Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

Updated 30 October 2014
Updated 30 October 2014
265 Reviews
3.7
265 Reviews
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Colgate-Palmolive Chairman, President, and CEO Ian M. Cook
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175 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance, good management if you are paired with a good mentor (in 36 reviews)

  • Great benefits and still has some great people there (in 16 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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  1.  

    I great learning experience with a good life work balance

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive

    Pros

    A very successfull company that is a leader in the industry. Friendly poeple that are good at what they do.

    Cons

    Talking about toothpaste non stop can be quite boring. They are not very aggressive in advertising so it is hard to compete with others.

  2.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Chennai (India)
    Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Chennai (India)

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Ethics are followed, Good Brand Image, Associate with market leaders

    Cons

    Less Training, Slow career progression

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training should be more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good benefits, they very rarely terminate and they have a decent employee educational assistance program.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant III in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant III in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Good inclusive, team work environment.

    Cons

    Many of the managers lack effective people management skills which reflects poorly on the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many of the managers need coaching and assistance tools to manage people effectively.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Overall positive.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    Friendly and intelligent employees, willing to help you, want to see you be successful.

    Cons

    Could have used more intensive training relevant to my role.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive

    Pros

    People are very nice. They are always willing to help. The location's very convenient.

    Cons

    Not a lot of vacations.

  7.  

    Excellent culture and comprehensive training

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Intern
    Current Employee - Human Resources Intern

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent pay as an undergraduate intern.
    numerous company events in the Park ave office
    Colgate culture is very relaxed and the people are laid back
    huge learning opportunity and people want to see you succeed

    Cons

    It really depends on your mentor. Some of the programs you have to learn them by yourself.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great experience, wonderful ethical company.

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

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Culture, personal growth, leadership grooming are the key things to take away. There is some pressure for achievements but it is well rewarded in the end.

    Cons

    Peer pressure is not that great. You have to commit to improve yourself or take the help of your managers. Some amount of favoritism exists at the lower levels of the organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great people, too top heavy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive

    Pros

    Great people
    Terrific location
    You will learn a lot about running a business and best in class marketing

    Cons

    Many many chiefs
    Limited ability to make decisions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great learning experience and opportunity due to lean organisation setup

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Sales in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of autonomy, close team relationships and close interactions with superiors

    Cons

    Can be shorthanded at times due to lean structure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better aligned staff benefits benchmarking to industry standards

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Engineer in research and development

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive as a contractor

    Pros

    Generous benefits both financial and bonus

    Cons

    Middle age men with middle age ideas about appropriate interaction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Examine your web usage. Really examine it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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