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Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

Updated 10 December 2014
Updated 10 December 2014
278 Reviews
3.8
278 Reviews
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Colgate-Palmolive Chairman, President, and CEO Ian M. Cook
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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)

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  1.  

    Once Upon a Time It was One of the Best Places to Work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - It is a place where you can learn a lot if you are lucky to get a good mentor.
    - Hardworking team.
    - It is a top brand so it really boost your resume.

    Cons

    - Top level lacks empathy with employees.
    - Set year objectives for employee, plus a huge volume of everyday job. If you do not accomplish all the year objectives you are qualify as an inefficient employee, even if you were outstanding on your everyday job,
    - Low salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Recognize people contributions, even if they do not seem like such a big deal.
    - Don't just boss around; be mentors, coaches and leaders.
    - Bring back the caring value, it doesn't feel like you care anymore.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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.

  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great people, too top heavy

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

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive

    Pros

    Great people
    Terrific location
    You will learn a lot about running a business and best in class marketing

    Cons

    Many many chiefs
    Limited ability to make decisions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good Job, Gone Bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Morristown, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Morristown, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    Pay was excellent benefits as well vacation time sick pay paid holidays etc.

    Cons

    Micromanaged silly policies that change day to day. HR department was a complete joke and company informed employees its moving and shutting down plant. In Morristown NJ.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    KICK ROCKS!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Review of Colgate Palmolive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Very good compensation, benefits and work life balance. The company has very good core values and fosters a team environment.

    Cons

    The company has been restructuring for the past 30 years. It's very difficult to plan a career with the company. Senior positions within the company are selected from global candidates as opposed to employees working their way up the "ladder".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At what point does the company understand that people are required to perform the jobs. The company has an extremely healthy bottom line and it was people who made it happen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great learning experience and opportunity due to lean organisation setup

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Sales in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Lots of autonomy, close team relationships and close interactions with superiors

    Cons

    Can be shorthanded at times due to lean structure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better aligned staff benefits benchmarking to industry standards

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    great place to work, ethical and good management

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

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time

    Pros

    work-life balance, great people to work with, wonderful facilities, cares for its employees, Great place to work. good opportunities to learn and grow within the company

    Cons

    Nothing can be totally perfect. but the flaws do not detract from this overall well managed company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay attention to exit interviews

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    OK Company.

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

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time

    Pros

    great work-life balance for me

    Cons

    Pay isn't that good. Increases are very small.

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