In the past several weeks rumors of more layoffs have started to circulate around the office, and I am so, so tired of it all. Really Colgate? Really? The enormous cost cuttings from the past several years were not enough for you? Our team has been... read more
Topics regarding layoffs at Colgate-Palmolive Co.
I have heard February packages from two sources. Anyone else? Comments?
Having just watched the webcast, I'm left with the feeling that leadership has no idea whats happening even one level below them. This is something you are just figuring out now? The way this company has been run for the past several years should... read more
What's your prediction as it relates to the possibility of Colgate-Palmolive Layoffs in 2019?
Colgate Palmolive decided to have a canoe race on the Hudson River against the Unilever Company. Both teams practiced long and hard to reach their peak performance before the race. On the big day, the Unilever won by a mile. The Colgate Team, very... read more
Take a deep breath everyone. I was let go from CP. I was hurt and had many emotions going on but when I think back, Colgate Palmolive did me a huge favor. I am managing projects that I could have never done at Colgate due to the crazy politics. I... read more
Hearing that there will be No there big round in September. Followed by an announcement regarding a move from NYC to Piscataway for many workers.. I'm assuming that's supposed to say "another big round in September?" If that's the case, does anybody... read more
A lot of speculation about changes to come.....why no regional breakouts at th napoc meeting? why no new hires? Downsizing...? Noticing that we aren’t even getting new literature etc lately...
Seems like an odd thing, no?
Many predictions of layoffs this year. Haven’t seen any yet at the Tech Center.
Pretty obvious, no? I wonder what's going to happen with CBS and IT?
Falling stock price. This is what happens when the Company cut cost to the bone. Shame on Upper Management. Not a single person got fired. I bet they all got Fat bonuses.
In the last few layofffs, I was surprised to see certain individuals let go. One can only imagine it was done intentionally rather than for the sake of growing the business. In some cases management protects who they like. It makes no sense to me. In... read more
I will never forget how I was treated when I received my layofffs notice. My managers smiled and laughed in my face for two whole months. It was like, I finally got you!. People in Piscataway were afraid to talk to me and isolated me. It was the... read more
Will there be downsizing in COP?
Any truth to it? I've heard 50 people were let go today.
These people were layed off, yet we're calling them "retirements"? Why bother... Everyone knows it's a lie.
Layoffs will occur in 2018 and all of 2019. With the two new companies Colgate aquired, they need to see who will fits and who will not fit with the new groups. They will treat the new companies as the did Toms. Management is nervous but if they did... read more
Our upper management told us no more layoffs in Personal Care for 2018. Anybody actually believes this? Upper management will say ANYTHING to get people to calm down and restore some kind of productivity. Scared and stressed employees are not that... read more
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
This recent layoff really opened the eyes of many people. You can't have a department meeting to discuss the layoffs 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 the layoffs 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.
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.