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Unilever Reviews

Updated 19 October 2017
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  • Work life balance can be very tricky (in 169 reviews)

  • Complex matricial organization which makes decision making sometimes quite slow (in 98 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Excellent organisation"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global IT Director in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Global IT Director in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent organisation in terms of people policies, best in industry compensation and brilliant talent pool. It has wonderful blend of business with purpose and care for people (employee and consumers) ITs IT operations and innovations are world class and cutting edge and have been key competitive advantage as compared to peers .

    Cons

    Can be more efficient with its process and can be more centralized

    Advice to Management

    keep the good work on

    Unilever Response

    22 May 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 our people policies, our... More


  2. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Unilever full-time

    Pros

    Supportive culture, full ownership, fantastic campaigns

    Cons

    Slow pace, too many proccesses

    Unilever Response

    18 Oct 2017 – 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.


  3. "A large company with a positive change mindset"

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


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  5. "Technical operator"

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    Current Employee - Operator in Leeds, England
    Current Employee - Operator in Leeds, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good pay,
    4 on 4 off pattern
    Lots of Overtime oportunitys
    Decent workwear
    Canteen on site only on days

    Cons

    Very much made to feel bottom of the food chain.
    Worked hard,
    under staffed
    No flexibility
    12 holidays per year
    Canteen only open to day workers

    Advice to Management

    A serious Management re shuffle required, nobody takes ownership and the big issues swept under the carpet. While shop floor take the brunt of managements wild cost cutting facade

    Unilever Response

    12 Oct 2017 – The Talent Team

    Hi. Thank you for your review – we appreciate the feedback, both positive and constructive. It’s pleasing to see that you mention renumeration and working pattern as particular positives of your role... More


  6. "Intense role but a great company that makes it worthwhile"

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

    Flexible working such as working from home;
    Salary;
    Bonus & benefits;
    Unilever shop

    Cons

    Some managers could do with managerial training. Nothing much else I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your managers .

    Unilever Response

    4 Oct 2017 – The Talent Team

    Hi. Thank you for your review. It's good to see that you highlight flexible working and renumeration as particular positives. We hope your current role is proving successful and we wish you all the... More


  7. "UFLP"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - UFLP in London, England
    Current Employee - UFLP in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, lots of responsibility and competitive salary. The management opportunities vary amongst functions greatly. Opportunities to do things differently is easy to find and encouraged on the scheme.

    Cons

    Political in some areas and the size of the business can sometimes me the pace of project is slow. Movement and placement structures can be difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Strong purpose attracts a lot of graduates

    Unilever Response

    29 Sep 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 work life balance... More


  8. "Very good , enjoying the fast paced packing line"

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    Former Employee - Packing Operator in Prenton, England
    Former Employee - Packing Operator in Prenton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Unilever full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Busy, different each day, different products to pack, clean place, good pay, easy to arrive from work to home good bonus

    Cons

    Not a lot of cons. We had a lot of problems with communication between the line and our line leader. A lot of problems when we changed shift pattern

    Advice to Management

    Communication was poor

    Unilever Response

    2 Oct 2017 – 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 renumeration and variation of work... More


  9. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Personal Assistant in London, England
    Former Employee - Personal Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Unilever full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working, no clock watching, great people, staff shop, and gym

    Cons

    Salaries haven't changed in about 10 years, with reductions in staffing the work levels have become ridiculously long with overtime (unpaid) being expected and required just to keep on top of things.

    Advice to Management

    None - I'm sure they know what they're doing!

    Unilever Response

    28 Sep 2017 – 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 your colleagues... More


  10. "Good place to lay the foundation of a career"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Development Executive in Leatherhead, England
    Current Employee - Customer Development Executive in Leatherhead, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working time, good place to build career foundations, great products

    Cons

    Low pay, very limited scope for progression

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring young people, investing in them & then not supporting them in moving forwards in their career!

    Unilever Response

    26 Sep 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 flexible working and our... More


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Nice company, great people!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Analyst in London, England
    Former Employee - Finance Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Unilever (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Talented people
    - Interesting times to work for the company now
    - Great company vision

    Cons

    - Lot of bureaucracy
    - Not having the idea that you add value in such a large corporation
    - Not much career opportunities if you are not in the traineeprogram

    Unilever Response

    21 Sep 2017 – The Talent Team

    Hi. Thank you for your review. It's good to see that you highlight talented colleagues and company vision as particular positives. We hope your current role is proving successful and we wish you all... More


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