Colgate-Palmolive Intern Interview Questions

Updated Jun 14, 2015
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Anonymous Interview Candidate
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Colgate-Palmolive.

Interview

Took a few weeks all in. First round was a phone interview with HR. Very behavioral - walk me through your resume. Why Colgate? What position (more than 1 in the dept I applied to)? Tell me a time you analyzed a large data set. Then their "superday" in NY where all the interviewers asked the same questions drawn from a standard interview booklet. Make sure for each behavioral "Tell me a time" question, you have multiple stories ready to go. All my interviewers were nice and professional.

Interview Questions

  • Why Colgate?
    Tell me a time you analyzed a large data set
    Tell me when you had to lead a change (from established processes)
     
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Colgate-Palmolive.

    Interview

    Phone interview with HR. Asked about things on my resume, past Computer Science projects I've been involved in. Second interview was technical. Just asked me to explain a couple data structures and some questions on databases, which I didn't yet learn

    Interview Questions

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rutgers, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Colgate-Palmolive (Rutgers, NJ) in April 2014.

    Interview

    I went to my university's career fair and spoke with the recruiter who was extremely nice. I was asked a few questions , minimum GPA etc. Was contacted later that day and told I had gotten the intern position. Great experience overall!

    Interview Questions

    • Are you familiar with certain lab techniques.   1 Answer
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Morristown, NJ
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Colgate-Palmolive (Morristown, NJ) in April 2013.

    Interview

    Two rounds, first with hiring manager and former intern, second with area VP

    Interview Questions

    • What was your biggest challenge/what management style do you prefer?   1 Answer
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Colgate-Palmolive (New York, NY) in May 2011.

    Interview

    The HR department was quite disorganized wiith the hiring and screening process. It took them over two months to issue out interview schedule after the deadline of the application. It took them over one month to issue out job offer notification after the interview.

    Scheduling was terrible; poor communication with interview candidates; no notification that there could be an interview that is to be done over phone rather an in-person meeting.

    The worst part was that when following up via phone. I get no return phone calls after leaving voicemails. When it is on the phone, they had no idea how far the screening process has progressed or how long it will take to give a definite answer. Very disappointed with the logistics and workflow of the HR department of a Fortune 500 company.

    Quite the surprise and unexpected!

    Interview asked many behavioral questions and background. Interviewers are are very courteous and professional in manner.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you handle a difficult problem at hand with a team of people?   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Colgate-Palmolive (New York, NY) in April 2011.

    Interview

    I applied through my college recruiting system and got a response from an HR person for a on-site interview. Ended up being interviewed by 4 people total, half hour each. The questions were rather simple and mostly covered my qualifications, details about my resume and plans for future. Everybody was extremely nice and the whole interview process didn't feel formal, which reflects the overall culture of the company.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the difference between costs and expenses?   Answer Question
    • What do you want to take away from this position?   1 Answer
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    campus recruitmen, was told that we would hear back within a week and no one ever heard back regarding whether or not there was a decision made. it seemed very unprofessional considering how pretigious the company is. after 3 emails sent, i decided to give up all together.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took a weekinterviewed at Colgate-Palmolive.

    Interview

    Contacted by phone to schedule an in person interview. Met with three different people, including my future manager, his manager, and another manager in the office. The interviews were strictly behavioral/situational questions. A few days after I received a call from their HR head with a verbal offer and then was emailed the formal offer.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Colgate-Palmolive in October 2011.

    Interview

    They show up to career fairs. You can apply through your school or the website. They'll schedule you for a phone interview. From there they will eliminate some candidates. Then they will schedule an interview in Morristown, NJ. The HR Intern will probably be your point of contact for this. When you get there they will probably have two people for the behavioral/questioning part of the interview. Then they'll probably have two people for the technical interview. Technical interview seems pretty easy. Seems like they put more weight on how much they like you in the other interview. Not sure how long the process took.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe how you work when you're in a group?   1 Answer
    • Do you have any questions for me?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    The submitted offer, I accepted... I'm a college student.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Colgate-Palmolive in December 2008.

    Interview

    was not bad

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    very easy

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