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Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

Updated December 3, 2014
Updated December 3, 2014
278 Reviews
3.8
278 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.  

    Good Internship

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

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive

    Pros

    It is a medium size company to work for but has a global focus which keeps work interesting and fresh. They have lots of opportunity for advancement and change can happen as fast or slow as you want it to be.

    Cons

    Not as big as other companies and most people only think Colgate-Palmolive makes toothpaste(which isn't true). Colgate has growth potential.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your younger employees and we love to hear feedback negative or positive. That is the way of the youngest generation in the workforce.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    High-Paying Internship Opportunities

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

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive

    Pros

    Great pay, highly flexible schedule, great growth opportunities

    Cons

    Very conservative corporate culture, not much room for personal development or growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open-minded to changes and upgrades in technology and processes

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work

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

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive

    Pros

    Lives it's core values of: Caring, Continuous Improvement and Global Teamwork, wonderful people, process and systems, Managing with Respect culture. Great benefits and takes care of it's people overall (i.e. great beneftis, career advancement opportunities).

    Cons

    Overall still a very conservative cutlure which at times stifles innovation and creativity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall very well run company and quite proud to be a part it!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great financial opportunity if you are willing to put in the time and make sacrifices on work life balance.

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

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive

    Pros

    Financial results are strong, low debt and job security.

    Cons

    High vacancy rate, lack of work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-focus on being the best place to work - as defined by the employees.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Colgate sustains growth and profit through the Quality of its' leadership, products and people

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

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive

    Pros

    Very focused and willing to listen and provide people opportunities

    Cons

    Scale of the business versus competitors (ex Latin America)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be willing to test and learn in categories beyond Oral Care. Secondly, is Y&R really capable of delivering the competitive advantage in TVC copy that is required in todays' market?

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company for both professional and personal growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retail Expert in Caracas, Capital District (Venezuela)
    Former Employee - Retail Expert in Caracas, Capital District (Venezuela)

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

    Pros

    -Honest and ethically sound company
    -Great benefits designed to help the employee in and out of work
    -Constant training and development
    -Products that enrich people's lives and health

    Cons

    -As a big company nobody should expect quick changes or updates
    -Very traditional "How to"

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Chennai (India)
    Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Chennai (India)

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

    Pros

    Ethics are followed, Good Brand Image, Associate with market leaders

    Cons

    Less Training, Slow career progression

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training should be more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent culture and comprehensive training

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay as an undergraduate intern.
    numerous company events in the Park ave office
    Colgate culture is very relaxed and the people are laid back
    huge learning opportunity and people want to see you succeed

    Cons

    It really depends on your mentor. Some of the programs you have to learn them by yourself.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    great place to work, ethical and good management

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

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time

    Pros

    work-life balance, great people to work with, wonderful facilities, cares for its employees, Great place to work. good opportunities to learn and grow within the company

    Cons

    Nothing can be totally perfect. but the flaws do not detract from this overall well managed company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay attention to exit interviews

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    great and wish to do it again soon

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Promoter in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)
    Former Employee - Promoter in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)

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

    Pros

    salary is very good and shifts
    u will make a lot of friendships their

    Cons

    you must work very hard to get noticed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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