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Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

Updated 18 August 2014
Updated 18 August 2014
245 Reviews

3.8
245 Reviews
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Colgate-Palmolive Chairman, President, and CEO Ian M. Cook
Ian M. Cook
165 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance, good management if you are paired with a good mentor (in 32 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)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Production Planner

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good company to work for really

    Cons

    None at this point. None really

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thanks for providing a good work environment

  2.  

    Great company to work for in India

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Analyst  in  Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Analyst in Mumbai (India)

    Pros

    People know each other personally. Excellent work ethics. Very accommodating people who help you through difficult times (even personal). Very good opportunities if you stay with the company long enough. If you are recognized, your salary is really decent.

    Cons

    People have to wait a bit to get opportunities. Onsite opportunities really rare. Instead short trips for meetings / training provided. No training. Process does not encourage documentation. Limited scope of visibility and influencing unless you are working under a really powerful function. Focus only on leadership skills and no technical skills. Marketing oriented company and it believes in marketing above everything else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    ÖTV

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management Trainee  in  Istanbul (Turkey)
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Istanbul (Turkey)

    Pros

    Very Good company in Türker

    Cons

    None, ı am hapı for now

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Finance in New York, NY (US)

    Pros

    great training, good global opportunities, good benefits and work-life balance

    Cons

    to grow you have to move! conservative

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    summer Internship program in Colgate Palmolive

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate Finance Intern  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Corporate Finance Intern in New York, NY (US)

    Pros

    Nice people to work with; great company culture;
    The company has very good summer training program for interns. Directors and managers from each department present their work to interns. There are also Technology Center tour and lunch with CEO & CFO. Interns have a lot opportunities to interact with senior managers during the summer.

    Cons

    The full-time openings are very limited in the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    CP Rocks!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Business Analyst  in  Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Associate Business Analyst in Mumbai (India)

    Pros

    Good work, nice ethics, employee friendly. These help to grow very fast at work if you have the mettle.

    Cons

    Compensation and training are a bit less but if you know what you are doing it will suit you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe more training and certification opportunities might be good for the employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Brand Manager  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in New York, NY (US)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Beaurocratic & 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 ManagementAdvice

    limit time in each assignment
    nurture talent, else you will be stuck with lots of avg people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A slow but sure decline in values and the treatment of employees, always a take away never a give back

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Analyst  in  Piscataway, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Piscataway, NJ (US)

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, Half Decent Pay, Some good people still left in the company

    Cons

    Gradually reducing employee rewards and benefits, the You Can Make a Difference Program is a Joke. HR is invisible (high turnover), Moving jobs overseas to very underqualified people. Lots of managerial infighting. Loosing its values "best place to work" is now "a place to work". Very political. Used to be awesome but now it's not, the place is becoming like a government job without the security. Small cubes, small work space, like rats in a wheel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The "bad economy" excuse is out of style, quit trying to squeeze all the juice out of the lemon and give back to the employees. It's only a matter of time before the quality people realize the grass actually is greener on the other side. Cut the BS, you can follow corporate guidelines but don't over do it with rules, regulations and micromanagement. Take off the plastic face masks and act like real people, nobody likes a plastic. Dump the mothballs and open the windows, let the place get some air. From an employee point of view, CP Management can only wish it had the employee respect it did 5 years ago.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    great and wish to do it again soon

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    Former Employee - Promoter  in  Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)
    Former Employee - Promoter in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    you must work very hard to get noticed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Customer Development Manager (KAM)

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Development Manager (KAM)  in  Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Former Employee - Customer Development Manager (KAM) in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)

    Pros

    In 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.

    Cons

    Not competitive salaries (in Sweden). Too focused on cutting costs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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