Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

Updated August 22, 2015
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  1. Colgate-Piscataway from a Co-Op's Perspective

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research and Development Co-op in Piscataway, NJ
    Current Employee - Research and Development Co-op in Piscataway, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible and understanding of hours Dedicated co-workers with great experience and advice Wonderful place to expand your network Amazing company store Networking events and holiday events are great

    Cons

    Senior management is very technical and political Expensive cafeteria (very frustrating) Co-Ops are not valued as highly as interns which is quite unfortunate since we are dedicated and familiarized with the company Competitive

    Advice to Management

    META COMMUNICATION


  2. Global Project Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Global business, Well recognized brands, Good Quality, Customer Focused, open to new technologies.

    Cons

    "Heavy walls" separate "product category groups" preventing valuable cross-learning.

    Advice to Management

    Avoid expensive technology work duplication among product categories. Make Category learning permeable through organizational walls.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Solid company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The CEO is very ethics and quality focused. There is a formal process where everyone lists their career goals every year. The company also went through a restructure, and impacted people where given sufficient notice and opportunity to apply for other open positions. Headquarters is in NYC which is great for people who like big-city life. The company also has some smaller offices in smaller towns. Also a very, very strong internation presence. The company does a great job moving high potential talent across different countries.

    Cons

    There are a few people who are low performers who I've seen get shifted from job to job. In my mind it would be better to let them go instead of letting a low performer stick around for 15 years. Having headquarters in NYC is a negative for me. I wish Colgate was based in a city with lower cost of living. The international business can be seen as a con; if a promotion opens up, you are not only competing with people in your home country, but people all over the world for that promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the constant messages about quality and ethics.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work/life balance is execellent. So is the company culture. I love that this is a family oriented company who understands that employees have lives outside of work. The office hours are great! You can't beat 8:30 AM to 4:15 PM! Summer Fridays is a bonus as well and I feel that the company does think about employee retirement and does a lot to ensure that employees have a good income even once they retire.

    Cons

    The salary is ok, but it could be a bit higher in New York since the cost of living is so high.


  6. Helpful (1)

    highly collaborative culture

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent community of colleagues. Supportive culture. Plenty of opportunity for those prepared to work hard and be flexible about where the company wants to place you.

    Cons

    High alignment culture means that things can move very slowly. IT & Technical systems are old and high control which makes it difficult to keep pace with outside world. Salary and benefit programs are very rigid. Work by rule rather than guiding principles and logic, eg terrible vacation policy which management recognizes but won't change.


  7. Great Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits, work life balance, and Compensation.

    Cons

    To many managers. Everyone has idea, creating road blocks to finish plans.

    Advice to Management

    Implement a plan a see it through before changing plans.


  8. Nice, friendly enviornment, but hard to get in

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Nice, friendly environment, except HRs. They are hard to negotiate

    Cons

    The HRs have more say in recruiting compared to scientists, even the HRs have no idea about the needs of R&D.


  9. Supervisor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Extremely diverse company make everybody welcome People are overall very nice and polite

    Cons

    Colgate moves slowly - not a fast pace company Depending on the dept where you are, it can take forever to be promoted and move to the next level


  10. Global Supply Chain Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Global Supply Chain Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Global Supply Chain Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable company with numerous personal growth opportunities. Employees in salaried positions are often able to move into career paths other than what they were hired for allowing them to learn and grow. Excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Focused on cost reduction at the expense of innovation. Good old boys club attitude prevalent in senior supply chain and corporate engineering positions. Like most large corporations decision making slow. Work/ family balance not uniform across the organization. Layoffs and forced retirements have become the norm in recent years.

    Advice to Management

    Swing the pendulum back toward an innovation focus and less on cost savings. Value experience and longevity in the company instead of looking at it as a cost burden.


  11. 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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