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Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
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3.8 239 reviews

90% Approve of the CEO

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

Ian M. Cook

(162 ratings)

84% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance, good management if you are paired with a good mentor(in 31 reviews)

  • Great benefits and still has some great people there(in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance was no good for me at all(in 12 reviews)

  • very conservative; the decision making process is too long(in 12 reviews)

239 Employee Reviews
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    Good internship experience

    Oral Care R&D Intern (Former Employee) Piscataway, NJ (US)

    ProsGood work-life balance, good management if you are paired with a good mentor

    ConsThere did seem to be quite a bit of competition within the company

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    great conservative company with plenty of opportunities

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosthere are many opportunities to growth a career and try new things, they foster a continuous improvement environment and with a good work life balance

    Consthey are sometimes slow to make decisions, being a mobile employee and relocating often to any city is highly valued, could better utilize systems

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

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    Co-Op

    Co-Op (Current Employee) Piscataway, NJ (US)

    ProsGood exposure to real life work environment in Research and Development.

    ConsNot a lot of independence in terms of lead of projects.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Solid, stable company for mid-level to senior management

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSome of the best benefits (health, vacation, etc) when comparing to other companies
    Promotes networking and working in teams
    Willing to let employees try roles that do not exactly match their backgrounds

    ConsManagement is very conservative and it is extremely hard to make changes to practices already in place
    Promotions tend to be based on politics rather than work accomplished
    Little focus is put on developing and retaining young talent

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpend some time focusing on feedback from the younger employees. Afterall, they are the future of the company - if they decide to stick around.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    File Clerk

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsI love Colgate Palmolive. I loved everything about the company.

    ConsIt was only a temporary assignment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease hire me again permanently! lol

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThis fortune 500 company is great to work for. I have worked there for more than 8 years and can say the company offers great growth opportunities as well as work and family balance.

    ConsIts a large company, so be prepared for lots of competition

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

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    Tired of waiting to be promoted

    Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat values and culture
    Collaboration, teamwork
    Good salary
    Great shares performance
    Stable brand success

    ConsSuccession planning is not transparent. Waiting time for promotion can be exhausting, with no specific feedback received on why there is no promotion. Some people are promoted fast but it is not clear how to get on that fast track

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo not demoralize talented employees by promoting the same individuals and ignoring others, unless it is a strategy to get rid of certain people. If you are not satisfied with performance please give immediate feedback. It will help both the employee and the perception of the Company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Colgate Peru

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Lima, Lima Region (Peru)

    ProsGood place for learning, launching a career

    ConsCareer path depends on relationships, more than performance

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    Promotions are not based on performance

    Senior Manager (Current Employee) Topeka, KS (US)

    ProsAfter 20+ years in the company the benefits become a competitive advantage for Colgate when evaluating going to another company.

    ConsTired of working hard and not getting promoted even after great performance reviews. Specific individuals got promoted out of the sudden despite complaints from business partners.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop thinking the company is perfect and has nothing to do with regards motivating people.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    cologate

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat people, great company to grow with

    Conslow pay , no rotational program

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