Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals
3.4 of 5 7 reviews
www.colgateprofessional.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated May 21, 2014

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Nicholas Vinke

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67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    I miss working here

    Customer Service Representative (Former Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsI enjoyed everyday working for Colgate. It was a challenging and very rewarding experience. The lessons and knowledge I gained from working here has propelled my career and led to a comfortable salary. Very liberal with their time-off policy. We had almost every holiday off and 3 weeks paid vacation, with an option to purchase a 4th week. All within my first year with the company. Upper management was accessible and involved. An overall joy to work here.

    ConsIt seemed impossible to fire someone. You might think this is a Pro, but when a person or group of people are always out sick and half assing their duties while they were working; yet HR would not authorize their termination due to fear of a lawsuit, we have a problem not being able to fire someone.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTighten up the ship. Stop letting employees bend the rules and pushing their laziness to an extreme. Rid yourself of these parasites.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    ProsGreat training and great people. Good benefits

    ConsVery hard to move up in the company. Have to know the right people

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunication is key. Commucate with all who are involved and be up front and truthful

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Colgate Palmolive is an excellent company to start your career with. They have well-respected products across the globe

    Oral Care Consultant (Sales Representative ) (Former Employee)

    ProsMost of management were experienced and compassionate.

    ConsThe large territories made it difficult to reach all accounts. In most territories it was impossible to reach all accounts. All though accounts are rated by their level of importance to the business, the smaller accounts still wanted attention, and due to time constraints reps are unable to provide personalized customer service that some accounts were used to from other manufacturers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote from with in...many reps left due to the fact that they were passed up for promotion by outside recruits...

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent corporate culture, great pay, outstanding benefits - a great place to work!

    Oral Care Consultant (Current Employee)

    Pros- good work-life balance
    - excellent compensation package
    - great product line
    - capable team members

    ConsThis company has very high expectations. You need a very strong work ethic necessary - if you are a hard worker, you will be successful here.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGreat division overall, it would be great to have more sales contests etc at sales conventions as well as uncapped commission to help drive sales and motivate the team.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Was once a great job

    Oral Care Consultant (Current Employee)

    ProsCompany car, cell phone, DSL, gas card etc.

    This was once a pretty decent gig. In the past couple of years it has become a complete nightmare. The micromanaging has come to an all time high.

    ConsExtrmely micromanaged and very low bonus/commissions for high performers; Tons of Administrative work with barely any time to complete it between making outrageous call goals and other outrageous metrics. Bonus structure makes no sense at all and is capped. The most a high perfromer over 100% can make is $1200 quarterly AFTER taxes. They have a survey company that calls your accounts which they claim is to evauate how your detailing expertise is - however accounts are reporting that the surveys are "checking" in on sales reps asking inappropriate questions. Unprofessional upper management and the customer service department is a joke. hey screw up all your orders.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSTOP with the micromanaging and crazy outrageous call goal mettrics and Administrative duties. This is a simple job that they have turned into a complete nightmare. It's TOOTHPASTE folks! Not rocket science like you are making it out to be.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Mediocre w/ a lawsuit waiting to happen

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    ProsSalary
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    Work life balance
    Employee interaction
    Travel

    ConsExtremely political!!! The environment is very "cliquish". Promotions are often based on who you know and who likes you rather than abilities. No career pathing resulting in postions being open for long periods of time. One would think that a fourtune 500 company would run like a well oiled machine. The company does not live up to thier expressed values of caring, teamwork, and continuous improvement. Ethics is non-existent. I'm really sad to have expreienced such behavior.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMgt is out of touch and viewed as a joke and has not respect. HR works solely for the company instead of being a neutral party that listens to both sides. I'm really sad to have experienced such behavior.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Colgate Professional Division

    Professional Sales Representative (Former Employee)

    Prosbenefits, exclusivity, brand/company equity, high pay

    Consmicromanagement, long hours, high stress, unfair bonus structure

    Advice to Senior Managementprovide a better work life balance for employees, recognize sales growth

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