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Colgate-Palmolive CEO Ian M. Cook
Ian M. Cook
499 Ratings
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  1. Featured Review
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    "Great culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive

    Pros

    Friendly culture, flexible hours, awesome management

    Cons

    Career advancement could be immobile

  2. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Microbiologist in Morristown, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, pay, and work environment.

    Cons

    Stressful at times, but overall not bad.

    Advice to Management

    None

  3. "Amazing place to work"

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Everything was perfect until they had to leave

    Cons

    Moved out to the south..

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Colgate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time

    Pros

    Good performance orientation and processes

    Cons

    Slow career growth and lack of career planning

  5. Helpful (2)

    "Desperately needs innovation"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      Co-workers Work Life Balance Benefits Interesting work Location Summer Fridays

      Cons

      Lack of innovation Conservative approach Budgets Hierarchical structure Lack of female leaders

    • "Great place to work"

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      Current Employee - Operator Technician I in Cambridge, OH
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Amazing health and dental benefits, 2 weeks vacation to start. Paid holidays, great pay, plentiful overtime opportunity

      Cons

      rotating 12 hour shifts; 4 on, 4 off.

      Advice to Management

      Team building exercises, more training on machinery

    • "Ethical company with strong brands"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time for more than 20 years

        Pros

        Good ethical values and controls. Strong brands

        Cons

        Currently in transition as a result of slow growth

      • Helpful (2)

        "Good company to work for. Needs to be more agile."

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        Current Employee - Research and Development Manager 
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        Negative Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time for more than 20 years

        Pros

        Good work-life balance, competitive salary and excellent benefits, good working environment.

        Cons

        Very conservative, will assign work/positions based on credentials as opposed to passion. Career growth can be slow.

        Advice to Management

        The company needs to encourage more innovation outside the core business and become more agile, less set in its old ways.

      • Helpful (1)

        "Many rapid changes impacted core values but overall solid company, positive experience"

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        Former Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time for more than 20 years

        Pros

        Great people committed to superior results . More than lip service to ethics and compliance. My experience was very positive overall, with some bumps in the road.

        Cons

        Rapid change, emphasis on cost cutting sometimes at the expense of quality.

        Advice to Management

        Innovation may be the only saviour, all else being status quo or challenging (geo-political etc). Invest in that innovation.

      • "fine"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive for more than a year

          Pros

          was a great place to intern!

          Cons

          has since moved to south Carolina

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