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Working at Colgate-Palmolive

Discover what it’s like to work at Colgate Palmolive

April 2024

Building Brighter, Healthier Futures

At Colgate Palmolive, we're not just reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets and the planet, we're creating it. We are a global team of over 34,000 dedicated professionals serving hundreds of millions of people - and their pets daily. With a presence in over 200 countries, our brands and carefully crafted products span Oral Care, Skin Health, Personal Care, Home Care, and Pet Nutrition. Colgate Palmolive teams develop, produce, distribute, and market health and hygiene products and pet nutrition essential to society. In addition to Colgate and Palmolive, our trusted brands include elmex, meridol, Tom’s of Maine, hello, Sorriso, Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sanex, Filorga, eltaMD, PCA Skin, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet and Hill’s Prescription Diet.

And our portfolio of science-backed brands continues to grow, with recent innovations leading the way for a healthier tomorrow!

Our People, Purpose, and Progress

At Colgate Palmolive, people are at the heart of our approach. We prioritize our people, consumers, and communities we serve. Our commitment extends to:

  • Ethical leadership: acting with compassion, integrity, and honesty in all situations
  • Respectfully Listening: valuing others opinions and to celebrating our differences
  • Commiting to Impact: protecting the environment, and enhancing the communities where we live and work.

Our global team is united by our purpose and shared vision of One Colgate as we work together across departments and around the world. Only by sharing ideas, technologies, and talents can we achieve and sustain profitable growth.

We are equally committed to getting better every day in everything we do, as individuals and as teams. By better understanding consumer needs and customers’ expectations and continuously working to innovate and improve products, services, and processes, we will achieve our highest potential and reimagine a healthier future for all.

Our Approach to Innovation and Sustainability

At Colgate Palmolive, we pursue innovation with purpose, collaboration, input, and diversity.  Innovation at Colgate Palmolive is a team sport, played by a diverse team of scientists, designers, and engineers  who help build some of the most loved products on the planet.  Our commitment to relentless experimentation and creativity  has helped us reimagine health, material, and sustainability science for over 200 years. Some of our recent Innovation Spotlights include: Hill’s Prescription Diet ONC Care . Soupline’s First-of-its-Kind Softening Tablets, Suavitel Shed Shield, and PCA Skin’s Most Powerful Anti-Aging Serum Yet.

With the Colgate brand in more homes than any other, we are presented with great opportunities and new challenges as we work to integrate sustainability into all aspects of our business and create positive social impact. 

Our values of Caring, Inclusive, and Courageous guide everything that we do.  We’re so proud of the collective efforts of ALL Colgate People who champion sustainability across our organization, which has resulted in Colgate Palmolive’s wards and global recognitions. 

Fostering Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Driving our purpose is our unwavering commitment to fostering a workplace that reflects the global communities we serve. We understand that representation matters to ensure that diversity is our strength, and we're proud of our inclusive culture that mirrors the diverse communities we serve. Our ongoing efforts to advance DEI are evident in our policies, programs, and the support we provide to our employees.

Representation Matters: We strive to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our consumers, ensuring unique  voices and experiences that enrich our company culture.

Culture of Belonging: We believe that true innovation and growth are achieved through fostering inclusive environments where our  people feel valued, respected, and empowered to show up as their true authentic selves.

Leadership Support: Our leaders are dedicated to championing diversity, equity, and inclusion, providing the resources and support necessary for every team member to make a significant impact.

By prioritizing these principles, we not only enhance our workplace but also drive success that resonates with our partners and resonates with our customers. Discover the initiatives and programs that are propelling Colgate Palmolive forward in our journey toward a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive future here.

Colgate-Palmolive Benefits

Empowering our Workforce Through Employee Resource Groups

At Colgate Palmolive, we believe that our strength lies in our diversity. Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are the backbone of our inclusive culture, playing a crucial role in fostering a sense of belonging and authenticity among our team members. With 11 ERGs and 24 Chapters across the United States, we are proud to offer vibrant communities where Colgate People can fully express their individuality and grow both personally and professionally.

Our ERG’s at a Glance


Our Comprehensive Benefits Offering 

At Colgate Palmolive, we prioritize the well-being of our people. Our commitment to 'caring' is exemplified through our extensive benefits* program. Explore the range of benefits and enriching learning opportunities we provide to our employees in the United States."

  • Medical Benefits

    • A Wide Range of Medical Insurance Options (EPO, PPO, and High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) options) 
    • Generous Dental Coverage
    • Vision plan 
    • Healthcare flexible spending account (FSA) and/or Health Savings Account (HSA)
    • Telemedicine 
    • Nurse line for everyday medical questions 
  • Financial Benefits

    • Generous 401(k) savings plan
      • Company match on 50% of employee contributions of up to 6% of eligible pay (increases to 75% after 5 years) 
      • Company automatic contribution of 4% of eligible pay (increases to 5% after 10 years) 
    • Free financial planning and financial education 
    • A number of insurance and disability offerings 
    • Matching Gifts Program 

  • Work-Life Harmony

    • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) and Paid Sick Time 
    • Paid Holidays (and flex holidays)
    • Summer Hours (varies by location and role)  
    • Pets @ Work (varies by location)
    • Flexible hybrid work offerings based on role
  • Holistic Wellbeing

    Mental Health

    • Telemedicine psychology visits 
    • Employee Assistance Program
      • Up to 8 free sessions per person per issue per year 


    • Parental leave
      • 8 weeks paid; 12 weeks unpaid*
    • Backup child care and elder care 
    • Adoption assistance 
    • College scholarship
    • College coach
      • Help with your child’s college search, applications, and financial aid 
    • Discounts on tutors and test prep
    • Wellthy caregiving support 
    • Dependent care flexible spending account


    • 11 employee resource groups
    • Online discounted company store
    • Tuition assistance
    • Pet insurance discount
    • On-site cafeteria (varies by location)
    • Commuter benefits (varies by location)
      • Arts & culture tickets (varies by location)
      • Fitness/Wellbeing classes (varies by location)

    *Varies for employees with less than 12 months of service and is subject to hours worked requirements

  • Development and Commitment to Learning

    Learning Culture 

    • Learning Fridays company-wide initiative 
    • Robust course content from Linkedin Learning (, Harvard Business Publishing (LeadingEdge), SuccessFactors, datacamp, Circus Street, TED @ Work, and more 
    • Degreed LXP enterprise access, providing employees with leading content and expertly curated skill building plans 

Join Us! 

Interested in being part of our growing, global community? Check out our open roles at And join us on our journey of reimagining a healthier future for all. 


*Please Note:  Listed benefits are not guaranteed and may vary by location/business. All benefits subject to applicable eligibility requirements.

Any reference in this communication to "Colgate-Palmolive," “Colgate” or "Company" will include the Colgate-Palmolive Company and/or its subsidiaries as applicable. This communication makes reference to the terms of certain employee benefit plans and programs available to certain current or former Colgate employees ("plans"). Nothing in this communication creates a right to be covered under such plans, and it is not intended to be a plan document or insurance carrier contract. In the event of any conflict between the plan documents or insurance carrier contracts and this communication, the terms of the applicable plan documents and/or insurance carrier contracts will govern. The plan administrator (or its delegates) reserves the sole and absolute discretion to interpret the plans and to make all determinations thereunder, and such determinations are binding on all parties as described in the applicable summary plan description. Colgate reserves the right to amend, modify or terminate (in whole or part) the plans at any time without advance notice and for any reason with respect to both current and former Colgate employees and their dependents.

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