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Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

Updated March 15, 2017
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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 (2)

    "Senior Revenue Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are great, benefits are very good.

    Cons

    Company doesn't look at quality of the people they have on staff.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "operator technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Operator Technician in Landing, NJ
    Former Employee - Operator Technician in Landing, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay was fair and the benefits were wonderful..

    Cons

    Failed to train all the operators and mechanics on new equipment. Favoured the first shift in many areas. Difficult to switch shifts. Moved to South Carolina.

    Advice to Management

    Better training for operators and mechanics on new equipment


  3. "Great Company Overall"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Oral Care Consultant
    Current Employee - Oral Care Consultant
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Supports women and diversity, decent base salary

    Cons

    Too difficult to advance, or for growth opportunities


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  5. "Operator technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Technician in Morristown, NJ
    Former Employee - Operations Technician in Morristown, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I loved working for Colgate, felt like a family there. Colgate cares for the employees, has good benefits, helps with education.

    Cons

    Moved to South Carolina.


  6. "Good Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility, Diversity, Decent Pay, Support, Good values

    Cons

    Updates in software would be beneficial.


  7. "Overall great company to work for!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - R&D Manager in Piscataway, NJ
    Current Employee - R&D Manager in Piscataway, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people, opportunities for growth, work life balance. Friendly and collaborative environment.

    Cons

    A bit too conservative and risk adverse. Little support for working on breakthrough innovations. Slow to promote in R&D.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to be less risk adverse and more supportive of innovation.
    Provide opportunities for R&D high potentials to grow a bit faster within the structure.


  8. "Strong Company, Old Culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive as an intern

    Pros

    Strong brand name, strong leadership, great hours and favorable work-life balance

    Cons

    Some archaic processes, slow and quiet culture. No activity-based workplace.

    Advice to Management

    Liven up the culture, and modernize.


  9. "Great internship, organization needs change"

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

    Pros

    Brilliant knowledge gain of how a giant CPG works, how different departments relate to each other etc.

    Cons

    Their marketing is way backward, they need to get out of the 'Make and Sell' mindset bigtime and stop wanting to blindly copy P&G


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Generalist"

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

    Pros

    Very team oriented and supportive environment. True professionals work within this organization and genuinely care about the quality of their work. Very ethical business standards. Career development opportunities available for those who want to develop professionally and are willing to work hard.

    Cons

    Technology infrastructure could be better but the company has made strides towards continuously improving in this area.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the focus on providing coaching, guidance and support for those who want to advance and develop their career to better support business needs.


  11. "Category Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time

    Pros

    -Culture of Colgate allows you to make what you want out of this role, whether you are a data expert or get more entrepreneurial with it and start providing fact based solutions.

    Cons

    -Can be overbearing the company is extremely slow when it comes to human resources and staffing causing this role to at times become the catch-all.



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