I have seen the worst in people. Behaviors of hate, revenge and just because I can attitude from management. It's truly an organization out of control. For example, some people who were let go in 2011 the hell extended into the following year with... read more
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This recent layoff really opened the eyes of many people. You can't have a department meeting to discuss fiolettsk.rus and new organization changes hoping to raise hopes and morality knowing we have 2018 and 2019 layoffs still looming. Boys and Girls... read more
No surprise. ..More layoffs are coming for 2018. Many suspect it will start in January. Get your house and resume in order.
Once upon a time, Colgate was a better place. Remember, it was never perfect but people cared. This layoff was cold and heartless. People were disrespect and demoralized. Thank you to the many people supporting the folks being let go. You have no... read more
A lot of people received their layoff notices as of Nov 1st and days after. For the rest of the Colgate population not affected, please refrain from boasting or giving the list of names during your group meeting while laughing. It's not a joke. Stop... read more
Why are support functions catching hell in this layoff?
GGEP budgets look fat enough to accommodate more VERP and not just severance. Will Christmas come early for people at or near the Rule of 85?
I have to be honest. Nov 1st felt like the day from hell. You sit around and ponder, "how in the hell did this happen to me". You stop feeling motivated and get even more depress because people at work are afraid to speak to you. It's hard to walk in... read more
Management is layoff for 2018 and 2019 to support functions. Start looking.
Help me understand something. What was the point of letting people go only to hire the ones you want. Favorites....If you read the job openings, you can clearly see they are for specific people based on the job description. So why tell people to... read more
The company has been all about smoke and mirrors for years. Massage the numbers until it makes the shareholders happy even when there is nothing new coming and the only way to keep showing a profit is to cut past the bone until the limb falls off... read more
This was a crazy week. But I think we have learned a few things: No one is safe You can do great work but it will not guarantee your job is safe. If management doesn't like you or hear negative perception you will be on the chopping block. It's... read more
I have known this individual for a very long time. This person was funny, smart and could put a smile on your face. A real cool person. Today, my dearest colleague lost their job. I can't begin to understand why and how. It didn't make sense. When I... read more
I was wondering if somebody who was let go as part of the latest Colgate layoffs could tell us what kind of severance package they received? I'm pretty sure they are far from done and we'll be learning about new layoffs soon, so knowing what to... read more
Are we out of the woods yet? Seems very calm in my office, so calm that I am starting to worry it's quiet before the storm. I realize I am probably just being paranoid, but if anybody knows for sure if all fiolettsk.rus were done with yesterday, please... read more
A few people lost their jobs today out of hate, ignorance and revenge. Right now I can honestly say we are living in a cultural environment that isn't fair. Sadly race plays a role and so does gender. Let's not forget age. The behaviors I am seeing... read more
Yep.. Round 2 has begun...Closed door one on one meetings began this am. The difference this time is that this is mandatory, not voluntary. This is a true layoff. Positions are being eliminated all in the name of being lean & meeting the corporate... read more
Corporate will layoff people salary grade 15 and lower who have enough points to qualify on Nov 1st. Henning is an axe man and heads are starting to roll. Apparently, the strategy for growth is cut to the bone and keep cutting until a limb falls off.
Layoffs are happening as we speak. Last day for some is December 31st. Support functions are going to be hit the hardest. Sad to say, it's will be both business and personal. Get ready..... This was posted by in another thread... read more
Being an ex employee, I was sad while leaving, but now feel fine after reading all this. Fairly speaking, I was always worried about getting a pink slip any time. There are serious management issues and HR is a real sh--. Policies are good for books... read more
I thought people were joking when they told me that they were 100% certain that we'll have layoffs in NYC.
The next two weeks will provide the details of Colgate Palmolive future. Management has already decided who will move up with promotions verses lateral. Sadly, it will not be done fairly. Unique individuals are being promise as we speak with... read more
Current rumor has VERP being offered to lower level people next, followed by more straight up layoffs. I know there are a lot of lower level folks salivating for a package, those that are left will break from the stress or find other employment out... read more
Everyone knows something is coming. It's a matter of when and how. VP's have already made their decision. Honestly, it was done 6 months ago. Some people are already looking for jobs in the event it happens 4Q2017. Personal Care will fall next. With... read more
4Q2017 is going around a lot lately about layoffs . With only three categories left :Oral,Personal and Toothbrush, sales are not doing well in any of the categories. Once the VERP is done with the upper levels, it makes sense to go after the lower... read more
What happens after September 30th. Do we wait with anticipation of another reorganization that may imply layoffs to get rid of pepole. I can't see it based on succession planning. By the way...why are some groups quite about colleagues taking the... read more
I would love to see a few people take the package. Some of these managers are insecure and jerks. Be honest....it's true. They have held people back from advancing due to personal issues and or because they speak up for themselves. If we are to... read more
This package is a private matter and should not be taken lightly. However not too many people are talking it. Any thoughts or what's the next phase is.
Colgate is a good company with good family values. I came here recently from another big consumer company. The management is no different than in any other company. Like everywhere, there are good and bad examples. The problem of Colgate is that it... read more
Diversity is an issue everywhere. However I wish more job opportunities could be given to a more diverse pool of people. It appears more jobs are being given to individuals who are in the LATAM regions. It gives the impression no one else is... read more
Best thing would be instead of outsourcing workers, who are doing real work, they should outsource most of the useless,arrogant and power hungry Middle managers. They don't even deserve package. They will not find jobs in this economy as they have no... read more
Colgate is a good company and with great family benefits. In my years at Colgate, middle management is the blame for many of the personnel issues at Colgate. We must also include HR. Keep in mind, I would say we only have a good 5% of middle... read more
So many young people are leaving Colgate. Once upon a time you would see young people stay 10 or 12 years. Nowadays, it's 3 to 5 years. New employees are having a hard time with middle management. Older employees are just trying to stay afloat. I... read more
There is nothing secretive about it - the redundancy was announced per regulations
I am not too concerned about the 150 who have received a package. I am more concerned about about the folks who are 15 and below. Will a package be available or not, is my first question. Secondly, is it really time for me to look for a job or just... read more
Rumors are swirling of a 4Q layoff at Colgate-Palmolive. Even the so call golden children are putting their resumes together. Moral will forever be at a all time low. I hope they provide a fair package to all levels before all is said and done. If we... read more
A Voluntary Early Retirement Program (VERP) was communicated yesterday to approximately 150 Corporate employees, to generate savings and efficiencies in Corporate functions. As with other elements of the GGEP program, we intend to invest the savings... read more
Please share info if you have it - who's affected and what plants are closing
SWM in Spotswood NJ is hiring Electrical and Instrumentation Techs as well as Machine Operators if anyone is looking for work. I applied and had an interview this morning. Starting pay is around $18 hour. Shift work is required and have to join their... read more
Please share anything you may know on the impeding VERP