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Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

Updated May 29, 2017
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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. "Legal Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Learning Experience"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Juan, PR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Juan, PR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great learning experience for someone straight out of college.
    -Great Managers! Always helping you to grow and excel.
    -Good office culture. HR was constantly creating different activities to make the employees more unified.
    -Every couple of months we will get substantial supplies (toothpaste, mouth wash, soap, etc)

    Cons

    -Salary and benefits were not that competitive
    - Job security was always unstable.


  3. "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


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  5. "Warehouse"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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


  6. "R&D Intern"

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    Current Employee - R&D Intern in Piscataway, NJ
    Current Employee - R&D Intern in Piscataway, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good culture, good work and life balance and good product

    Cons

    Really can't think of any...


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    "Customer Development Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great group of people to work worth! Everyone is very passionate about what they do and they are more than willing to help.

    Cons

    Onboarding was not very organized. You have to be responsible to ask questions and get up to speed.


  8. "Customer development"

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    Current Employee - Customer Development in Guaynabo, PR
    Current Employee - Customer Development in Guaynabo, PR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Formal and respectful environment. Experienced personnel with group help mindset in order to develop business. Financially driven company with strict attention to detail in this area.

    Cons

    Extensive process for different areas of the business that may delay decision making process. Base of the region in Dominican Republic, chances of growth will most probably take you there first.


  9. "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


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent financial standing, needs change in organizational mindset"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, financially stable organization due to nature of product line.

    Cons

    Very hesitant (to completely resistant) to benchmark with industry, general opinion is that management positions are filled by "time in" rather than expertise. Progress/change is an illusion presented to management rather than actual/meaningful progress.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce time spent on "corp-speak" and presenting an illusion of progress ("efficiency," "innovation") and more time on tangible goals, efforts, and strategies that can be more clearly understood, followed, and measured within the organization. Hill's is a sub, so I'm not so sure of their level of influence at the corp level, but they understand their risks and take meaningful action to improve their ops.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good employment stability

    Cons

    Not much opportunity for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Better motivation


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