Colgate-Palmolive

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Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
280 Reviews
3.8
280 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)

  • Good work family balance with great benefits (in 18 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.  

    Excellent Detal and Health Benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 ManagementAdvice

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

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company in the NYC area

    • 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

    Great people, culture and values.

    Cons

    Sometimes can be seen as political

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to develop talent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company to work for

    • 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

    Pros

    Great company values, diversity in every department

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent place to learn and growth"

    • 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

    Pros

    Strong values, caring people. Everyday you learn new things.

    Cons

    Compensation and benefits are not the best in the market comparing with our main competitors in the industry

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Customer Development Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Development Intern in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Customer Development Intern in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Great office culture, very clear expectations of my role and got to work on multiple projects. I felt very valued as an intern

    Cons

    No real cons I can think of, perhaps that I felt a little distant from what was going on in the corporate office in NY but my role was almost entirely involved with the Target Branch so it didn't really bother me

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to work with great benefits and longevity

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

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time

    Pros

    If you have a 4 year degree and are interested in moving up the food chain, this is a great company to work for.

    Cons

    Local management shows little or no interest in employees unless you are one of their pets. A 4 year degree is required for any position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get to know your employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great!

    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Very Good people to work with and good work life balance a lot of opportunities

    Cons

    Can get repetitive and need to make things interesting on your own.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great people, satisfying work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Recognition - awards, options, etc
    Wide variety of assignments
    Global footprint
    Flexibility

    Cons

    Lack of women in senior leadership position
    Glass ceiling at a certain level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to offer diverse opportunities across categories and functions

  10.  

    A great experience so far

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

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

    Pros

    Stable, caring environment, smart people, lots of work that stretches you, dynamic, globally successful company

    Cons

    Lean; how to engage millenials

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue good focus on broadening diversity at leadership levels

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Solid general management training and development

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

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

    Pros

    A formal educational training program ideal for career switchers looking to shift from an individual contributor-type role pre-MBA to a general management, team leadership role post-MBA.

    Cons

    Pay is average for the industry, which means low for NYC. A BM salary in Cincinnati goes a lot further than in NYC. The culture is also very specific and not for everyone: tons of presentations, meetings, alignment, consensus building. If you like to make fast, sweeping decisions, this is not the place to do so.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue delivering strong, steady financial results, but do keep am open mind for new ideas. Colgate hits tons of nice hits, but fewer big grand slams. You need some grand slams to be desirable and credible in this industry.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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