Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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Colgate-Palmolive Chairman, President, and CEO Ian M. Cook
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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)

  • Decision making by consensus sometimes means some opportunities are missed (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Marketing

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    summer fridays, work smart program

    Cons

    company has not evolved with today's economy, cookie cutter mediocre employees in order to maintain culture, extremely political and hierarchical that you waste more time networking / sucking up to people and doing coffee chats than doing your work, HR has way too much power here and does not plan next roles timely, promotions are extremely slow, vacation days are limited, very few great managers, not built for today's generation so would not advise anyone under the age of 40 to join this organization, does not reward employees based on merit, employees are constantly looking for new jobs


  2. Well-oiled machine

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time

    Pros

    Strong financial management permeates all departments

    Cons

    Several brands not living up to their full potential due to low priority

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, remember to connect with the teams on the ground periodically.


  3. Senior Finance Specialist

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Cost Accounting Specialist in Göztepe, Istanbul (Turkey)
    Current Employee - Senior Cost Accounting Specialist in Göztepe, Istanbul (Turkey)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive (More than a year)

    Pros

    Care and value people Carrier Opportunities Great Company Culture International Efficient Global Move Opportunities Good work and life balance Efficient working hours

    Cons

    Compensation and benefits do not satisfy all the employees Need to coordinate more social activities Takes time to promote yourself There is no standard process for promotions


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  5. Senior Business Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst (Consultant) in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst (Consultant) in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to learn and work

    Cons

    This will depends on where you located


  6. The company is too conservative. Needs to review it's internal procedures otherwise will not be able to launch new produ

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trainee in São Bernardo do Campo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Trainee in São Bernardo do Campo (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stability. It is a good company to start your career.

    Cons

    The company's procedures are done in a way that fails everytime.

    Advice to Management

    Coach the employees into the internal procedures, otherwise no new product will be launched


  7. Finance Category Lead

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time

    Pros

    Best place to work organization

    Cons

    nothing at this point for enjoy working with Colgate


  8. Male_dominant_no_actual_learning

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company reputed name in FMCG industry working time is optimum top level management is nice good hr policies good pay package

    Cons

    No learning in training colleagues are weird and less co operative For Customer development officer post they just ask you to keep doing market no training in office work

    Advice to Management

    Please keep a separate training force to train new employees and do give the training in software used too


  9. i am working in colgate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Officer in Lahore (Pakistan)
    Current Employee - Store Officer in Lahore (Pakistan)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good training and management support - decent benefit packages

    Cons

    Lots of cliques. Low salary, repetitive work

    Advice to Management

    Make succession planning mandatory in the company


  10. Challenging But Rewarding Internship

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Greenwood, SC
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Greenwood, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Was given actual projects from the team that were important for me to complete for the sake of the site/company. Once I started getting over the learning curve, I was able to contribute ideas and opinions on projects, and I felt like a team player because people listened and used or debated over what I said. - Don't except to find resources very easily. The projects are there, but the ones I were given were only in idea form and hadn't been started by anyone yet, and was only given a little information about who I can talk to to start it - Opportunity to meet directors and VPs in the company - Great company culture that definitely keeps in line with "Colgate cares" - In general, open minded people if you aren't very pushy and listen - Interns are treated as regular employees

    Cons

    - If only assigned a manager and you never get to see him/her, can make the internship very difficult due to lack of feedback, general guidance, him/her knowing what you're doing - I was given many major projects that I was expected to complete by the end of my internship. Would be better to have been given only 2 or 3 to focus on


  11. Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work Life Balance, perfect for work toward retirement

    Cons

    Cost cutting that eliminate numerous of team building activities.



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