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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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Supply Chain

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Planner  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Planner in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    *A great place to start your career since you learn best practices
    *Presige within the CPG industry opens up doors if/when you decide to leave the company

    Cons

    *Too structured and rigid
    *Not enough opportunity to move around within different functions in the company
    *Outside of brand/marketing it is hard to move up in the organization

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not familar with this name

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Unilever

    Pros

    I think that they are very diverse in their approch to the business envrionment and the business. Benefits package includes Domestic Partnership benefits. Big plus. Work life balance is important and they walk the talk.

    Cons

    Middle management is basicly non-exsistant, so moving up at times can be difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to make sure you don't forget the little guy

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Simon...learn some real marketing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Unilever

    Pros

    People, People, People. Pay is good.

    Cons

    Complexity, Stakeholder Management, Matrix organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Kill the org framework...it sucks.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to make your own career.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Brand Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Unilever

    Pros

    Flexibility; International mobility; professional growth

    Cons

    Big. Matrixed. No single point of decision-making.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline decision-making

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    i really enjoyed my job, I wish I had the opportunity to move to a different job when my existing job was eliminated

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior IPM Coordinator  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior IPM Coordinator in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Unilever

    Pros

    Balance of work and home

    Cons

    Disassociation of team members in different catagories

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More recognition and respect of lower level workers

    Approves of CEO

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