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A good, stable company with good intentions and potential

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morristown, NJ
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morristown, NJ

I worked at Colgate-Palmolive

Pros

Very stable, often very caring. The benefits are great, and very comprehensive. As a global leader there are many opportunities to gain valuable experiences. If a person wants to work internationally there are lots of opportunities. In fact, promotions at times require that an individual accept moving around and even taking an international assignment.

Cons

It can be hard to get promoted without political connections. Some folks appear to be fast-tracked and others who work very hard are overlooked. Recognition is seen by some as being inconsistent. The training program is weak. Employee turnover. The efforts to save money can be short sighted. Example: plant shutdowns and other budget restrictions.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Corporate and R&D functions should be more in touch with plants.

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  1. Good company to stay with long term. Still lots to improve particuarly in marketing competencies.

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    Current Employee - Marketing Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive

    Pros

    Good compensation. Commercially Minded. Strong respect for others. Financially sound. Good company to stay in long term.

    Cons

    Weak marketing competencies. Very limited in creativity. Too many stakeholders in process. No clear innovation process. Not the best place to learn marketing. Very old school in marketing approach. Local subsidiary marketing team too bogged down in operationals due to lack of strong support from peripheral functions (customer marketing, promotions, supply chain, etc)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open up to external resources in teaching marketing basics to young managers.

    Inspire marketing organization to think outside the usual Colgate way of doing things.

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  2. The ups and downs

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    Current Employee - Procurement in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Procurement in New York, NY

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive

    Pros

    Company culture stresses valuing others. Most employees care about one another. The environment is not necessarily cut throat. People who leave Colgate sometimes wish they hadn't and try to come back. Some are even let back in.

    Cons

    Decision making, from the top down, can be very slow. This is partially due to the fact that C-P is a consensus driven organization, which can stick things in the mud. It feels like we should be moving faster than we do and being too conservative at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make decisions faster, be less conservative. Increase focus on innovation. Don't rest on the same old thing.

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