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Colgate-Palmolive Morristown Reviews

Updated May 3, 2017
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Morristown, NJ

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Colgate-Palmolive Chairman, President, and CEO Ian M. Cook
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  • As consequence work - life balance can be not good (in 28 reviews)

  • It can take some time to rise through the ranks to have real decision-making power over your business, particularly on highly visible brands (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Warehouse"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Morristown, NJ
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Morristown, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent pay and bonuses, Holiday and vacations

    Cons

    The company has relocated to South Carolina


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    "Lead Technician"

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    Former Employee - Lead Technician in Morristown, NJ
    Former Employee - Lead Technician in Morristown, NJ
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits. Almost impossible to get fired as long as you show up.

    Cons

    Upper management is a revolving door. Seven plant managers in 20 years. There is a barrier between hourly and salaried. In 20 years I can think of only two or three people who moved up from hourly to saleried


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    "Maintenance Mehanic"

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    Former Employee - Mechanic in Morristown, NJ
    Former Employee - Mechanic in Morristown, NJ
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I liked the hours from 7am to 3pm

    Cons

    Everybody treated the same , weather you bust your butt or not . The reward for doing a good job is more work . No performance evaluations . Job description does not match there expectations .

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to evaluate individuals by there piers , not management . This will create a bond between team members and an incentive to work together building the team . After over 18 years with the company , Colgate has always had the attitude of " We are going to work together as a team and this is how were going to do it ! " That is not teamwork .
    You can make a difference awards seem to go to those doing there job . Why don't you develop an undercover boss specifically to find out where your problems lie .... yes lie.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Operator technician"

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    Former Employee - Operations Technician in Morristown, NJ
    Former Employee - Operations Technician in Morristown, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I loved working for Colgate, felt like a family there. Colgate cares for the employees, has good benefits, helps with education.

    Cons

    Moved to South Carolina.


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    "mechanic"

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    Current Employee - Mechanic in Morristown, NJ
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Morristown, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of overtime, get along well with coworkers, good benefits, available resources for job completion.

    Cons

    CP Morristown is relocating to South Carolina, management teams need ore experience. Don't over estimate the value of experience. .

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees at the bottom with more value,


  7. Helpful (7)

    "Good Company To Start Your Career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morristown, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morristown, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very competitive salary and excellent benefits

    Cons

    No growth or promotion opportunities unless you have connections, are very adept at smooging or are willing to accept any position around the globe to advance, regardless of what it does to your home life.

    Advice to Management

    If I thought that my advise would be heeded I would offer some. It is pointless to offer any advise to management because they are benefitting from the tactics that they are employing and are not thinking about the long term benefit to the company. I hope that I am wrong because I own stock in the company, but unless something drastically changes from the very top of the company (Ian and Pat) they will continue to loose very valuable talent at the company.


  8. "An Exceptional Hub for Experiential Learning"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Morristown, NJ
    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Morristown, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    As a full-time cooperative student intern, I gained invaluable experience and insight on lab-scale and pilot-scale process development by being granted the opportunity to contribute to various ongoing projects involving soaps and underarm products. I also gained exposure in the handling of raw materials and active ingredients within a cGMP-compliant environment and further developed my mindset as a professional engineer in a lab-based and plant-based setting. My mentors and superiors were amicable, resourceful, and proactive in fostering my skills and knowledge in the field of chemical engineering. Thank you for everything, Colgate-Palmolive.

    Cons

    If granted the opportunity, I would like to return to Colgate-Palmolive as a full-time employee.


  9. "Good Company to work"

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    Former Employee - Global Lead in Morristown, NJ
    Former Employee - Global Lead in Morristown, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Employees are respected and lot of learning experience . Its a truly global company with strategy driven centrally and IT is also globally located in US.

    Cons

    Slow growth once you reach a certain Grade/Level.


  10. "I call it as I see it"

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    Current Employee - Operator Technician in Morristown, NJ
    Current Employee - Operator Technician in Morristown, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunities are endless depending on your professional outlook and personal drive.

    Cons

    There are no cons that I have seen.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Good Job, Gone Bad"

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Morristown, NJ
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Morristown, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay was excellent benefits as well vacation time sick pay paid holidays etc.

    Cons

    Micromanaged silly policies that change day to day. HR department was a complete joke and company informed employees its moving and shutting down plant. In Morristown NJ.

    Advice to Management

    KICK ROCKS!


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