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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 internship!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Customer Development Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Customer Development Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    I loved the customer development internship at Colgate. I had a great manager that gave me a lot of projects to complete as well as day to day responsibilities. I was exposed to all parts of the business and helped make decisions that impacted the company.

    Cons

    The process after you intern to get a full-time position is difficult.


  2. "Finance Intern"

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

    Pros

    Great Culture, good work and life balance
    have the opportunity to make an impact instead of only doing some administrative works

    Cons

    internship often does not lead to full time position

  3. "Challenging But Rewarding Internship"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Greenwood, SC
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Greenwood, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Was given actual projects from the team that were important for me to complete for the sake of the site/company. Once I started getting over the learning curve, I was able to contribute ideas and opinions on projects, and I felt like a team player because people listened and used or debated over what I said.
    - Don't except to find resources very easily. The projects are there, but the ones I were given were only in idea form and hadn't been started by anyone yet, and was only given a little information about who I can talk to to start it
    - Opportunity to meet directors and VPs in the company
    - Great company culture that definitely keeps in line with "Colgate cares"
    - In general, open minded people if you aren't very pushy and listen
    - Interns are treated as regular employees

    Cons

    - If only assigned a manager and you never get to see him/her, can make the internship very difficult due to lack of feedback, general guidance, him/her knowing what you're doing
    - I was given many major projects that I was expected to complete by the end of my internship. Would be better to have been given only 2 or 3 to focus on


  4. "Operator Technician"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morristown, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morristown, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are excellent. Your coworkers are also above and beyond ecellent.

    Cons

    This company is completely run by management without a thought to non-management. Morale is ALWAYS low among hourly employees.

    Advice to Management

    LISTEN!


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great company!"

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

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

    Pros

    - great / positive work environment
    - freedom to talk to people at any level for advice or general chit-chat
    - high level of communication
    - company store

    Cons

    - some of the workers looked very cramped when it came to desk space, especially those in the labs
    - sometimes consumer goods gets very...superficial


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company To Work For - Truly Caring"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Piscataway, NJ
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Piscataway, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company has a family-feel despite being a very large/global organization. People tend to stay for 20+ years because of career growth opportunities, company culture (friendly/collaborative), and overall innovation and success of the company. Very innovative and supportive workplace.

    Cons

    A bit of favoritism at time to time but you likely get that in any company.


  7. "Great company to work for!"

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

    Pros

    Very friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Great people and an environment that makes you do your best

    Cons

    None that I experienced during my employment

    Advice to Management

    Great job. They are easily accessible and very down to earth. This is the Piscataway NJ branch

  8. "Great training Ground"

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

    Pros

    Incredible place to learn CPG business

    Cons

    Tough schedule, long hours but still worth it

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  9. "An Exceptional Hub for Experiential Learning"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Morristown, NJ
    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Morristown, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    As a full-time cooperative student intern, I gained invaluable experience and insight on lab-scale and pilot-scale process development by being granted the opportunity to contribute to various ongoing projects involving soaps and underarm products. I also gained exposure in the handling of raw materials and active ingredients within a cGMP-compliant environment and further developed my mindset as a professional engineer in a lab-based and plant-based setting. My mentors and superiors were amicable, resourceful, and proactive in fostering my skills and knowledge in the field of chemical engineering. Thank you for everything, Colgate-Palmolive.

    Cons

    If granted the opportunity, I would like to return to Colgate-Palmolive as a full-time employee.


  10. "Group marketing"

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

    Pros

    Strong initiative behind Work life balance

    Cons

    Slow to adapt to market dynamics


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