Colgate-Palmolive - It's not the Colgate it used to be | Glassdoor
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"It's not the Colgate it used to be"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Sales Team Leader in New York, NY
Former Employee - Sales Team Leader in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Great benefits and still has some great people there. Most of the brands are very well know and the company store is great.

Cons

The way they treat people is very poor and much different from their posted and much talked about values and principles. It's all about the financials vs. caring and developing people. There is no work/life balance and upper management talks about how important but their actions are the complete opposite.

Advice to Management

It needs to be all about the people. Your systems, software and P&L don't mean anything if you don't treat people well. Many people used to go to CP and stay forever even until a few years ago, not anymore. You've turned the company into what you used to poke fun at some of your competitors for.

Other Employee Reviews for Colgate-Palmolive

  1. "It is a very good company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Topeka, KS
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Topeka, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and caring environment

    Cons

    Very political and conservative conservative company. Old school, stodgy

    Advice to Management

    Give opportunities to the people to get the job done


  2. "Ethical, good people, well run and stable"

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    • 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

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

    Pros

    Colgate has excellent employee programs and is very well run. Colgate is slow moving, but consistent and rewards hard work. Colgate people generally want to do the right thing and are seasoned

    Cons

    Colgate is hierarchical, slow to innovate and people are stretched very thin. Cost saving is valued above quality at times. Passion is not valued at Colgate. There are a lot of empty suits that move ahead by giving the semblance of competance

    Advice to Management

    Need to focus on changing the old guard and the top down approach. It is a bit stifling and does not really allow for change or creativity. Where are the women?

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