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Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2014
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3.8 240 reviews

90% Approve of the CEO

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

Ian M. Cook

(163 ratings)

84% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Great people, great work life balance, great products

    Category Development Analyst (Current Employee)

    ProsKnowledgable CPG company, stock price reflects effeciency and growth, fair time-off policies including Summer Fridays, very much interpersonal

    ConsHighly political, slow moving, bad at recognizing young talent

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind a way to recognize your best entry level talent and then reward and grow them. The HR department at Colgate is very weak.

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

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    Great company to work for

    Finance (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsExcellent benefit, exposure to cross functional department and no limit to career growth (for those willing to relocate frequently)

    ConsJob safety not anymore guaranteed with several outsourcing initiatives toward Mexico and India effecting many departments (Accounting, Finance, HR, IT, Customer Service...)

    Very old school mentality.

    Strong resistance to change as well as extremely long process to implementation when such process changes are approved.

    Advice to Senior ManagementToo much uncertainty in light of the current changes and outsourcing plans which is dragging efficiency down, need to focus on CP people and show the true "Caring for People" in this difficult time

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

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    GIT Intern (Current Employee) Morristown, NJ

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

    ConsNot a big fan of a corporate job

    Advice to Senior ManagementGood Job

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

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    a very good company with excellent work policies and good people.

    Oral Care Consultant (Current Employee) India Hook, SC

    ProsCaring company
    Work life balance
    good work environment
    good work policies
    adequate training facilities provided.
    HR Policies are also very good

    Consnot dynamic enough
    Grown to an extend that it cannot grow the same percentage year on year with the existing strategies.
    bad politics in the job

    Advice to Senior Managementplease try to acquire and retain good talent

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Company but limited opportunity for those not recruited right out of school

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsExcellent salary and benefits and great discounts on products.

    ConsThe company tends to identify those they want to promote early on by ability to relocate around the country and world. If you are not recruited right out of college you may be limited in opportunities for advancement.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUtilize the talent within the company more effectively.

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    I interned in Colgate for a year. It is great!

    Co-Op (Current Employee) Piscataway, NJ

    ProsI learned a lot when I interned there, cowokers are nice, ready to help and friendly. Hourly pay is good and time is flexible.

    ConsIt is hard to get a full time position if you are a co-op.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI wish I can attend more activities in the company and network with more other people, but there are not that many opportunities.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Colgate was best employer I've ever had

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsColgate offers many opportunities for advancement. It also has a great management team.

    ConsLong term, if you're not interested in international business, Colgate may not be the best place for you.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Strong company that shows employees appreciation.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Piscataway, NJ

    ProsStrong and understanding management, diverse culture, opportunities to partake in consumer tests for extra cash, company store is a huge plus.

    ConsSome job cuts have occurred recently. transferring between departments is made difficult

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work with amazing people

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsQuality of people is unquestionable. Sociable and enjoyable place to work. Having the opportunity to work on heritage brands that have been in my life since I was a little kid has been a rewarding challenge and great experience.

    ConsIt is a political and hierarchical environment to work in that can be very frustrating. Given a responsibility to shareholders, it is (at times) be risk averse, and can tend to over-think strategies - making it slow to respond.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFoster a culture that promotes change and allows middle management to challenge the status quo. Embracing different views can often bring something new to the table with great potential.

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

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    great conservative company with plenty of opportunities

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosthere are many opportunities to growth a career and try new things, they foster a continuous improvement environment and with a good work life balance

    Consthey are sometimes slow to make decisions, being a mobile employee and relocating often to any city is highly valued, could better utilize systems

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

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