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Colgate-Palmolive Reviews in Morristown, NJ

Updated April 28, 2014
Updated April 28, 2014
254 Reviews
3.8
254 Reviews
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Colgate-Palmolive Chairman, President, and CEO Ian M. Cook
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance, good management if you are paired with a good mentor (in 32 reviews)

  • Great benefits and still has some great people there (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance was no good for me at all (in 12 reviews)

  • very conservative; the decision making process is too long (in 12 reviews)

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    Work Experience

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - GIT Intern  in  Morristown, NJ
    Current Employee - GIT Intern in Morristown, NJ

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    They help you out a lot. Good place to work at

    Cons

    Not a big fan of a corporate job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good Job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Excellent Detal and Health Benefits

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst  in  Morristown, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Morristown, NJ

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People, coporate culture and salary.

    Cons

    Difficult to maintain work life balance and no shedding of dead weight.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Latin America is not the only place where the company has talent.

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    Wonderful internship experience in IT.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - GIT Intern  in  Morristown, NJ
    Current Employee - GIT Intern in Morristown, NJ

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive as an intern

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Nothing negative to say about company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Average company to work for - ability to learn many new technologies!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Morristown, NJ
    Current Employee - Analyst in Morristown, NJ

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Summer hours
    Work from home
    Plenty of training

    Cons

    Salary not competitive
    Work tends to get boring
    Slow growth, promotions based on every other year regardless of contributions
    Performance reviews based on seniority, work enough years and you'll reach the top
    Talent retention issues while others just get by doing nothing
    IT management are non technical folks making technical decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire new employees with strong IT background and get rid of others who do not belong in

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    Fulfilling

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager GIT  in  Morristown, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager GIT in Morristown, NJ

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive

    Pros

    1. Excellent work life balance : The company truly cares for its employees personal priorities
    2. Lot of focus on development of the employee : A lot of effort is put into planning development of individual careers
    3. Challenging work : Lot of fulfilling work available

    Cons

    1. Not enough dynamism in overall company strategy : The company does not appear to care much about achieving a higher growth rate (topline or bottom line)
    2. Too system driven : Almost bureaucratic in the approach in many areas
    3. Too cautious in decision making.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The top management needs to focus on building strategies for generating higher topline growth to provide faster growth opportunities to employees to grow their careers. This could include inorganic growth options (mergers and acquisitions).

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Senior Management is out of touch.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - National Account Manager  in  Morristown, NJ
    Current Employee - National Account Manager in Morristown, NJ

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive

    Pros

    Good benefits and products with strong brands.

    Cons

    Senior Management is out of touch with the reality of the sales environment. Key positions are not filled in a timely manner. Management has a bullying style of leadership. Senior Management uses the same rhetoric over and over with no action behind the words. The are viewed as hyporcritical. Very risk-averse and conservative. HR works for management and not the employees. Colgate is a good news company and honesty is not encouraged.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's time to make some changes in key management positions to bring a fresh perspective and a 21st century style of management back to the US Company. Let HR work for the employees and separate them more from the opinions of senior management's bias and influence.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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    easy work, good pay, but no growth

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Morristown, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morristown, NJ

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive

    Pros

    -good pay
    -flexible hours
    -they pay for your education
    -people do respect each other
    -no pressure/stress on the job

    Cons

    -no career growth for people that are just starting out
    -company is too conservative
    -they have strict rules on people working from home only after a year
    -managers aren't too technical
    -ideas are welcome but they prefer to stick to their old ways

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -take classes and become more technical
    -management is full of 1st generation people that have not caught on to the latest technology
    -it is OKAY to employ new people
    -a good manager is one that is able to do all of the work on the team and knows how much time and effort each task may require
    -relying on certain members of the team to figure out "what next???" shows inability to lead a team.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company that has lost focus on its employees.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Leader  in  Morristown, NJ
    Current Employee - Project Leader in Morristown, NJ

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive

    Pros

    Colgate truly understands the work-life balance. This is stressed by senior management and true for all employees. Some departments even include programs to work from home. While there may be exceptions during times of go-lives or product launches, management recognizes that we are a toothpaste company and work should not interrupt family life on a daily basis. The benefits package are fair.

    Cons

    Management's understanding of who is really performing the work and providing the greatest value to to company is often misguided. Promotions are far too political and not based upon merit.

    Competition for retaining employees is a challenge due to local competition. Management only views other consumer goods companies as competition for employees, not recognizing that many skills are easily translated to other industries. Despite this, turnover is still relatively low, since it is a good company to work for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on the employees, for it is the employees who make the firm and are its future. Improve efforts to retain employees, including improved internal training, and merit based promotions.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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