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
235 Employee Reviews
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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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    Wonderful experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCorporate culture is excellent. Work life balance

    ConsNone that comes to mind.

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    Great Company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsDiverse Culture, excellent management team, promotions based on talent, and excellent work life balance.

    ConsNone =- The company is great.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very solid intern program

    Intern (Former Employee)
    Piscataway, NJ

    ProsGood managers. Solid direction for new employees. Enjoyable colleagues. Loved the housing structure and field trips. I would have interned all of college here. Enjoy the brand name on the resume.

    ConsNot enough exposure to other functions. Wish we had higher pay for an east coast internship.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company, not perfect, but better than most.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsExcellent pay, lots of opportunities for interesting projects, flexable hours, very concerned with safety, departments usually willing to work together if the lines of communication are there.

    ConsDifficult to gain full employment, large and very departmentalized, difficult to access other departments for cross department co-operation.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Systems Administrator (Former Employee)
    Piscataway, NJ

    ProsGood Dental Benefits.
    Company Store.
    Few Good Co-workers. Summer hours.
    Meet Wall Street expectation.

    ConsGreat place to work. But has changed a lot in past few years.
    Clueless Middle Managers without any technical or Management skills.
    Fake or Completely non existence HR.. Your manager is HR and he dictates policies. Which are based upon liking. 3rd party Mirco runs the business ( kickbacks). ESC is completely unethical department. All CP principles like Valuing CP, MWR are violated. If you complain you'r are pretty much done. Your career is at dead end.
    3rd party does all good project work. You are stuck with all garbage work. No DR planning.. Good Luck if something goes really wrong in Pisct.. You better sell your stock! Director is completely clueless from old school .Doesn't even know how to spell IT... Out of 12 months 7 months he is travelling.. You only hear him when there is production machine downtime as his bonus is tied.. Otherwise he has no interest to listen to you..
    Lack of training. Blame games. No leadership skills. Complete Chaos place for real techies.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of middle managers.. will save company lot of money. They are useless. Look at your DR..
    You will never recover.. Good Luck! Give to IBM.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great people, great work life balance, great products

    Category Development Analyst (Current Employee)

    ProsKnowledgable CPG company, stock price reflects effeciency and growth, fair time-off policies including Summer Fridays, very much interpersonal

    ConsHighly political, slow moving, bad at recognizing young talent

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind a way to recognize your best entry level talent and then reward and grow them. The HR department at Colgate is very weak.

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

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    GIT Intern (Current Employee)
    Morristown, NJ

    ProsThey help you out a lot. Good place to work at

    ConsNot a big fan of a corporate job

    Advice to Senior ManagementGood Job

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

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    a very good company with excellent work policies and good people.

    Oral Care Consultant (Current Employee)
    India Hook, SC

    ProsCaring company
    Work life balance
    good work environment
    good work policies
    adequate training facilities provided.
    HR Policies are also very good

    Consnot dynamic enough
    Grown to an extend that it cannot grow the same percentage year on year with the existing strategies.
    bad politics in the job

    Advice to Senior Managementplease try to acquire and retain good talent

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company to work for

    Finance (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsExcellent benefit, exposure to cross functional department and no limit to career growth (for those willing to relocate frequently)

    ConsJob safety not anymore guaranteed with several outsourcing initiatives toward Mexico and India effecting many departments (Accounting, Finance, HR, IT, Customer Service...)

    Very old school mentality.

    Strong resistance to change as well as extremely long process to implementation when such process changes are approved.

    Advice to Senior ManagementToo much uncertainty in light of the current changes and outsourcing plans which is dragging efficiency down, need to focus on CP people and show the true "Caring for People" in this difficult time

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

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    Good Company but limited opportunity for those not recruited right out of school

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsExcellent salary and benefits and great discounts on products.

    ConsThe company tends to identify those they want to promote early on by ability to relocate around the country and world. If you are not recruited right out of college you may be limited in opportunities for advancement.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUtilize the talent within the company more effectively.

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