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Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

Updated 26 April 2015
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Colgate-Palmolive Chairman, President, and CEO Ian M. Cook
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Pros
  • Good work-life balance, good management if you are paired with a good mentor (in 36 reviews)

  • Good work family balance with great benefits (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • Work / Life Balance seems to be deteriorating quickly (in 14 reviews)

  • very conservative; the decision making process is too long (in 13 reviews)

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  1. System implementation, mainly SAP software

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent company, diversity, cutting edge technology, global presence

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities, IT is not the key area,

  2. Sales Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive

    Pros

    Nice company good learning

    work life balance

    good comensation

    Cons

    could not find anything in cons. it is a great place to work

  3. Group marketing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong initiative behind Work life balance

    Cons

    Slow to adapt to market dynamics

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    I was an incredibly hard worker, but totally underappreciated by the Big bosses

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    I enjoyed most I worked w/especially my line leaders. They gave me opportunity to advance.

    Cons

    The long hrs and being called in on days off. Also being underappreciated by the big bosses...(though the line leaders were awesome and made up for it a lot)

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to your workers and their needs and wants. They gave good ideas yet those in charge didn't want to listen. And people got frustrated and quit. You would've kept more people if you' listen to your employees.

  6. Work in colgate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Big brand name in FMCG industry

    Cons

    Culture is very reserved and cant adopt to fast-changing Chinese market.

    Advice to Management

    should do something more innovative.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Agency Manager

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    Current Employee - Agency Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Agency Manager in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Brands. Great business reporting system. Good training system

    Cons

    Senior Management team is too political. Favorites are fast tracked even though they are not the most qualified. Too much emphasis is put on interviews rather than work and accomplishments to date

    Advice to Management

    Innovation in your brands instead of just cost cutting overhead would be wise

  8. Easy working environment. Respectful colleagues. overall satisfied.

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    Current Employee - Continuous Improvement Engineer in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Current Employee - Continuous Improvement Engineer in Istanbul (Turkey)

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    not too much hard work or pressure from top-management
    no overtime needed
    private health insurance
    respectful working environment

    Cons

    out-fashioned and slow mindset.
    decisions take too much time
    low salary
    not standardized career planning

    Advice to Management

    career management and training system should be improved.
    Currently nearly all training is performed by CP employees.

  9. Internship at Maintenance Department

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    Current Employee - Intern in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
    Current Employee - Intern in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive

    Pros

    A good working environment, good culture Good salary. The managers are very kind. Co-worker are friendly.

    Cons

    Most of managers are very young, hard to have promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Good company for who have experience in consumer product.

  10. CP

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work. Learn a lot with hands on experiences.

    Cons

    A requirement is to be able to multi task. Very fast passed environment.

    Advice to Management

    Great place to work, with support from management to grow professionally.

  11. Global Project Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Global business, Well recognized brands, Good Quality, Customer Focused, open to new technologies.

    Cons

    "Heavy walls" separate "product category groups" preventing valuable cross-learning.

    Advice to Management

    Avoid expensive technology work duplication among product categories. Make Category learning permeable through organizational walls.

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