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Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

Updated 16 December, 2014
Updated 16 December, 2014
278 Reviews
3.8
278 Reviews
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Colgate-Palmolive Chairman, President, and CEO Ian M. Cook
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Great experience

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    Former Employee - Category Management
    Former Employee - Category Management

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    People are great and driven. Company is growing and allows for a lot of personal and professional growth

    Cons

    Hard work / life balance, i found it hard not to take work home as expectations from superiors were very high. As an intern, salary was not competitive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Review of Colgate Palmolive

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Very good compensation, benefits and work life balance. The company has very good core values and fosters a team environment.

    Cons

    The company has been restructuring for the past 30 years. It's very difficult to plan a career with the company. Senior positions within the company are selected from global candidates as opposed to employees working their way up the "ladder".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At what point does the company understand that people are required to perform the jobs. The company has an extremely healthy bottom line and it was people who made it happen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Fast paced, great work environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive

    Pros

    Ability 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    It was a very nice company with lot of opportunities to grow

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Valencia, Carabobo (Venezuela)
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Valencia, Carabobo (Venezuela)

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn and grow in the Company
    Good Salary

    Cons

    Very fast paced environment
    Disorganized
    Tight deathlines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It has very good and capable managers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company for both professional and personal growth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retail Expert in Caracas, Capital District (Venezuela)
    Former Employee - Retail Expert in Caracas, Capital District (Venezuela)

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Honest and ethically sound company
    -Great benefits designed to help the employee in and out of work
    -Constant training and development
    -Products that enrich people's lives and health

    Cons

    -As a big company nobody should expect quick changes or updates
    -Very traditional "How to"

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Great people and great experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Logistics Coordinator in Lima, Lima Region (Peru)
    Former Employee - Customer Logistics Coordinator in Lima, Lima Region (Peru)

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive

    Pros

    Learn a lot about my peers, highly qualified people, great environment to work, great benefits. Compensation is better than rest of the companies

    Cons

    work load can be sometimes stressful and colgate expected you give 200%. You can stay long hours to finish tasks or presentations for the next day.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Company to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Global Lead in Morristown, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Global Lead in Morristown, NJ (US)

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Employees are respected and lot of learning experience . Its a truly global company with strategy driven centrally and IT is also globally located in US.

    Cons

    Slow growth once you reach a certain Grade/Level.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great environment, many international development opportunities but a lot of pressure and average payslip

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Rome (Italy)
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Rome (Italy)

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Multinational, opportunities for growth and development (especially if you are geographically mobile), good training curriculum - especially leadership skills, respectful people and good teamwork. The everyday working environment is relaxed and fun, although this may vary by team / function. The company has clear strategies, future vision, strong ethical values, as well as a very solid financial performance.

    Cons

    The compensation and benefits are average (the bonus and annual raises are low). After a certain point, career progression requires international mobility, even outside one's continent, and the expat package budgets are getting lower and lower. Demanding management, a lot of pressure, fast moving environment but also many long processes can be frustrating and bad for work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are doing the right things for the business. They should not forget giving people opportunities for growth and motivation in the context of tough global economic environment and corporate restructuring.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company, progressive and diverse

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive

    Pros

    Good company, progressive, diverse, and good benefits,

    Cons

    increasing cost of medical expense

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Finance Intern

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    Current Employee - Finance Intern
    Current Employee - Finance Intern

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Awesome workplace, friendly, people centered business!

    Cons

    Stiff systems, and things don't move quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing an awesome job, simply work on effciency.

    Approves of CEO

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