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  1. Featured Review

    "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 9 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

    Advice to Management

    As you strive for greater employee experience, remember those employees who provide that service internally, they are employees too!

    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!

  2. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Unilever full-time

    Pros

    Great resources for those who want to learn, freebies, open and fun work environment, great pay, good recognition rewards.

    Cons

    Career Progression not skill-based, lots of bias in hiring and promotion decisions

    Unilever2019-05-15

    Unilever Response

    May 15, 2019Employer Brand Specialist

    Thanks for leaving your review.

  3. "Good for some people, depending on what you're looking for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Sunlight, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Unilever full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Work and personal life balance is very good

    Cons

    Very slow and bureaucratic career progression on R&D compared to other areas.

    Unilever2019-05-21
  4. "Good company to work for a few years"

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      Current Employee - Data Scientist 

      I have been working at Unilever full-time

      Pros

      Nice environment, people to collaborate

      Cons

      Slow career progression, it can take a long time to turn things around

      Unilever2019-05-13

      Unilever Response

      May 15, 2019Employer Brand Specialist

      Thanks for sharing your review.

    • "Unilever Global Career"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Unilever full-time

      Pros

      Amazing people Good work life balance Clear Purpose driven business Sustainability

      Cons

      Bureaucracy Uncompetitive Salary Difficult to be promoted if in head office

      Unilever2019-05-08

      Unilever Response

      May 13, 2019Global Talent Specialist

      Thanks for taking time to leave your review, and best of luck for the future.

    • "A great place to work"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Unilever full-time

      Pros

      Great team spirit and great brands

      Cons

      Sometimes a bit too slow to make decisions

      Unilever2019-05-09

      Unilever Response

      May 15, 2019Employer Brand Specialist

      Thanks for taking time to leave your review.

    • "Great marketing opportunities"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
      Recommends

      I worked at Unilever full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      consumer focused, purpose-led brands, great marketing minds

      Cons

      work life balance can be a challenge

      Unilever2019-05-06

      Unilever Response

      May 7, 2019Employer Brand Specialist

      Thanks for taking time to leave your review.

    • "Research Scientist"

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      Current Employee - Research Scientist 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Unilever full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      diversity, flexible working, agile working, equality, work-life balance, non-hierarchical structure, dynamic culture

      Cons

      lack of promotion opportunity, lack of career development plan & opportunity, lack of transparency in decision process in organisation.

      Unilever2019-05-06

      Unilever Response

      May 7, 2019Employer Brand Specialist

      Thanks for taking time to leave a review. Great to see you highlight work-life balance and culture. I would encourage you to speak to your HR Business Partner about some of the points you have raised.

    • "Fantastic!"

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      Current Employee - Commercial Executive in Leatherhead, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      -Great office environment - friendly employees, colourful furnishings, bright, open -Casual attire -Fexible hours -Work from home Fridays -Nice canteen with a variety of options -Free product give-aways! -Free Ben&Jerrys ice cream shop -Discounted Unilever products shop -Convenient Shuttle Bus from station -Company laptops/phone -Decent salaries -Ability to switch functions and roles for variety

      Cons

      -Hot-desking -Location - Leatherhead is a great town, but inconvenient for socialising after work.

      Unilever2019-05-02

      Unilever Response

      May 7, 2019Employer Brand Specialist

      Thanks for leaving your review about your time at Unilever so far.

    • "Great company to work for"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Unilever full-time

      Pros

      Purpose driven company with strong values

      Cons

      High complex environment given the complex portfolio

      Unilever2019-05-03

      Unilever Response

      May 3, 2019

      Thank you for your feedback. In case you have any recommendation that might help address the Cons you shared above, kindly consider sharing them with your HR Partner or Line Manager. All the best!

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