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Senior Management is out of touch.

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Current Employee - National Account Manager  in  Morristown, NJ
Current Employee - National Account Manager in Morristown, NJ

I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive

Pros

Good benefits and products with strong brands.

Cons

Senior Management is out of touch with the reality of the sales environment. Key positions are not filled in a timely manner. Management has a bullying style of leadership. Senior Management uses the same rhetoric over and over with no action behind the words. The are viewed as hyporcritical. Very risk-averse and conservative. HR works for management and not the employees. Colgate is a good news company and honesty is not encouraged.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

It's time to make some changes in key management positions to bring a fresh perspective and a 21st century style of management back to the US Company. Let HR work for the employees and separate them more from the opinions of senior management's bias and influence.

Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

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    Colgate-Palmolive is the best place I've ever worked in 20 years.

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    Current Employee - Global Equity Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Global Equity Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive

    Pros

    Its a very strong global company with a great reputation. Additionally, although sustainability is new to CPG, over the years we have been quite sustainable considering we were meeting cost savings objectives.

    Cons

    If you work within Finance or Marketing there is a lot of career growth. If you are in Global Design, there is a glass ceiling almost no one penetrates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be a mentoring and growth program combined where some one is mentored and guided on their career path.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Becoming the Worst Place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Department  in  Piscataway, NJ
    Current Employee - IT Department in Piscataway, NJ

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive

    Pros

    Stable Co. Meets OP target as per Wall Street.
    Good Dental Benefits
    Co. Store

    Cons

    Micro Managing. Lack of Direction. Chaos IT Dept.
    Middle Managers are Non-Technical making tech. decisions. Some even don't have right qualifications for IT jobs. Completely Fake HR. HR works for managers.
    Promotions are given based on Friendship and Likings.
    High level managers with power hires their friends and family members. Amazing...
    How does HR approves this ?? GOD only knows!!!!
    No Planning. When things goes wrong trying to find fault and finger pointing instead of fixing the issues. No training provided. No travel/training for real tech. people but Mgt. flies 1st class around the world without any issues. What a joke!!!!
    India runs the whole IT show.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of Non-tech managers. Give them another round of VERP.
    Trust your people. Spend money on training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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