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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. "Great Company To Work For - Truly Caring"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  2. "CDO"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Collaborative environment. Very focused on development

    Cons

    Busy -- everyone has a lot of different meetings and assignments


  3. "Operator Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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!


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  5. "Great Company for Co-op"

    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
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people were extremely nice. As a co-op, within the first few weeks, my work was going to be worth something.

    Cons

    Some of the employees in the labs have been there for a long time and are a lot older. They seemed to be having a hard time accepting that younger people are becoming in-charge of them. This was expressed to me verbally by one individual.


  6. "Co-op"

    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
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunity to involve in the consumer goods product develop process.

    Cons

    I would say Colgate is one of the best company I know.


  7. "Great employer"

    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
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best place I've worked at, great people, great corporate policies.

    Cons

    Can be slow moving for a fast moving consumer goods company. Experience can vary widely depending on country management style.

    Advice to Management

    While it's a great company to work and develop in due to it's stellar corporate culture, the world is fast changing. Companies that are bold enough to experiment with policies like Google's 20% Time or Unlimited Vacation days are becoming more and more attractive to the millennials.


  8. "Challenging But Rewarding Internship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  9. "Finance Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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


  10. "excellent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    the best place to work!!

    Cons

    nothing to complain excellent company


  11. "Product-Development Co-op"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Piscataway, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Piscataway, NJ
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    The environment was great and the people were very friendly. I was given a lot of responsibility as a co-op student. The projects were very fun and I learned a ton about working on a bench

    Cons

    They hire a lot of PhD's in the area I was at so they did not hire many of their interns or Co-op students



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