Colgate-Palmolive
3.8 of 5 223 reviews
www.colgate.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

Updated Apr 12, 2014
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3.8 223 reviews

                             

90% Approve of the CEO

Colgate-Palmolive Chairman, President, and CEO Ian M. Cook

Ian M. Cook

(151 ratings)

84% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Summer Internship, Marketing Department, Mumbai

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Colgate-Palmolive as an intern for less than a year

ProsExcellent people, good culture, professional

ConsLack of proper direction for interns

Advice to Senior ManagementNA

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Employees are taken care of

Customer Development Officer (Former Employee)
Chennai

I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time for more than 3 years

Pros- development programmes are in place for promotions etc. pace of going up in the ladder depends on the candidate
- Salary kept on par with industry norms
- Listens to employees. personal situations are taken into consideration to give decent work-life balance

Cons- ambiguity in role definitions, overlapping of responsibilities, increase in responsibilities, are causes for a lot of stress

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Excellent company, great job stability and work life balance.

SAP Business Analyst (Current Employee)
Mumbai

I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time for more than 3 years

ProsJob stability, facilities, work life balance, great culture, strong brand name and the company actually cares for the employee.

ConsSalary is less than market, job may get monotonous due to increased focus on processes.

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove Salaries, provide better diversity in work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Till now..... so good....future expected to be even better

Customer Development Officer (Current Employee)
Calcutta

I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time for less than a year

ProsEthical Business outlook, Data and Analysis a part of life, Market oriented, Customer oriented, Consumer oriented, Cool place to work , Cool rational people around you in the organization

ConsHighly wholesale dependant trade, Demanding organisation

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good Company

Intern (Former Employee)
Cuttack

I worked at Colgate-Palmolive as an intern for less than a year

ProsGood exposure if you have interest in fmcg marketing

Consyou dont know where you will be posted. If it is in the interiors of rural India, then it is quite difficult.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company to work for

Finance (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time for more than 5 years

ProsExcellent benefit, exposure to cross functional department and no limit to career growth (for those willing to relocate frequently)

ConsJob safety not anymore guaranteed with several outsourcing initiatives toward Mexico and India effecting many departments (Accounting, Finance, HR, IT, Customer Service...)

Very old school mentality.

Strong resistance to change as well as extremely long process to implementation when such process changes are approved.

Advice to Senior ManagementToo much uncertainty in light of the current changes and outsourcing plans which is dragging efficiency down, need to focus on CP people and show the true "Caring for People" in this difficult time

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good Company but limited opportunity for those not recruited right out of school

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive

ProsExcellent salary and benefits and great discounts on products.

ConsThe company tends to identify those they want to promote early on by ability to relocate around the country and world. If you are not recruited right out of college you may be limited in opportunities for advancement.

Advice to Senior ManagementUtilize the talent within the company more effectively.

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I interned in Colgate for a year. It is great!

Co-Op (Current Employee)
Piscataway, NJ (US)

I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive as an intern for less than a year

ProsI learned a lot when I interned there, cowokers are nice, ready to help and friendly. Hourly pay is good and time is flexible.

ConsIt is hard to get a full time position if you are a co-op.

Advice to Senior ManagementI wish I can attend more activities in the company and network with more other people, but there are not that many opportunities.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Strong company that shows employees appreciation.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Piscataway, NJ (US)

I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive part-time for more than a year

ProsStrong and understanding management, diverse culture, opportunities to partake in consumer tests for extra cash, company store is a huge plus.

ConsSome job cuts have occurred recently. transferring between departments is made difficult

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work with amazing people

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time for more than a year

ProsQuality of people is unquestionable. Sociable and enjoyable place to work. Having the opportunity to work on heritage brands that have been in my life since I was a little kid has been a rewarding challenge and great experience.

ConsIt is a political and hierarchical environment to work in that can be very frustrating. Given a responsibility to shareholders, it is (at times) be risk averse, and can tend to over-think strategies - making it slow to respond.

Advice to Senior ManagementFoster a culture that promotes change and allows middle management to challenge the status quo. Embracing different views can often bring something new to the table with great potential.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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