Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

Updated 28 August 2014
Updated 28 August 2014
249 Reviews

3.8
249 Reviews
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Colgate-Palmolive Chairman, President, and CEO Ian M. Cook
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167 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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  1.  

    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
  2.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  3.  

    HR Operations Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
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  5.  

    ÖTV

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  6.  

    Great Company

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

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    great training, good global opportunities, good benefits and work-life balance

    Cons

    to grow you have to move! conservative

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to work for in India

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Analyst  in  Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Analyst in Mumbai (India)

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

    Pros

    People know each other personally. Excellent work ethics. Very accommodating people who help you through difficult times (even personal). Very good opportunities if you stay with the company long enough. If you are recognized, your salary is really decent.

    Cons

    People have to wait a bit to get opportunities. Onsite opportunities really rare. Instead short trips for meetings / training provided. No training. Process does not encourage documentation. Limited scope of visibility and influencing unless you are working under a really powerful function. Focus only on leadership skills and no technical skills. Marketing oriented company and it believes in marketing above everything else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    CP Rocks!

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe more training and certification opportunities might be good for the employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

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

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

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Beaurocratic & 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 ManagementAdvice

    limit time in each assignment
    nurture talent, else you will be stuck with lots of avg people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Customer Development Manager (KAM)

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Development Manager (KAM)  in  Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Former Employee - Customer Development Manager (KAM) in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    In 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.

    Cons

    Not competitive salaries (in Sweden). Too focused on cutting costs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Very solid intern program

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

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

    Pros

    Good 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.

    Cons

    Not enough exposure to other functions. Wish we had higher pay for an east coast internship.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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