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Colgate-Palmolive Morristown Reviews

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  • long work hours, no work life balance (in 29 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. Helpful (1)

    "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,


  2. 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.

  3. "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.


  4. "Work Experience"

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    Current Intern - GIT Intern in Morristown, NJ
    Current Intern - GIT Intern in Morristown, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They help you out a lot. Good place to work at

    Cons

    Not a big fan of a corporate job

    Advice to Management

    Good Job


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Detal and Health Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Morristown, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Morristown, NJ

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People, coporate culture and salary.

    Cons

    Difficult to maintain work life balance and no shedding of dead weight.

    Advice to Management

    Latin America is not the only place where the company has talent.


  6. "Wonderful internship experience in IT."

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    Current Intern - GIT Intern in Morristown, NJ
    Current Intern - GIT Intern in Morristown, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive as an intern

    Pros

    Everyone is very nice and looking to help. Great work environment.

    Cons

    Nothing negative to say about company


  7. "Average company to work for - ability to learn many new technologies!"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Morristown, NJ
    Current Employee - Analyst in Morristown, NJ

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Summer hours
    Work from home
    Plenty of training

    Cons

    Salary not competitive
    Work tends to get boring
    Slow growth, promotions based on every other year regardless of contributions
    Performance reviews based on seniority, work enough years and you'll reach the top
    Talent retention issues while others just get by doing nothing
    IT management are non technical folks making technical decisions

    Advice to Management

    Hire new employees with strong IT background and get rid of others who do not belong in

  8. "Fulfilling"

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    Current Employee - Manager GIT in Morristown, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager GIT in Morristown, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Excellent work life balance : The company truly cares for its employees personal priorities
    2. Lot of focus on development of the employee : A lot of effort is put into planning development of individual careers
    3. Challenging work : Lot of fulfilling work available

    Cons

    1. Not enough dynamism in overall company strategy : The company does not appear to care much about achieving a higher growth rate (topline or bottom line)
    2. Too system driven : Almost bureaucratic in the approach in many areas
    3. Too cautious in decision making.

    Advice to Management

    The top management needs to focus on building strategies for generating higher topline growth to provide faster growth opportunities to employees to grow their careers. This could include inorganic growth options (mergers and acquisitions).


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Senior Management is out of touch."

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    Current Employee - National Account Manager in Morristown, NJ
    Current Employee - National Account Manager in Morristown, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and products with strong brands.

    Cons

    Senior Management is out of touch with the reality of the sales environment. Key positions are not filled in a timely manner. Management has a bullying style of leadership. Senior Management uses the same rhetoric over and over with no action behind the words. The are viewed as hyporcritical. Very risk-averse and conservative. HR works for management and not the employees. Colgate is a good news company and honesty is not encouraged.

    Advice to Management

    It's time to make some changes in key management positions to bring a fresh perspective and a 21st century style of management back to the US Company. Let HR work for the employees and separate them more from the opinions of senior management's bias and influence.


  10. "easy work, good pay, but no growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morristown, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morristown, NJ
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -good pay
    -flexible hours
    -they pay for your education
    -people do respect each other
    -no pressure/stress on the job

    Cons

    -no career growth for people that are just starting out
    -company is too conservative
    -they have strict rules on people working from home only after a year
    -managers aren't too technical
    -ideas are welcome but they prefer to stick to their old ways

    Advice to Management

    -take classes and become more technical
    -management is full of 1st generation people that have not caught on to the latest technology
    -it is OKAY to employ new people
    -a good manager is one that is able to do all of the work on the team and knows how much time and effort each task may require
    -relying on certain members of the team to figure out "what next???" shows inability to lead a team.


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