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Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2014
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3.8 240 reviews

90% Approve of the CEO

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

Ian M. Cook

(163 ratings)

84% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    CP Rocks!

    Associate Business Analyst (Current Employee) Mumbai (India)

    ProsGood work, nice ethics, employee friendly. These help to grow very fast at work if you have the mettle.

    ConsCompensation and training are a bit less but if you know what you are doing it will suit you

    Advice to Senior ManagementMaybe more training and certification opportunities might be good for the employees.

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

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    Caring company, great benefits, though beaurocratic & slow to change

    Brand Manager (Former Employee) New York, NY (US)

    ProsRespects work life balance
    Believes in principles like Managing with respect\
    Genuinely tries to care for people

    ConsBeaurocratic & slow to change. Too many people who have "always done what they are doing"
    Weak HR function, not able to implement "stated" policies
    You need to fend for ur self for your career & make sure you have someone that matters pitching for you. Specially as you go higher up

    Advice to Senior Managementlimit time in each assignment
    nurture talent, else you will be stuck with lots of avg people

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Customer Development Manager (KAM) (Former Employee) Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)

    ProsIn the past, the company has been very good at move people around - both as long term expats and also on short term assignments (6 months).
    The company organized lots of trainings which obviously was very valued by all staff.
    Great people to work with - fantastic atmosphere at the office.

    ConsNot competitive salaries (in Sweden). Too focused on cutting costs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to better understand the limitations of the employees to avoid people leaving the company due to stress and poor work/life balance.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very solid intern program

    Intern (Former Employee) Piscataway, NJ (US)

    ProsGood managers. Solid direction for new employees. Enjoyable colleagues. Loved the housing structure and field trips. I would have interned all of college here. Enjoy the brand name on the resume.

    ConsNot enough exposure to other functions. Wish we had higher pay for an east coast internship.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBeautiful Environment and open Mind people.

    ConsDon' t say anythinng about the future and available position

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    Good company, not perfect, but better than most.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsExcellent pay, lots of opportunities for interesting projects, flexable hours, very concerned with safety, departments usually willing to work together if the lines of communication are there.

    ConsDifficult to gain full employment, large and very departmentalized, difficult to access other departments for cross department co-operation.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It was overall a good experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork culture was very good. Cosmopolitan atmosphere

    ConsThe open/available career positions are not transparent

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    Great people, great work life balance, great products

    Category Development Analyst (Current Employee)

    ProsKnowledgable CPG company, stock price reflects effeciency and growth, fair time-off policies including Summer Fridays, very much interpersonal

    ConsHighly political, slow moving, bad at recognizing young talent

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind a way to recognize your best entry level talent and then reward and grow them. The HR department at Colgate is very weak.

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

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    Good workplace overall

    IT Department (Current Employee) Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    ProsSalary, benefits, great company reputation, solid employer

    ConsHard to have internal growth opportunities, formal atmosphere, a lot of focu on appearances when a deeper engagement in substance could be more helpful

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

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    Great company to work for

    Finance (Current Employee) New York, NY (US)

    ProsExcellent benefit, exposure to cross functional department and no limit to career growth (for those willing to relocate frequently)

    ConsJob safety not anymore guaranteed with several outsourcing initiatives toward Mexico and India effecting many departments (Accounting, Finance, HR, IT, Customer Service...)

    Very old school mentality.

    Strong resistance to change as well as extremely long process to implementation when such process changes are approved.

    Advice to Senior ManagementToo much uncertainty in light of the current changes and outsourcing plans which is dragging efficiency down, need to focus on CP people and show the true "Caring for People" in this difficult time

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

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