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Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

Updated 17 November 2014
Updated 17 November 2014
273 Reviews
3.7
273 Reviews
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Colgate-Palmolive Chairman, President, and CEO Ian M. Cook
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182 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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Employee 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.  

    Finance Intern

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

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Awesome workplace, friendly, people centered business!

    Cons

    Stiff systems, and things don't move quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing an awesome job, simply work on effciency.

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    I call it as I see it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operator Technician in Morristown, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Operator Technician in Morristown, NJ (US)

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Opportunities are endless depending on your professional outlook and personal drive.

    Cons

    There are no cons that I have seen.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Excellent Place to Work

    • 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

    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
  6.  

    Awesome company, very people oriented culture!

    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    Colgate cares for their employees well
    Great benefits
    A relaxed, but performance based company

    Cons

    Confusing systems
    Not much visibility to promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More fluid and simple IS

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    Once Upon a Time It was One of the Best Places to Work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - It is a place where you can learn a lot if you are lucky to get a good mentor.
    - Hardworking team.
    - It is a top brand so it really boost your resume.

    Cons

    - Top level lacks empathy with employees.
    - Set year objectives for employee, plus a huge volume of everyday job. If you do not accomplish all the year objectives you are qualify as an inefficient employee, even if you were outstanding on your everyday job,
    - Low salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Recognize people contributions, even if they do not seem like such a big deal.
    - Don't just boss around; be mentors, coaches and leaders.
    - Bring back the caring value, it doesn't feel like you care anymore.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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