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Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

Updated Jul 16, 2014
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3.8 238 reviews

89% Approve of the CEO

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

Ian M. Cook

(161 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)

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    Fast paced, great work environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    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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    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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    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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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBeautiful Environment and open Mind people.

    ConsDon' t say anythinng about the future and available position

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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

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    It was overall a good experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork culture was very good. Cosmopolitan atmosphere

    ConsThe open/available career positions are not transparent

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    Great people, great work life balance, great products

    Category Development Analyst (Current Employee)

    ProsKnowledgable CPG company, stock price reflects effeciency and growth, fair time-off policies including Summer Fridays, very much interpersonal

    ConsHighly political, slow moving, bad at recognizing young talent

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind a way to recognize your best entry level talent and then reward and grow them. The HR department at Colgate is very weak.

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

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    Good workplace overall

    IT Department (Current Employee) Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    ProsSalary, benefits, great company reputation, solid employer

    ConsHard to have internal growth opportunities, formal atmosphere, a lot of focu on appearances when a deeper engagement in substance could be more helpful

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

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    Work Experience

    GIT Intern (Current Employee) Morristown, NJ (US)

    ProsThey help you out a lot. Good place to work at

    ConsNot a big fan of a corporate job

    Advice to Senior ManagementGood Job

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

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    a very good company with excellent work policies and good people.

    Oral Care Consultant (Current Employee) India Hook, SC (US)

    ProsCaring company
    Work life balance
    good work environment
    good work policies
    adequate training facilities provided.
    HR Policies are also very good

    Consnot dynamic enough
    Grown to an extend that it cannot grow the same percentage year on year with the existing strategies.
    bad politics in the job

    Advice to Senior Managementplease try to acquire and retain good talent

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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