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Colgate-Palmolive Reviews

Updated 18 August, 2014
Updated 18 August, 2014
247 Reviews

3.8
247 Reviews
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Colgate-Palmolive Chairman, President, and CEO Ian M. Cook
Ian M. Cook
166 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance, good management if you are paired with a good mentor (in 32 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    great conservative company with plenty of opportunities

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

    Pros

    there are many opportunities to growth a career and try new things, they foster a continuous improvement environment and with a good work life balance

    Cons

    they are sometimes slow to make decisions, being a mobile employee and relocating often to any city is highly valued, could better utilize systems

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Co-Op

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Co-Op  in  Piscataway, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Co-Op in Piscataway, NJ (US)

    Pros

    Good exposure to real life work environment in Research and Development.

    Cons

    Not a lot of independence in terms of lead of projects.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid, stable company for mid-level to senior management

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

    Pros

    Some of the best benefits (health, vacation, etc) when comparing to other companies
    Promotes networking and working in teams
    Willing to let employees try roles that do not exactly match their backgrounds

    Cons

    Management is very conservative and it is extremely hard to make changes to practices already in place
    Promotions tend to be based on politics rather than work accomplished
    Little focus is put on developing and retaining young talent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend some time focusing on feedback from the younger employees. Afterall, they are the future of the company - if they decide to stick around.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    File Clerk

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I love Colgate Palmolive. I loved everything about the company.

    Cons

    It was only a temporary assignment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please hire me again permanently! lol

  6.  

    Great place to work

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

    Pros

    This fortune 500 company is great to work for. I have worked there for more than 8 years and can say the company offers great growth opportunities as well as work and family balance.

    Cons

    Its a large company, so be prepared for lots of competition

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    Tired of waiting to be promoted

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

    Pros

    Great values and culture
    Collaboration, teamwork
    Good salary
    Great shares performance
    Stable brand success

    Cons

    Succession planning is not transparent. Waiting time for promotion can be exhausting, with no specific feedback received on why there is no promotion. Some people are promoted fast but it is not clear how to get on that fast track

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not demoralize talented employees by promoting the same individuals and ignoring others, unless it is a strategy to get rid of certain people. If you are not satisfied with performance please give immediate feedback. It will help both the employee and the perception of the Company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Colgate Peru

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lima, Lima Region (Peru)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lima, Lima Region (Peru)

    Pros

    Good place for learning, launching a career

    Cons

    Career path depends on relationships, more than performance

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Promotions are not based on performance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Topeka, KS (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Topeka, KS (US)

    Pros

    After 20+ years in the company the benefits become a competitive advantage for Colgate when evaluating going to another company.

    Cons

    Tired of working hard and not getting promoted even after great performance reviews. Specific individuals got promoted out of the sudden despite complaints from business partners.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop thinking the company is perfect and has nothing to do with regards motivating people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    cologate

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

    Pros

    great people, great company to grow with

    Cons

    low pay , no rotational program

  11.  

    Excellent Detal and Health Benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst  in  Morristown, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Morristown, NJ (US)

    Pros

    People, coporate culture and salary.

    Cons

    Difficult to maintain work life balance and no shedding of dead weight.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Latin America is not the only place where the company has talent.

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