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

Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

Updated Jul 2, 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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    Nice place to work

    Intern (Former Employee)
    Piscataway, NJ

    ProsThey have great cafeteria in their facility. The people are very friendly and helpful. The area is a nice place to live in. They have a very nice work/life balance and have health days throughout the year. Also, have a store on site where you can buy discounted CP products

    ConsI do not have any complaints about working there. Absolute great place to work and live. Saw a couple turkeys in the parking lot once though, kinda concerning.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI have no advice. Business is doing well and everyone seemed qualified and competent.

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

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    CP was incredible.

    Flavor Department Co-Op (Former Employee)
    Piscataway, NJ

    ProsFriendly, understanding atmosphere with down-to-earth coworkers! It was an excellent experience in the corporate world. Longevity possible, loyalty is very well rewarded. Wellness programs implemented company-wide.

    ConsWell-managed, but the politics of a large company tend to leave employees who go the extra mile to be slightly under-appreciated.

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

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    Wonderful internship experience in IT.

    GIT Intern (Current Employee)
    Morristown, NJ

    ProsEveryone is very nice and looking to help. Great work environment.

    ConsNothing negative to say about company

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

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    Enjoyed a very hands-on six month co-op with Colgate in which I learned and achieved a lot.

    Logistics Analysis Intern (Cube #2) (Former Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsThe co-op at Colgate provides training in programs like Crystal Reports, SAP & BW. Interns are given real projects that have a genuine impact on the company and are not made to waste their time on "coffee & donuts" type tasks. The office in Atlanta is a very friendly, helpful, and team-oriented environment. You will feel at home here.

    ConsEven with six months spent in the co-op there are still some projects that are large enough you cannot see them through to completion. The only other con is that the program starts off quickly... it can be like trying to drink from a fire hose at times, but everyone is patient and helpful so this isn't so bad.

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

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    Analyst (Current Employee)
    Piscataway, NJ

    ProsGreat management, Have a set job, Work around your schedule, Very friendly , Decent pay for a student still in college

    ConsExpect more hours then you can give during school

    Advice to Senior ManagementTraining at the beginning of the job should be more structured

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    A company that appreciates its workforce

    Design Manager (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGreat location, great training for learning how plumb and understand corporate thinking, first-class facilities, prestigious company. Lots of pleasant co-workers.

    ConsExpectation for precision in accounting for project budgets can be a bit lax. A bit much paper shuffling to balance internal departmental balance sheets – after all, it's all in the same company.
    There are some cliques and some people who are their favorites don't always pull their weight.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn how designers think, just designers strive to learn how you think. Be more open to doing business with new outside creative vendors

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    Great Company

    Corporate Finance (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsI love everything every people there

    ConsNO any Cons? I Love it so much!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Colgate-Palmolive is the best place I've ever worked in 20 years.

    Global Equity Manager (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsIts a very strong global company with a great reputation. Additionally, although sustainability is new to CPG, over the years we have been quite sustainable considering we were meeting cost savings objectives.

    ConsIf you work within Finance or Marketing there is a lot of career growth. If you are in Global Design, there is a glass ceiling almost no one penetrates.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere should be a mentoring and growth program combined where some one is mentored and guided on their career path.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsCareer advancement and opportunity to add value.

    ConsOverly conservative. Slow to make decisions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a little more risk

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Product Manager (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsLots of opportunities for learning and growth. Mentoring and growth of employees is a strength of senior management. Company has many opportunities to grow all over the world.

    ConsCan be an overly formal atmosphere. Lots of presentations to senior management. The overall style is not for the faint of heart. Most people who work in product management are very smart and very demanding.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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