Colgate-Palmolive

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All about compliance. Zero creativity.

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager in New York, NY (US)
Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager in New York, NY (US)

I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (more than an year)

Pros

- Job security
- Lots of Moms, therefore people are caring and nice
- Well-defined jobs. Not much thinking required.
- Good pay and work hours.

Cons

- No creativity or challenge
- Political and hierarchial
- Very old school, old white men culture
- Strict, long winded processes
- Tries to mould employees. Opinions are discouraged.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You are losing young talent because the culture does not encourage creativity and input.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    So far so good

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Piscataway, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Piscataway, NJ (US)

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I would say that there are many good things about working here:
    Great benefits
    Good employee compensation (even with only a mediocre review)
    If you are ambitious and willing to work for what you want you usually can get it (within reason)
    Good evironment to grow and cultivate your career
    Ability to work overseas and move around if you're disatisfied with your position
    Opportunities to grow yourself as a person and not just as an employee

    Cons

    Somestimes stuffy and conservative, but getting better (more transparency)
    Middle managers seem to be chosen based on advanced degrees and succession planning instead of actual managerial qualifications; I think this has to do with promoting people who've earned it, but by being limited to the promotion scale within the company. In order to get to a certain level, generally you must have people to manage, but not everyone can be a manager, so there are challenges there.
    HR is sometimes kind of a joke; they are not really well versed in the company policies for the benefit programs or leave programs...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revising the promotion structure would be a good start. Being careful about promoting employees with advanced degrees when it appears that that is the reason for promotion. Working harder to reach young employees and jaded employees with the realties of being a large corperation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I worked for the company for 29 years - all in the global Training and Development area

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    All global training is strategically aligned with the business. The CEO endorses , values and is a presence in the development of leadership talent. All learning products, whether sourced off the shelf externally or designed and developed anew undergo a rigorous process to assure the their quality and alignment with the business and learner needs. Employees who perform well and make a contribution to the business are well rewarded and recognized.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company is extremely well run and successful. have no advice to offer.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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