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Self motivation needed

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This is a very relaxed environment so self motivation is highly recommended. The hr manager needs to be taught about professionalism when addressing issues especially involving employees.

Pros

Performance vouchers

Cons

Long hours
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Bad environment

Nothing is good about that place. There’s a lot of uneducated people which leads them to be threatened by all the young educated people joining the team.That they might take their jobs
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Great place to grow, bad place for balance

Great opportunities to grow. Good salary. They invest in your development and provide great opportunities. Most of the people are really nice. On the flip side working there comes with high stress and poor work life balance. Be prepared to work very long hours. Systems need to be modernised and EQ not always present in company. Good MD (firm, fair and compassionate ) in 2021, and some of his Exco team.Carrot and stick approach by management ...but the stick has a sharp blade at the end.

Pros

Nice people, global company, sales development

Cons

Long hours, high stress, poor systems management
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Great and competitive

Colgate Palmolive is a great company that a person can grow in, they also involved in diversity and inclusion which is very important especial to minority or previously disadvantaged.

Pros

Good salary and benefits

Cons

Retrenchments
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Productive Workplace with Helpful Staff

Great work Space with team members always willing to help. Fast Paced with Collabrative Effort throughout workplace. Analytics is the key Part of Marketing and all cross functional.
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Good Company to work for

I really enjoyed working for Colgate Palmolive.They are concerned about the well being of their staff. Company environment was very good. Good heart.They are concerned about grooming their employees.
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Best Company to work for

Colgate is a very Big Company, a company anyone will wish to work for. it is taking good care of the staff nad has work life balance. work load is not heavy except for month ends.

Pros

Flexible working hours
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Productive work place

IT professional with over 5 years’ experience specializing in IT desktop Support and Microsoft windows Server Environment, I can implement IT strategies at local and global level. My greatest strength is business awareness, which enables me to permanently streamline infrastructure and application. My personal attributes are Professional communicator, Strong problem solving, skills Above average, attention to detail, Solid investigation/research abilities; strongly team-oriented, Self-motivated, enthusiastic, and innovative with a positive attitude
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Amazing culture of caring

Truly a company that lives it’s values, maybe a little to much though. From my perspective non performance is not dealt with effectively which creates frustration on those who are absolutely amazing at their jobs.

Pros

Shares and global exposure

Cons

Corporate ladder and career succession constrained my lack of middle Mng.
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Productive and vibrant

Youngs teams that are energetic and very knowledgeable, its a great place to work as a graduate looking to start out their career. Management is supportive and guide new entrants within the workplace. the office culture is very collaborative and supportive towards end goals .

Pros

Product activations
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Great working environment with challenging objectives.

A typical day started with reviewing first the urgent issues with all internal stake holders as well as any urgent external customer requirements. Attend Sales and Operations Planning meetings with Senior Management and also review internally within the department any issues related to procurement and supplier management. Managing a full blown SAP implementation as a Manufacturing Lead for 3 sites and also be responsible for the Planning and Procurement functions of the CP Plant at Dammam was a huge challenge that lasted for two long years.

Pros

Challenging and at the same time engrossing work, very friendly and accessible colleagues and senior management, great food in Canteen, enjoyable after office ping pong matches

Cons

Pay scale differences between local and international hires, No career plan for local hires.
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No prospects

Cogate a good company but with little prospects and Midland too far to travel. Loved the people I worked with and loved the job I did. It was sad to be retrenched
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Great Work Life Balance

Great company to work for take on lots of graduates. Behind slightly on digital adaption but PAN Africa experience available. Core Project and Brand Management skills

Pros

Work Life Balance

Cons

Slow Career Progression
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Good place to work

Its a fun place to work. Very challenging in a good way. There are plenty opportunities to grow and to travel abroad. If one is focus and know what they want to become they have the opportunity to be that in this company

Pros

Career development. Opportunity to go work abroad

Cons

Long hours, it comes with the territory
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Friendly working Environment

A hardworking and goal driven Accounting/Finance Graduate, seeking a more challenging opportunity to acquire new skills and develop existing ones. I have the ability to work in a team and am looking to contribute my knowledge and skills to an organization willing to invest its resources in me.

Pros

Good people

Cons

non
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Orders Processing and Customer Service

My typical day, was basically the same everyday nothing more or less, however it was a good experience working there at the time, the people and management are all good people and they have also an open office policy which is great and they give you all the training and tools to make your work comfortable and easy for you. The hardest part of my job was that I had to travel and getting up very early to get to work, but it was worth the trip, because I did enjoy my work and the people I worked with was amazing and always available if you need assistance

Pros

Company was to far

Cons

Long hours traveling
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Junior

Electrical and Mechanical (repair & maintenance). Operate relevant equipment within recommended parameters to produce the specified product. Complete Non-conformance reports and participate in associated remedial and corrective actions. Operate all production equipment and associated plant in a safe and efficient manner. Perform autonomous maintenance activities as per TPM requirements and any preventative maintenance tasks as scheduled. Maintain proper standards of housekeeping. Perform all assigned duties in accordance with safety procedures and policy.

Pros

cheap lunch

Cons

difficult working hours
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People oriented

People-focused culture and environment Learning and development is important part of culture Professionalism and integrity is important part of the culture
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Challenging and Fun to work at

Colgate-Palmolive is a great place to work. There are nice people to work with who assist you best they can. Colgate has a good reward plan. The company also offers low prices on their products. Their staff sales idea is excellent.,

Pros

Staff Sales

Cons

Long hours
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Learning Environment

Quick learning environment and friendly people. Low pay and lack of transparency in advancement and what it takes to advance. High expectations and no clear job role.

Pros

Shower in the building

Cons

Long Hours
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Productive and fun

It was a very nice and productive environment to work in,so much to learn.Management style encourages grow. Deadline is primalry goal when it comes to AP,all invoices had to be processed on time to avoid late payment,to much invoices to process in a day.

Pros

Productive

Cons

Long distance for me
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Based on 2 554 reviews

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4,1 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
4,1 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3,8 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3,9 out of 5 stars for Management
4,1 out of 5 stars for Culture
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