Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

Updated July 18, 2015
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  1. cologate

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • 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


  2. Excellent Detal and Health Benefits

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    • 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.


  3. 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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  5. Helpful (2)

    Good company to work for

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

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time

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

    Pros

    Great company values, diversity in every department

    Cons

    Lacks development commitment, length of employment is rewarded instead of performance


  6. Very positive but it was time to move once Piliot Plant operations was relcoated from Jersey City, to Piscataway, NJ

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Safety in Piscataway, NJ
    Former Employee - Research Safety in Piscataway, NJ

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

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

    Pros

    Very comfortable atmosphere. Good working conditioss

    Cons

    Much of their product interests revolves around the third world countries resulting in less manufacturing and job opportunities here in the US. Much downsizing as well through closures of facilities.

    Advice to Management

    Develop more products and be more competitive in the US against P&G and Unilever to draw more homegrown talent; however, their buisness model seems to focus abroad. I have not been with this organinzation for awhile but still have good friends there as well as sometimes keep apprized of their activities.


  7. A very caring company that has changed dramatically over the last years, turning to outsourcing jobs overseas.

    • 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 10 years)

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

    Pros

    1) Good Pay 2) A very caring environment up to 2 years ago 3) Many career opportunities 4) Challenging Work

    Cons

    1) Outsourcing functions overseas to India for substandard work 2) Reduction of NVOs to all time low-more work, less people. 3) Too focused on margin

    Advice to Management

    You became successful because of the people that worked hard for you that you are now outsourcing.


  8. Highly political.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in New York, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    With the exception of paid time off, good benefits. Lots of training and employee activities. I had an office when I was there but those have been eliminated recently. Some opportunities for overseas assignments especially if you work in Finance.

    Cons

    Extremely political. One person doesn't like you and you can be gone without knowing what happened. Also, some departments - particularly sales - are the typical "old boys network". Very conservative. Even in the worst heat of summertime, men are expected to wear long sleeve shirts and ties. In some ways felt like high school with all the "cliques" - just look at the cafeteria and how departments have lunch together and talk about other people.

    Advice to Management

    More emphasis on better managers and people development.


  9. Average company to work for - ability to learn many new technologies!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Analyst in Morristown, NJ
    Current Employee - Analyst in Morristown, NJ

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance Summer hours Work from home Plenty of training

    Cons

    Salary not competitive Work tends to get boring Slow growth, promotions based on every other year regardless of contributions Performance reviews based on seniority, work enough years and you'll reach the top Talent retention issues while others just get by doing nothing IT management are non technical folks making technical decisions

    Advice to Management

    Hire new employees with strong IT background and get rid of others who do not belong in


  10. Enjoyable and Sometimes disappointing

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Package Engineer in Piscataway, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Package Engineer in Piscataway, NJ

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, ability to travel globally

    Cons

    Can be challenging to move throught thenorganizationif you are not flexible enough to travel often...or cannot do short/long term assignments at the Global facilities


  11. Decent company.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - GIT in Piscataway, NJ
    Current Employee - GIT in Piscataway, NJ

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Discount on products. Work isn't too demanding. Decent working conditions. Okay pay. Stability, they say they don't normally fire people that have been hired.

    Cons

    Work is very very boring. There are tons of meetings. Pay is somewhat less than other positions. Work may not translate to other jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Better training for new employees. Better functions to bring new members to the team. Improve user interface of the systems.



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