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Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

Updated 3 December 2014
Updated 3 December 2014
279 Reviews
3.8
279 Reviews
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Colgate-Palmolive Chairman, President, and CEO Ian M. Cook
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186 Ratings

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.  

    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.  

    Great company for both professional and personal growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retail Expert in Caracas, Capital District (Venezuela)
    Former Employee - Retail Expert in Caracas, Capital District (Venezuela)

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

    Pros

    -Honest and ethically sound company
    -Great benefits designed to help the employee in and out of work
    -Constant training and development
    -Products that enrich people's lives and health

    Cons

    -As a big company nobody should expect quick changes or updates
    -Very traditional "How to"

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Finance Intern

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

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

    Pros

    Awesome workplace, friendly, people centered business!

    Cons

    Stiff systems, and things don't move quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing an awesome job, simply work on effciency.

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I call it as I see it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operator Technician in Morristown, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Operator Technician in Morristown, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    Opportunities are endless depending on your professional outlook and personal drive.

    Cons

    There are no cons that I have seen.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Awesome company, very people oriented culture!

    • 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

    Pros

    Colgate cares for their employees well
    Great benefits
    A relaxed, but performance based company

    Cons

    Confusing systems
    Not much visibility to promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More fluid and simple IS

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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