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Unilever Reviews

Updated 4 Apr 2020

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3.9
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Unilever CEO Alan Jope
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443 Ratings
Pros
  • "rios segmentos e oportunidade de trabalhar em projetos/atividades diversos(in 179 reviews)

  • "Great place great people great work(in 170 reviews)

Cons
  • "Slow decision making, complicated processes(in 139 reviews)

  • "Velocidade do desenvolvimento de carreira / falta clareza das metas para ser promovido(in 85 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (9)

    "Purpose driven oganisation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Unilever full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    It's vision and values are excellent, I felt proud to work for Unilever and everything in stands for. It is not one of those companies who says one thing to it's consumers but then acts differently internally. The agile working is great, as is the free ice cream (site specific) and staff shop!

    Cons

    Not the highest salaries in the market - people stay because they love the company, not the package. When you do leave you will find it hard to work for just anyone, because you become used to being treated in a certain way and now have the need to find a company that matches your values

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    Unilever2019-04-25

    Unilever Response

    April 29, 2019Employer Brand Specialist

    Thanks for leaving your review about your time at Unilever. It's great to see that you mention our culture and values as some of your highlights. All the best in your future role!

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  2. "Placement Year"

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    Former Employee - Customer Account Executive in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Unilever full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - good experience - social life is great

    Cons

    - Bureacratic - Difficult to progress - high staff turnover.

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    Unilever2020-03-09
  3. "Very low pay"

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    Current Employee - Finance Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Unilever full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working, huge company, good benefits

    Cons

    Not competitive with salary, your just a number

    Unilever2020-03-13
  4. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Port Sunlight, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Unilever full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible hours, can manage my own work and time

    Cons

    Flat organisation with little progression routes, people pulling in different directions

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    Unilever2020-02-25
  5. "Very good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Unilever full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Big on sustainability. Really nice people and lots of support.

    Cons

    No major cons that come to mind.

    Unilever2020-02-24
  6. "They don't "walk the talk" but "talk the talk""

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    Former Employee - Assistant Marketing Manager in London, England

    I worked at Unilever full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Flexibility to work from home (1 or 2 days a week) - Nice office in Central London - Informal environment

    Cons

    - Low salary and not much benefits for lower level employees - Lack of growth opporunities - Instability due to lots of changes and high turnover in management - Hierarchical structure with work levels - Lack of support from HR - Stressful always on culture

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    Unilever2020-03-05
  7. "Good, but not as great as it was....."

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    Current Employee - Information Specialist in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Unilever full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great commitment to behaving positively as a business

    Cons

    Most of us are a small cog in a huge machine

    Unilever2020-02-20
  8. "Big Company"

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    Current Employee - Business Technology Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Unilever full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Massive Company so lots of training/development

    Cons

    Slow Progression, takes years to get promotoed

    Unilever2020-02-19
  9. "Be what you want to be"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Unilever full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Flexible to move around functions - Value and reward those with unique skills - Personal development and qualifications - Agile working and relaxed environment, providing you deliver as expected

    Cons

    - Lack of decision making and direction from leadership - Progress can be restricted to time served

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    Unilever2020-02-17
  10. "Very good company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Brand Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Unilever full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Focus on consumers Business in a sustainable way Career opportunities

    Cons

    Heavy stakeholders management Not fast enough Periodic restructuring

    Unilever2020-02-15
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