My Former Mentor/Boss let me take the ball and run with it increasing level of packaging design and print innovations to win at shelf.
Sr Graphic Production Mgr, Strategic Brand Design (Former Employee) – New York, NY – March 11, 2014
Great company to work for. I left when my most favorite Director retired (knew it was time for me to move on too) someone was brought in from the good old boys club who I knew had a very long and questionable background amongst all the high end suppliers in the industry... Too bad Colgate did not know about his history of shaking down vendors/suppliers so they could retain business. Sr Mgt finally caught up to some of the more obvious antics and fired the person who hired him and then only demoted demoted him because of ethnic and age background. Unfortunately I was long gone when this finally happened = Thank GOD...
FUN to come to work each day, There was always a challenges, Always pushed to pursue new technologies in design/print production with new suppliers
The VERY BEST Department Director that Colgate ever had retired
Colgate Palmolive moved the Morristown , NJ operations to Hodges SC. I did have the opportunity to reapply for a position there but decided to look for other opportunities in the SC area . After experiencing Colgate's cost savings attempts , in many ways it is apparent that Colgate does not value it's employees , they only say they do . Remember : " It's not how good you really are , it's how good you look to investors . " and " This is the way it is if you don't like it there's the door . " Colgate used to have a sign in manufacturing that read " Attitude is everything " But no one knew WHO'S attitude was right . Management created a certain attitude that I nor many others wanted to deal with anymore .
Benefits were slightly better than other smaller companies .
The management aggravation was not worth the money .
No place to go in cambridge information technology
IT analyst (Former Employee) – Cambridge Ohio – April 14, 2016
I work in Information Technology at a Colgate Plant in Cambridge Ohio. The days are long and you are tied to your cell phone 24 x 7. Unless you are in New Jersey your efforts are ignored and there is 0 room for advancement.
The Colgate GIT management enclave is very tight clique, if you are not a part they will use your contributions to help themselves and nobody else.
Stay away from GIT in this organization unless you are desperate for experience on your resume
The pay may seem ok but do not let it fool you. In the end your hourly wage will be minimal for the work required
Global Information Technology Manager (Current Employee) – Cambridge, OH – January 30, 2016
Work Life balance is good, workload comes and goes depending on projects and time of year.
The company offers great exposure to global projects and you can progress if you are willing to relocate.
In IT they follow a very rigid set of guidelines and standards, audits are common. There is no room to be creative in the IT arena.
Lower level managers are not empowered to make decisions and the work environment is definitely not google. You need to wear plain black or blue jacket to climb the ladder.
The company is moving its technical pool overseas. Any IT positions left outside of the business centers will be Project and Third Party management focused. An IT position outside of the main office or a business hub will not offer a lot of room for advancement unless you relocate
good benefits, pay is not bad, some flexibility
conservative, restricting, old school, management does not listen or communicate well
MATERIAL CONTROL SPECIALIST (MCS) (Former Employee) – Morristown, NJ – September 13, 2016
I have been employed for almost 20 years and I owed of my life and what I have to this company. Amazing employer. I feel sad because they had to move the operations to south Carolina. They offered me the opportunity to work in the new location but I wasn't able to move over there. Colgate-Palmolive is an excellent employer. They take care about their employees. The severance package was well decent and fair.
Compensation, gain sharing bonuses, excellent healthy package and stable company
Great Place to Work! Great environment and culture, that cares about the employees.
Chemical Engineering Pilot Plant Co-op (Former Employee) – Piscataway, NJ – November 4, 2016
Everyone I met was very friendly and helpful. I learned a lot working there, and if there was ever something I wanted to learn about I was always welcome to sit in one day and see what someone else's project was about. I worked closely with engineers, scientists and technicians.
On site Cafeteria, Everyone was Friendly, Great Benefits.
Multicultural atmosphere is an excellent inside into other countries and their mores.
Creative Manager (Current Employee) – New York, NY – June 27, 2016
A typical day at work starts early as I have globals partners who are a minimum of six hours ahead of the UST.
I honed my global negotiating skills.
Great at managing internal and external suppliers and have many endorsements on Linked In.
The most challenging part of the job is managing unreasonable clients with near impossible deadlines. These individuals generally do not understand the process of how to launch a product with disregard to timelines.
I love the challenge of the multifaceted aspects of the job and working with cross functional teams.
This company understands how to remain one of the top leaders in the community. The culture is amazing and they treat their employees like family. You feel valued and needed everyday that you walk in the door. Everyone is happy, helpful and friendly. I get up every morning anticipating going to work with the greatest urgency. State of the art training with awesome advancement opportunities that is encouraged. This is the one to beat!
Instrumentation Technician (Former Employee) – Jersey City, NJ – August 18, 2016
Started as a 20yr old worked five years in plant then completed 4yr apprentice program to become Instrument Tech. We were ln charge of repair and calibration of all instruments plan wide. Also took care of new installations of instruments plant wide
Ability to learn trade, good benefits
Working in a lot of hazardous locations and coming in contact with some bad chemicals
Great training. As Customer marketing manager I was responsible for business development and channel performance for the wholesale market. I achieved marked success. My manager at the time was extremely supportive and innovative. The culture was great - inclusive and engaging.
Associate Business Process Analyst (Current Employee) – Topeka, KS – November 5, 2016
This is company has great health benefits and an excellent tuition reimbursement program. However, they are outsourcings jobs outside of the country. They don't value their employees like they used to.
Ensure all testing is performed according to corporate methods and policy and adheres to good microbiological practices. This includes the set up and administration of a laboratory quality assurance system that covers method and material qualification as well as equipment IQ/OQ/PQ, calibration & maintenance. Understand and use basic laboratory safety equipment and instructions, precautions in handling and disposing of biological materials, in accordance with local environmental regulations. Ensures that the reporting of data and maintenance of records are documented. Also, that the interpretation of the data is correct and that the results are effectively communicated to appropriate individuals, including management.
Forklift Operator/Order Puller (Former Employee) – Lithia Springs, GA – November 23, 2015
On a typical at work I pull orders load and unload trucks. I was blessed to learn a new skill using an RF scanner and developed my order picking skills as well as my forklift maneuvering skills. Management was great, showed appreciation for the work that was preformed. My co-workers was great as well. Very friendly and willing to teach atmosphere. The hardest part about my job was working the grave yard shift. The most enjoyable part was the challenging and competitive spirt of my co-workers to reach highest times and numbers of production. Being I'm a very competitive and love a challenge this was perfect for me.
Traditional CPG marketing training including politics
Associate Brand Manager (Former Employee) – New York, NY – July 25, 2015
Garnered strong analytical training in traditional CPG marketing. As marketer on commercial side implementing product launches (as opposed to innovation team), sacrificed work-life balance in process. Worked most weekends in addition to long days in office. Typical smart colleagues with strong b-school degrees get rotated regularly through different businesses. High turnover in marketing, whereas other functions in company are more stable. Those marketers who are best at presentations and politics fare best in company. Process-ridden and bureaucratic--be prepared to spend lots of time reworking presentations when not in back-to-back meetings.
Financial Analyst (Former Employee) – Valencia, G – January 19, 2016
Great company to work.
I learned a lot from it. Since it was a manufacturing plant, I had the opportunity to have field work. The only bad thing I could find was that sometimes you would need to stay longer hours to finish your duties, but not everyday.