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Updated 22 September 2018
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Benefits, Flexibility, Great mindset & work life balance

    Cons

    Processes in place, difficulty to evolve

  3. "IT Service Performance Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Technology Analyst in Wirral, England
    Current Employee - Information Technology Analyst in Wirral, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Attention to detail
    SQL skills
    Interpersonal skills
    Leadership skills
    Tech skills

    Cons

    The month end reporting can be repetitive

    Advice to Management

    Encourage a Service Performance mind set

    Unilever Response

    20 Sep 2018 – Employer Brand Specialist

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


  4. "ABM"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Unilever full-time

    Pros

    Flexible times and a lot of fun

    Cons

    Location not very good 2

    Unilever Response

    17 Sep 2018 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Thanks for taking time to leave your comments.


  5. "Personal Assistant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Unilever full-time

    Pros

    Nice colleagues and flexible working

    Cons

    Not easy to move into other roles when a PA

    Unilever Response

    17 Sep 2018 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Thank you for your comments and all the best in your future role.


  6. "Assistant Brand Manager"

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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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    - It is a great company to learn how to do the best marketing
    - The company values are lives throughout the whole products we sell and create (making sustainable living a common place)

    Cons

    - Career progression is very limited
    - Salaries are not great, and low while compared with other FMCGS

    Advice to Management

    Provide more career options for people to progress inside the company and avoid talents leaving to competitors

    Unilever Response

    10 Sep 2018 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We would encourage you to share your thoughts with your Line Manager.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Brand Manager"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    World class brands, heritage markets, friendly working environment

    Cons

    overdose corporate, bureucratic and hard to change directions

    Unilever Response

    3 Sep 2018 – Employer Brand Specialist

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

  8. "HR"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

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

    Pros

    Great Flexibility, Great products, great learning ground

    Cons

    Leaders are arrogant, no growth, lots of reorganization

    Unilever Response

    19 Sep 2018 – Employer Brand Specialist

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


  9. "Great company meh management"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Unilever full-time

    Pros

    Good work mates
    Good wage
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Lower management recruited from outside who don't understand the job nor the business.

    Advice to Management

    If you want your workforce to be more proactive, communicate with them rather than resort to doomsaying about everyone's jobs.

    Unilever Response

    3 Sep 2018 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Thank you for your feedback and your contribution at Unilever.


  10. "unilever are the best"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    an excellent, caring company to work for

    Cons

    not many downsides to unilever - perhaps a bit internally complex

    Advice to Management

    simplify things

    Unilever Response

    30 Aug 2018 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Thank you for taking time to share your review with us.


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