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Colgate-Palmolive New York Reviews

Updated July 7, 2017
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Colgate-Palmolive Chairman, President, and CEO Ian M. Cook
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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)

    "Challenging and interesting positions, lean structures everywhere"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    very international
    interesting roles
    strong networking culture
    good company values

    Cons

    very lean everywhere
    extremely financially driven

    Advice to Management

    focus on company values


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Getting promoted takes many years"

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    Current Employee - Legal in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Legal in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The hours are really the best. If your manager approved your flex time that is a great option too.

    Cons

    Managers do not promote within. Excuses are made when you finally get the guts to ask for a promotion. Some managers do not have the backs of their group. communication is awful.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your employees and ask what they want to see done with their careers. Promoting even those in the lower pay grade helps the company as a whole. Happy employees make them stay with the company. Communicate effectively. Seems like what senior management thinks is happening in each group, actually isn't happening.

  3. "Still in NYC"

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    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great location - convenient for entire NYC Metro area

    Cons

    None I can think of


  4. "Compensation Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Compensation Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Compensation Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, competitive pay and stable/sound business strategy.

    Cons

    Slow to change and get alignment on new initiatives.


  5. "Legal Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Aligned overall global objectives throughout the organization, work-life balance, great salary and benefits, amazing environment to work. Great peers!

    Cons

    It changed with new CEO. It used to be a more personable company, now is all about the bottom line and how to keep investors happy. It lost the shine it had in the 90's.

    Advice to Management

    Nurture more Leaders, more inspiring Leaders


  6. "Great company with benefits"

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    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work-life balance and relaxed environemnt

    Cons

    I cannot think of one.

    Advice to Management

    Retain Talent


  7. "Global CPG"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Global Efficient Growth-focus Diverse well-managed financially (consistent dividend)

    Cons

    Lack of investment in new areas of consumer marketing

  8. "Human Resources Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Human Resources in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Human Resources in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Caring People and Great Organization

    Cons

    Not a structured internship program


  9. "Creative"

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    Current Employee - Creative Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Creative Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    I am now a creative consultant seeing new exciting opportinities.

    Cons

    Very conservative corporate slow moving organization


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Colgate was once a best place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Top notch art health insurance benefits, decent work life balance (when working in the offices).

    Cons

    Too much hierarchical, slow pace decision-making process (or sometimes no decision), zero support you are going to get if you make a decision. Excessive savings driven mentality, it is all about money.

    Advice to Management

    The company needs to be more dynamic and have trustworthy leaders that genuinely inspire people.


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