Unilever Reviews in Chicago, IL

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Pros
  • Work/life balance is fair but seems to be getting worse each year (in 56 reviews)

  • Flexible working hours, great remuneration and understanding line managers (in 25 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance, lack of opportunities to move up unless you relocate (in 44 reviews)

  • decision-making can be complicated & slow since this is a matrix organisation (in 25 reviews)

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    Foodservice gets no respect vs retail side of business

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lisle, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL

    I have been working at Unilever full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of contacts made but as soon as you get to a certain level of pay you get cut for cheaper workers. So it is good for contacts

    Cons

    Been here 5 years. Have had 6 bosses and have been thru 3 downsizing the company reorganizes every 5 or so months in some regards.. Be very careful sounds good but on Foodservice it is defentily a stepchild to retail Worst insurance in the industry and in my role I was told the only way to move up would be to leave. Travel 30% turned out to be 90 and I am never home almost lost family over it. Senior management changes every 5 years as they are based out of the country and they have to move back so Europe .. So no constant leadership or vison

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place for exposure to best practice (especially Supply Chain) but they place a low value on people.

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Unilever full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Exposure to best practice
    Opportunity to work with smart people

    Cons

    Ultra internally competative
    low growth - difficult to move up
    people not as important - all about the process

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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