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So far so good

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Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist  in  Piscataway, NJ (US)
Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Piscataway, NJ (US)

I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

I would say that there are many good things about working here:
Great benefits
Good employee compensation (even with only a mediocre review)
If you are ambitious and willing to work for what you want you usually can get it (within reason)
Good evironment to grow and cultivate your career
Ability to work overseas and move around if you're disatisfied with your position
Opportunities to grow yourself as a person and not just as an employee

Cons

Somestimes stuffy and conservative, but getting better (more transparency)
Middle managers seem to be chosen based on advanced degrees and succession planning instead of actual managerial qualifications; I think this has to do with promoting people who've earned it, but by being limited to the promotion scale within the company. In order to get to a certain level, generally you must have people to manage, but not everyone can be a manager, so there are challenges there.
HR is sometimes kind of a joke; they are not really well versed in the company policies for the benefit programs or leave programs...

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Revising the promotion structure would be a good start. Being careful about promoting employees with advanced degrees when it appears that that is the reason for promotion. Working harder to reach young employees and jaded employees with the realties of being a large corperation.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Colgate-Palmolive

  1.  

    Management with respect

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Development Manager  in  Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Customer Development Manager in Mumbai (India)

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

    Pros

    Company culture of team work is fantastic. System oriented processes allows for steady business while allowing experimentation on pushing the boundaries.

    Cons

    Decision making by consensus sometimes means some opportunities are missed. Takes some time to learn the systems to become truly effective.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Accelerate decision making and decentralise innovation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A very caring company that has changed dramatically over the last years, turning to outsourcing jobs overseas.

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

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

    Pros

    1) Good Pay 2) A very caring environment up to 2 years ago 3) Many career opportunities 4) Challenging Work

    Cons

    1) Outsourcing functions overseas to India for substandard work 2) Reduction of NVOs to all time low-more work, less people. 3) Too focused on margin

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You became successful because of the people that worked hard for you that you are now outsourcing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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