Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

Updated Jul 2, 2020

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4.1
87%
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97%
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Colgate-Palmolive President and CEO Noel Wallace
Noel Wallace
114 Ratings
Pros
  • "The work life balance is great; very rarely had to stay overtime(in 126 reviews)

  • "The company really efforts to provide the best work environment in all the aspects it involves(in 88 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (4)

    "Great company culture"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Consistent with it's values of caring, continuous improvement and teamwork

    Cons

    Slow to change but improving

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  2. "Great Company to work for"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Brand Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    CEO is making much needed changes, morale is high and people are very excited to be here.

    Cons

    Still have some old guard middle managers who are slow to get with the new program. Promotions are still not meritocratic enough (too often tenure based)

  3. "Operations Engineer"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Engineer 

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time

    Pros

    Good benefit and salary. Good coworkers

    Cons

    Work load was unreasonable and manager was as new as I was and not a great mentor. On board training was none and struggled to assume the position.

  4. "Great place to work, great people, need longer-term outlook"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Caring, honestly impressed with the company's culture towards taking care of their people. It's genuine, not BS.

    Cons

    Long-term strategy in my dept is lacking, I would say the approach taken to projects is like the game whack-a-mole, things pop up, you knock them out, you are left sore and not much changed after the game.

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  5. "Great company, but cliquey"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Audit Senior in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, exposure, challenging environment

    Cons

    Untouchable boss types that don't know enough about stuff to know that they don't know enough about anything

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  6. "Average"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounts Manager in Portland, OR

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    steady job. good benefits, nice colleagues, decent hours

    Cons

    poor management (sexist, back stabbing)

  7. "Great culture, secure employment"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Sales Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Always supportive and understanding of personal circumstances

    Cons

    Linear career path, understandably hierarchical given size of company

  8. "Great Company"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Senior Auditor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits are great. As a senior auditor I travelled the world doing what I was good at.

    Cons

    None I can think of.

  9. "Procurement is not the place to be"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Procurement Manager in Piscataway, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Colgate was my employer for many years, good training programs, great benefits

    Cons

    You have to have connections to make your way up, specially in Procurement. The best area to be is Marketing, they run the show completely

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  10. "Great brand"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Category Management Analyst in Guaynabo, PR
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Competitive Salaries and benefit. Very Strong Brand

    Cons

    Limited opportunity to growth, classical leadership

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