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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 31 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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    2 people found this helpful  

    Promotions are not based on performance

    Senior Manager (Current Employee) Topeka, KS (US)

    ProsAfter 20+ years in the company the benefits become a competitive advantage for Colgate when evaluating going to another company.

    ConsTired of working hard and not getting promoted even after great performance reviews. Specific individuals got promoted out of the sudden despite complaints from business partners.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop thinking the company is perfect and has nothing to do with regards motivating people.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat people, great company to grow with

    Conslow pay , no rotational program

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    Very solid Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros- Colgate is a truly global Company, when working there you really feel you are part of a global team. Lots of interactions with people from different geographies
    - Financilly solid with consistent positive results
    - Very focused and internally aligned
    - Strong team spirit. Respect and caring values applied.

    Cons- You need to be globally mobile and make yourself 100% available in terms of timing and location in order to grow in the company. If being an expat you reject a move to another country you get localized in whichever country you are at this moment
    - Too centralized few room to develop ideas or new ways of doing
    - Diversity only in terms of nationality, few women in top management and most men with same traditional profile (married with wife and children following them around the world)

    Advice to Senior Management- Review current practices to promote good talent to senior positions
    - Push for real diversity open mind to different ways of building carreers
    - Leverage dividends payout with salary increases

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

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    Working at Colgate-Palmolive really let me experience a real corporate enviornment

    Intern (Former Employee) New York, NY (US)

    Pros-Great experiences
    -Great location
    -Great work/life balance
    -Pay was great
    -Allowed to be creative with work

    ConsYou have to make yourself apart of the company because people won't come to you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOn board new employees better

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

     

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosit has very good company culture

    Consthere is nothing to say it

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    Excellent Detal and Health Benefits

    Senior Financial Analyst (Current Employee) Morristown, NJ (US)

    ProsPeople, coporate culture and salary.

    ConsDifficult to maintain work life balance and no shedding of dead weight.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLatin America is not the only place where the company has talent.

     

    Nice place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCompetitive salaries for rotational program

    ConsVery conservative work environment in New York

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    Great company in the NYC area

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people, culture and values.

    ConsSometimes can be seen as political

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to develop talent

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

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    Great place to got experience, excellent company

    Scientific Affairs Manager (Current Employee) Cali, Valle del Cauca (Colombia)

    ProsGot lot of experience
    Excellent brand management

    ConsPoor work/ life balance
    Can have better payment

    Advice to Senior ManagementLeadership is key to got to the right place

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It's a great place to work!

    Customer Development Manager (Former Employee) Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)

    ProsExcellent development programs, safe and motivating work environment, caring people, strong values and great culture.

    ConsCompensation and benefits are not the best in the market.

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

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