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Colgate-Palmolive Morristown Reviews

Updated August 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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  • Work life balance, CP is very lean (in 30 reviews)

  • Centralized decision making process makes the system slow (in 21 reviews)

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  1. "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


  2. "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.

  3. "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
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    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.


  4. "Material Control Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morristown, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morristown, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent wages and benefits. Great working environment

    Cons

    There were no real downsides


  5. Helpful (1)

    "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
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    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great company that has lost focus on its employees."

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    Current Employee - Project Leader in Morristown, NJ
    Current Employee - Project Leader in Morristown, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Colgate truly understands the work-life balance. This is stressed by senior management and true for all employees. Some departments even include programs to work from home. While there may be exceptions during times of go-lives or product launches, management recognizes that we are a toothpaste company and work should not interrupt family life on a daily basis. The benefits package are fair.

    Cons

    Management's understanding of who is really performing the work and providing the greatest value to to company is often misguided. Promotions are far too political and not based upon merit.

    Competition for retaining employees is a challenge due to local competition. Management only views other consumer goods companies as competition for employees, not recognizing that many skills are easily translated to other industries. Despite this, turnover is still relatively low, since it is a good company to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on the employees, for it is the employees who make the firm and are its future. Improve efforts to retain employees, including improved internal training, and merit based promotions.


  7. "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).

  8. "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


  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. 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,


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