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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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    Caring company, great benefits, though beaurocratic & slow to change

    Brand Manager (Former Employee) New York, NY (US)

    ProsRespects work life balance
    Believes in principles like Managing with respect\
    Genuinely tries to care for people

    ConsBeaurocratic & slow to change. Too many people who have "always done what they are doing"
    Weak HR function, not able to implement "stated" policies
    You need to fend for ur self for your career & make sure you have someone that matters pitching for you. Specially as you go higher up

    Advice to Senior Managementlimit time in each assignment
    nurture talent, else you will be stuck with lots of avg people

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    great and wish to do it again soon

    Promoter (Former Employee) Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)

    Prossalary is very good and shifts
    u will make a lot of friendships their

    Consyou must work very hard to get noticed

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

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    Customer Development Manager (KAM)

    Customer Development Manager (KAM) (Former Employee) Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)

    ProsIn the past, the company has been very good at move people around - both as long term expats and also on short term assignments (6 months).
    The company organized lots of trainings which obviously was very valued by all staff.
    Great people to work with - fantastic atmosphere at the office.

    ConsNot competitive salaries (in Sweden). Too focused on cutting costs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to better understand the limitations of the employees to avoid people leaving the company due to stress and poor work/life balance.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Wonderful experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCorporate culture is excellent. Work life balance

    ConsNone that comes to mind.

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    Great Company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsDiverse Culture, excellent management team, promotions based on talent, and excellent work life balance.

    ConsNone =- The company is great.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very solid intern program

    Intern (Former Employee) Piscataway, NJ (US)

    ProsGood managers. Solid direction for new employees. Enjoyable colleagues. Loved the housing structure and field trips. I would have interned all of college here. Enjoy the brand name on the resume.

    ConsNot enough exposure to other functions. Wish we had higher pay for an east coast internship.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work if you're not a BP

    Finance Trainee (Former Employee) Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)

    ProsGreat people to work with.
    You can be innovative without borders.
    They respect personal education time.
    Great company... to put on your resume.

    ConsSalary sucks if you're a BP, contract or temporary.
    Personal growth is only available if you look for it yourself.
    Management is not really there for you most of the times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't hire BP, contract or temporary people. You're making great potential employees for OTHER companies and creating those so called "career advancement" outside of Colgate-Palmolive.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company, not perfect, but better than most.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsExcellent pay, lots of opportunities for interesting projects, flexable hours, very concerned with safety, departments usually willing to work together if the lines of communication are there.

    ConsDifficult to gain full employment, large and very departmentalized, difficult to access other departments for cross department co-operation.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Supply Chain & OSA Analyst

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBeautiful Environment and open Mind people.

    ConsDon' t say anythinng about the future and available position

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    System Administrator

    Systems Administrator (Former Employee) Piscataway, NJ (US)

    ProsGood Dental Benefits.
    Company Store.
    Few Good Co-workers. Summer hours.
    Meet Wall Street expectation.

    ConsGreat place to work. But has changed a lot in past few years.
    Clueless Middle Managers without any technical or Management skills.
    Fake or Completely non existence HR.. Your manager is HR and he dictates policies. Which are based upon liking. 3rd party Mirco runs the business ( kickbacks). ESC is completely unethical department. All CP principles like Valuing CP, MWR are violated. If you complain you'r are pretty much done. Your career is at dead end.
    3rd party does all good project work. You are stuck with all garbage work. No DR planning.. Good Luck if something goes really wrong in Pisct.. You better sell your stock! Director is completely clueless from old school .Doesn't even know how to spell IT... Out of 12 months 7 months he is travelling.. You only hear him when there is production machine downtime as his bonus is tied.. Otherwise he has no interest to listen to you..
    Lack of training. Blame games. No leadership skills. Complete Chaos place for real techies.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of middle managers.. will save company lot of money. They are useless. Look at your DR..
    You will never recover.. Good Luck! Give to IBM.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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