Colgate-Palmolive

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Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
292 Reviews
3.8
292 Reviews
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Colgate-Palmolive Chairman, President, and CEO Ian M. Cook
Ian M. Cook
195 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance, good management if you are paired with a good mentor (in 36 reviews)

  • Good work family balance with great benefits (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Work / Life Balance seems to be deteriorating quickly (in 14 reviews)

  • very conservative; the decision making process is too long (in 13 reviews)

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  1.  

    EXCELLENT

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive

    Pros

    Strategic, smart...long term focus...great culture, people, integrity, values

    Cons

    New York City great for some

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive

    Pros

    Great pay and Benefits. Excellent coworkers

    Cons

    Work-life balance, training, some management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Stable, Good Resume Builder

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Design Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Managers/Colleagues are generally very respectful of your time. Decent benefits: half-day summer Fridays (Memorial weekend- Labor day weekend) Transportation assistant program; Hearth coverage starts on your start date; pension; For every dollar you contribute to your 401K the company matches .50 up to 6%; success sharing; annual bonus. 3 week vacation after 5 years of service. Sound financials e.g stable company.

    Cons

    company is very cost conscious which means limited resources. Lots of personnel shifts in marketing which impacts cross-functional partners. Poor management communication.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Tough place to hang your hat

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Brand Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Brand Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive

    Pros

    A lot of opportunity for those who want to explore executive opportunities overseas. If they like you, it's the kind of place you can spend your entire career.

    Cons

    The US company is not a fun place. Most of the opportunities are overseas. Still very much an old boys club.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Finance Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Intern
    Current Employee - Finance Intern

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome workplace, friendly, people centered business!

    Cons

    Stiff systems, and things don't move quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing an awesome job, simply work on effciency.

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I call it as I see it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operator Technician in Morristown, NJ
    Current Employee - Operator Technician in Morristown, NJ

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunities are endless depending on your professional outlook and personal drive.

    Cons

    There are no cons that I have seen.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Excellent Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, diverse culture and lot of opporutnities to growth

    Cons

    If you want to growth you have to be able to relocate to any place in the world

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Awesome company, very people oriented culture!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time

    Pros

    Colgate cares for their employees well
    Great benefits
    A relaxed, but performance based company

    Cons

    Confusing systems
    Not much visibility to promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More fluid and simple IS

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    They are a stable company. Good work family balance with great benefits. Good pay and great tuition assistance program. Good place to work.

    Cons

    It's tough to get promoted. They like to hire outside the company and don't promote much within the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Overall positive.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive as an intern

    Pros

    Friendly and intelligent employees, willing to help you, want to see you be successful.

    Cons

    Could have used more intensive training relevant to my role.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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