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Unilever Overview

London, England
10000+ employees
1872
Company - Public (ULVR:LN)
Consumer Products Manufacturing
£5 to £10 billion (GBP) per year
On any given day, two billion people use Unilever products to look good, feel good and get more out of life.

With more than 400 brands focused on health and wellbeing, no company touches so many people’s lives in so many different ... Read more

Mission: We believe that as a business we have a responsibility to our consumers and to the communities in which we have a presence. Around the world we invest in local economies and develop people’s skills inside and outside of Unilever. And through our business and brands, we ... Read more


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2018 (#42), 2017 (#7), 2016 (#9), 2015 (#24)

Top CEOs: 2017 (#24), 2016 (#16)

Company Updates

  • Akeem Alleyne is only a few months into his apprenticeship with our Global Employer Brand team, but has already achieved a huge accomplishment: overseeing the Unilever Future Leaders’ League. Read more about his #UniquelyUnilever story here: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMvUW

    Overseeing The Unilever Future Leaders' League 2019: My Apprenticeship Journey

    Just seven months into my project management apprenticeship, I was asked to oversee a huge international student competition - the Unilever Future Leaders' League (UFLL). It was incredibly rewarding to organise such a big event, where I was coordinating with people from all over the world, including

  • This week we have been hosting the Future Leaders' League Global Final in London! Day One had talks from Leena Nair, Unilever CHRO, and Graeme Pitkethly, Unilever CFO, plus lots of great team activities - our future leaders have had a whirlwind start to their London journey. Keep up with the action on LinkedIn and by following #UFLL2019!

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Unilever – Why Work For Us?


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On any day, 2.5 billion people use Unilever products to look good, feel good and get more out of life – giving us a unique opportunity to build a brighter future.

Making sustainable living commonplace

Great products from our range of more than 400 brands give us a unique place in the lives of people all over the world.

When consumers reach for nutritionally balanced foods or indulgent ice creams, affordable soaps that combat disease, luxurious shampoos or everyday household care products, there’s a good chance the brand they pick is one of ours. Seven out of every ten households around the world contain at least one Unilever product, and our range of world-leading, household-name brands includes Lipton, Knorr, Dove, Axe, Hellmann’s and Omo. Trusted local brands designed to meet the specific needs of consumers in their home market include Pureit and Suave.

Whatever the brand, wherever it is bought, we’re working to ensure that it plays a part in helping fulfil our purpose as a business – making sustainable living commonplace.

Please visit our website for more information: https://www.unilever.co.uk


CAREERS WITH UNILEVER

A job at Unilever is a career made by you, with development opportunities, benefits and a working culture that embraces diversity. So whether you’re looking for an internship, apprenticeship, graduate opportunities, or a job opening to progress your professional career, at Unilever you can shape your own path as you work with the brands and people that drive our sustainable business growth.

Whether you’re interested in taking your career to the next level, are a graduate looking for on-the-job training through our Unilever Future Leaders Programme, or a student looking for a hands-on internship in a pioneering and fast-moving business, take a look at the opportunities at Unilever.

https://www.unilever.co.uk/careers

Join us to create a better business, a better world, a better you

We have big ambitions about how our business can help create a bright future for our world – but to make it happen we need great people who can challenge the way things are done, bring new ideas to the table, and dare to make big decisions.

The Unilever Future Leaders Programme (UFLP) is about making a big impact on business. If you want to make a difference, Unilever is the place to come: we want our future to be shaped and made by you, and the scope and scale of opportunities here is enormous. We give you fast learning with as much room as you need to progress; the platform to take your career in varied and interesting directions in a way that reflects your own personality and interests; and the responsibility to have a real say in how change takes place.

It’s challenging, make no mistake. But we’re looking to make managers of you in three years. You will drive your career and some of the world’s most-loved brands into the future.

Our Industrial & Summer Placement Programmes give you a taste of Unilever with the opportunity to be fast-tracked onto to our UFLP Discovery Centre.

https://www.unilever.co.uk/careers/graduates

Our vision

Our vision is to grow our business, while decoupling our environmental footprint from our growth and increasing our positive social impact.

 

Sense of purpose

Our business has always been driven by a sense of purpose, a thread that connects us to our founding companies and their social missions to improve health, hygiene and livelihoods in their communities.

We continue to believe that business must make a positive contribution to addressing the challenges the world faces and that this is the only way a business will succeed. In 2009, we launched The Compass – our strategy for sustainable growth, setting out our determination to build a sustainable business for the long term.

 

Sustainability targets

The Unilever Sustainable Living Plan, launched in 2010, laid the blueprint for achieving this strategy. We continue to work towards the ambitious targets we have set ourselves for halving our environmental impact, improving the health and wellbeing of 1 billion people, and enhancing the livelihoods of millions.

We will grow our business by building on our strengths – combining our scale and expertise with our understanding of consumers in diverse markets to continue providing brands and services that people want and need. Our sustainable business model is making a difference to millions of people’s lives and to our environmental impact, and we will keep working to make these contributions greater. We’re also already seeing evidence that it is strengthening our business by helping to drive growth and trust, and reduce risk and cost.

We make some of the best known brands in the world, and those brands are present in 98% of households across the UK. Globally our products are used by 2 billion people every day.

Please visit https://www.unilever.co.uk/brands to browse the list of all Unilever's brands, see what brands are available in your country and link to more information about any of our brands on a local Unilever website.

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    Open friendly workspace with many great colleagues with different backgrounds
    Lots of holidays, employee support system and a good bonus sytem

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    Very structed and sometimes it can take a long time to know how all systems and processes work.
    Not always very flexible work environment.

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    Management should be more approachable and open for collaboration with all work levels. Management can also show more support for employee growth and assistance with promotion.

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Unilever Interviews

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    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Unilever (London, England) in November 2017.

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    A video interview that comprised of questions relating to one's motivations behind applying. However, following the completion of the interview, I received the outcome soon after, indicating that they had not reviewed the entire video response before making their decision.

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Unilever Awards & Accolades

  • Times Top 50 Employers for Women, The Times, 2013
  • Working Mother 100 Best Companies, Working Mother, 2013
  • Best Green International Business Award (Large), International Green Awards, 2011
  • Social Strategy Award, Warc, 2014
  • Investor Relations Awards, IR Magazine, 2014
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