Colgate-Palmolive
3.8 of 5 235 reviews
www.colgate.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

Updated Jun 25, 2014
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3.8 235 reviews

                             

89% Approve of the CEO

Colgate-Palmolive Chairman, President, and CEO Ian M. Cook

Ian M. Cook

(158 ratings)

84% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    great company to work for

    Business Analyst (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    Pros- fair salary
    - well qualified employees
    - sturdy firm

    Cons- not very innovative
    - less than engaging work

    Advice to Senior Management- modernise

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good internship experience

    Oral Care R&D Intern (Former Employee)
    Piscataway, NJ

    ProsGood work-life balance, good management if you are paired with a good mentor

    ConsThere did seem to be quite a bit of competition within the company

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Co-Op (Current Employee)
    Piscataway, NJ

    ProsGood exposure to real life work environment in Research and Development.

    ConsNot a lot of independence in terms of lead of projects.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThis fortune 500 company is great to work for. I have worked there for more than 8 years and can say the company offers great growth opportunities as well as work and family balance.

    ConsIts a large company, so be prepared for lots of competition

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very solid Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros- Colgate is a truly global Company, when working there you really feel you are part of a global team. Lots of interactions with people from different geographies
    - Financilly solid with consistent positive results
    - Very focused and internally aligned
    - Strong team spirit. Respect and caring values applied.

    Cons- You need to be globally mobile and make yourself 100% available in terms of timing and location in order to grow in the company. If being an expat you reject a move to another country you get localized in whichever country you are at this moment
    - Too centralized few room to develop ideas or new ways of doing
    - Diversity only in terms of nationality, few women in top management and most men with same traditional profile (married with wife and children following them around the world)

    Advice to Senior Management- Review current practices to promote good talent to senior positions
    - Push for real diversity open mind to different ways of building carreers
    - Leverage dividends payout with salary increases

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Working at Colgate-Palmolive really let me experience a real corporate enviornment

    Intern (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    Pros-Great experiences
    -Great location
    -Great work/life balance
    -Pay was great
    -Allowed to be creative with work

    ConsYou have to make yourself apart of the company because people won't come to you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOn board new employees better

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company in the NYC area

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people, culture and values.

    ConsSometimes can be seen as political

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to develop talent

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good professional growing experience.

    From the Director Level to the Staff Level (Former Employee)

    ProsGlobal scope. Wide range of personal assesses and culturally exposures..

    ConsGlobal scope. Wide range of personal abilities and culturally challenges.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLead by example.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to work with great benefits and longevity

    Analyst (Current Employee)
    Smyrna, GA

    ProsIf you have a 4 year degree and are interested in moving up the food chain, this is a great company to work for.

    ConsLocal management shows little or no interest in employees unless you are one of their pets. A 4 year degree is required for any position.

    Advice to Senior Managementget to know your employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great people, satisfying work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsRecognition - awards, options, etc
    Wide variety of assignments
    Global footprint
    Flexibility

    ConsLack of women in senior leadership position
    Glass ceiling at a certain level

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to offer diverse opportunities across categories and functions

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