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100. Colgate-Palmolive
Financials: Latest Results
Rank: 100 (Previous rank: N.A.)
What makes it so great?
King of toothpaste market recruits with this come-on: "No matter where in the world you may want to work, Colgate can take you there."

Appropriate since roughly 80% of sales come from outside the U.S. Top management ranks are studded with people who have international experience, including CEO Ian Cook, who joined the company in 1976 in Britain.

Headquarters: 300 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022
2008 revenue ($ millions): 15,329
Website: www.colgate.com

Is Colgate-Palmolive a great employer, or what?
Colgate-Palmolive stats
U.S. employees 5,366
Employees outside U.S. 29,518
New jobs (1 year) 117
% job growth (1 year) 2%
% voluntary turnover 4%
Applicants 47,503
No. of job openings (as of Jan. 13, 2010) 190
Pay Avg. annual pay*
Most common job (salaried):
Most common job (hourly):
Operating Technician
Paid sabbaticals No
Onsite child care No
100% health-care coverage No
Onsite fitness center Yes
Subsidized gym membership Yes
Job sharing program Yes
Compressed workweek Yes
Telecommuting Yes
% minorities 29%
% women 40%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Offers domestic partner benefits
for same-sex couples?
Professional training  
Salaried employees (hrs./yr.): 17
Hourly employees (hrs./yr.): 10
From the Feb. 8, 2010 issue
N.A.: Not available. U.S. employees includes part-timers as of time of survey. Job growth, new jobs, and voluntary turnover are full-time only. Revenues are for 2008 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees.
* Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of full-time salaried and hourly employees.
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