Colgate-Palmolive

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Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
264 Reviews
3.7
264 Reviews
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Colgate-Palmolive Chairman, President, and CEO Ian M. Cook
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Review Highlights

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

  • Great benefits and still has some great people there (in 16 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefit, exposure to cross functional department and no limit to career growth (for those willing to relocate frequently)

    Cons

    Job 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 ManagementAdvice

    Too 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Work Experience

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

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    They help you out a lot. Good place to work at

    Cons

    Not a big fan of a corporate job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good Job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    a very good company with excellent work policies and good people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Oral Care Consultant in India Hook, SC
    Current Employee - Oral Care Consultant in India Hook, SC

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Caring company
    Work life balance
    good work environment
    good work policies
    adequate training facilities provided.
    HR Policies are also very good

    Cons

    not 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 ManagementAdvice

    please try to acquire and retain good talent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company but limited opportunity for those not recruited right out of school

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive

    Pros

    Excellent salary and benefits and great discounts on products.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Utilize the talent within the company more effectively.

  6.  

    I interned in Colgate for a year. It is great!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Co-Op in Piscataway, NJ
    Current Employee - Co-Op in Piscataway, NJ

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    I learned a lot when I interned there, cowokers are nice, ready to help and friendly. Hourly pay is good and time is flexible.

    Cons

    It is hard to get a full time position if you are a co-op.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I wish I can attend more activities in the company and network with more other people, but there are not that many opportunities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Strong company that shows employees appreciation.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Piscataway, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Piscataway, NJ

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Strong and understanding management, diverse culture, opportunities to partake in consumer tests for extra cash, company store is a huge plus.

    Cons

    Some job cuts have occurred recently. transferring between departments is made difficult

    Recommends
  8.  

    Great place to work with amazing people

    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Quality of people is unquestionable. Sociable and enjoyable place to work. Having the opportunity to work on heritage brands that have been in my life since I was a little kid has been a rewarding challenge and great experience.

    Cons

    It is a political and hierarchical environment to work in that can be very frustrating. Given a responsibility to shareholders, it is (at times) be risk averse, and can tend to over-think strategies - making it slow to respond.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Foster a culture that promotes change and allows middle management to challenge the status quo. Embracing different views can often bring something new to the table with great potential.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - fair salary
    - well qualified employees
    - sturdy firm

    Cons

    - not very innovative
    - less than engaging work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - modernise

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good internship experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Oral Care R&D Intern in Piscataway, NJ
    Former Employee - Oral Care R&D Intern in Piscataway, NJ

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, good management if you are paired with a good mentor

    Cons

    There did seem to be quite a bit of competition within the company

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Co-Op

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Co-Op in Piscataway, NJ
    Current Employee - Co-Op in Piscataway, NJ

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good exposure to real life work environment in Research and Development.

    Cons

    Not a lot of independence in terms of lead of projects.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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