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Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

Updated August 17, 2017
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Colgate-Palmolive Chairman, President, and CEO Ian M. Cook
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  • Work life balance, CP is very lean (in 30 reviews)

  • Centralized decision making process makes the system slow (in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Here is my honest opinion"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time

    Pros

    Outstanding global company. Excellent benefits, competitive salary, open door policy to management.

    Cons

    The training program should be more intensive.


  2. "Great People, Nice Office"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive as an intern

    Pros

    Great people who are willing to give guidance whenever it is needed
    Midtown Manhattan

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

  3. "ok"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive as an intern

    Pros

    i found it to be an effective work place and people were great

    Cons

    hours of operations were very long and would be better pay

    Advice to Management

    nonce, other than to treat your interns well


  4. "As corporate as a company can be"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Brand Manager in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Current Employee - Senior Brand Manager in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People caring. Life-work balance. Development plans. Global careers. Top FMCG brands managed by inspiring people

    Cons

    Hierarchical. Centralized decision making process makes the system slow. It is not acompany that risks anything, always plays safe.


  5. "Senior Business Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morristown, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morristown, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great with new SAP technologies

    Cons

    Salaries at my position were not that great


  6. "Better than average"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great name and company to work for! Great learning place to sharpen your skills. Good quality colleagues as well as culture

    Cons

    Steady environment and not very passionate work environment. No work from home which is kind of a deal breaker for me

    Advice to Management

    Embrace employees who has passion


  7. "Category Management Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    You are challenged all the time, and have many responsibilities

    Cons

    HR are not organized, and it is a traditional company

  8. "Huge experience"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Category Manager in Athens (Greece)
    Former Employee - Senior Category Manager in Athens (Greece)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    benefits, climate, values, strong position in the market

    Cons

    Workload, Processes, less people doing the same (and more) tasks


  9. "OCC UK"

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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

    Culture centered company whom collaborate toward shared goals and targets

    Cons

    Staff retention is poor

    Advice to Management

    Retain staff by setting taking time to hire the correct people with the same shared values


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging and interesting positions, lean structures everywhere"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    very international
    interesting roles
    strong networking culture
    good company values

    Cons

    very lean everywhere
    extremely financially driven

    Advice to Management

    focus on company values


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