Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

Updated June 25, 2015
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  1. Good company, progressive and diverse

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

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good company, progressive, diverse, and good benefits,

    Cons

    increasing cost of medical expense


  2. Helpful (1)

    Good Job, Gone Bad

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

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay was excellent benefits as well vacation time sick pay paid holidays etc.

    Cons

    Micromanaged silly policies that change day to day. HR department was a complete joke and company informed employees its moving and shutting down plant. In Morristown NJ.

    Advice to Management

    KICK ROCKS!


  3. Helpful (2)

    Great people, too top heavy

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

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people
    Terrific location
    You will learn a lot about running a business and best in class marketing

    Cons

    Many many chiefs
    Limited ability to make decisions


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  5. Difficult to move up for young employee

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

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits (health, dental. sick days, vacation)

    Cons

    Promotions tend to be based on politics rather than work accomplished
    Little focus is put on developing and retaining young talent

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of clueless manager. Give young employee more opportunities


  6. Helpful (1)

    Solid, stable company for mid-level to senior management

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the best benefits (health, vacation, etc) when comparing to other companies
    Promotes networking and working in teams
    Willing to let employees try roles that do not exactly match their backgrounds

    Cons

    Management is very conservative and it is extremely hard to make changes to practices already in place
    Promotions tend to be based on politics rather than work accomplished
    Little focus is put on developing and retaining young talent

    Advice to Management

    Spend some time focusing on feedback from the younger employees. Afterall, they are the future of the company - if they decide to stick around.


  7. Helpful (5)

    Tired of waiting to be promoted

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great values and culture
    Collaboration, teamwork
    Good salary
    Great shares performance
    Stable brand success

    Cons

    Succession planning is not transparent. Waiting time for promotion can be exhausting, with no specific feedback received on why there is no promotion. Some people are promoted fast but it is not clear how to get on that fast track

    Advice to Management

    Do not demoralize talented employees by promoting the same individuals and ignoring others, unless it is a strategy to get rid of certain people. If you are not satisfied with performance please give immediate feedback. It will help both the employee and the perception of the Company.


  8. Helpful (3)

    Promotions are not based on performance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Topeka, KS
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Topeka, KS

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    After 20+ years in the company the benefits become a competitive advantage for Colgate when evaluating going to another company.

    Cons

    Tired of working hard and not getting promoted even after great performance reviews. Specific individuals got promoted out of the sudden despite complaints from business partners.

    Advice to Management

    Stop thinking the company is perfect and has nothing to do with regards motivating people.


  9. cologate

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

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive

    Pros

    great people, great company to grow with

    Cons

    low pay , no rotational program


  10. Excellent Detal and Health Benefits

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

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

    Pros

    People, coporate culture and salary.

    Cons

    Difficult to maintain work life balance and no shedding of dead weight.

    Advice to Management

    Latin America is not the only place where the company has talent.


  11. Nice place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive

    Pros

    Competitive salaries for rotational program

    Cons

    Very conservative work environment in New York



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