Colgate-Palmolive

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When did I become Dilbert?

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Colgate-Palmolive

Pros

Good place to gain international exposure as 80% (and rising agressively) of business is outside US
Great place for women and minorities.
If you have a good manager, you can obtain interesting projects.

Cons

Steadily reducing benefits and training opportunites for years.
Heavily offshoring both development and manufacturing.
HR is completely unresponsive to employees and applicants, a blessing since their information often conflicts.
Excuses given for arbitrarily promoting or not promoting personnel border on insanity.
Though they preach "Managing with Respect", managers can give poor reviews without any explanation of reasons to employees with great long term records.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Luckily they killed the old HR slogan "Becoming the Best Place to Work". It was very good, but the heavy voluntary attrition of younger workers should indicate the lack of opportunities recently is apparent. It's sad to have seen the decline in morale. Great job keeping the stock price up though!

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Very political environment. Don't get thrown under the bus!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive

    Pros

    Opportunity to work abroad,
    Salary/benefits

    Cons

    The company claims to be a caring company. It is, if you play the right political games and are in the "in" crowd. Don't complain about anything,or you will be treated as a second class citizen, and you will find yourself at the bottom of the pile when the far and few between promos come around. Company does a good job of bait and switch. Great compensation, but little of anything else UNLESS you are one of the chosen ones. Leaders with the most obnoxious management styles are rewarded. Those who do the right thing are NOT appreciated. Company is extremely risk averse and relies on it's signature brand to keep it going. They are definitely followers rather than leaders. I would not recommend working at Colgate unless you have a kiss ass mentality and enjoy stepping on others to make yourself look good. It was a very disappointing and unrewarding experience. Definitely glad I left.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a serious look at your management. There is some very unethical behavior, and that needs to be addressed sooner rather than later. A caring company? That is a joke!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Solid, stable company with good work-life balance.

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    Former Employee - Category Development Manager
    Former Employee - Category Development Manager

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive

    Pros

    Diverse culture - truly a global company; excellent work-life balance; great products and opportunity to be a part of consumer product trends; opportunity to travel if desired ; mentor program; overall good benefits and perks.

    Cons

    Limited opportunites to transfer to other departments unless you are willing to work overseas.
    Salaries aren't as competitive as others in the industry,.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more promotional and advancement opportunities to employees willing to learn and work hard, irregardless of educational background.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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