowboarding on the East Coast
  • New York – the city is just 4 hours away. Visit the city by hopping on the Acela Train or take a $15 bus ride!

Travel

Travel almost anywhere through Logan Airport; our international airport located just a few miles from the office.

  • Quick to logan (15 minutes from the airport)
  • Non-stop flights to many locations (find out how many)
  • International airport

Want More Information About Boston?

For a closer look at Boston's local events taking place throughout the year, visit the City of Boston's official website.

Boston Site Information

Top Things All New Hires And Transfers Need to know About P&G Boston!

SITE SERVICES »

  • P&G Employee Health Care Plan
  • Vibrant Living Health Center
  • Optical Services
  • Physical Therapy
  • Mother's Rooms (Health Center and 4GA)
  • IT Kiosk

SITE BENEFITS »

  • [email protected] by Care.com
  • The Art of Shaving
  • Cafeteria
  • King’s Kafé
  • Sharpie’s Shop
  • Free Coffee Program

VIBRANT LIVING SERVICES »

  • Vibrant Living Catering
  • Vibrant Living Fitness Center
  • The Studio

COLLABORATION & LEARNING »

  • Envision Center
  • Leadership Development

SITE-WIDE EVENTS »

  • Vibrant Living Harbor Walk & Cookout
  • Gillette Family Picnic @ Canobie Lake Park
  • Gillette Night at the Revolutions
  • King CAMP Gillette (Bring your Child to Work)
  • Grooming Product & Promotional Launches

COMMUNITY & CULTURE »

  • WSHQ D&I Board / Affinity Networks / Employee Interest Groups
  • United Way @ WSHQ
  • New to Boston Association (NBA)

SUSTAINABILITY »

  • WageWorks Commuter Benefits Program
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
  • Outdoor Patio
  • The Bike Room
  • The Hubway Bike Share Program

Pick a Place to Live

The City of Boston has a great guide with detailed information about the many neighborhoods of Boston.We encourage you to visit their site to learn more.

You can also use our interactive map to explore some of Boston's towns. Select a County to view them on the map, and then click the icon on the town to learn more, view photos, and visit the town's website.

  • Middlesex County
  • Plymouth County
  • Norfolk County

Middlesex County

Featured Neighborhoods

  • Lexington
  • Newton
  • Belmont
  • Winchester
  • Cambridge
  • Somerville
  • Malden
  • Medford

Plymouth County

Featured Neighborhoods

  • Hingham
  • Norwell
  • Scituate

Norfolk County

Featured Neighborhoods

  • Medfield
  • Medway
  • Brookline
  • Wellesley

Ways to Get Around

Transportation Tips for Getting Around Boston

Getting Around Boston
Public Transit
Boston.Gov Guide
Getting Around Boston

Below are some of the many ways to get around Boston:

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)  »
This T system includes the Blue, Orange, Green, Red, and part of the Silver Line. The same low fare of $2.65 applies for all riders traveling anywhere on the system. One place you can get to using the MBTA Red Line (Subway) is the One Gillette Park. It is located only a few blocks from the MBTA's Broadway Station.

Walking »Boston isn't known as "the walking city" for nothing. The City of Boston is proud of this and works hard to keep this title. If you are looking to walk from South Boston into the Downtown area, the Boston Harbor Walk is a path you can take that connects these two areas. Some places you can get to with this walking path are the South Station, Downtown Crossing and more! 

The Hubway Program »
This is bike share program for the City of Boston. It is made up of 1,800 bikes, 185 stations, and 4 municipalities. One of these Hubway stations is located directly across from the entrance of visitor parking at P&G.

The Bike Room
P&G has indoor bike room storage where commuters can store their bikes to keep them safe and dry. This space
includes changing rooms, an air pump, racks and more.

Parking
There are parking lots at WSHQ for P&G Gillette Boston employees, visiting P&G employees, and authorized contractors to use while on site. In order to park here, the vehicle must be registered with Security and have a parking permit displayed.

Public Transit

Here are some helpful links to see schedules, maps, fare, and alerts on MBTA.

Schedules and Maps »
This link will take you to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation authority where you can view the schedules and maps of the subway, bus, commuter rail, and ferry.

Fare and Pass Information »
Here you can explore your options and learn about pricing and MBTA's rechargeable ticketing system.

Trip Planner »
This great tool can help you plan your next trip. Type in your starting location and your destination to find the best route for your trip.

Alerts »
Sign up here to receive notifications and alerts about delays and disruptions.

Boston.Gov Guide

Whether you’re driving, walking, taking the T, riding a bike, or car sharing, there are many ways to get around Boston.

The Boston.gov Getting Around Boston» guide provides comprehensive direction for all, with a focus on reducing automobile traffic, while also giving helpful information to car owners, to make their experience easier.

Did you know? 
Boston and Washington D.C. tie for the highest number of commuters who bike or walk to work.

According to the Alliance for Biking and Walking's 2016 Benchmarking Report (PDF), 16.7 percent of Boston residents bike or walk to work.

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Employee Interest Groups

Some of our most active informal networks on campus include a broad range of interest including running clubs, auto enthusiasts, Boston explorers, photography, gold, reading, and more.

The leaders of the Boston chapters of the P&G Diversity & Inclusion networks make-up our Boston Affinity Board. Diversity networks are one of the biggest drivers of culture on our campus, each group has a featured month of activities as well as unique events throughout the year. The Boston Site also partners heavily within the local community with programs like The Partnership (focused on supporting multicultural professionals at all levels) and Work Without Limits (partnering with businesses to increase employment for those with disabilities).

2017 Hispanic heritage month championship team campeones award being given to Carmen Keeton
  • Meditation Group
  • Book Club
  • Gillette Employees Living and Working with Cancer
  • ASPIRE (APA Women’s Group)
  • Running Team
  • Strategic Board Gaming
  • Women in Innovation
  • Community Care Group
  • Cycling Club
  • Gillette Car Club
  • Ski Club
  • Yard Games

Affinity Groups at P&G

AALN

African Ancestry Leadership Network

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Asian-Pacific Americans

BWN

Boston Women's Network

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Veteran's & Reservist Affinity Network

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Boston Hispanic Team

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Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender

African Ancestry Leadership Network Logo

Native American Indian

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Boston Empowering Abilities Network