Boston, You're My Home
Welcome to P&G Boston!
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.
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!
- 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.
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.
- Boston Symphony Orchestra
- House of Blues
- Museum of Fine Art
- Institute of Contemporary Art
- Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum
- Boston Opera House
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- Faneuil Hall
- Rock Climbing
- Museums (MFA, Museum of Science)
- Boston Commons
- Newbury Street
- Ride the swan boats
- Visit the USS Constitution
- Catch a free movie at the hatch shell along the Charles River
- Take a duck boat tour
- Visit the Museum of science
Check out one of the many states that are connected to Massachusetts or not far away!
- NH lakes
- Newport, RI
- 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 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
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 »
- WageWorks Commuter Benefits Program
- [email protected] by Care.com
- The Art of Shaving
- King’s Kafé
- Sharpie’s Shop
- Free Coffee Program
- Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
- Outdoor Patio
VIBRANT LIVING SERVICES »
- Vibrant Living Catering
- Vibrant Living Fitness Center
- The Studio
- The Bike Room
- The Hubway Bike Share Program
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
Pick a Place to Live
Use the interactive map below to explore Boston towns. Select a County to view them on the map, and click the icon on the town to learn more, view photos, and visit the town's website.
Explore neighborhoods of the city of Boston.
Click a County button below to explore towns in that area.
- Middlesex County
- Plymouth County
- Norfolk County
Ways to Get Around
Transportation Tips for 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sign up here to receive notifications and alerts about delays and disruptions.
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.
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).
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.
- 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