Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

Updated 28 August 2014
Updated 28 August 2014
250 Reviews

3.8
250 Reviews
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Colgate-Palmolive Chairman, President, and CEO Ian M. Cook
Ian M. Cook
168 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.  

    Excellent company, great job stability and work life balance.

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    • 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 for 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
  2.  

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

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    • 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 for less than a 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
  3.  

    Good Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Cuttack
    Former Employee - Intern in Cuttack

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive as an intern for less than a 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
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  5.  

    Great place to work!

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    • 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
  6.  

    Not so good once you come on the inside

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    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
  7.  

    Great experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Category Management
    Former Employee - Category Management

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

    Pros

    People are great and driven. Company is growing and allows for a lot of personal and professional growth

    Cons

    Hard work / life balance, i found it hard not to take work home as expectations from superiors were very high. As an intern, salary was not competitive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great learning experience, know the right people, be a great presenter

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Colgate is a great learning experience for a person who wants to work in the CPG industry, lots of training, good benefits, can work from home. Meetings and presentations are the bread & butter of every day, make sure you brush up on these skills or you are out.

    Cons

    Tons of work, NYC office very competitive, very formal, very conservative, presentation skills are a must if you want to succeed. If you decide to work on the global program be ready to move from country to country every year

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Production Planner

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good company to work for really

    Cons

    None at this point. None really

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thanks for providing a good work environment

  10.  

    HR Operations Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive as an intern

    Pros

    Pay well, real responsibility.

    Cons

    Corporate downsizing.. May not have openings after the internship

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The culture is very traditional.. Very..

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    ÖTV

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management Trainee  in  Istanbul (Turkey)
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Istanbul (Turkey)

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

    Pros

    Very Good company in Türker

    Cons

    None, ı am hapı for now

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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