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Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

302 Reviews
302 Reviews
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Colgate-Palmolive Chairman, President, and CEO Ian M. Cook
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    Great People, Training, & International Opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive


    All employees that are hired at Colgate are great people to work with. They are smart and make up the positive, non-cut throat attitude that exists at the Canadian subsidiary. Everybody is very collaborative and willing to help out each other. Colgate is a great place to work if you are looking for international opportunities. After spending a couple years at the company at senior levels, being mobile becomes a requirement for promotion. There is great work life balance at CP - you have to work hard to deliver results but it is not expected that you work into unreasonable hours of the night as compared to other CPGs.


    Colgate is very conservative and makes its shareholders their number one priority above its consumers and its employees. That being said, the company does not invest in developing a great work culture and does not do enough to invest in its employees. Compensation is on the lower end of the Tier 1 CPG scale and promotion is slow and based on the time with the company rather than merit-based.

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    Respect employees, promote faster where applicable. Being frugal with employees is definitely noted and not contributing well to corporate culture.

    Neutral Outlook
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Colgate-Palmolive Interviews

Updated 18 Jan 2015
Updated 18 Jan 2015

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
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    I applied online – interviewed at Colgate-Palmolive.

    Interview Details

    I went through a phone interview, but the person who interviewed me seemed a little rude. The questions were the usual questions you'd get at an interview. The conversation lasted about 20 minutes. I absolute love the company culture, but I just don't think the human resources person I received for the interview was having the best day.

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Colgate-Palmolive Awards and Accolades

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Best Companies for Multicultural Women, Working Mother, 2012
100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2010
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Headquarters New York, NY
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1806
Type Company - Public (CL)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $10+ billion (AUD) per year

Colgate-Palmolive takes a bite out of grime. The company is a top global maker and marketer of toothpaste and other soap and cleaning products. Colgate-Palmolive also offers pet nutrition products through subsidiary Hill's Pet Nutrition, which makes Science Diet and Prescription Diet pet foods. Many of its oral care products fall under the Colgate brand and include toothbrushes, mouthwash, and dental floss. Its Tom's of Maine unit covers the natural toothpaste niche. Personal and home care items include Ajax brand household cleaner, Palmolive dishwashing liquid, Softsoap... More

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