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Rock-Solid Company, But Overly Political

Project Leader (Current Employee) New York, NY

Pros* Extremely stable environment makes for anxiety-free employees.
* Large number of expats creates a very dynamic and competitive work environment (a plus)
* Very good internal training programs.
* Relationships matter
* NYC office location is fantastic
* Generally the expoused values are lived

Cons* Sr. Management is afraid to cut dead weight . Poor performers are sidelined, but never let go. If you have one on your team, or God forbid above you -> you're screwed
* Highly political environment.
* Extremely conservative decision making, no one ever takes a risk
* Decisions (even small ones) are made at a ridiculously high level. Very much a top-down culture
* Bureaucratic. Some processes exist solely for the sake of saying we have a process
* When things go wrong, people are extremely quick to finger-point. It's always "who messed up" and not "what can we do to fix it."
* People move jobs too quickly and leave a complete mess in their wake (especially Marketing & Supply Chain).

Advice to Senior Management* Push decision making further down the chain
* If you want to truly innovate, let people fail. Innovation very rarely grows from safe bets.
* Cut poor performers

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Assistant Brand Manager (Current Employee) New York, NY

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive


    Pros: high profile rotation program good benefits great cosmopolitan location broad global opportunities good training… Cons: it's too bureaucratic it's too formal old fashioned conservative formal attire required old dark ugly… Advice to Senior Management: loosen up! it's just freakin' toothpaste. its not an investment bank and… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Good company

    Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) New York, NY

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive


    Pros: Benefits package - Full medical, excellent dental, 401K company match up to 6% of contribution. Casual Friday, office closes at 1 pm on Friday… Cons: Admins are assigned to up to 9 people. They have a lot silly training programs that don't really… Advice to Senior Management: Realize that managing with respect applies to all and is not just a phrase.… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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