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Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

Updated July 25, 2017
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Colgate-Palmolive Chairman, President, and CEO Ian M. Cook
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  • long work hours, no work life balance (in 29 reviews)

  • It can take some time to rise through the ranks to have real decision-making power over your business, particularly on highly visible brands (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Assistant Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time

    Pros

    Learning Opportunity - new technologies

    Cons

    Lack of flexible work options


  2. "Senior Marketing Manager"

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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

    Professional Company for balance worklife

    Cons

    Not transparent career for growth

  3. "Still in NYC"

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    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great location - convenient for entire NYC Metro area

    Cons

    None I can think of


  4. "Great Company to work for"

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

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time

    Pros

    Very good work ethics and culture

    Cons

    Long hours and too high expectations

    Advice to Management

    Value the employees and walk the talk


  5. "Old School and Financially Lean"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time

    Pros

    The culture is very caring and the multiple levels within the organization as well as its global reach allow for career advancement.

    Cons

    The company knows how to sell products to brick and mortar retailers like nothing else and knows how to manage the business efficiently to deliver profit. However, these aspects of the company are what hold it back from embracing change, adapting to change and doing more innovative things. It's an old-school way of doing things that make it a difficult place for anyone who considers themselves to be a creative and critical thinker that wants to challenge the status quo and do things differently.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  6. "Not bad"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor, Marketing in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor, Marketing in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

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

    Pros

    Working in global environment. High salary if you're headcount

    Cons

    Not many benefit to business partner. Not very active and sensitive to changes


  7. "IT analyst"

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Piscataway, NJ
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Piscataway, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay, health insurance, 401k

    Cons

    long work hours, no work life balance
    no room for growth

    Advice to Management

    Give credit where its due and cut the people who slack off

  8. "Operations Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Piscataway, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Piscataway, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good foot into the working industry.
    Decent Pay
    Unlimited sick days

    Cons

    No room for growth. Can't really get fired. Slackers get away with doing nothing
    Bad working hours

    Advice to Management

    Analyze reports and actually see who is doing work. Don't blame the group if a person can be pinpointed as the problem


  9. "Business Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice benefit, great people to work with

    Cons

    Not more career advancement opportunities. Job titles are not matching with the job descriptions. Uncertainty of the recent acquisition rumors or "rumors"


  10. "Great People."

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    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Paris (France)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good work environment with great professionals that support you with anything you need. Good technical tools.

    Cons

    Workload and sometimes lack of growing in some positions. Sometimes there's a discrepancy between company values and what they practice.

    Advice to Management

    Take into consideration employees feedback and approve Project Management positions in order to avoid workload.


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