Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

Updated November 30, 2014
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  1. I call it as I see it

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operator Technician in Morristown, NJ
    Current Employee - Operator Technician in Morristown, NJ

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Opportunities are endless depending on your professional outlook and personal drive.

    Cons

    There are no cons that I have seen.

  2. Wonderful internship experience in IT.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - GIT Intern in Morristown, NJ
    Current Intern - GIT Intern in Morristown, NJ

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone is very nice and looking to help. Great work environment.

    Cons

    Nothing negative to say about company

  3. Good Company to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Global Lead in Morristown, NJ
    Former Employee - Global Lead in Morristown, NJ

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Employees are respected and lot of learning experience . Its a truly global company with strategy driven centrally and IT is also globally located in US.

    Cons

    Slow growth once you reach a certain Grade/Level.

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  5. Work Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

  6. Fulfilling

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager GIT in Morristown, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager GIT in Morristown, NJ

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Excellent work life balance : The company truly cares for its employees personal priorities
    2. Lot of focus on development of the employee : A lot of effort is put into planning development of individual careers
    3. Challenging work : Lot of fulfilling work available

    Cons

    1. Not enough dynamism in overall company strategy : The company does not appear to care much about achieving a higher growth rate (topline or bottom line)
    2. Too system driven : Almost bureaucratic in the approach in many areas
    3. Too cautious in decision making.

    Advice to Management

    The top management needs to focus on building strategies for generating higher topline growth to provide faster growth opportunities to employees to grow their careers. This could include inorganic growth options (mergers and acquisitions).

  7. Helpful (1)

    Great company that has lost focus on its employees.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Leader in Morristown, NJ
    Current Employee - Project Leader in Morristown, NJ

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Colgate truly understands the work-life balance. This is stressed by senior management and true for all employees. Some departments even include programs to work from home. While there may be exceptions during times of go-lives or product launches, management recognizes that we are a toothpaste company and work should not interrupt family life on a daily basis. The benefits package are fair.

    Cons

    Management's understanding of who is really performing the work and providing the greatest value to to company is often misguided. Promotions are far too political and not based upon merit.

    Competition for retaining employees is a challenge due to local competition. Management only views other consumer goods companies as competition for employees, not recognizing that many skills are easily translated to other industries. Despite this, turnover is still relatively low, since it is a good company to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on the employees, for it is the employees who make the firm and are its future. Improve efforts to retain employees, including improved internal training, and merit based promotions.

  8. A good, stable company with good intentions and potential

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morristown, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morristown, NJ

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very stable, often very caring. The benefits are great, and very comprehensive. As a global leader there are many opportunities to gain valuable experiences. If a person wants to work internationally there are lots of opportunities. In fact, promotions at times require that an individual accept moving around and even taking an international assignment.

    Cons

    It can be hard to get promoted without political connections. Some folks appear to be fast-tracked and others who work very hard are overlooked. Recognition is seen by some as being inconsistent. The training program is weak. Employee turnover. The efforts to save money can be short sighted. Example: plant shutdowns and other budget restrictions.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate and R&D functions should be more in touch with plants.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Good Job, Gone Bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Morristown, NJ
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Morristown, NJ

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Pay was excellent benefits as well vacation time sick pay paid holidays etc.

    Cons

    Micromanaged silly policies that change day to day. HR department was a complete joke and company informed employees its moving and shutting down plant. In Morristown NJ.

    Advice to Management

    KICK ROCKS!

  10. Excellent Detal and Health Benefits

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

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

    Pros

    People, coporate culture and salary.

    Cons

    Difficult to maintain work life balance and no shedding of dead weight.

    Advice to Management

    Latin America is not the only place where the company has talent.

  11. Average company to work for - ability to learn many new technologies!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Analyst in Morristown, NJ
    Current Employee - Analyst in Morristown, NJ

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Summer hours
    Work from home
    Plenty of training

    Cons

    Salary not competitive
    Work tends to get boring
    Slow growth, promotions based on every other year regardless of contributions
    Performance reviews based on seniority, work enough years and you'll reach the top
    Talent retention issues while others just get by doing nothing
    IT management are non technical folks making technical decisions

    Advice to Management

    Hire new employees with strong IT background and get rid of others who do not belong in

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