Colgate-Palmolive

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Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

Updated 25 January 2015
Updated 25 January 2015
291 Reviews
3.8
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Colgate-Palmolive Chairman, President, and CEO Ian M. Cook
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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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    Global Supply Chain Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Global Supply Chain Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Global Supply Chain Manager in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Stable company with numerous personal growth opportunities. Employees in salaried positions are often able to move into career paths other than what they were hired for allowing them to learn and grow. Excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Focused on cost reduction at the expense of innovation. Good old boys club attitude prevalent in senior supply chain and corporate engineering positions. Like most large corporations decision making slow. Work/ family balance not uniform across the organization. Layoffs and forced retirements have become the norm in recent years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Swing the pendulum back toward an innovation focus and less on cost savings. Value experience and longevity in the company instead of looking at it as a cost burden.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place for development!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Development Manager in Caracas, Capital District (Venezuela)
    Former Employee - Customer Development Manager in Caracas, Capital District (Venezuela)

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    A lot of development courses
    A great place for working women
    An ethical company
    Growth opportunities

    Cons

    Some countries does not have job posting
    Favoritism takes over performance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Expect you to perform very well but do not offer a full time position afterwards to most interns.

    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive

    Pros

    Usually the work is not too difficult

    Cons

    No guarantee for a job offer no matter how well you do during your internship or co op.

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  5.  

    Former Employee experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Provided solid training and experience.

    Cons

    Pressure to relocate to advance career.

  6.  

    Stable, Good Resume Builder

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Design Manager in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Managers/Colleagues are generally very respectful of your time. Decent benefits: half-day summer Fridays (Memorial weekend- Labor day weekend) Transportation assistant program; Hearth coverage starts on your start date; pension; For every dollar you contribute to your 401K the company matches .50 up to 6%; success sharing; annual bonus. 3 week vacation after 5 years of service. Sound financials e.g stable company.

    Cons

    company is very cost conscious which means limited resources. Lots of personnel shifts in marketing which impacts cross-functional partners. Poor management communication.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It was a very nice company with lot of opportunities to grow

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Valencia, Carabobo (Venezuela)
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Valencia, Carabobo (Venezuela)

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn and grow in the Company
    Good Salary

    Cons

    Very fast paced environment
    Disorganized
    Tight deathlines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It has very good and capable managers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great people and great experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Logistics Coordinator in Lima, Lima Region (Peru)
    Former Employee - Customer Logistics Coordinator in Lima, Lima Region (Peru)

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive

    Pros

    Learn a lot about my peers, highly qualified people, great environment to work, great benefits. Compensation is better than rest of the companies

    Cons

    work load can be sometimes stressful and colgate expected you give 200%. You can stay long hours to finish tasks or presentations for the next day.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good Company to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Global Lead in Morristown, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Global Lead in Morristown, NJ (US)

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Employees are respected and lot of learning experience . Its a truly global company with strategy driven centrally and IT is also globally located in US.

    Cons

    Slow growth once you reach a certain Grade/Level.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent Place to Work

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

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, diverse culture and lot of opporutnities to growth

    Cons

    If you want to growth you have to be able to relocate to any place in the world

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    They are a stable company. Good work family balance with great benefits. Good pay and great tuition assistance program. Good place to work.

    Cons

    It's tough to get promoted. They like to hire outside the company and don't promote much within the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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