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Colgate-Palmolive Overview

New York, NY
10000+ employees
Company - Public (CL)
Consumer Products Manufacturing
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Every day, millions of consumers around the world trust our products to care for themselves and the ones they love.

Colgate-Palmolive is a global company serving people in over 200 countries and territories with consumer products that make their lives ... Read more

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Colgate-Palmolive – Why Work For Us?


Colgate's Core Values

Our three fundamental values — Caring, Global Teamwork and Continuous Improvement — are part of everything we do. They are the foundation for our business strategy and are reflected in every aspect of our work life.

The Company cares about people: Colgate people, customers, shareholders and business partners. Colgate is committed to act with compassion, integrity, honesty and high ethics in all situations, to listen with respect to others and to value differences. The Company is also committed to protect the global environment, to enhance the communities where Colgate people live and work, and to be compliant with government laws and regulations.


Global Teamwork
All Colgate people are part of a global team, committed to working together across countries and throughout the world. Only by sharing ideas, technologies and talents can the Company achieve and sustain profitable growth.

Continuous Improvement
Colgate is committed to getting better every day in all it does, as individuals and as teams. By better understanding consumers' and customers' expectations and continuously working to innovate and improve products, services and processes, Colgate will become the best.


For over 200 years, Colgate-Palmolive has been Giving the World Reasons to Smile– with products that make consumers’ lives healthier and more enjoyable, contributions to the communities where we live and work and innovations that help preserve the planet’s vital resources.

We believe the commitments we make today, contribute to a brighter tomorrow. And we’re holding ourselves accountable with a clear sustainability strategy, aggressive sustainability goals and strategic initiatives, programs and partnerships. Our long-term sustainability strategy focuses on three areas: People, Performance and Planet.


For over 200 years, Colgate has been committed to “People”. From the near 38,000 employees around the world who run our business, to the billions of consumers who use our products, people are at the heart of what we do and how we do it.


We measure our “Performance” on more than just financial strength – we are committed to growing the business with innovative, more sustainable products that make the lives of consumers healthier and more enjoyable.


Operating in today’s world requires an enhanced focus on conserving earth’s finite resources and addressing climate change. Colgate’s planet-related commitments cover the environmental issues material to the Company, our energy use, carbon emissions, water use and waste generation, as well as our commitment to no-deforestation.

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The rich diversity of our people, our thinking, our talent and our suppliers is key to our success.

"Recognizing and valuing the many differences that make us who we are is vital to our culture. This diversity includes more than the obvious traits, like nationality, culture, race and gender. Our diversity also encompasses many differences that are not so easily seen, such as life experiences, religion, sexual orientation and family situations, just to name a few.


These differences bring a depth and variety of ideas to our business that cannot come from any other source. They are the keys to finding new solutions to business challenges and new opportunities from unique insights. Creating an inclusive environment is absolutely critical to ensure that we can benefit from these diverse viewpoints, diverse ideas and diverse perspectives."

— Ian Cook, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

"Our objective is to live our Managing With Respect principles by fostering an inclusive workplace that mirrors the diversity of the global marketplace. Such an environment will provide all Colgate people with the opportunity to make unique contributions to our overall business success."
— Eugene Kelly, Worldwide Director, Global Workplace Initiatives

Why Work With Us

Colgate-Palmolive is among the world’s most trusted and recognized brands, serving millions of consumers across over 200 countries and territories. A truly global company, we have a world of opportunities and experiences to offer. undefined

Every one of our employees plays an important role in ensuring we deliver the quality products consumers rely on to care for themselves and the ones they love. So we recognize that our success is driven by these talented and dedicated Colgate people around the world. And in turn we are dedicated to the success of our people, offering an array of resources to help expand their professional and personal horizons - from stimulating career opportunities and access to world-class training and leadership development programs, to wellness initiatives and opportunities to contribute to the communities where we live and work.

We’re committed to helping our people get where they want to go. Explore the world of opportunities and experiences Colgate-Palmolive has to offer you.

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    Friendly culture, flexible hours, awesome management


    Career advancement could be immobile

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Colgate-Palmolive Interviews



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    I applied online. I interviewed at Colgate-Palmolive (Piscataway, NJ).


    Phone interview which follows up with on site, 3 round of interviews with supervisors & managers. Fairly simple process. First round was a supervisor and manager; they explained the job requirements and how the team is crucial to the companies production of products. Second round interview was technical- Asked about unix/linux, spoke on my experience from previous internship.

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Colgate-Palmolive Awards & Accolades

  • The World's Most Innovative Companies,, 2015
  • World’s Most Ethical Companies®, Ethisphere, 2016
  • Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award, ENERGY STAR®, 2016
  • Top 20 Best Companies to Work for,, 2016
  • Best Companies for Multicultural Women, Working Mother, 2016
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Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

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