Colgate-Palmolive

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Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

Updated January 20, 2015
Updated January 20, 2015
288 Reviews
3.8
288 Reviews
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Colgate-Palmolive Chairman, President, and CEO Ian M. Cook
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance, good management if you are paired with a good mentor (in 36 reviews)

  • Good work family balance with great benefits (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Work / Life Balance seems to be deteriorating quickly (in 14 reviews)

  • very conservative; the decision making process is too long (in 13 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Supply Chain Internships

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service and Logistics in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Customer Service and Logistics in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    You learn all about the manufacturing, transportation, warehousing, and customer service departments of the company and get great analytical experience. There's no such thing as getting coffee for your manager.

    Cons

    In a six month internship you train anywhere from two to two and a half months, making it hard to be able to see the benefits of your work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Expect you to perform very well but do not offer a full time position afterwards to most interns.

    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive

    Pros

    Usually the work is not too difficult

    Cons

    No guarantee for a job offer no matter how well you do during your internship or co op.

  3.  

    Former Employee experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Provided solid training and experience.

    Cons

    Pressure to relocate to advance career.

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  5.  

    Stable, Good Resume Builder

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Design Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Managers/Colleagues are generally very respectful of your time. Decent benefits: half-day summer Fridays (Memorial weekend- Labor day weekend) Transportation assistant program; Hearth coverage starts on your start date; pension; For every dollar you contribute to your 401K the company matches .50 up to 6%; success sharing; annual bonus. 3 week vacation after 5 years of service. Sound financials e.g stable company.

    Cons

    company is very cost conscious which means limited resources. Lots of personnel shifts in marketing which impacts cross-functional partners. Poor management communication.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent Place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive

    Pros

    Great pay and Benefits. Excellent coworkers

    Cons

    Work-life balance, training, some management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Tough place to hang your hat

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Brand Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Brand Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive

    Pros

    A lot of opportunity for those who want to explore executive opportunities overseas. If they like you, it's the kind of place you can spend your entire career.

    Cons

    The US company is not a fun place. Most of the opportunities are overseas. Still very much an old boys club.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Company to work

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    • 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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great for building experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Manager Consumer Insights in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Manager Consumer Insights in New York, NY

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    In my position, I was hired earlier than usual. I came in through a non-standard internship in which I had incredible mentors, and then, access to a position in marketing that I would never have normally obtained without an MBA or 3 to 6 years of prior experience in my field. Therefore, I learned a lot, and met wonderful people along the way.

    Cons

    The company is full of great people who are highly skilled in their fields. That said, there is a lack of potential to pursue creativity or innovation; or to build skills beyond the slow-moving corporate training. I could hack it now, but as a younger Millennial at the time, I reached a point at which I needed to branch out externally to further my career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not discount the creative drive of employees. If hires need mentoring in a particular skill set, give it to them. Also, as a company leader, I would not begrudge employees assistance in further education other than MBA degrees. Instead, I would urge HR to consider what sorts of educational opportunities could be enriching for employees in a way that could enhance the capabilities of specific departments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company, progressive and diverse

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive

    Pros

    Good company, progressive, diverse, and good benefits,

    Cons

    increasing cost of medical expense

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Finance Intern

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    Current Employee - Finance Intern
    Current Employee - Finance Intern

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Awesome workplace, friendly, people centered business!

    Cons

    Stiff systems, and things don't move quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing an awesome job, simply work on effciency.

    Approves of CEO

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