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Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2014
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3.8 240 reviews

90% Approve of the CEO

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

Ian M. Cook

(163 ratings)

84% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance, good management if you are paired with a good mentor(in 32 reviews)

  • Great benefits and still has some great people there(in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance was no good for me at all(in 12 reviews)

  • very conservative; the decision making process is too long(in 12 reviews)

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    CP Rocks!

    Associate Business Analyst (Current Employee) Mumbai

    ProsGood work, nice ethics, employee friendly. These help to grow very fast at work if you have the mettle.

    ConsCompensation and training are a bit less but if you know what you are doing it will suit you

    Advice to Senior ManagementMaybe more training and certification opportunities might be good for the employees.

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

    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    Summer Internship, Marketing Department, Mumbai

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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    Caring company, great benefits, though beaurocratic & slow to change

    Brand Manager (Former Employee) New York, NY (US)

    ProsRespects work life balance
    Believes in principles like Managing with respect\
    Genuinely tries to care for people

    ConsBeaurocratic & slow to change. Too many people who have "always done what they are doing"
    Weak HR function, not able to implement "stated" policies
    You need to fend for ur self for your career & make sure you have someone that matters pitching for you. Specially as you go higher up

    Advice to Senior Managementlimit time in each assignment
    nurture talent, else you will be stuck with lots of avg people

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Customer Development Manager (KAM) (Former Employee) Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)

    ProsIn the past, the company has been very good at move people around - both as long term expats and also on short term assignments (6 months).
    The company organized lots of trainings which obviously was very valued by all staff.
    Great people to work with - fantastic atmosphere at the office.

    ConsNot competitive salaries (in Sweden). Too focused on cutting costs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to better understand the limitations of the employees to avoid people leaving the company due to stress and poor work/life balance.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very solid intern program

    Intern (Former Employee) Piscataway, NJ (US)

    ProsGood managers. Solid direction for new employees. Enjoyable colleagues. Loved the housing structure and field trips. I would have interned all of college here. Enjoy the brand name on the resume.

    ConsNot enough exposure to other functions. Wish we had higher pay for an east coast internship.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Supply Chain & OSA Analyst

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBeautiful Environment and open Mind people.

    ConsDon' t say anythinng about the future and available position

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