Unilever Career Development FAQ

Read what Unilever employees think about career development at the company. Employees have questions about everything from promotions and mentoring to job security.

Unilever has a career opportunities rating of 3.7.

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8 English questions out of 8

3 March 2021

How are the career development opportunities at Unilever?

Pros

Great culture, great people, focus on results, possibility of homeworking, growth opportunity, excelent pay, fast paced.

Cons

Processes are not always clear, too many meetings.

Advice to Management

Make a better consensus between the logistic and commercial targets.

Great culture, great people, focus on results, possibility of homeworking, growth opportunity, excelent pay, fast paced.

3 March 2021

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15 April 2019

What kind of career opportunities exist at Unilever?

Pros

Huge company with multiple opportunities of grow and with a lot of energy within its culture

Cons

Sometimes the "how" is not so important and forces people to do whatever is necessary

Huge company with multiple opportunities of grow and with a lot of energy within its culture

15 April 2019

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4 October 2020

Does Unilever have any sort of mentoring programme?

Pros

It's a secure job, but that's where it ends.

Cons

There's minimal support for staff here. No true training or mentoring with a lot of politics taking place on who gets promoted and who doesn't. Management overload you with work with no training and simply tell you to get on with it. The culture is to work till 9/10 most nights and that it is expected of you to get your work done regardless of how long it will take you. If you tell management you have too much on, they will simply tell you that you don't and it's your job role and it's expected to be done with no pushbacks. The UFLPs (grads) are worked hard but also given presidency over other staff who want to develop their career, which is ultimately unfair.

Advice to Management

Better development. More action to actually upskill staff. Treat them as less of a cog in the system.

No true training or mentoring with a lot of politics taking place on who gets promoted and who doesn't.

4 October 2020

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21 June 2019

Why do Unilever employees quit?

Pros

Good work environment and pretty good growth opportunities

Cons

I left the company because of value disagreements - if your value aligns with the work culture and company's vision, it can be a good place to work.

I left the company because of value disagreements

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4 September 2020

How are promotions handled at Unilever?

Pros

Great company, many employee initiates, amazing brand name and huge scale of operations. Lots to learn.

Cons

Lack of transparency in grading and promotions, all decisions largely depend on Line Manager, which can be detrimental if LM is not competent or favorable, change in company structure leading to undue competition and lack of company effort to hold on to employees.

Lack of transparency in grading and promotions, all decisions largely depend on Line Manager, which can be detrimental if LM is not competent or favorable, change in company structure leading to undue competition and lack of company effort to hold on to employees.

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