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Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

Updated July 19, 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. "Excellent company with values"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Procurement Specialist in Peru, IN
    Former Employee - Procurement Specialist in Peru, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company
    Great benefits
    Clear performance evaluations
    Social commitment
    Company values are lived
    Opportunity of global career
    Great work environment

    Cons

    Invest personal time sometimes (budget, reviews, divional visits, etc)
    Some long processes, they exist for a reason but sometimes actions can be taken faster in other ways


  2. "Better than average"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Procurement Manager in Piscataway, NJ
    Former Employee - Procurement Manager in Piscataway, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great name and company to work for! Great learning place to sharpen your skills. Good quality colleagues as well as culture

    Cons

    Steady environment and not very passionate work environment. No work from home which is kind of a deal breaker for me

    Advice to Management

    Embrace employees who has passion

  3. "Colgate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Piscataway, NJ
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Piscataway, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Colgate Cares about the employee

    Cons

    Colgate employee growth is slow


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging and interesting positions, lean structures everywhere"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Getting promoted takes many years"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "Still in NYC"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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


  7. "Material Control Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  8. "Compensation Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  9. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Scientist in Piscataway, NJ
    Former Employee - Scientist in Piscataway, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Beautiful facility and they are still in the process of renovating. Great benefits and very supportive. Plenty of opportunity for professional development. Cafeteria and company store on site

    Cons

    Wished they had child care and fitness center. You are also better off investing elsewhere, but stock prices are very stable.


  10. "IT analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Piscataway, NJ
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Piscataway, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, health insurance, 401k

    Cons

    long work hours, no work life balance
    no room for growth

    Advice to Management

    Give credit where its due and cut the people who slack off


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