Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

Updated 17 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. Great experience

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    Former Intern - Category Management
    Former Intern - Category Management

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

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

    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.

  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)

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

    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 Management

    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.

  3. Fast paced, great work environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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!

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  5. Group marketing

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    • Career Opportunities
    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

  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. 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.

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    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

  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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