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Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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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. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenwood, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenwood, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, intense safety training and general GMP'S but love the extra care on product and company standards. Means they care about the employees

    Cons

    No cons so far, new employee


  2. "Summer Research and Development Intern"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Research and Development Intern in Piscataway, NJ
    Former Intern - Research and Development Intern in Piscataway, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They expose you to higher ups and give projects that are important and worthwhile. They want you to go far and they help you every step of the way.

    Cons

    The paying system was very behind, I wasn't paid for 2 months.

    Advice to Management

    Have more meet and greets with higher ups.

  3. "Global IT Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global IT Manager in Topeka, KS
    Current Employee - Global IT Manager in Topeka, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Place to work from a pay and environment.

    Cons

    Working with many time zones

    Advice to Management

    Great Company


  4. "Graduate Trainee"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Trainee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Graduate Trainee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Very good company that has a lot of learning opportunities in marketing, sales, finance, logistics, regulatory, etc.

    Cons

    Sometimes things can be a bit unstructured, as is to be expected from a subsidiary in its formative years.

    Advice to Management

    Engage employees more


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Best place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - EOHS Manager in Commerce, CA
    Former Employee - EOHS Manager in Commerce, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very caring company and do a lot for their employees.

    Cons

    Pretty much a Midwest to eastern part of the country company and I live on the west coast.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing it's working.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Technical Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good teamwork, nice installation, all the tools needed to get the job done.

    Cons

    Difficult to climb the ladder of management (old style management). Needs to focus more on employees

    Advice to Management

    Needs to focus more on employees and help them grow inside the company (mentorship).


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Product Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of room to grow and excellent training

    Cons

    Not very competitive compensation for lower levels

  8. "Teamwork"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machine Handler in Hodges, SC
    Current Employee - Machine Handler in Hodges, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good teamwork, safety, leadership, better job opportunities, benefits

    Cons

    There are no downside


  9. "Colgate Palmolive Review"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Piscataway, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Piscataway, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Colgate Palmolive is an excellent place to work

    Cons

    Colgate Palmolive is slow to promote


  10. "Senior Project Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Atmosphere
    Great people
    Nice working hours
    Share scheme
    good bonus

    Cons

    Only a con if you don't like travel


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