Colgate-Palmolive

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Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

Updated 27 January 2015
Updated 27 January 2015
291 Reviews
3.8
291 Reviews
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Colgate-Palmolive Chairman, President, and CEO Ian M. Cook
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Review Highlights

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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  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.  

    EXCELLENT

    • 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

    Pros

    Strategic, smart...long term focus...great culture, people, integrity, values

    Cons

    New York City great for some

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Global Supply Chain Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
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  5.  

    Great Supply Chain Internships

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service and Logistics in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Service and Logistics in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    You learn all about the manufacturing, transportation, warehousing, and customer service departments of the company and get great analytical experience. There's no such thing as getting coffee for your manager.

    Cons

    In a six month internship you train anywhere from two to two and a half months, making it hard to be able to see the benefits of your work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place for development!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
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    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.

  8.  

    Former Employee experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  9.  

    Stable, Good Resume Builder

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  10.  

    Excellent Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive

    Pros

    Great pay and Benefits. Excellent coworkers

    Cons

    Work-life balance, training, some management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Tough place to hang your hat

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Brand Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Brand Manager in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive

    Pros

    A lot of opportunity for those who want to explore executive opportunities overseas. If they like you, it's the kind of place you can spend your entire career.

    Cons

    The US company is not a fun place. Most of the opportunities are overseas. Still very much an old boys club.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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