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Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

Updated September 1, 2014
Updated September 1, 2014
255 Reviews
3.7
255 Reviews
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Colgate-Palmolive Chairman, President, and CEO Ian M. Cook
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170 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance, good management if you are paired with a good mentor (in 32 reviews)

  • Great benefits and still has some great people there (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance was no good for me at all (in 12 reviews)

  • very conservative; the decision making process is too long (in 12 reviews)

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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    great place to work, ethical and good management

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    • 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
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  5.  

    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 for more than a 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
  6.  

    representative in the conference of oral health community.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    is a company with serious commitment to oral health in Puerto Rico

    Cons

    establish a network of Statistics on main factors causing diseases related to oral cancer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Utilization levels and surveys of using colgate flowchart related to oral diseases oral hygiene, importance of oral health products and expectations for the future.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I great learning experience with a good life work balance

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive

    Pros

    A very successfull company that is a leader in the industry. Friendly poeple that are good at what they do.

    Cons

    Talking about toothpaste non stop can be quite boring. They are not very aggressive in advertising so it is hard to compete with others.

  8.  

    It's a great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Development Manager  in  Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)
    Former Employee - Customer Development Manager in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent development programs, safe and motivating work environment, caring people, strong values and great culture.

    Cons

    Compensation and benefits are not the best in the market.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Really professional and personal leadership school.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager  in  São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

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

    Pros

    Solid and valuable principles.
    Very well structured business for short and long term strategies.
    Transparent on what you must do to develop and grow professinaly.

    Cons

    Too many business reveiw with division.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time on having informal contact with employee.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Brilliant work culture

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive

    Pros

    Work culture, People, Professionalism, facilities

    Cons

    Not much... Less exposure.. Selection

  11.  

    Management with respect

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Development Manager  in  Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Customer Development Manager in Mumbai (India)

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Company culture of team work is fantastic. System oriented processes allows for steady business while allowing experimentation on pushing the boundaries.

    Cons

    Decision making by consensus sometimes means some opportunities are missed. Takes some time to learn the systems to become truly effective.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Accelerate decision making and decentralise innovation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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