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Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

Updated December 13, 2017
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Colgate-Palmolive Chairman, President, and CEO Ian M. Cook
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Auditor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent and Challenging Work Environment

    Cons

    Disadvantage with people with limited mobility

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on people which are the one that makes companies suscessfull


  2. Helpful (1)

    "solid, conservatively run company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Ethical company with good location, benefits, brands, reputation, and opportunities for advancement, particularly for people who are geographically mobile

    Cons

    Conservatively managed, slow moving, financially driven, history of regular layoffs

  3. "Senior Auditor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good company to work for.

    Cons

    Slow upward mobility in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Modernize


  4. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great compensation, they care about employees.

    Cons

    Upward mobility may be a challenge for some without leaving the US


  5. "Procurement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time

    Pros

    Training, global vision, well-known company, that means a lot on your resume

    Cons

    Favoritism does exist, and it is brutally display. In the past I would recommended Colgate to any friend, nowadays, look for another employer. They are way better companies out there.
    Procurement is not specially a place to be at this moment, a lot of changes and promotions to people with one or less than a year experience in the field, but very well connected.

    Advice to Management

    Please do not ask in the future why you have such a high rotation rate, when you should know better the answer


  6. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Procurement Manager in Piscataway, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Procurement Manager in Piscataway, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Career Growth, Caring, Great benefits.

    Cons

    Expect to work long hours.


  7. "Financial Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, friendly environment. Pay is better than comparable companies since Colgate is so profitable

    Cons

    Not enough things to do

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Ex-Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emporia, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emporia, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have fair pay, good hours.

    Cons

    Too much favoritism towards young employees versus older employees. Sometimes the seasoned employees could help solve issues. Young employees come in and hop so many steps to get to the top of the heap. It isn’t fair for those that have been their for years and know a lot.

    Advice to Management

    Go and see what is really going on in the plants. Ask questions of those on the floor. They know a lot more than they are given credit for. If your want to know that is.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time

    Pros

    Good people, company and pay

    Cons

    Very relationship driven - if you don't make the connections or people don't like you, you won't do well


  10. Helpful (1)

    "3.5 Stars Overall"

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    Current Employee - IT Business Process Analyst in Piscataway, NJ
    Current Employee - IT Business Process Analyst in Piscataway, NJ

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time

    Pros

    Pro-environment, Most employees are caring, Good benefits, Allow work from home, Extras include fitness center, company store, and now building onsite child care center. Nice campus. River Rd moves faster thanks to roadwork.

    Cons

    Declining morale due to continuing workforce reductions. May be on rotating on-call 7 days/week, every 5 or 6 weeks including evenings with no pay or comp time. At times it can be long hours, some weekend work.


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