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Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

Updated August 20, 2017
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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. "N/A"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morristown, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morristown, TN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The engineers are very serious about their jobs. They are always busy, either out on the floor or in a meeting, but if you schedule your time well, they will sit down and explain what you need to learn with you.

    Give big responsibility to interns.

    Cons

    Morristown location is horrible. The town is dead


  2. "Great place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Product Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for learning and growth. Mentoring and growth of employees is a strength of senior management. Company has many opportunities to grow all over the world.

    Cons

    Can be an overly formal atmosphere. Lots of presentations to senior management. The overall style is not for the faint of heart. Most people who work in product management are very smart and very demanding.

  3. "A great place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Career advancement and opportunity to add value.

    Cons

    Overly conservative. Slow to make decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Take a little more risk


  4. "Colgate-Palmolive is the best place I've ever worked in 20 years."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Equity Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Global Equity Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Its a very strong global company with a great reputation. Additionally, although sustainability is new to CPG, over the years we have been quite sustainable considering we were meeting cost savings objectives.

    Cons

    If you work within Finance or Marketing there is a lot of career growth. If you are in Global Design, there is a glass ceiling almost no one penetrates.

    Advice to Management

    There should be a mentoring and growth program combined where some one is mentored and guided on their career path.


  5. "Nice place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    They have great cafeteria in their facility. The people are very friendly and helpful. The area is a nice place to live in. They have a very nice work/life balance and have health days throughout the year. Also, have a store on site where you can buy discounted CP products

    Cons

    I do not have any complaints about working there. Absolute great place to work and live. Saw a couple turkeys in the parking lot once though, kinda concerning.

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice. Business is doing well and everyone seemed qualified and competent.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "So far so good"

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

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

    Pros

    I would say that there are many good things about working here:
    Great benefits
    Good employee compensation (even with only a mediocre review)
    If you are ambitious and willing to work for what you want you usually can get it (within reason)
    Good evironment to grow and cultivate your career
    Ability to work overseas and move around if you're disatisfied with your position
    Opportunities to grow yourself as a person and not just as an employee

    Cons

    Somestimes stuffy and conservative, but getting better (more transparency)
    Middle managers seem to be chosen based on advanced degrees and succession planning instead of actual managerial qualifications; I think this has to do with promoting people who've earned it, but by being limited to the promotion scale within the company. In order to get to a certain level, generally you must have people to manage, but not everyone can be a manager, so there are challenges there.
    HR is sometimes kind of a joke; they are not really well versed in the company policies for the benefit programs or leave programs...

    Advice to Management

    Revising the promotion structure would be a good start. Being careful about promoting employees with advanced degrees when it appears that that is the reason for promotion. Working harder to reach young employees and jaded employees with the realties of being a large corperation.


  7. "Great Family Feel At Colgate-Palmolive Atlanta"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Revenue Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Revenue Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Knowledgeable staff, great opportunities for cross functional experience, friendly people, family feel

    Cons

    Management is not great at developing talent

    Advice to Management

    Need to find ways to develop younger employees

  8. "Excellent place to learn and growth""

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Strong values, caring people. Everyday you learn new things.

    Cons

    Compensation and benefits are not the best in the market comparing with our main competitors in the industry


  9. "review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    it has very good company culture

    Cons

    there is nothing to say it


  10. "File Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I love Colgate Palmolive. I loved everything about the company.

    Cons

    It was only a temporary assignment.

    Advice to Management

    Please hire me again permanently! lol


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