Colgate-Palmolive

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All about compliance. Zero creativity.

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager  in  New York, NY (US)
Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager in New York, NY (US)

Pros

- Job security
- Lots of Moms, therefore people are caring and nice
- Well-defined jobs. Not much thinking required.
- Good pay and work hours.

Cons

- No creativity or challenge
- Political and hierarchial
- Very old school, old white men culture
- Strict, long winded processes
- Tries to mould employees. Opinions are discouraged.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You are losing young talent because the culture does not encourage creativity and input.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other reviews for Colgate-Palmolive

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    Summer Internship, Marketing Department, Mumbai

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Excellent people, good culture, professional

    Cons

    Lack of proper direction for interns

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    So far so good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist  in  Piscataway, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Piscataway, NJ (US)

    Pros

    I would say that there are many good things about working here:
    Great benefits
    Good employee compensation (even with only a mediocre review)
    If you are ambitious and willing to work for what you want you usually can get it (within reason)
    Good evironment to grow and cultivate your career
    Ability to work overseas and move around if you're disatisfied with your position
    Opportunities to grow yourself as a person and not just as an employee

    Cons

    Somestimes stuffy and conservative, but getting better (more transparency)
    Middle managers seem to be chosen based on advanced degrees and succession planning instead of actual managerial qualifications; I think this has to do with promoting people who've earned it, but by being limited to the promotion scale within the company. In order to get to a certain level, generally you must have people to manage, but not everyone can be a manager, so there are challenges there.
    HR is sometimes kind of a joke; they are not really well versed in the company policies for the benefit programs or leave programs...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revising the promotion structure would be a good start. Being careful about promoting employees with advanced degrees when it appears that that is the reason for promotion. Working harder to reach young employees and jaded employees with the realties of being a large corperation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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