Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals

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Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated March 29, 2015
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  1. Former Employee Liked COP

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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    COP is a sub of CP, which offers a big company feel. It is small enough everyone knows each other.

    Cons

    Because it is smaller, advancement opportunities are limited. Good GMPs practices are practiced, no jewelry. In production area.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees often. Let employees know expectations. Better lunch options. Confidential information should remain in confidence. Keep up Good work.


  2. Started out as a wonderful opportunity but over the years became miserable.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Oral Care Consultant
    Former Employee - Oral Care Consultant
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The usual perks of a sales job-car, gas card, etc. some flexibility on setting schedule, excellent health insurance and retirement plan

    Cons

    Extreme micromanagement, unrealistic expectations and horrible bonus structure, have to be one of the favorites of upper management in order to move up, biased HR department,

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the talent you have and stop running off the quality reps.


  3. I miss working here

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Dallas, TX
    Recommends

    I worked at Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I 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.

    Cons

    It 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 Management

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


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  5. sales

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great training and great people. Good benefits

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Communication is key. Commucate with all who are involved and be up front and truthful


  6. Helpful (2)

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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Oral Care Consultant (Sales Representative )
    Former Employee - Oral Care Consultant (Sales Representative )
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Most of management were experienced and compassionate.

    Cons

    The 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 Management

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


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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Oral Care Consultant
    Current Employee - Oral Care Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    This 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 Management

    Great 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.


  8. Helpful (3)

    Was once a great job

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Oral Care Consultant
    Current Employee - Oral Care Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company 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.

    Cons

    Extrmely 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 Management

    STOP 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.


  9. Mediocre w/ a lawsuit waiting to happen

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Salary Benefits Work life balance Employee interaction Travel

    Cons

    Extremely 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 Management

    Mgt 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.


  10. Colgate Professional Division

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Professional Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Professional Sales Representative

    Pros

    benefits, exclusivity, brand/company equity, high pay

    Cons

    micromanagement, long hours, high stress, unfair bonus structure

    Advice to Management

    provide a better work life balance for employees, recognize sales growth



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