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Colgate-Palmolive New York Reviews

Updated July 7, 2017
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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. Helpful (1)

    "Solid company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 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

    Nice people with diverse experiences
    Global opportunities and ability to shape your career
    Excellent benefits
    Consistent business results tied to a conservative management approach.

    Cons

    Functional silos can still occur
    Human resources are not very good and not keeping up with the times married to outdated performance review process and competency based interviewing


  2. "Corporate Finance Treasury"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Educational, warm and diverse environment. A great place to learn and develop both technical and people skills. People are willing to teach and show you the right ways of doing business

    Cons

    Structured organization so it might be difficult to get advance in your career

    Advice to Management

    well organized and excellent job done by management

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great place for brand management career"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are smart, hard-working, friendly and collaborative people across the organization in all departments and at all levels. People genuinely enjoy spending time with their colleagues, which is rare in a large corporation.

    Cons

    It can take some time to rise through the ranks to have real decision-making power over your business, particularly on highly visible brands.


  4. "Great Company Culture!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    Wonderful people, very engaging culture and smart people to learn from. Great opportunities in global

    Cons

    Hard to get in, preference for MBAs to get an internship. Very selective interview process but worth it once you're in


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Real opportunities to grow in your career

    Cons

    Corporate jobs monopolized by Latam people


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Finance"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    One of the best companies I've ever worked for, very supportive people, strong work ethics, and decent pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Can be a bit hard to move up the ladder at times, jobs being outsourced to other areas of the world.

    Advice to Management

    Need to take initiatives to retain your good talent. Turn overs have gone up in recent years.


  7. "Good company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Room for growth, great brand, smart people

    Cons

    ultra competitive with New York egos

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Financial Analyst"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work environment. Opportunities are available if you are a hard worker.

    Cons

    Pay is lower than market for the same job. Constant restructuring.

    Advice to Management

    A good performance based compensation must be developed. HR should create an holistic review of benefits and retention program.


  9. "Best Place to Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very transparent company - everyone knows our goals and our performance. Deeply committed to consumers and the profession. Very focused on hiring and developing excellent people.

    Cons

    More real time feedback on individual performance

    Advice to Management

    Continue doing what you're doing


  10. "Interview"

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    Current Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive as an intern

    Pros

    They understand that an intern is new to this job statute and comfort him to extract the best during interview

    Cons

    Till now I have not experienced any cons for this company. It has been good so far.

    Advice to Management

    On a personal front , I feel the 3 stages of interview can be completed much faster.


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