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Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

Updated Jul 13, 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 31 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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    Wonderful experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCorporate culture is excellent. Work life balance

    ConsNone that comes to mind.

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    Great Company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsDiverse Culture, excellent management team, promotions based on talent, and excellent work life balance.

    ConsNone =- The company is great.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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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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    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

     

    File Clerk

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsI love Colgate Palmolive. I loved everything about the company.

    ConsIt was only a temporary assignment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease hire me again permanently! lol

     

    review

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosit has very good company culture

    Consthere is nothing to say it

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    Excellent place to learn and growth"

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsStrong values, caring people. Everyday you learn new things.

    ConsCompensation and benefits are not the best in the market comparing with our main competitors in the industry

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

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    Customer Development Intern

    Customer Development Intern (Current Employee) Minneapolis, MN

    ProsGreat office culture, very clear expectations of my role and got to work on multiple projects. I felt very valued as an intern

    ConsNo real cons I can think of, perhaps that I felt a little distant from what was going on in the corporate office in NY but my role was almost entirely involved with the Target Branch so it didn't really bother me

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

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    Great Family Feel At Colgate-Palmolive Atlanta

    Revenue Analyst (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsKnowledgeable staff, great opportunities for cross functional experience, friendly people, family feel

    ConsManagement is not great at developing talent

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to find ways to develop younger employees

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

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    So far so good

    Senior Research Scientist (Current Employee) Piscataway, NJ

    ProsI would say that there are many good things about working here:
    Great benefits
    Good employee compensation (even with only a mediocre review)
    If you are ambitious and willing to work for what you want you usually can get it (within reason)
    Good evironment to grow and cultivate your career
    Ability to work overseas and move around if you're disatisfied with your position
    Opportunities to grow yourself as a person and not just as an employee

    ConsSomestimes stuffy and conservative, but getting better (more transparency)
    Middle managers seem to be chosen based on advanced degrees and succession planning instead of actual managerial qualifications; I think this has to do with promoting people who've earned it, but by being limited to the promotion scale within the company. In order to get to a certain level, generally you must have people to manage, but not everyone can be a manager, so there are challenges there.
    HR is sometimes kind of a joke; they are not really well versed in the company policies for the benefit programs or leave programs...

    Advice to Senior ManagementRevising the promotion structure would be a good start. Being careful about promoting employees with advanced degrees when it appears that that is the reason for promotion. Working harder to reach young employees and jaded employees with the realties of being a large corperation.

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

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