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Updated 24 March 2019
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  • "pressure - no work life balance" (in 211 reviews)

  • "Quite bureaucratic and slow moving which can be frustrating along with a committee attitude to decision making" (in 112 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Good company with great benefits!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rotterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rotterdam (Netherlands)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    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.

    Unilever Response

    28 Jan 2019 – Global Talent Specialist

    Thank you for your feedback and your contribution at Unilever.


  2. "N/A"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    well being
    people
    atmosphere
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    Cons

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    Unilever Response

    5 Feb 2019

    Thank you for sharing your feedback. All the very best

  3. "Fantastic place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Sunlight, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Sunlight, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent corporate values
    People orientated
    Look after their employees
    Innovative
    Friendly place to work

    Cons

    Can be a bit lonely if not from Wirral area
     Older employees who dont like to mix outside of work

    Unilever Response

    25 Mar 2019 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Thank you for your feedback and your contribution at Unilever.


  4. "Great Company really driven by purpose"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Unilever full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - purpose driven
    - flexible working
    - great marketing school
    - great minds and leaders

    Cons

    - career progress
    - salary a bit low compared to competition

    Advice to Management

    - focus and listen more to who you call "talents"

    Unilever Response

    25 Mar 2019 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to give us a review and provide feedback.


  5. "Unilever marketer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Unilever full-time

    Pros

    Flexi working works really well

    Cons

    Loaction isn't the best in Surrey

    Unilever Response

    18 Mar 2019 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Thanks for sharing your comments.


  6. "HR manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Unilever full-time

    Pros

    Respectable global company with good packages

    Cons

    Several changes, decreasing management opportunities

    Unilever Response

    11 Mar 2019 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Thanks for your review, and all the best in your future role.


  7. "Global Brand Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Unilever full-time

    Pros

    Great team, good support, good access to training

    Cons

    Low salary, long hours, unproductive meetings

    Unilever Response

    12 Mar 2019 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Thanks for leaving your review and providing feedback. We would encourage you to share this with your line manager.

  8. "Associate CMI Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Unilever full-time

    Pros

    Wok ethics & environment, personal development.

    Cons

    Move from WL1 to WL2 is incredibly difficult

    Unilever Response

    25 Feb 2019

    Thank you for your feedback. Kindly consider speaking to your HR Partner or Line Manager regarding specific steps you can take to prepare you for your desired next role. All the very best.


  9. "Great Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work and build a solid career

    Cons

    Like many other big companies, innovations take a lot of time

    Advice to Management

    More flat hierarchical structures.

    Unilever Response

    23 Feb 2019

    Thank you for sharing your feedback and advice on hierarchical structures. The company has taken steps in recent years to simply not just the organisation structure but also the processes. Definitely... More


  10. "Salary"

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

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

    Pros

    Very good, and really competitive for the role

    Cons

    Can take some time to progress

    Unilever Response

    4 Mar 2019 – Global Employer Brand Apprentice

    Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review of your experience at Unilever so far.