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Unilever Reviews

Updated Oct 15, 2019

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Unilever CEO Alan Jope
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  1. Featured Review
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    "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. "Great experience"

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

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

    Pros

    Very global team, fun brands to work on, opportunities to work abroad. I would recommend esp for first few years of a marketing career.

    Cons

    Very process-driven. Things move slowly even if they try to implement (since forever it seems) more of a 'start-up' mindset culture. Salary is too low.

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    Unilever2019-08-15

    Unilever Response

    August 19, 2019Global Employer Brand Intern

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

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  3. "Good atmosphere and work / life balance"

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

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

    Pros

    Good work / life balance and flexible working. Most employees work from home every Friday, and it’s possible to work from home the other days as well if the manager allows it. 25 days annual leave. Free gym on site. Apart from that, not many benefits.

    Cons

    Limited HR presence. Limited Bonus. Limited reward (ABM works hard but are not rewarded). Difficulty to progress as not enough brand manager roles.

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    Unilever2019-10-14
  4. "Good company wit good values"

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    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
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    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good company with good values. Good for learning.

    Cons

    Could be better on pay

    Unilever2019-10-10
  5. "Great experience to have"

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

    I worked at Unilever full-time

    Pros

    Great employer in the UK and a good brand on your CV

    Cons

    They seem to put too much focus on staff development and progression for staff from graduate entry path, the experienced hires do not seem to get the same level of support or attention.

    Unilever2019-10-10
  6. "Fantastic company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager 

    I worked at Unilever full-time

    Pros

    great leadership , company mission and vision, work life balance, open culture

    Cons

    Decision making is slow , not very agile albeit has made progress here

    Unilever2019-10-10
  7. "Plenty of opportunities to develop; well meaning even if reality can be different"

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

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

    Pros

    FMCG genuinely trying to do the right thing when it comes to sustainability

    Cons

    Workload increases with no recognition

    Unilever2019-10-07
  8. "Good job"

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    Current Employee - Process Operator in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of overtime, generous pay, friendly management & colleagues.

    Cons

    None that come to mind

    Unilever2019-10-07

    Unilever Response

    October 9, 2019Employer Brand Manager

    Thanks for sharing your experience.

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  9. "Great people and flexible working"

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

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

    Pros

    Working from home, good managers, good training programs

    Cons

    Fairly low pay, not a very dynamic working environment

    Unilever2019-10-01
  10. "Process and approval mad"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee benefits, name on your CV, company trying to make a difference in the world

    Cons

    Can’t make simple decisions without seeking written approval from multiple stakeholders. Creativity and improvements are stunted by processes

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    Unilever2019-10-08
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