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Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

Updated November 16, 2018
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Colgate-Palmolive Chairman, President, and CEO Ian M. Cook
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  • "Work-life Balance should be considered here" (in 40 reviews)

  • "Extensive process for different areas of the business that may delay decision making process" (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Great culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Friendly culture, flexible hours, awesome management

    Cons

    Career advancement could be immobile


  2. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great People great products recession proof industry

    Cons

    Trending to become more like every other Corporation...

    Advice to Management

    Focus on people, not on P&L

  3. "About the company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work culture, Ethics, Zero Power Distance

    Cons

    Low pay package for an employee who starts his/her career with the company


  4. "Associate Director- HR"

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

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time

    Pros

    Serious about providing opportunities for employees to grow their skills. Company values permeate throughout..

    Cons

    Needs to more fully embrace flexible work culture to remain competitive.


  5. "Sourcing Manager"

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    • 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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    provides opportunities and enables you to move around if you are delivering
    summer Fridays!
    Good company culture which you can easily identify yourself with
    I was always proud to say where I worked

    Cons

    I was part of Supply Chain org. I had colleagues who worked from home every week 2 times. However, during my tenure there, my direct managers never allowed me to do so which always disappointed me

    Advice to Management

    Apply consistent policies. if WFH is allowed, it should be the norm across the organization. Otherwise, you will have frustrated employees
    Very bad vacation policy only 2 weeks a year. They do not seem to be aware that there are companies out there who trust their employees with vacation time
    Also no jeans policy even on a Friday which is not understandable. Linkedin, Facebook folks always wear jeans. Does this make them less successful or less professional?
    I do not see young folks around, I think the company will find it very difficult to attract young talent if they do not make drastic changes in their policies
    Hopefully, HR sees all these and escalates to the board before it is too late


  6. "Senior Team Leader"

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

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time

    Pros

    Great culture. Excellent benefits. Great place to work.

    Cons

    Want people to relocate often


  7. "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    * Very clear lines on what needs to be done
    * Family oriented
    * Great brands
    * Great benefits

    Cons

    *Somewhat old school in culture and ways of workings

  8. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time

    Pros

    Clear management view and work life balance

    Cons

    Middle level engagement needs to focus


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Finance Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Used to be a great Company with loyal hard working employees, great benefits, great people.

    Cons

    Changed after the Current CEO took over. Cost cuts, management missteps.


  10. "Great Company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Teamwork, very good leaders managing te company, little /no back stabbing.

    Cons

    Company ia right sizing so there are reduced opportunities to grow

    Advice to Management

    Push for quicker innovation. Watch out E Commerce, big opportunity for those ready.


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