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Colgate-Palmolive Chairman, President, and CEO Ian M. Cook
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    OK Company.

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    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time


    great work-life balance for me


    Pay isn't that good. Increases are very small.

Colgate-Palmolive Interviews

Updated Sep 5, 2014
Updated Sep 5, 2014

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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Rome (Italy)
    Anonymous Employee in Rome (Italy)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Colgate-Palmolive in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    After submitting my CV, I was contacted by phone but I wasn't asked any questions about my experience/qualifications; the recruiter just wanted to invite me to an assessment day which would take place the following week. The entire process took one day, from 9.30 until 18.00. In the morning I had to attend a group interview: everyone had to introduce him/herself first, then we were asked to discuss a business case all together. Later we individually took an English test, a mathematical/logic test and a verbal reasoning test; after this, one by one we were called to another room, where we attended a one-to-one interview with two hiring managers. 8 people out of 12 including me were admitted to the second phase of the assessment day, which took place after lunch. We were brought to a PC room, where everyone was given a business case: each one of us had to work individually, and we all had 1 hour to prepare a PowerPoint presentation in English to explain our solutions. In my case, I had to choose one product between two to launch to the market, explaining my decision and providing data to sustain it. The presentation had to be delivered in presence of 6 managers, who asked questions and clarifications about the presentation plus other general questions.

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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 (GBP) 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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