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Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
254 Reviews
3.8
254 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 32 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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  1.  

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive

    Pros

    it has very good company culture

    Cons

    there is nothing to say it

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    I great learning experience with a good life work balance

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive

    Pros

    A very successfull company that is a leader in the industry. Friendly poeple that are good at what they do.

    Cons

    Talking about toothpaste non stop can be quite boring. They are not very aggressive in advertising so it is hard to compete with others.

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    It's a great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Customer Development Manager  in  Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)
    Former Employee - Customer Development Manager in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent development programs, safe and motivating work environment, caring people, strong values and great culture.

    Cons

    Compensation and benefits are not the best in the market.

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    Positive Outlook
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    Excellent place to learn and growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive

    Pros

    Strong values, caring people. Everyday you learn new things.

    Cons

    Compensation and benefits are not the best in the market comparing with our main competitors in the industry

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Customer Development Intern

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    Current Employee - Customer Development Intern  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Customer Development Intern in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great office culture, very clear expectations of my role and got to work on multiple projects. I felt very valued as an intern

    Cons

    No real cons I can think of, perhaps that I felt a little distant from what was going on in the corporate office in NY but my role was almost entirely involved with the Target Branch so it didn't really bother me

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Really professional and personal leadership school.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager  in  São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Solid and valuable principles.
    Very well structured business for short and long term strategies.
    Transparent on what you must do to develop and grow professinaly.

    Cons

    Too many business reveiw with division.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time on having informal contact with employee.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Brilliant work culture

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive

    Pros

    Work culture, People, Professionalism, facilities

    Cons

    Not much... Less exposure.. Selection

  9.  

    Great Family Feel At Colgate-Palmolive Atlanta

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Revenue Analyst  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Revenue Analyst in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Knowledgeable staff, great opportunities for cross functional experience, friendly people, family feel

    Cons

    Management is not great at developing talent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to find ways to develop younger employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    So far so good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist  in  Piscataway, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Piscataway, NJ

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

    Pros

    I would say that there are many good things about working here:
    Great benefits
    Good employee compensation (even with only a mediocre review)
    If you are ambitious and willing to work for what you want you usually can get it (within reason)
    Good evironment to grow and cultivate your career
    Ability to work overseas and move around if you're disatisfied with your position
    Opportunities to grow yourself as a person and not just as an employee

    Cons

    Somestimes stuffy and conservative, but getting better (more transparency)
    Middle managers seem to be chosen based on advanced degrees and succession planning instead of actual managerial qualifications; I think this has to do with promoting people who've earned it, but by being limited to the promotion scale within the company. In order to get to a certain level, generally you must have people to manage, but not everyone can be a manager, so there are challenges there.
    HR is sometimes kind of a joke; they are not really well versed in the company policies for the benefit programs or leave programs...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revising the promotion structure would be a good start. Being careful about promoting employees with advanced degrees when it appears that that is the reason for promotion. Working harder to reach young employees and jaded employees with the realties of being a large corperation.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Management with respect

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    Current Employee - Customer Development Manager  in  Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Customer Development Manager in Mumbai (India)

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

    Pros

    Company culture of team work is fantastic. System oriented processes allows for steady business while allowing experimentation on pushing the boundaries.

    Cons

    Decision making by consensus sometimes means some opportunities are missed. Takes some time to learn the systems to become truly effective.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Accelerate decision making and decentralise innovation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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