Colgate-Palmolive

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    Great People, Training, & International Opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto (Australia)

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive

    Pros

    All employees that are hired at Colgate are great people to work with. They are smart and make up the positive, non-cut throat attitude that exists at the Canadian subsidiary. Everybody is very collaborative and willing to help out each other. Colgate is a great place to work if you are looking for international opportunities. After spending a couple years at the company at senior levels, being mobile becomes a requirement for promotion. There is great work life balance at CP - you have to work hard to deliver results but it is not expected that you work into unreasonable hours of the night as compared to other CPGs.

    Cons

    Colgate is very conservative and makes its shareholders their number one priority above its consumers and its employees. That being said, the company does not invest in developing a great work culture and does not do enough to invest in its employees. Compensation is on the lower end of the Tier 1 CPG scale and promotion is slow and based on the time with the company rather than merit-based.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect employees, promote faster where applicable. Being frugal with employees is definitely noted and not contributing well to corporate culture.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    highly collaborative culture

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent community of colleagues.
    Supportive culture.
    Plenty of opportunity for those prepared to work hard and be flexible about where the company wants to place you.

    Cons

    High alignment culture means that things can move very slowly.
    IT & Technical systems are old and high control which makes it difficult to keep pace with outside world.
    Salary and benefit programs are very rigid. Work by rule rather than guiding principles and logic, eg terrible vacation policy which management recognizes but won't change.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Supervisor

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Extremely diverse company make everybody welcome
    People are overall very nice and polite

    Cons

    Colgate moves slowly - not a fast pace company
    Depending on the dept where you are, it can take forever to be promoted and move to the next level

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    EXCELLENT

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive

    Pros

    Strategic, smart...long term focus...great culture, people, integrity, values

    Cons

    New York City great for some

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Global Supply Chain Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Global Supply Chain Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Global Supply Chain Manager in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Stable company with numerous personal growth opportunities. Employees in salaried positions are often able to move into career paths other than what they were hired for allowing them to learn and grow. Excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Focused on cost reduction at the expense of innovation. Good old boys club attitude prevalent in senior supply chain and corporate engineering positions. Like most large corporations decision making slow. Work/ family balance not uniform across the organization. Layoffs and forced retirements have become the norm in recent years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Swing the pendulum back toward an innovation focus and less on cost savings. Value experience and longevity in the company instead of looking at it as a cost burden.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Supply Chain Internships

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Customer Service and Logistics in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Intern - Customer Service and Logistics in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    You learn all about the manufacturing, transportation, warehousing, and customer service departments of the company and get great analytical experience. There's no such thing as getting coffee for your manager.

    Cons

    In a six month internship you train anywhere from two to two and a half months, making it hard to be able to see the benefits of your work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place for development!

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

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

    Pros

    A lot of development courses
    A great place for working women
    An ethical company
    Growth opportunities

    Cons

    Some countries does not have job posting
    Favoritism takes over performance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Expect you to perform very well but do not offer a full time position afterwards to most interns.

    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive

    Pros

    Usually the work is not too difficult

    Cons

    No guarantee for a job offer no matter how well you do during your internship or co op.

  10.  

    Former Employee experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Provided solid training and experience.

    Cons

    Pressure to relocate to advance career.

  11.  

    Stable, Good Resume Builder

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Design Manager in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Managers/Colleagues are generally very respectful of your time. Decent benefits: half-day summer Fridays (Memorial weekend- Labor day weekend) Transportation assistant program; Hearth coverage starts on your start date; pension; For every dollar you contribute to your 401K the company matches .50 up to 6%; success sharing; annual bonus. 3 week vacation after 5 years of service. Sound financials e.g stable company.

    Cons

    company is very cost conscious which means limited resources. Lots of personnel shifts in marketing which impacts cross-functional partners. Poor management communication.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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