Colgate-Palmolive

  www.colgate.com
  www.colgate.com

Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

Updated 17 November 2014
Updated 17 November 2014
273 Reviews
3.7
273 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Colgate-Palmolive Chairman, President, and CEO Ian M. Cook
Ian M. Cook
182 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)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  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.  

    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
  3.  

    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

  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Decent company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    Respect for peers, Good work culture

    Cons

    Poor work life balance, slow career progression

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide better opportunity for a work life balance to employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    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

  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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

Work at Colgate-Palmolive? Share Your Experiences

Colgate-Palmolive

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.