Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

Updated 30 October 2014
Updated 30 October 2014
266 Reviews
3.7
266 Reviews
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Colgate-Palmolive Chairman, President, and CEO Ian M. Cook
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176 Ratings

Review Highlights

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

  • Great benefits and still has some great people there (in 16 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.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Chennai
    Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Chennai

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Ethics are followed, Good Brand Image, Associate with market leaders

    Cons

    Less Training, Slow career progression

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training should be more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Brilliant work culture

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive

    Pros

    Work culture, People, Professionalism, facilities

    Cons

    Not much... Less exposure.. Selection

  3.  

    Management with respect

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

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

    Pros

    Company culture of team work is fantastic. System oriented processes allows for steady business while allowing experimentation on pushing the boundaries.

    Cons

    Decision making by consensus sometimes means some opportunities are missed. Takes some time to learn the systems to become truly effective.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Accelerate decision making and decentralise innovation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    associate analyst

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

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    awsome people, great stability, employee friendly work culture

    Cons

    not something which i came across

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the great set up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    satisfaction guaranteed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Validation Project in Baddi
    Current Employee - Validation Project in Baddi

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The working environment, facilities are really alluring. The staff is co-opertive with high moral values and the motto of "fraternity". "Safety first" is what please me again because if there's life, there is everything.

    Cons

    It has got lot of red tapism to do petty works. the administration is kind of busy with lot of jobs to handle and getting initials of boss becomes hectic at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain the standards of this prestigious organisation. Long live colgate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work!

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

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive

    Pros

    Caring employer
    Equal opportunities
    usually very objective assessment of individual's performance & acknowledges unique contributions
    Adequate work life balance

    Cons

    Linear growth paths
    Change Management prowess
    Employee benefits could be better, benchmarked with peers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Excellent professional yet caring working environment, with plethora of opportunities

    Local leadership team needs to come across as more visionary & lead the subsidary business as a strong independent unit, with its own thinking, its own growth plan, playing aggressively on local strengths, & contributing to division & global more completely than just $s in profit.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent culture and comprehensive training

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

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent pay as an undergraduate intern.
    numerous company events in the Park ave office
    Colgate culture is very relaxed and the people are laid back
    huge learning opportunity and people want to see you succeed

    Cons

    It really depends on your mentor. Some of the programs you have to learn them by yourself.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    great place to work, ethical and good management

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

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time

    Pros

    work-life balance, great people to work with, wonderful facilities, cares for its employees, Great place to work. good opportunities to learn and grow within the company

    Cons

    Nothing can be totally perfect. but the flaws do not detract from this overall well managed company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay attention to exit interviews

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Production Planner

    • 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 10 years)

    Pros

    Good company to work for really

    Cons

    None at this point. None really

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thanks for providing a good work environment

  11.  

    summer Internship program in Colgate Palmolive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate Finance Intern in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Corporate Finance Intern in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice people to work with; great company culture;
    The company has very good summer training program for interns. Directors and managers from each department present their work to interns. There are also Technology Center tour and lunch with CEO & CFO. Interns have a lot opportunities to interact with senior managers during the summer.

    Cons

    The full-time openings are very limited in the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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