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Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

Updated August 17, 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. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in Piscataway, NJ
    Current Intern - Intern in Piscataway, NJ
    Recommends

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    exposure to leadership; lunch and learns; technical skills

    Cons

    need to ask for exposure to other areas if you want to learn about other functions of the company


  2. "Global CPG"

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

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

    Pros

    Global Efficient Growth-focus Diverse well-managed financially (consistent dividend)

    Cons

    Lack of investment in new areas of consumer marketing

  3. "Engineer"

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

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance, half day Fridays in the summer time, additional time off up to 5 days if you pay for it, excellent benefits

    Cons

    Not a good place for young people to work.


  4. "Pilot Plant Engineering Co-op"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive as an intern

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, flexible hours for students, learned a lot.

    Cons

    unorganized and slow working company.

    Advice to Management

    pay more attention to safety.


  5. "Colgate"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time

    Pros

    Good friendly almost family company, good salaries, good benifits

    Cons

    To many times a to financial driven mindset

    Advice to Management

    Long Term results are as important as short term results


  6. "Better communication needed"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, telecommuting, hours, vacation, early summer Fridays.

    Cons

    Too many people are put in charge who are poor managers.

    Advice to Management

    Need to pay more attention to what employees are saying.


  7. "Good employer"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, pay for performance, good HR system for setting expectations about employee behavior. Good career opportunities if you are willing to relocate.

    Cons

    Work load is heavy.

    Advice to Management

    Paying less for less experienced employees leaves the company without enough seniority in all areas to effectively keep the organization at acceptable productivity levels.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "SAP Basis DBA"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work Life Balance
    Really good learning opportunity
    Supporting Leads and manager

    Cons

    No Onsite, nothing else other than this


  9. "Very good company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very good culture.

    Cons

    Some managers are quite unreasonable

    Advice to Management

    Consider programs in developing talents and making employees well rounded


  10. "Great Company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time

    Pros

    A great place to work, very approachable senior management with a lot of career opportunities if you are willing to go the extra mile

    Cons

    Mid management needs to align with senior management on personnel policies and start working towards the development of their reports, in order to get people motivated and more committed to their roles


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