Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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  1. Co-op

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunity to involve in the consumer goods product develop process.

    Cons

    I would say Colgate is one of the best company I know.


  2. Great Company for Co-op

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people were extremely nice. As a co-op, within the first few weeks, my work was going to be worth something.

    Cons

    Some of the employees in the labs have been there for a long time and are a lot older. They seemed to be having a hard time accepting that younger people are becoming in-charge of them. This was expressed to me verbally by one individual.


  3. Director

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good dental benefits, strong brands, strong financials

    Cons

    it is not the same company like 10 years ago, more agresive in cost reduction, border line with Caring value

    Advice to Management

    do not forget people


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  5. Operator Technician

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morristown, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morristown, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are excellent. Your coworkers are also above and beyond ecellent.

    Cons

    This company is completely run by management without a thought to non-management. Morale is ALWAYS low among hourly employees.

    Advice to Management

    LISTEN!


  6. My worst career choice EVER!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    absolutely nothing I can think at this time.

    Cons

    Dishonesty, lack of communication between senior mgmt and lower levels, backstabbing behavior between employees, friends succeed while the hardest workers don't, HR department easily the most deceitful and corrupt I have ever seen. Combine all of this with mediocre pay for Manhattan and this is a company I would recommend to run from as quickly as possible!


  7. Colgate Palmolive

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good culture, people are nice, hours are stable but depends on your department. Good dental benefits.

    Cons

    Pay isn't as well as it used to be, increase is very small even for a promotion. Great performance is not really rewarded.

    Advice to Management

    You need to review your compensation programs in order to retain the best emplyees


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    Mid career scientist? This is a dead end!

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Piscataway, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Piscataway, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time

    Pros

    This company is stable and you are highly unlikely to be laid off.

    Cons

    The opportunity for advancement is terrible. It is an open secret that there is a 8 year wait list for promotion to associate director level. Someone has to retire or die before promotion can occur because the number of employees at that level or higher is fixed and can never increase. The company has no compunction about working people to death with no intention of ever promoting them. The only way get a management opportunity is to leave the company. There are only two weeks paid vacation for the first five years of service. They'll offer to let you buy another week, but they won't tell you that the week will cost you the fully burdened rate or about 4% of your gross annual income. That's an entire pay check.

    Advice to Management

    In defining management by longevity alone, the organization has a high percentage of terrible managers.


  9. Finance Co-op

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Not very demanding, people were nice and helpful. They were very flexible with my hours, worked around 20 hours during the semester

    Cons

    It was so boring and my team did not communicate with me at all and was never invited to meetings. The work itself was repetitive and boring and I barely got any exposure.

    Advice to Management

    Try to give the finance interns more meaningful, hands on work. I'm working somewhere else now and this is the most involved I've ever felt in a while.


  10. CDO

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Collaborative environment. Very focused on development

    Cons

    Busy -- everyone has a lot of different meetings and assignments


  11. I'm a Customer development manager charge in all sales a specifics accounts

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Development Manager in San Juan, PR
    Current Employee - Customer Development Manager in San Juan, PR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good compensation on Salary. Top management is very open to new ideas

    Cons

    Very conservative.. People that have many years in the company doesn't want to change the ways of working. To slow to react to customers needs. The middle management doesn't want make changes



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