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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. "Colgate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time

    Pros

    * the people
    * the variety of projects

    Cons

    * like many big corporations, IT is constantly restructuring and jobs are moving off-shore.


  2. "Materials Planner and Procurement"

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

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time

    Pros

    Very great place to work

    Cons

    Need a bit more teamwork

    Advice to Management

    Encourage more teamwork

  3. Helpful (7)

    "Good company but not the place to grow in your IT career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Piscataway, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Piscataway, NJ

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and perks:
    Health and Dental Care,
    Discounted products at Company Store,
    Tuition assistance,
    401K and bonus,
    Work from home 2 days a week and
    Open work environment /floorplan.

    Cons

    Important to know:
    Still expanding piscataway building to move more employees
    Continuing project gateway: re-organization aka layoff of employees in all countries and move jobs to India.
    Difficult to bring in new technologies even when there is a need and is aligned with Colgate strategy, business drives IT in this organization
    Corporate politics - network and know people if you want to move up, don't necessarily need to be good at what you do.
    Take note: 401K plan - after 5 years of service its required company take $3,000 of your pay and puts it into Colgate stock, in addition to whatever you are already contributing. Penalty received if you try to take it out, same with bonus.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Company focus has shifted to cost cutting in every way"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time

    Pros

    Health benefits still remain strong
    Salary was acceptable
    The office in Atlanta has a mostly pleasant culture in my opinion
    Opportunities are still available provided you want to move
    Company store with Colgate products at cost

    Cons

    I started with the company at a time when all other companies had already done most of their major layoffs and outsourcing. Colgate was behind in this effort it seems. In order to keep up with their competitors and keep the stock prices high, they went from a very caring company to a slow shift of job elimination through outsourcing and "efficiency and optimization" efforts. So having said that, here are the cons:
    Very limited opportunities outside of moving from different states or countries
    Feeling that your job could be outsourced at any time
    Entire company shift to cost cutting has reduced quality of everything from our work to our actual products and packaging

    Advice to Management

    My direct management is pleasant to work for, so my advice would be for upper, executive-level individuals. If we continue to focus on reducing costs, we will begin to reduce overall quality through the entire company. Our products and name will be damaged to the point where customers will no longer prefer it. Profits will drop, board member will not be happy, and because in the end its all about pleasing them, they may sell the company to squeeze the last of the cash cow.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Revenue Analyst"

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    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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "operator technician"

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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


  7. "Great Company Overall"

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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

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Operator technician"

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    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.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Overall great company to work for!!"

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    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.


  10. "Good Company"

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    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.


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