Colgate-Palmolive Employee Reviews

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Great Benefits poor management
Operation Technician I (Current Employee) –  Greenwood, SCJuly 18, 2018
This job has no movement. It's a job that here to pay my bill. I feel that as long as the job get done there's no worries about how the employee feel.The equipment is out of date for the type of quantily and quality that is expected to get a job done
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Poor management no advancement
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amazing workplace
chemist in Colgate-Palmolive (Former Employee) –  Morristown, TNJuly 8, 2018
Worked as a chemist in Colgate-Palmolive. Assisted the facility and lab manager in setting up the new facility at Morristown. Performed sample analysis to ensure the samples are in accordance with FDA standards. Collected Microbiological samples for raw materials. Assisted lab manager in creating new SOP’s
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Extremely long days and ridiculous working hasards
Temporary Employee (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, OHJuly 2, 2018
You have to really appreciate what we are capable of doing, this job was not the best.. But if its something you need as soon as possible, it would be perfect!
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Operator Technician level 2 (Former Employee) –  Morristown, NJJune 25, 2018
Colgate is a great place to work , very reliable,great people friendly enviroment, money is really good, always good to move up to better jobs, management on point.
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Money
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Great place to work
Tax Accountant (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJune 20, 2018
Colgate is a great company to work for, it offers great work life balance.Colgate allowed me to grow within my role. Management styles differed by Department. Some colleagues had great managers that aided in their development, some Managers like the ones I reported to were very hands off, which hindered growth. Colgate offered exercise classes 4 days per week which was great, they also had a Nurse Practitioner on staff, which was extremely helpful at times, since it was easy to get a prescription if needed.
The only problem I have with Colgate is its constant restructuring and or outsourcing of jobs. I believe this is counteractive in its believes in that they really don't care about their employees. I believe Colgate could have tried harder to save jobs, by reducing other spending such as company match for annual giving campaign. They could have also saved money with constant floor renovation. Floors were remodeled then decided they were no longer going to use it. This wasted money could have been used to save someone's job. I believe Colgate should become more conscientious with its decision to cut jobs, especially in a time we live in, where people are committing suicide for various reasons.
Pros
Great work life balance, with flexible working hours.
Cons
Constant restructuring
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Productive and great place to work in a fun pet industry.
Territory Manager, National Accounts (Current Employee) –  Miami, FLJune 13, 2018
Great company to work for. The people are what makes the company a great place. Code of ethics is highly driven, and promotions are available throughout the company.
Pros
Pet food is a growing industry.
Cons
The ecommerce sector is impacting brick and mortar negatively.
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Great place to work, plenty of career opportunities for growth
Global IT Director (Former Employee) –  Piscataway, NJJune 8, 2018
Dynamic, Global IT Environment, direct contribution to global strategic goals. Multicultural and multi country experience. Plenty of new technology to learn from
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Well trained staff with mentoring available. Payroll depends on accuracy and deadlines being met. This is key.
Senior Payroll Specialist (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJune 5, 2018
Solid company with training available when coming on board. Deadlines and accuracy are the cornerstones but there is help available when certain variables require combining resources.
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Free lunches, company activities, team atmosphere.
Cons
Sometimes due to system issues or other items, one can work weekends and evenings. Not really a con, just a reality of Payroll.
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Excellent company
Operations Technician (Current Employee) –  Greenwood, SCJune 5, 2018
Rated in the top 50 companies to work for. Great pay along with great benefits. Best company overall I have ever worked for. Daily meetings to monitor safety, performance and quality issues
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Great benefits
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productive
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Topeka, KSJune 2, 2018
Great Benefits, Easy to talk to HR and get feed back. Meetings that keep employees informed on near misses and ask for feedback on the situation. Good on keeping the place clean.
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Awesome benefits
Controls Technician (Former Employee) –  Morristown, TNMay 27, 2018
Awesome benefits, and knowledgeable employees. Great place to start a career. Very clean work environment, with climate control, and a lingering hint of minty freshness.
Pros
Awesome benefits, and educational opportunities
Cons
Advancement within the company will take a while.
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Great company
Senior Brand Manager (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMay 25, 2018
Great company. Good history. Many layers. A lot of opportunity for promotions and moving throughout the different brands. A lot of meetings, which made getting work/life balance harder to achieve.
Pros
Opportunity to move around / different experiences
Cons
A lot of meetings
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Conservative company with an old boys network
Customer Development Manager (Current Employee) –  New York, NYMay 17, 2018
Colgate is slow to correct, slow to innovate, and slow to communicate. It's a rose-colored glasses company with little tolerance for passion and critical thinking.
Pros
Benefits and work life opprotunites. Great brands
Cons
Conservative to paralysis
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Highly toxic psychological environment
Maintenance Technician III (Former Employee) –  Morristown, TNMay 15, 2018
Management is unpredictable and inconsistent. Employees are abused and bullied. Human resources is a joke when complaints are filed by employees. Human resources play favorites to any employee that will drop a dime on other employees.
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good benefits
Cons
treats hourly employees like garbage
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Has Lost there focus on there people
Account Manager (Current Employee) –  Topeka, KSMay 12, 2018
No work life balance, since your salary they don't care if you work all day, all night and weekends. They make you feel like your job is in jeopardy if you don't meet all your company objectives like a sales number that is unrealistic.
Pros
Company Car, great benefits
Cons
No work life balance
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Creative Workplace
Integrated Marketing Communications Intern (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMay 9, 2018
As an intern, it was great sitting in on meetings and learning about a company that has been around my entire life. It was great experiencing all the effort and brains that go into something the outside world sees as so simple.
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Easy work - Decent Pay - Horrible management and culture
Operator Technician (Current Employee) –  Morristown, TNMay 5, 2018
Pay is pretty good considering there isn't much expected other than showing up. Hourly workers are all paid the same (except warehouse, who are paid a few dollars less, and Tech Techs, who are paid a few dollars more). So, a new hire, makes exactly the same as someone who has been there 10 years. Great for the new hire, not so great for the experienced person.

So, you get paid the same, whether you bust your tail, or do nothing all shift. So what kind of culture do you think that breeds?

Management is horrible. Don't worry, they only stick around for a couple of years, then they move on or quit. Colgate Morristown is a revolving door for management trainees. Some come in and try to make a difference, and are promptly shut down. Others come in and simply do their time and try not to make waves.

Everything is an illusion at Colgate. Quality, Safety, Environment, Work-Life balance. All is made out to be top notch, but in reality it is all just lip service. This facility is the most unprofessional place I have ever worked. It is laughable that it continues to run and Colgate still makes million$ from this factory.

All that being said, if you can stand to be a part of a mediocre workforce with horrendous management, and do little to no work, for pretty decent pay ($18+/hr) then this is the place for you.
Pros
Pay, benefits, vacation, company store, climate controlled
Cons
management, forced overtime, lazy coworkers, incompetent and uncaring supervisors
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plant closed
PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR (Former Employee) –  Jeffersonville, INApril 19, 2018
Collaborated with Supervisors across multiple departments, resulting in improved efficiency and on-time delivery.
Led through plant closing by focusing on employee morale that maintained Operation Efficiency Standards and key performance metrics despite shutdown.
Pros
good pay
Cons
union and closed
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Learning on the go
Customer Development Intern (Former Employee) –  Guaynabo, PRApril 16, 2018
This a great company to start your career with an internship. You do learn a lot with hands on experiences. It is also great with career advancement. Too bad it changes too much.
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Samples and learning
Cons
Politics
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Wonderful productive experience
Onsite Customer Service Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, OHApril 12, 2018
Excellent experience,Colgate cares about their people there people are considered the best resources it’s a wonderful working environment where management listens to you and shares your ideas. All are treated fairly and respect is given at all levels between management and workforce.
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