Colgate-Palmolive

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Good training ground

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Current Employee - Brand Manager in New York, NY
Current Employee - Brand Manager in New York, NY

I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive

Pros

-good learning on the job
-disciplined approach to brand management
-consistent/ stable company

Cons

-mostly trade marketing. they don't build brands and don't really invest in brands other than toothpaste
-very traditional company. mostly run by sales
-its all about cost-cutting and hitting volume targets to report to wall street
-current leadership team is not so caring. morale is really low. very low staffed. they squeeze their peopel

Advice to ManagementAdvice

-value your people more
-invest behind your brands and build equities. you can only do buy-one-get-one-frees and free-after-rebates for so long before your brands become commodities

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    Good place to learn but behind the competition

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Procurement Agent in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Procurement Agent in New York, NY

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to learn and grow, especially at lower levels
    Good, caring coworkers
    Stable environment
    Strong global brands
    Excellent benefits

    Cons

    Highly political
    Employees not given latitude to make decisions
    Some senior management not walking the talk
    Focus on short term results and cost cutting instead of brand building
    Antiquated dress code

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think strategically
    Don't cut so far that key programs for employees are hit
    Move to business casual at NYC office

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Rock-Solid Company, But Overly Political

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Leader in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Leader in New York, NY

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive

    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 ManagementAdvice

    * 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

    Recommends
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