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P&G is a strong believer in building from within, and the proof is at the top. Five members of the executive team -- including CEO Bob McDonald and several vice chairmans -- joined the company as entry-level employees in the '70s .
Big talent rarely leaves to seek green pastures, but the people who do tend to leave for high profile jobs. Among them are Meg Whitman, former CEO of eBay; Jim McNerney, President and CEO of Boeing, and Jeffrey Immelt, Chairman and CEO of GE.
Last updated March 09 2011: 1:07 PM ET