Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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  1. Caring company, great benefits, though beaurocratic & slow to change

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

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Respects work life balance Believes in principles like Managing with respect\ Genuinely tries to care for people

    Cons

    Beaurocratic & slow to change. Too many people who have "always done what they are doing" Weak HR function, not able to implement "stated" policies You need to fend for ur self for your career & make sure you have someone that matters pitching for you. Specially as you go higher up

    Advice to Management

    limit time in each assignment nurture talent, else you will be stuck with lots of avg people


  2. Very solid intern program

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

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

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

    Pros

    Good 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.

    Cons

    Not enough exposure to other functions. Wish we had higher pay for an east coast internship.


  3. Good company, not perfect, but better than most.

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

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive as a contractor (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Excellent 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.

    Cons

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


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  5. Great people, great work life balance, great products

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

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Knowledgable CPG company, stock price reflects effeciency and growth, fair time-off policies including Summer Fridays, very much interpersonal

    Cons

    Highly political, slow moving, bad at recognizing young talent

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to recognize your best entry level talent and then reward and grow them. The HR department at Colgate is very weak.


  6. Work Experience

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not a big fan of a corporate job

    Advice to Management

    Good Job


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

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

    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 Management

    please try to acquire and retain good talent


  8. Helpful (2)

    Great company to work for

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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


  9. Helpful (1)

    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 Management

    Utilize the talent within the company more effectively.


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

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

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

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

    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 Management

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


  11. Strong company that shows employees appreciation.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    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



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