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Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

Updated July 25, 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. "Legal Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Aligned overall global objectives throughout the organization, work-life balance, great salary and benefits, amazing environment to work. Great peers!

    Cons

    It changed with new CEO. It used to be a more personable company, now is all about the bottom line and how to keep investors happy. It lost the shine it had in the 90's.

    Advice to Management

    Nurture more Leaders, more inspiring Leaders


  2. "Great company with benefits"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance and relaxed environemnt

    Cons

    I cannot think of one.

    Advice to Management

    Retain Talent

  3. "Learning Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Juan, PR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Juan, PR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great learning experience for someone straight out of college.
    -Great Managers! Always helping you to grow and excel.
    -Good office culture. HR was constantly creating different activities to make the employees more unified.
    -Every couple of months we will get substantial supplies (toothpaste, mouth wash, soap, etc)

    Cons

    -Salary and benefits were not that competitive
    - Job security was always unstable.


  4. "Great if you are marketer and want to work at a corporation"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, focus on globally developing the leadership pipeline, treats the stars well.

    Cons

    Doing good work is not enough, you have to advertise to others that you do good work. Some people do mediocre work but advertise well and are promoted.


  5. "Overall good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time

    Pros

    nice and hardworking co-workers
    flexible time

    Cons

    work and life balance is sometimes tough during busy season or which business you are working for
    no chance to advancement unless you are mobile


  6. "poerator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time

    Pros

    Good safe clean environment, excellent training

    Cons

    Long hours due to overtime

    Advice to Management

    More incentives


  7. "R&D Intern"

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    Current Employee - R&D Intern in Piscataway, NJ
    Current Employee - R&D Intern in Piscataway, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good culture, good work and life balance and good product

    Cons

    Really can't think of any...

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Customer Development Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great group of people to work worth! Everyone is very passionate about what they do and they are more than willing to help.

    Cons

    Onboarding was not very organized. You have to be responsible to ask questions and get up to speed.


  9. "Customer development"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Development in Guaynabo, PR
    Current Employee - Customer Development in Guaynabo, PR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Formal and respectful environment. Experienced personnel with group help mindset in order to develop business. Financially driven company with strict attention to detail in this area.

    Cons

    Extensive process for different areas of the business that may delay decision making process. Base of the region in Dominican Republic, chances of growth will most probably take you there first.


  10. "One of the best Jobs I ever had loved it."

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    Former Employee - Firewatch
    Former Employee - Firewatch
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I Love working with people that are very nice and friendly and it's a very big place with a lot of work and I'd rather stay busy. It was a Awsome job. There's not anything that I can't do if I set my mind to it. I hated leaving that job. Because when u have a job u enjoy doing it makes it worth getting up for.

    Cons

    Well there's a lot of different jobs and it gave me the chance to learn a lot about construction I would have never thought I would have liked it. But I did learning how to do jsa sheets and hot permit and learning about welding and what u should do if there was a fire. And when your waiting on your welder u want to stay busy and in construction there's always something ghat needs to be done so I would sweep keep my area clean as possible make sure all my welders were signed on my hot sheet and if they were through make sure they sign off and keeping everything my workers needed. Working in freezing cold with no heat didn't bother me at all I stayed busy and kept my mind on my job and u don't have time to think about ghetto cold. I Loved working at colgate.


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