Colgate-Palmolive
3.8 of 5 224 reviews
www.colgate.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

Updated Apr 12, 2014
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3.8 224 reviews

                             

90% Approve of the CEO

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

Ian M. Cook

(152 ratings)

84% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Fast paced, great work environment

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive

ProsAbility to move within the company both geographically and role specific. Great work environment as everyone is very collaborative and willing to give a helping hand.

ConsLong hours and man projects to manage. Office is not centrally located so can be difficult to get to. Cubicles are tiny!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company to work for

Finance (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time for more than 5 years

ProsExcellent benefit, exposure to cross functional department and no limit to career growth (for those willing to relocate frequently)

ConsJob safety not anymore guaranteed with several outsourcing initiatives toward Mexico and India effecting many departments (Accounting, Finance, HR, IT, Customer Service...)

Very old school mentality.

Strong resistance to change as well as extremely long process to implementation when such process changes are approved.

Advice to Senior ManagementToo much uncertainty in light of the current changes and outsourcing plans which is dragging efficiency down, need to focus on CP people and show the true "Caring for People" in this difficult time

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

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Good Company but limited opportunity for those not recruited right out of school

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive

ProsExcellent salary and benefits and great discounts on products.

ConsThe company tends to identify those they want to promote early on by ability to relocate around the country and world. If you are not recruited right out of college you may be limited in opportunities for advancement.

Advice to Senior ManagementUtilize the talent within the company more effectively.

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I interned in Colgate for a year. It is great!

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

I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive as an intern for less than a year

ProsI learned a lot when I interned there, cowokers are nice, ready to help and friendly. Hourly pay is good and time is flexible.

ConsIt is hard to get a full time position if you are a co-op.

Advice to Senior ManagementI wish I can attend more activities in the company and network with more other people, but there are not that many opportunities.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Strong company that shows employees appreciation.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Piscataway, NJ (US)

I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive part-time for more than a year

ProsStrong and understanding management, diverse culture, opportunities to partake in consumer tests for extra cash, company store is a huge plus.

ConsSome job cuts have occurred recently. transferring between departments is made difficult

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work with amazing people

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time for more than a year

ProsQuality of people is unquestionable. Sociable and enjoyable place to work. Having the opportunity to work on heritage brands that have been in my life since I was a little kid has been a rewarding challenge and great experience.

ConsIt is a political and hierarchical environment to work in that can be very frustrating. Given a responsibility to shareholders, it is (at times) be risk averse, and can tend to over-think strategies - making it slow to respond.

Advice to Senior ManagementFoster a culture that promotes change and allows middle management to challenge the status quo. Embracing different views can often bring something new to the table with great potential.

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

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Good company to work with

Intern (Former Employee)
Petaling Jaya (Malaysia)

I worked at Colgate-Palmolive as an intern for less than a year

ProsGood platform to start your first job

ConsMay be quite stressful with very tight deadline

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

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great company to work for

Business Analyst (Former Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time for more than a year

Pros- fair salary
- well qualified employees
- sturdy firm

Cons- not very innovative
- less than engaging work

Advice to Senior Management- modernise

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

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Good internship experience

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

I worked at Colgate-Palmolive as an intern for less than a year

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

I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive as an intern for more than a year

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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