Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

Updated 21 August 2014
Updated 21 August 2014
249 Reviews

3.8
249 Reviews
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Colgate-Palmolive Chairman, President, and CEO Ian M. Cook
Ian M. Cook
167 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance, good management if you are paired with a good mentor (in 32 reviews)

  • Great benefits and still has some great people there (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance was no good for me at all (in 12 reviews)

  • very conservative; the decision making process is too long (in 12 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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 for 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
  2.  

    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 for 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
  3.  

    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 for more than a 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
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  5.  

    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

  6.  

    Summer Internship, Marketing Department, Mumbai

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive as an intern for 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.  

    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 for 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
  8.  

    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 for less than a 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
  9.  

    Experience at COLPAL

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

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fixed job timing, not much stress at work

    Cons

    Nothing much to explore and learn

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve KT sessions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    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 for less than a 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
  11.  

    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 for 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

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