Colgate-Palmolive
3.8 of 5 223 reviews
www.colgate.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

Updated Apr 12, 2014
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3.8 223 reviews

                             

90% Approve of the CEO

Colgate-Palmolive Chairman, President, and CEO Ian M. Cook

Ian M. Cook

(151 ratings)

84% of employees recommend this company to a friend
223 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Good work-life balance, good management if you are paired with a good mentor"
    in 28 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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Brilliant work culture

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Colgate-Palmolive

ProsWork culture, People, Professionalism, facilities

ConsNot much... Less exposure.. Selection

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Decent company to work for

Human Resources Associate (Current Employee)
Ahmedabad

I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time for more than a year

ProsRespect for peers, Good work culture

ConsPoor work life balance, slow career progression

Advice to Senior ManagementProvide better opportunity for a work life balance to employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Summer Internship, Marketing Department, Mumbai

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsExcellent people, good culture, professional

ConsLack of proper direction for interns

Advice to Senior ManagementNA

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Management with respect

Customer Development Manager (Current Employee)
Mumbai

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

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementAccelerate decision making and decentralise innovation.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Associate Analyst (Former Employee)
Mumbai

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

Prosawsome people, great stability, employee friendly work culture

Consnot something which i came across

Advice to Senior Managementkeep up the great set up

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Experience at COLPAL

Executive Associate (Former Employee)
Mumbai

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

ProsFixed job timing, not much stress at work

ConsNothing much to explore and learn

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove KT sessions

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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satisfaction guaranteed

Validation Project (Current Employee)
Baddi

I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive as an intern for less than a year

ProsThe 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.

ConsIt 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 Senior ManagementMaintain the standards of this prestigious organisation. Long live colgate.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Employees are taken care of

Customer Development Officer (Former Employee)
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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Excellent company, great job stability and work life balance.

SAP Business Analyst (Current Employee)
Mumbai

I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time for more than 3 years

ProsJob stability, facilities, work life balance, great culture, strong brand name and the company actually cares for the employee.

ConsSalary is less than market, job may get monotonous due to increased focus on processes.

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove Salaries, provide better diversity in work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Till now..... so good....future expected to be even better

Customer Development Officer (Current Employee)
Calcutta

I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time for less than a year

ProsEthical 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

ConsHighly wholesale dependant trade, Demanding organisation

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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