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Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

Updated 16 October 2014
Updated 16 October 2014
263 Reviews
3.7
263 Reviews
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Colgate-Palmolive Chairman, President, and CEO Ian M. Cook
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173 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    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 (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
  3.  

    Excellent company, great job stability and work life balance.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SAP Business Analyst in Mumbai
    Current Employee - SAP Business Analyst in Mumbai

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve Salaries, provide better diversity in work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

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

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

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

    Pros

    Ethical 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

    Cons

    Highly wholesale dependant trade, Demanding organisation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Company

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

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good exposure if you have interest in fmcg marketing

    Cons

    you dont know where you will be posted. If it is in the interiors of rural India, then it is quite difficult.

    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.  

    Not so good once you come on the inside

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

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive

    Pros

    Processes are good, some of the senior management is really good, respect for employees, intolerance for bad behaviour especially towards women

    Cons

    No clarity on career prospects, very little freedom to work, too much centralised, worked with a lot of micro managers, afraid to take hard decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While the systems are in place and the company enjoys a good brand image in the market place, the employee morale is low in most departments i have worked with. Need to give more clarity on the career plans, and allow some flexibility in working, right now everything gets decided at the top and even middle managers are doing only execution.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive

    Pros

    People are very nice. They are always willing to help. The location's very convenient.

    Cons

    Not a lot of vacations.

  11.  

    Engineer in research and development

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive as a contractor

    Pros

    Generous benefits both financial and bonus

    Cons

    Middle age men with middle age ideas about appropriate interaction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Examine your web usage. Really examine it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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