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Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

Updated April 20, 2017
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  • As consequence work - life balance can be not good (in 28 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. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, traditional company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Human Resources in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Always lots of work to do and among the best people to work with. Never bored, always an opportunity to get involved and stretch yourself further or learn something new. People truly care about the work and about each other. Operational HR embedded in the business as key partner, really rewarding work.

    Cons

    Can feel frustratingly slow with a risk averse and high alignment culture. Antiquated, restrictive IT policies, systems and services, IT team works in silos, offers roadblock after roadblock and no alternative options. Compensation practices also very rigid, don't listen to team on the ground. Head Office is highly political.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to new ideas and help facilitate implementation.


  2. "Logistic Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Logistic Manager in Johannesburg, WI
    Current Employee - Logistic Manager in Johannesburg, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Freedom to succeed is real at CP

    Cons

    Benefits of being allocated is not yet well implemented

    Advice to Management

    Need to choose the employees


  3. "Extremely conservative company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer in Piscataway, NJ
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer in Piscataway, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable company with decent benefits. Good opportunities if you are among the "chosen".

    Cons

    Ceo lacks vision. HR department does a poor job helping employees. More concerned about burying issues. Certain groups are favored over general employee pool.

    Advice to Management

    Need to be less risk adverse and practice fairness.
    Should not be promoting or hiring people who lack credentials and experience to do the job.


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  5. "SALES AGENCY MANAGER"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, and work/life balance.

    Cons

    Hard to advance unless one of the "in" people.


  6. "Former Top Employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technician II in Farmers Branch, TX
    Former Employee - Technician II in Farmers Branch, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Management of employees needs to be more supervised.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Solid company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 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

    Nice people with diverse experiences
    Global opportunities and ability to shape your career
    Excellent benefits
    Consistent business results tied to a conservative management approach.

    Cons

    Functional silos can still occur
    Human resources are not very good and not keeping up with the times married to outdated performance review process and competency based interviewing


  8. "Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Pros

    I worked in the tax and financial reporting group at Colgate Palmolive. Found the people to be very friendly and knowledgeable.

    Cons

    Dealt with long hours in the financial reporting group. Also, the company has very rigid policies when it comes to hiring and recruitment.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Colgate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Scientist in Piscataway, NJ
    Former Employee - Scientist in Piscataway, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent perks and benefits; bonuses based on performance.

    Cons

    Very little work/life balance; pigeon-holed into jobs/tasks for years.

    Advice to Management

    Mid-management needs an overhaul.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Service Center Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Center Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Service Center Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great salary, big independency
    People are friendly, good atmosphere

    Cons

    Process transferred to India
    Very difficult communication with the teams in India
    Incompetence in managing people
    No HR activities for a carrier growth


  11. "First Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Piscataway, NJ
    Former Employee - Intern in Piscataway, NJ

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

    Pros

    the environment to work in is very nice

    Cons

    since it's a big corporate company, not much attention is given. Manager is always busy

    Advice to Management

    Spend some time teaching new skills


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