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Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

Updated 27 February 2015
Updated 27 February 2015
141 Reviews
4.0
141 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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  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 a 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 a 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 Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

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

    Pros

    Excellent people, good culture, professional

    Cons

    Lack of proper direction for interns

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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
  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 a 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 Intern - Intern in Cuttack
    Former Intern - Intern in Cuttack

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive as an intern (less than a 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.  

    Solid company

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

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

    Pros

    The CEO is very ethics and quality focused. There is a formal process where everyone lists their career goals every year. The company also went through a restructure, and impacted people where given sufficient notice and opportunity to apply for other open positions. Headquarters is in NYC which is great for people who like big-city life. The company also has some smaller offices in smaller towns. Also a very, very strong internation presence. The company does a great job moving high potential talent across different countries.

    Cons

    There are a few people who are low performers who I've seen get shifted from job to job. In my mind it would be better to let them go instead of letting a low performer stick around for 15 years. Having headquarters in NYC is a negative for me. I wish Colgate was based in a city with lower cost of living. The international business can be seen as a con; if a promotion opens up, you are not only competing with people in your home country, but people all over the world for that promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the constant messages about quality and ethics.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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