Colgate-Palmolive
3.8 of 5 235 reviews
www.colgate.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

Updated Jul 2, 2014
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3.8 235 reviews

                             

89% Approve of the CEO

Colgate-Palmolive Chairman, President, and CEO Ian M. Cook

Ian M. Cook

(158 ratings)

84% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Good work-life balance, good management if you are paired with a good mentor"
    in 29 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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    Associate Analyst (Former Employee)
    Mumbai (India)

    Prosawsome people, great stability, employee friendly work culture

    Consnot something which i came across

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep up the great set up

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

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    Great company with history and traditions

    KCS (Current Employee)
    Bila Tserkva (Ukraine)

    ProsColleagues, experience, office, targets, management

    ConsNot so big amount of parties in comapany

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore actions connected to team building in company

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

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    Very good experience, you're managed by talented people who give you consideration &challenges

    Assistant Brand Manager (Current Employee)
    Brussels (Belgium)

    Pros- Nice atmosphere between workers
    - you learn a lot about your field but also about your coworkers field
    - Great working conditions
    - Consideration even from top management, people care about your concerns

    Cons- Conventionnal company with a traditionnal spirit
    - hierarchy is very important

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Enjoyed a very hands-on six month co-op with Colgate in which I learned and achieved a lot.

    Logistics Analysis Intern (Cube #2) (Former Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsThe co-op at Colgate provides training in programs like Crystal Reports, SAP & BW. Interns are given real projects that have a genuine impact on the company and are not made to waste their time on "coffee & donuts" type tasks. The office in Atlanta is a very friendly, helpful, and team-oriented environment. You will feel at home here.

    ConsEven with six months spent in the co-op there are still some projects that are large enough you cannot see them through to completion. The only other con is that the program starts off quickly... it can be like trying to drink from a fire hose at times, but everyone is patient and helpful so this isn't so bad.

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

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    Analyst (Current Employee)
    Piscataway, NJ

    ProsGreat management, Have a set job, Work around your schedule, Very friendly , Decent pay for a student still in college

    ConsExpect more hours then you can give during school

    Advice to Senior ManagementTraining at the beginning of the job should be more structured

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    Great opportunity.

    Oral Care Consultant (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits and training. Teambuilding every year.

    ConsIt was sometimes stressful but it was worth it.

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    satisfaction guaranteed

    Validation Project (Current Employee)
    Baddi (India)

    ProsThe working environment, facilities are really alluring. The staff is co-opertive with high moral values and the motto of "fraternity". "Safety first" is what please me again because if there's life, there is everything.

    ConsIt has got lot of red tapism to do petty works. the administration is kind of busy with lot of jobs to handle and getting initials of boss becomes hectic at times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMaintain the standards of this prestigious organisation. Long live colgate.

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

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    Great Company

    Corporate Finance (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsI love everything every people there

    ConsNO any Cons? I Love it so much!

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

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    A company that appreciates its workforce

    Design Manager (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGreat location, great training for learning how plumb and understand corporate thinking, first-class facilities, prestigious company. Lots of pleasant co-workers.

    ConsExpectation for precision in accounting for project budgets can be a bit lax. A bit much paper shuffling to balance internal departmental balance sheets – after all, it's all in the same company.
    There are some cliques and some people who are their favorites don't always pull their weight.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn how designers think, just designers strive to learn how you think. Be more open to doing business with new outside creative vendors

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    Great place to work!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Mumbai (India)

    ProsCaring employer
    Equal opportunities
    usually very objective assessment of individual's performance & acknowledges unique contributions
    Adequate work life balance

    ConsLinear growth paths
    Change Management prowess
    Employee benefits could be better, benchmarked with peers

    Advice to Senior ManagementExcellent professional yet caring working environment, with plethora of opportunities

    Local leadership team needs to come across as more visionary & lead the subsidary business as a strong independent unit, with its own thinking, its own growth plan, playing aggressively on local strengths, & contributing to division & global more completely than just $s in profit.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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