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Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

Updated November 15, 2017
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Colgate-Palmolive Chairman, President, and CEO Ian M. Cook
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  1. "OK, but very traditional"

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    Former Employee - Digital Marketing Manager in Manila, Manila (Philippines)
    Former Employee - Digital Marketing Manager in Manila, Manila (Philippines)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Colgate Palmolive hired a digital marketing for the first time in 2015 and I was lucky to be that person who got the job. In the country of my employment, the office had about 100+ employees, most of the concentration of which is Sales and Brand Management as well as logistics. The Digital Marketing post worked with the agency partners and somewhat with brand managers to come up with Go To Market campaigns on a consultative level. It's ok in a way that our projects are more of a total brand level, following regional directions etc.

    On a very awesome level, I learned very good insighting techniques at Colgat Palmolive, a bit of brand management for mouthwash and a bit of logistics as well.

    On another instance, Colgate Palmolive started a Summer Friday schedule wherein employees can come home middle of Friday during the summer.

    Benefits are also best in class, perhaps it's because the company in this country is pretty small.

    Senior management is pretty cool but again still very traditional which works for most but not me.

    Cons

    However, for the most part, Colgate still follows very linear and brand management directions, which does not work very well for digital marketing as digital requires innovation and breakthrough and Colgate Palmolive is still hinged very well on traditional media.

    Advice to Management

    Hope to see some cultural advances :)


  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.

  3. "SAP Consultant"

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    Former Employee - SAP Consultant in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - SAP Consultant in Mumbai (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    1. Great Work Culture
    2. Flexible work timing
    3. Very Good Management
    4.Work From Home Facility
    5. Good Food and Transport Facility

    Cons

    Not found any Cons Yet


  4. "Délégué pharma _ croissance élevée exigée et faible reconnaissance"

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    Former Employee - délégué pharmaceutique in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - délégué pharmaceutique in Paris (France)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nombreux avantages de type participation, intéressement, CE, chèques vacances. notoriété de la marque

    Cons

    Salaire Fixe bas, peu de primes, versées une fois par an, objectifs difficilement atteignables

    Advice to Management

    Créer plus de lien avec les personnes présentes sur le terrain


  5. "IT Business Process Analyst"

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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, now building onsite child care center and company store.

    Cons

    Morale has been declining due to continuing workforce reductions. May be on rotating on-call 7 days/week, every 5-6 weeks incl. nights with no pay or comp time. Management style of some is dated.


  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. "Good"

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

    Pros

    OVertime was great to have

    Cons

    Management has some problems to work threw

    Advice to Management

    We’re not just a number


  9. Helpful (1)

    "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. "Time to step-up"

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    Current Employee - Senior Brand Manager in Basel (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Senior Brand Manager in Basel (Switzerland)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Caring company
    Collaborative working environment
    Results oriented

    Cons

    Weak automation
    Limited career development potential

    Advice to Management

    Increase focus on people
    Need more agile structure and process


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