Colgate-Palmolive
3.8 of 5 235 reviews
www.colgate.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

Updated Jun 25, 2014
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3.8 235 reviews

                             

89% Approve of the CEO

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

Ian M. Cook

(158 ratings)

84% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Very solid intern program

    Intern (Former Employee)
    Piscataway, NJ

    ProsGood managers. Solid direction for new employees. Enjoyable colleagues. Loved the housing structure and field trips. I would have interned all of college here. Enjoy the brand name on the resume.

    ConsNot enough exposure to other functions. Wish we had higher pay for an east coast internship.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company, not perfect, but better than most.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsExcellent pay, lots of opportunities for interesting projects, flexable hours, very concerned with safety, departments usually willing to work together if the lines of communication are there.

    ConsDifficult to gain full employment, large and very departmentalized, difficult to access other departments for cross department co-operation.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBeautiful Environment and open Mind people.

    ConsDon' t say anythinng about the future and available position

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    It was overall a good experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork culture was very good. Cosmopolitan atmosphere

    ConsThe open/available career positions are not transparent

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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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    Good workplace overall

    IT Department (Current Employee)
    Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    ProsSalary, benefits, great company reputation, solid employer

    ConsHard to have internal growth opportunities, formal atmosphere, a lot of focu on appearances when a deeper engagement in substance could be more helpful

    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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    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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    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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