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Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

Updated September 30, 2014
Updated September 30, 2014
256 Reviews
3.7
256 Reviews
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Colgate-Palmolive Chairman, President, and CEO Ian M. Cook
Ian M. Cook
170 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance, good management if you are paired with a good mentor (in 35 reviews)

  • Great benefits and still has some great people there (in 16 reviews)


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

  • very conservative; the decision making process is too long (in 12 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Review of Colgate Palmolive

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Very good compensation, benefits and work life balance. The company has very good core values and fosters a team environment.

    Cons

    The company has been restructuring for the past 30 years. It's very difficult to plan a career with the company. Senior positions within the company are selected from global candidates as opposed to employees working their way up the "ladder".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At what point does the company understand that people are required to perform the jobs. The company has an extremely healthy bottom line and it was people who made it happen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Engineer in research and development

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive as a contractor

    Pros

    Generous benefits both financial and bonus

    Cons

    Middle age men with middle age ideas about appropriate interaction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Examine your web usage. Really examine it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Difficult to move up for young employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good benefits (health, dental. sick days, vacation)

    Cons

    Promotions tend to be based on politics rather than work accomplished
    Little focus is put on developing and retaining young talent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of clueless manager. Give young employee more opportunities

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  5.  

    Microbiologist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good pay, good company store, flex hours

    Cons

    Micro managing, racism, hard to advance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    exciting and rewarding with big brand and experienced as intern only. work load seemed heavy for all people. country bas

    Former Employee - Intern  in  Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Intern in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    big brand challenging work exciting and rewarding with big brand and experienced as intern only. work load seemed heavy for all people. country based work

    Cons

    big brand challenging work exciting and rewarding with big brand and experienced as intern only. work load seemed heavy for all people. country based work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more flexible work hours and better salary to ensure best people continue to be attracted towards the company

  7.  

    OK Company.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time

    Pros

    great work-life balance for me

    Cons

    Pay isn't that good. Increases are very small.

  8.  

    great place to work, ethical and good management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time

    Pros

    work-life balance, great people to work with, wonderful facilities, cares for its employees, Great place to work. good opportunities to learn and grow within the company

    Cons

    Nothing can be totally perfect. but the flaws do not detract from this overall well managed company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay attention to exit interviews

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great experience

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    Former Employee - Category Management
    Former Employee - Category Management

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    People are great and driven. Company is growing and allows for a lot of personal and professional growth

    Cons

    Hard work / life balance, i found it hard not to take work home as expectations from superiors were very high. As an intern, salary was not competitive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great learning experience, know the right people, be a great presenter

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager

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

    Pros

    Colgate is a great learning experience for a person who wants to work in the CPG industry, lots of training, good benefits, can work from home. Meetings and presentations are the bread & butter of every day, make sure you brush up on these skills or you are out.

    Cons

    Tons of work, NYC office very competitive, very formal, very conservative, presentation skills are a must if you want to succeed. If you decide to work on the global program be ready to move from country to country every year

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    HR Operations Intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive as an intern

    Pros

    Pay well, real responsibility.

    Cons

    Corporate downsizing.. May not have openings after the internship

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The culture is very traditional.. Very..

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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