Colgate-Palmolive
3.8 of 5 224 reviews
www.colgate.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

Updated Apr 12, 2014
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3.8 224 reviews

                             

90% Approve of the CEO

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

Ian M. Cook

(152 ratings)

84% of employees recommend this company to a friend
224 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Good work-life balance, good management if you are paired with a good mentor"
    in 28 reviews
  • "Great benefits and still has some great people there"
    in 15 reviews
Cons:
  • "Difficult to maintain work life balance and no shedding of dead weight"
    in 10 reviews
  • "Decision making by consensus sometimes means some opportunities are missed"
    in 11 reviews
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Great place to got experience, excellent company

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

I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time for more than 5 years

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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Nice place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Colgate-Palmolive

ProsCompetitive salaries for rotational program

ConsVery conservative work environment in New York

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Good company to work for

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time

ProsGreat company values, diversity in every department

ConsLacks development commitment, length of employment is rewarded instead of performance

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great company in the NYC area

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time for more than a year

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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It's a great place to work!

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

I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time for more than 5 years

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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Fast paced, great work environment

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive

ProsAbility to move within the company both geographically and role specific. Great work environment as everyone is very collaborative and willing to give a helping hand.

ConsLong hours and man projects to manage. Office is not centrally located so can be difficult to get to. Cubicles are tiny!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent place to learn and growth"

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive

ProsStrong values, caring people. Everyday you learn new things.

ConsCompensation and benefits are not the best in the market comparing with our main competitors in the industry

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

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Customer Development Intern (Current Employee)
Minneapolis, MN (US)

I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive as an intern for less than a year

ProsGreat office culture, very clear expectations of my role and got to work on multiple projects. I felt very valued as an intern

ConsNo real cons I can think of, perhaps that I felt a little distant from what was going on in the corporate office in NY but my role was almost entirely involved with the Target Branch so it didn't really bother me

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

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Good training.

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

I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time

ProsVery good training at lower levels.
Great cafeteria.

ConsExtremely political. Lots of group think.
Lots of red tape, bureaucratic - decisions made very slowly.
Very hierarchical - resulting in presentation after presentation to increasingly higher levels of management.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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nice culture

Marketing Intern (Current Employee)
Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time for less than a year

Prospeople love what they do

ConsMost projects lack of stability, group communication is not good

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

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