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Unilever Reviews

Updated 16 February 2018
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  • Work life balance is a challenge esp on Operations (in 179 reviews)

  • As you might expect for a company this size, decision making process very slow which can be very frustrating (in 101 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "A large company with a positive change mindset"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Nutrition and Health Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Nutrition and Health Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Unilever full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Unilever Sustainable Living Plan. You can get involved in other sustainability initiatives outside of your normal job role. There is a lot of training and support. Great people to work with, positive culture.

    Cons

    The pay isn't as good compared to some competitors but other benefits, e.g. agile working, parental leave policy, Unilever rewards, make up for it. Not that much travel for the lower work levels, some may see that as a pro.

    Unilever Response

    18 Oct 2017 – The Talent Team

    Hi. Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review of your current role with us. It’s really pleasing to see that you highlight a number of positives, including the USLP, colleagues and... More


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good company to work at"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Unilever full-time

    Pros

    International, many opportunities to be promoted.

    Cons

    Needs to work better on diversity issues.


  3. "diverse business with diverse people"

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

    I have been working at Unilever full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Have colleagues that are great to work with - very professional and also fun to be with. Lots of opportunities to do various things. Very international, and thus lots to learn from across the world

    Cons

    Benefits are good but Salary can be improved


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Honest Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible/Agile Working, On site gym, staff discounts, enhanced maternity/paternity pay, Amazing brands/products, focus on diversity and gender balance improvements ongoing, great culture and facilities. Great training opportunities.

    Cons

    Depending on department there are not always promotional moves available, however sideways moves are supported. As with many companies your experience of the company may differ depending on the area and the management.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people on the ground they are the ones close to the action. In order to see a different result you need to take different actions. Continue to be forward thinking and innovative. Continue to foster your people.

    Unilever Response

    12 Feb 2018 – The Talent Team

    Hi. Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review of your current role with us. It’s really pleasing to see that you highlight a number of positives, including flexible working, benefits... More


  6. Helpful (2)

    "unilever"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Unilever full-time

    Pros

    A family friendly company with great training and a collaborative / supportive culture. Plenty of career progression opportunity and ability to stay up to the minute in a skill area

    Cons

    Quite bureaucratic and slow moving which can be frustrating along with a committee attitude to decision making. Not an exciting or fast moving environment

    Advice to Management

    Take more risks and be braver in what are fast moving categories. They need to focus more on delivering a few game changers.

    Unilever Response

    12 Feb 2018 – The Talent Team

    Hi. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on your previous role. The feedback you provide is incredibly helpful. It’s pleasing to see that you have listed a number of positives of your time... More


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Increased workload"

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

    I have been working at Unilever full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good company culture, flexi time

    Cons

    High pressure on resources, long hours

    Unilever Response

    12 Feb 2018 – The Talent Team

    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 team.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "A Great Company to start your career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great brand value, Good Package

    Cons

    No personal life , growth is slow

    Unilever Response

    12 Jan 2018 – The Talent Team

    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 team.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Dishonest old boys club"

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    Former Employee - Senior CMI Lead in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior CMI Lead in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Meeting 1 senior leader who stood apart

    Cons

    A corrupt senior leadership team that fails to deliver and defies the Unilever core values.

    Unilever removes Managers that point out the truths, very few offer real skills learnt from real experience with global roll out and software platforms.

    Shocking example of VP leadership that was unable to restrain crass embarrassing comments.

    Senior HR are powerless to support staff that need help, from graduates to senior leaders.

    A true heart rendering business that pays lip service to the values it claims to stand for including sustainability.

    Bullying at it's worst degree by leaders that disimpower and manipulate female team members unless they were former redundant Sainsburys staff.

    Advice to Management

    Take note of the cons and that truth will always be exposed.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Progressive Company / Good Experience"

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    Former Employee - Programmer Manager in Wirral, England
    Former Employee - Programmer Manager in Wirral, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Unilever (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible working practices and a forward thinking organisation make Unilever an enjoyable place to work.

    Cons

    Cost cutting and rationalisation is an ever present prospect and, as always, dampens morale.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the future benefits of great employees doing great work rather than on cost cutting to hit targets but that holds the business back.

    Unilever Response

    12 Jan 2018 – The Talent Team

    Hi. Thanks for your feedback on the previous role you held here at Unilever. It’s great to see you’ve highlighted a few positives of your time here, including flexible working and an enjoyable work... More


  11. Helpful (2)

    "a good place to work with nice people"

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

    I have been working at Unilever full-time

    Pros

    great colleagues and team spirit, good variety of different projects

    Cons

    can be long hours, processes can be slow, promotions don't happen often

    Unilever Response

    22 Jan 2018 – The Talent Team

    Hi. Thank you very much for your review and feedback. It's good to see that you highlight your colleagues and the projects you have worked on as particular positives of your role. We will ensure that... More


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