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Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

Updated March 17, 2017
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Colgate-Palmolive Chairman, President, and CEO Ian M. Cook
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  • As consequence work - life balance can be not good (in 28 reviews)

  • uneffective decision making by managers (in 19 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Solid Company. Quite Conservative but Caring"

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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

    Pros

    Very ethical company where many managers appear to genuinely care. Generally stable and extremely global and diverse environment. Relationship driven.

    Cons

    Extraordinarily conservative with lots of process. When things get tough, people quickly turn to finger pointing.

    Advice to Management

    Work to minimize the culture of flagellating every misstep and allow lower levels to take calculated risks


  2. "Colgate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time

    Pros

    Good friendly almost family company, good salaries, good benifits

    Cons

    To many times a to financial driven mindset

    Advice to Management

    Long Term results are as important as short term results


  3. "Very good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very good culture.

    Cons

    Some managers are quite unreasonable

    Advice to Management

    Consider programs in developing talents and making employees well rounded


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  5. "SAP Basis DBA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work Life Balance
    Really good learning opportunity
    Supporting Leads and manager

    Cons

    No Onsite, nothing else other than this


  6. "Creative"

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

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

    Pros

    I am now a creative consultant seeing new exciting opportinities.

    Cons

    Very conservative corporate slow moving organization


  7. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenwood, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenwood, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, intense safety training and general GMP'S but love the extra care on product and company standards. Means they care about the employees

    Cons

    No cons so far, new employee


  8. "Colgate Palmolive"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive as an intern

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Some people have a n old time mindset but that is changing

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to change


  9. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time

    Pros

    A great place to work, very approachable senior management with a lot of career opportunities if you are willing to go the extra mile

    Cons

    Mid management needs to align with senior management on personnel policies and start working towards the development of their reports, in order to get people motivated and more committed to their roles


  10. "Lab Tech"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive as a contractor

    Pros

    Great place to work and learn

    Cons

    Not many chances to advance

    Advice to Management

    Work on team environment


  11. "Colgate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time

    Pros

    * the people
    * the variety of projects

    Cons

    * like many big corporations, IT is constantly restructuring and jobs are moving off-shore.



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