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Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

Updated 10 December 2014
Updated 10 December 2014
280 Reviews
3.8
280 Reviews
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Colgate-Palmolive Chairman, President, and CEO Ian M. Cook
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance, good management if you are paired with a good mentor (in 36 reviews)

  • Good work family balance with great benefits (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Work / Life Balance seems to be deteriorating quickly (in 14 reviews)

  • very conservative; the decision making process is too long (in 13 reviews)

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128 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Great experience, wonderful ethical company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Occ in Chennai
    Current Employee - Occ in Chennai

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

    Pros

    Culture, personal growth, leadership grooming are the key things to take away. There is some pressure for achievements but it is well rewarded in the end.

    Cons

    Peer pressure is not that great. You have to commit to improve yourself or take the help of your managers. Some amount of favoritism exists at the lower levels of the organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    big brand challenging work exciting and rewarding with big brand and experienced as intern only. work load seemed heavy for all people. country based work

    Cons

    big brand challenging work exciting and rewarding with big brand and experienced as intern only. work load seemed heavy for all people. country based work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more flexible work hours and better salary to ensure best people continue to be attracted towards the company

  3.  

    Great company to work for in India

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Analyst in Mumbai
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Analyst in Mumbai

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

    Pros

    People know each other personally. Excellent work ethics. Very accommodating people who help you through difficult times (even personal). Very good opportunities if you stay with the company long enough. If you are recognized, your salary is really decent.

    Cons

    People have to wait a bit to get opportunities. Onsite opportunities really rare. Instead short trips for meetings / training provided. No training. Process does not encourage documentation. Limited scope of visibility and influencing unless you are working under a really powerful function. Focus only on leadership skills and no technical skills. Marketing oriented company and it believes in marketing above everything else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    CP Rocks!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Business Analyst in Mumbai
    Current Employee - Associate Business Analyst in Mumbai

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe more training and certification opportunities might be good for the employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Summer Internship, Marketing Department, Mumbai

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent people, good culture, professional

    Cons

    Lack of proper direction for interns

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent company, great job stability and work life balance.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SAP Business Analyst in Mumbai
    Current Employee - SAP Business Analyst in Mumbai

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve Salaries, provide better diversity in work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Employees are taken care of

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Development Officer in Chennai
    Former Employee - Customer Development Officer in Chennai

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Development Officer in Calcutta
    Current Employee - Customer Development Officer in Calcutta

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Ethical 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

    Cons

    Highly wholesale dependant trade, Demanding organisation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Cuttack
    Former Employee - Intern in Cuttack

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good exposure if you have interest in fmcg marketing

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It was a very nice company with lot of opportunities to grow

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Valencia, Carabobo (Venezuela)
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Valencia, Carabobo (Venezuela)

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn and grow in the Company
    Good Salary

    Cons

    Very fast paced environment
    Disorganized
    Tight deathlines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It has very good and capable managers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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