Colgate-Palmolive Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback

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Colgate-Palmolive Company is an American multinational consumer products company headquartered on Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. It specializes in the production, distribution and provision of household, health care, personal care and veterinary products.


One angry former employee shared this in a review "The upper management at Colgate-Palmolive does not give a crap about you. If you're a summer intern you're good since you get a project planned and have to present a poster at the end of the summer. However, if you're a year round intern, you are purely used for labor. There is absolutely no effort towards your professional development, no feedbacks at all, no access to internal job postings and minimal hope for career progression since they tend to have a preference of hiring PhDs. My advice would be to intern there since it's a successful FMCG company but do not stick for a long time since you're completely wasting your time in hopes for a full-time career there. Get the name on the resume for a few months and leave."

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Current Employee - Associate Director says

"I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time for more than 10 years Cons: Constant management change where they cut jobs in lieu of growth"

Current Employee - Director says

"I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time for more than 10 years Cons: Leadership doesn't honor career agreements. Men are favored over women. Lots of talk about diversity but reality is certain departments carry the diversity numbers for the company. You cannot trust anyone in Leadership to honor their commitments."

Current Employee - Business Analyst says

"I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time for more than 8 years Cons: HR is set on their goals and not on promoting and helping get the right people. It's all about who you know and what buttox you kiss. So make sure to check off a minority as who you relate to and/or marry someone at the company so that they can keep hand fitting your jobs."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time Cons: Company culture and limited opportunities"

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time for more than 10 years Cons: Doesn't walk it and fails miserably."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time for more than 3 years Cons: Dirty politics Management does not care Does not retain good talent Does not recognize hard work No room for advancement if management is not in your favor Very biased"

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time Cons: No chance for advancement in Morristown TN facility unless you're "hand picked" or unless you have a work visa. Railroaded and only looking out for themselves and lying to make bonuses."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time Cons: No Growth , Lack of Innovation , Declining Categories other then Toothpaste , Does not support Long Term Careers as seen by their constant focus on shifting jobs overseas ."

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I have been working at Colgate-Palmolive full-time for more than 10 years Cons: There's a reason why so many people have leaving and are continuing to leave the Legal department - it's the leadership - the GC leads with fear and intimidation, she acts 'above' the lawyers who support the business and brow beats all staff for the smallest things, wastes time by having 5,6,7 and 8 lawyers on a call to discuss and decide a minor issue - she does not give any authority to those who had plenty of it for years with previous GC. And her direct reports are now just mini versions of her - pushing people to do more work for less reward and no, I repeat no, praise or acknowledgement of hard work and good results. If you are thinking of joining Colgate's legal team - DON'T - run in the other direction fast."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I worked at Colgate-Palmolive full-time Cons: Series of bad directors in Minneapolis getting blessing from Corporate bigwigs - constant CONSTANT turnover in Minneapolis office due to incompetent leadership."

rather not say (Former Employee) says

"This was a really bad experience for me. Take a lesson from me, and do not work here. This was truly awful. I do not trust the management, security, or coworkers here, and neither should you. If you are an honest person, avoid this place at all costs. Cons: managers, team leads, lack of organization, bad attitudes, laziness, childishness, people glued to their phones, people sitting down the whole time."

team leader (Former Employee) says

"tôi thấy không hài lòng khi làm vc ơ đây, người lao động k được công đoàn bảo vệ"

Material Handler/Forklift Operator (Former Employee) says

"They make you sign off on SOP which they don’t teach you hands on. They stack finish goods out in the hall where pedistrian people walk. Some emergency doors are blocked with boxes in warehouse. In shipping / reciving don’t get breaks when the other person is out they never come to give you breaks. Sometimes they call you in early or have you to stay over if you don’t show you get a point"

Operator (Current Employee) says

"This job no bueno takes forever to get to first shift to many lick butts. HR is a a bad HR. You have to call the help desk for any little thing you need help with."

Operations Technician II (Current Employee) says

"Started out fairly good place to work but that changed very quickly. Greenwood facility has a high turnover rate. Supposed to only work 8 HR shifts after plant start up. Yet they knew once they went to 12 hour shifts, there would be no going back to 8 hours. Flat lied to everyone! Then said " 12 hours, like it, or leave!" They have a handful of great people, but the bad far outweigh the good. That's from the top down to production associates. Without a 4 year college degree, there is no advancement. Highest you can go is from operations technican 1 to maintaince mechanic. No advancement. Do NOT recommend! Cons: Long hours, no advancement, awfull supervisiors."

Adecco Temp Service (Former Employee) says

"I experienced low wages and illegal workers in the workplace plus 7.25 per hour. Mangers treat you like your disposable. They rewarded good work by giving out pizza. Cons: Short breaks, hot working conditions"

Factory Worker (Former Employee) says

"A typical day at work was bad. I never learned anything from working at that factory. All the co workers and bosses was mean and hateful. all day for 12 hours we would stand there 9 out of 10 of the times I was there. The hours and pay was horrible also Cons: stood there"

Distributor sales Manager (Former Employee) says

"A typical working day is working with salesmen. which start at 7 am till 7 pm. I enjoyed earning money through work. Management is supportive. Work place culture is one of competition. The hardest part of the job is politics, The most enjoyable part of the job is meeting different people each day Cons: slow promotion"

mercaderista e impulsadora (Former Employee) says

"los jefes son buenos jefes en cuan ala formación laboral le ayudan mucho a formar el ser humano Cons: ningunos"

(CASUAL) says

"The only benificial thing about that place was that you had a job and that was it and you were just another person to tell what to do in a rude manner which is not what you need"

Warehousing (Former Employee) says

"I felt like I was being judge. Anytime I would make a small mistake. The world was gone end. I didn't like the job I don't want to go back."

Package Handler (Current Employee) says

"The company has a lot of turn overs because the trucks are always late and then there is no work to do and you are sent home therefore you are not getting any hours . Cons: Bad management"

Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee) says

"Morristown TN was already a bad place to stay in for a few months but working through a Temp Service was to inconvenient for ever trying to expand your career. Cons: Working through a Temp Service you get ripped off"

Assembly Line worker (Former Employee) says

"it was a mess they weren't organized and the people there are very rude you wouldn't be able to get any work done there plus the work environment was very dirty"

Operations Technician (Former Employee) says

"They say take your time and do your job right as the breath down your neck because production isn't high enough. They do not have a good safety culture and contradict themselves. Cons: Management"

Supervisor de Merchandising (Former Employee) says

"Em desenvolvimento de projeto, projeto de trabalho com pequeno varejo. Cons: Plano de carreira."

operador de maquinas (Former Employee) says

"Péssimo ambiente , chefia ineficiente e egocêntrica"

operador de maquinas (Former Employee) says

"Ambiente pesado , péssimo , ma gestão de pessoas , a todo momento sofremos assédio moral , não recomendo Cons: Chefia mal treinada"

Sidel Operator (Current Employee) says

"Not fair to qualified people for other jobs. Disrespect hard workers and make people take vac time when You not read to take them. Not fair with communication"

IT analyst (Former Employee) says

"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. Cons: terrible management, long hours, med pay"

melvin.mullvad says

"The worst support I’ve ever had. Won’t respond to e-mails, and when they do they are telling me to go to their North American team, and they that they can’t help me, and I should contact my local customer service again. I am never buying something from them again. DO NOT BUY FROM THIS WORTHLESS COMPANY!!!!!"

Peter Andersen says

"Colgate DAMAGE the environment by using MICROPLASTIC in the toothpaste!!! Avoid Colgate, and use Zendium!!! Which has the Nordic Environmental Mark."

Miia Karoliina says

"This doesnt works-> Colgate max white Expert white"

Melani canaii says

"Been using colgate max white for just over 2 months and in my opinion doesn't work. My teeth don't look any whiter and actually feel more sensitive than before use. Very disappointing as i have used the original for years and had no issues. Thought i would try the max white for added brightness should have known cheaper doesn't mean better !"

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