Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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  1. Production Planner

    • 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)

    Pros

    Good company to work for really

    Cons

    None at this point. None really

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for providing a good work environment


  2. summer Internship program in Colgate Palmolive

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Corporate Finance Intern in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Corporate Finance Intern in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Nice people to work with; great company culture; The company has very good summer training program for interns. Directors and managers from each department present their work to interns. There are also Technology Center tour and lunch with CEO & CFO. Interns have a lot opportunities to interact with senior managers during the summer.

    Cons

    The full-time openings are very limited in the company.


  3. Microbiologist

    • 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 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, good company store, flex hours

    Cons

    Micro managing, racism, hard to advance


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    Limited Career Potential

    • 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 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits Strong Consistent Business Performance Good Training Opportunities

    Cons

    Limited Career Advancement once you reach mid-management Very Political Environment; A few "Chosen Ones" get put on the Fast Track Who you know and Who is fighting for you are more important then overall job performance Work / Life Balance seems to be deteriorating quickly Culture and Values have drastically changed over that last few years for the worse

    Advice to Management

    Outline and Map out career progression opportunities to retain talent


  6. Helpful (4)

    A slow but sure decline in values and the treatment of employees, always a take away never a give back

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

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, Half Decent Pay, Some good people still left in the company

    Cons

    Gradually reducing employee rewards and benefits, the You Can Make a Difference Program is a Joke. HR is invisible (high turnover), Moving jobs overseas to very underqualified people. Lots of managerial infighting. Loosing its values "best place to work" is now "a place to work". Very political. Used to be awesome but now it's not, the place is becoming like a government job without the security. Small cubes, small work space, like rats in a wheel.

    Advice to Management

    The "bad economy" excuse is out of style, quit trying to squeeze all the juice out of the lemon and give back to the employees. It's only a matter of time before the quality people realize the grass actually is greener on the other side. Cut the BS, you can follow corporate guidelines but don't over do it with rules, regulations and micromanagement. Take off the plastic face masks and act like real people, nobody likes a plastic. Dump the mothballs and open the windows, let the place get some air. From an employee point of view, CP Management can only wish it had the employee respect it did 5 years ago.


  7. 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.


  8. 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


  9. 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


  10. 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


  11. 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.



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