Colgate-Palmolive

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Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

Updated 29 January, 2015
Updated 29 January, 2015
292 Reviews
3.8
292 Reviews
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Colgate-Palmolive Chairman, President, and CEO Ian M. Cook
Ian M. Cook
195 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive

    Pros

    People are very nice. They are always willing to help. The location's very convenient.

    Cons

    Not a lot of vacations.

  2.  

    Great experience, wonderful ethical company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Occ in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Occ in Chennai (India)

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Culture, personal growth, leadership grooming are the key things to take away. There is some pressure for achievements but it is well rewarded in the end.

    Cons

    Peer pressure is not that great. You have to commit to improve yourself or take the help of your managers. Some amount of favoritism exists at the lower levels of the organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Once Upon a Time It was One of the Best Places to Work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - It is a place where you can learn a lot if you are lucky to get a good mentor.
    - Hardworking team.
    - It is a top brand so it really boost your resume.

    Cons

    - Top level lacks empathy with employees.
    - Set year objectives for employee, plus a huge volume of everyday job. If you do not accomplish all the year objectives you are qualify as an inefficient employee, even if you were outstanding on your everyday job,
    - Low salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Recognize people contributions, even if they do not seem like such a big deal.
    - Don't just boss around; be mentors, coaches and leaders.
    - Bring back the caring value, it doesn't feel like you care anymore.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great people, too top heavy

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

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive

    Pros

    Great people
    Terrific location
    You will learn a lot about running a business and best in class marketing

    Cons

    Many many chiefs
    Limited ability to make decisions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good Job, Gone Bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Morristown, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Morristown, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    Pay was excellent benefits as well vacation time sick pay paid holidays etc.

    Cons

    Micromanaged silly policies that change day to day. HR department was a complete joke and company informed employees its moving and shutting down plant. In Morristown NJ.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    KICK ROCKS!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Engineer in research and development

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive as a contractor

    Pros

    Generous benefits both financial and bonus

    Cons

    Middle age men with middle age ideas about appropriate interaction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Examine your web usage. Really examine it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    OK Company.

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

    I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time

    Pros

    great work-life balance for me

    Cons

    Pay isn't that good. Increases are very small.

  9.  

    exciting and rewarding with big brand and experienced as intern only. work load seemed heavy for all people. country bas

    Former Employee - Intern in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Intern in Mumbai (India)

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

    Pros

    big brand challenging work exciting and rewarding with big brand and experienced as intern only. work load seemed heavy for all people. country based work

    Cons

    big brand challenging work exciting and rewarding with big brand and experienced as intern only. work load seemed heavy for all people. country based work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more flexible work hours and better salary to ensure best people continue to be attracted towards the company

  10.  

    Worst company ever seen

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Department in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - IT Department in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Health insurance,Stocks option
    Salary
    and really not so much else

    Cons

    Management is very very poor, cluesless and extremly political
    Appearence it's everything
    No possibilities for career
    Not ethic at all, or better no ethic in practic , instead theoreticaly are WOW
    Express your opinion, they call it feedback, and you're out
    In short, good company for no brainer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hardly possible to give an advice, HR is so useless and corrupted as the rest of the management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great learning experience and opportunity due to lean organisation setup

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Sales in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of autonomy, close team relationships and close interactions with superiors

    Cons

    Can be shorthanded at times due to lean structure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better aligned staff benefits benchmarking to industry standards

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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