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Great place to get a 2-4 yr foundation then move on to a better environment/ advancement -- just like any big CPG firm.

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Current Employee - Associate Brand Manager
Current Employee - Associate Brand Manager

I have been working at Unilever

Pros

Top CPG company; a lot of brands; great training; easy to go into other marketing afterward

Cons

Big, get lost in the shuffle. Some roles much more work than others.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Promote and support the star talent more. Work out better balance of responsibilities. Value an MBA more. Promote where due in terms of work product not just friends with everyone.

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    Unilever is a good company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Integration Analyst
    Current Employee - Data Integration Analyst

    I have been working at Unilever

    Pros

    Unilever is an ethical company that strives to treat its employees well, at least in comparison to companies of similar size. It also understands the benefits of giving back to the surrounding communities and involves it's employees in its community service projects. Unilever respects the Work/Life balance of employees and offers flexible work arrangements, enabling employees to give their best without sacrificing their personal lives.

    Cons

    Unilever needs to better educate its management in skills related to employee development, and leadership abilities. It's difficult to gain a promotion without moving to another position under a new manager. There should be more emphasis on rewarding individuals who work above expectations and an established method for employees to recognize other employees for outstanding work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are the most important asset of a company and Unilever has incredibly talented people. Make sure to see the "big picture" and not just short term cost cutting to achieve a bonus for a year. This will not help the company in the long term. Make sure to use the talents of employees to the fullest and take the time to know what those talents are.

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    Great for Resume, Not for salary.

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    Former Employee - Production Manager in Hammond, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Production Manager in Hammond, IN (US)

    I worked at Unilever

    Pros

    The best reason to work for Unilever is to get a solid multinational company on your resume. You will also have access to a CPG machine and can understand how the supply chain interacts with brand. If you are in a corporate function you will be working in very nice areas (Connecticut, Chicago, Northern Jersey). If you are in a manufacturing function you will have access to a job board that can take you all over the country, gaining experience in manufacturing foods and personal care products. You will have access to union environments as well as nonunion. It is also neat to be able to reveal some of what is behind the curtain on some of their favorite products.

    Cons

    Work many hours. In some cases, advancement is given to people with seniority and not skill. There are a lot of people there that continue to be employed because there isn't enough time for managers to work up a dossier on how bad their people are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out how to get to market first, instead of following P&G all day. But you know this. Maybe you can hire better people and pay them more to stay!

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