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Updated 25 May 2018
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  1. Featured Review

    "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood Cliffs, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood Cliffs, NJ (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Unilever full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible Working Environment (if you need to work from home in the middle of the week to go to the doctor for example, it's fine). As long as you get your work done, people don't tend to care when you leave the office etc.

    Easy access from NYC with use of company shuttle (you pay for it but it's minimal)

    Company truly believes and lives it's motto around purpose and sustainability

    Ability to work across multiple categories

    Top notch research and data capabilities. Although there are a lot of processes, there is a rarely a function or job that doesn't have built in tools to help you succeed

    Cons

    Pay growth year of year is minimal. Only way to get a good salary increase is to get promoted and this can be hard moving up levels depending on what stage of the year the company is in.

    Advice to Management

    Although you need to focus on hitting your Wall Street numbers (especially post Kraft-Heinz), refocus back on the long term with people management. Especially when you look to delay promotions around times of profit crunches.

    Unilever Response

    22 May 2018 – Global Talent Specialist

    Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review of your experience at Unilever so far. It's great to see that you highlight flexible working and a culture of sustainability and purpose... More


  2. "Assistant Brand Manager"

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

    I have been working at Unilever full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, great products, great responsibilities.

    Cons

    There are quite a lot of processess.

  3. "Good work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Unilever full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance, ice cream

    Cons

    Bad leadership and poor management, no clear guidance to new w employees

    Unilever Response

    21 May 2018

    Thank you for your feedback.


  4. "More, much more than FMCG!"

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Port Sunlight, England
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Port Sunlight, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Unilever full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Inspirational leadership. Agile working. Deeply engaging social mission projects. Open innovation ecosystem. Brilliant co-workers. Benefits

    Cons

    Unilever default has been and still tends towards 'steady as she goes'. Incrementalism and wait & see can frustrate the identification of new opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Inspire & reward risk taking and disruption. Invest early in new business opportunities to outpace the opposition.

    Unilever Response

    8 May 2018 – Global Talent Specialist

    Thank you for your review. We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts and we'll ensure they are passed on to the relevant teams.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Review"

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    Current Employee - Brand Manager
    Current Employee - Brand Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Unilever full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent training ground for learning about the world of business and marketing. If you want to learn, this is where to do it.

    Cons

    Difficult to progress in the company; highly bureaucratic; process driven; level of work input is not equivalent to remuneration; high expectations from leadership, with little support to get there (from a structure, financial, decision-making perspective); slow to change

    Unilever Response

    21 May 2018

    Thank you for your review. We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts and we'll ensure they are passed on to the relevant teams.


  6. "GLOBAL BRAND MANAGER | DOVE"

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    Current Employee - Global Brand Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Global Brand Manager in London, England

    I have been working at Unilever full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very good company based on good values

    Cons

    Recent changes within company that can make work frustrating

    Advice to Management

    Need to become more digital and more young/entrepreuneur mindset

    Unilever Response

    27 Apr 2018

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review about your experience of Unilever.


  7. "Unilever uk"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Unilever full-time

    Pros

    Interesting jobs , good company spirit and atmosphere, excellent training and skill building , keen on building a company with purpose

    Cons

    Large company hence speed of change is slow ,

    Unilever Response

    24 Apr 2018 – Global Talent Specialist

    Thank you for writing a review about your time at Unilever so far.

  8. "R&D"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Unilever full-time

    Pros

    A good work life balance

    Cons

    Frustratingly slow pace
    Lack of training
    Culture of constant debating

    Unilever Response

    4 May 2018

    Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are glad to know that you are able to achieve work life balance. We would like to encourage you to find time to speak with your Line Manager or HR Business... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Don't even apply"

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    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Unilever (Less than a year)

    Pros

    not many, flexible working, project can be interesting

    Cons

    boring, too corporate and way behind many companies, massively struggling with a digital transformation - it's very old-school
    low salaries, below industry average
    Low salaries cause that Unilever doesn't attract the best talent - graduates from B level universities

    Advice to Management

    wake up!

    Unilever Response

    8 May 2018

    We are sorry to hear about your experience, Unilever is keen to address your specific concern. We request that you share your feedback with your Line Manager in the first instance, to ensure that... More


  10. "Young and dynamic environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Unilever full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Dynamic, structured, action oriented,

    Cons

    Complex organization, bureaucracy, less employee commitment. Higher turnover comparing with the past years.

    Advice to Management

    Apply better employee management practices to keep the knowledge & experience within the company.

    Unilever Response

    24 Apr 2018 – Global Talent Specialist

    Thanks very much for your feedback and all the best in your new role.


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