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Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

Updated March 22, 2017
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  • As consequence work - life balance can be not good (in 28 reviews)

  • uneffective decision making by managers (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "One of the best companies to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chemist
    Former Employee - Chemist
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people, mostly respectful environment, I loved my managers, and the benefits were out of this world. Honestly, had I not been working for this company when I got ill I would have been swimming in medical debt.

    Cons

    Boys will be boys attitude in manufacturing plant, this was extremely discouraging and even more so when management was afraid of their own subordinates.

    Advice to Management

    We look to you for guidance and for strength, we need to know you are confident enough to know how to confront sources of problems before they get worse.


  2. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Technical Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good teamwork, nice installation, all the tools needed to get the job done.

    Cons

    Difficult to climb the ladder of management (old style management). Needs to focus more on employees

    Advice to Management

    Needs to focus more on employees and help them grow inside the company (mentorship).


  3. "Awesome Company to work for!"

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

    Pros

    Its like working at a college,free environment and supportive subordinates

    Cons

    No cons at all ....Stay focused and you are good to go


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  5. "Great employer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team spirit, friendly management

    Cons

    Lower salaries than average on the market


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Good Company Questionable Employer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Piscataway, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Piscataway, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, competitive salary, innovative company, heavy focus on brand recommendation. Large focus on shareholder return. Ethics and compliance always in the forefront.

    Cons

    Heavy focus on outsourcing certain business areas. If you are in HR, Marketing, Sales or Information Tecnology, look elsewhere for employment. Poor marketing strategies and insufficient funding. The last few years they are outsourcing external business units finance and customer service to Mexico. Global IT is primarily resourced through India and Mexico and local US employees have been displaced.

    Advice to Management

    Consider keeping jobs in the US and stop outsourcing and eliminating jobs of hardworking Americans. If outsourcing is such a great advantage send your executive positions out of the country and see if paying less gets you more.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Decent but bureaucratic"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Process Analyst in Piscataway, NJ
    Current Employee - Business Process Analyst in Piscataway, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Some of the people are really nice, hard-working, and caring. The company provides decent pay/benefits and you can push them to give you more interesting work. Management is generally pretty open. Development opportunities are there but it's easy to lose out on them.

    Cons

    As with many large companies, bureaucracy is everywhere and bound to drive you up the wall one day. There are definitely some bad apples. Every team (in IT) seems to have too much work and too few resources.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent. Focus on developing and challenging your strongest talent.


  8. "mechanic"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Morristown, NJ
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Morristown, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Plenty of overtime, get along well with coworkers, good benefits, available resources for job completion.

    Cons

    CP Morristown is relocating to South Carolina, management teams need ore experience. Don't over estimate the value of experience. .

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees at the bottom with more value,


  9. "Global Supply Chain Internship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Global Supply Chain Intern in Piscataway, NJ
    Former Employee - Global Supply Chain Intern in Piscataway, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    -Excellent company
    -Excellent people
    -Great benefits even as just an intern
    -Overall awesome work environment

    Cons

    Unfortunately I had a bad experience with a bad manager. Seeing past this, I enjoyed my time there.

    Advice to Management

    Mangement overall is great. My specific manager could have communicated more effectively and been more clear on deliverables.


  10. "Supply Chain"

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Good Compensation, Opportunities to Travel

    Cons

    Poor Work/Life Balance, Constrained Resources, Minimal Motivation from Senior Mgmt that impacts employee morale


  11. "Infrastructure Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time

    Pros

    very good Work Life balance.

    Cons

    growing in IT technology,



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