Colgate-Palmolive
3.8 of 5 235 reviews
www.colgate.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

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Great company that has lost focus on its employees.

Project Leader (Current Employee)
Morristown, NJ

ProsColgate truly understands the work-life balance. This is stressed by senior management and true for all employees. Some departments even include programs to work from home. While there may be exceptions during times of go-lives or product launches, management recognizes that we are a toothpaste company and work should not interrupt family life on a daily basis. The benefits package are fair.

ConsManagement's understanding of who is really performing the work and providing the greatest value to to company is often misguided. Promotions are far too political and not based upon merit.

Competition for retaining employees is a challenge due to local competition. Management only views other consumer goods companies as competition for employees, not recognizing that many skills are easily translated to other industries. Despite this, turnover is still relatively low, since it is a good company to work for.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus more on the employees, for it is the employees who make the firm and are its future. Improve efforts to retain employees, including improved internal training, and merit based promotions.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Piscataway, NJ

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    Pros: good place for professional women Cons: time in grade can impact the average employee's promotions Advice to Senior Management: Being willing to re-assess decisions and make adjustments as needed… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Colgate is best for people who need structure and are relatively early in their careers, but not for everybody

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    New York, NY

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive


    Pros: Colgate is a very efficiently and well-managed, very stable company. There are lots of opportunities to grow and stay with the company for a… Cons: Colgate in general is very stiff and bureaucratic and extremely hierarchical, especially if you work in the NYC office. There are too many layers… Advice to Senior Management: Senior management is very strong from a general management and pure business perspective regarding the financials. However, there is general lack of leadership development… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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