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Great Place to Work

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Current Employee - Human Resources  in  New York, NY
Current Employee - Human Resources in New York, NY

I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive

Pros

Lives it's core values of: Caring, Continuous Improvement and Global Teamwork, wonderful people, process and systems, Managing with Respect culture. Great benefits and takes care of it's people overall (i.e. great beneftis, career advancement opportunities).

Cons

Overall still a very conservative cutlure which at times stifles innovation and creativity.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Overall very well run company and quite proud to be a part it!

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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

    Recommends
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  2.  

    Good place to learn but behind the competition

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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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