Unilever Reviews

6 reviews filtered by
  • Chicago, IL Area
  • Any Job Title
  • Any Status
Employment Status

Reset
5.0
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Unilever CEO and Director Paul Polman
Paul Polman
1 Rating

Pros
  • Appreciate agile working for work/life balance (in 69 reviews)

  • flexible working hours, ability to work from home, good staff benefits (in 30 reviews)

Cons
  • The work life balance is non existent (in 57 reviews)

  • Time-consuming decision making process (in 30 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

6 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Helpful (1)

    So much room to grow!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Customer Account Associate in Lisle, IL
    Current Contractor - Customer Account Associate in Lisle, IL

    I have been working at Unilever as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work-life balance is great. Company is environmentally conscious and is trying to reduce carbon footprint by doing things such as allowing employees to work agile.

    Cons

    The office cafeteria is no longer open.


  2. Informative

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Melrose Park, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Melrose Park, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Rewarding, exciting fun company to work for with great benefits

    Cons

    Closed Illinois offices in 2011

    Advice to Management

    re-open offices in Illinois


  3. Helpful (1)

    Customer Service Lisle IL

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Analyst in Lisle, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Analyst in Lisle, IL

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Solid management, focused on goals, supportive to staff. Great team synergy with sales and supply chain.

    Cons

    Relocated the work to Connecticut.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. An incredible learning experience thus far and seemingly lots to look forward to in the future!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CDRP Analyst in Lisle, IL
    Current Employee - CDRP Analyst in Lisle, IL

    I have been working at Unilever

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Unilever is truly a company that cares about their employees. I feel as though I have recieved such an incredible amount of training and unique experiences that will help me shape my career with them in the future. There is no lack of respect or acknowledgement for the completion of good work at Unilever and it seems like an outstanding place to build a career.

    Cons

    Some aspects of the communication between Human Resources and employees as well as Human Resources and Field Management has room for improvement but small changes stand to make big differences on this topic.


  6. Outstanding employer, proud and blessed to be there

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chain Development Manager in Lisle, IL
    Current Employee - Chain Development Manager in Lisle, IL

    I have been working at Unilever

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very forward thinking regarding human rights and sustainability Very charitable oriented Strongly support work life balance Excellent benefits package Fair salary. Not the best in the business but stability and benefits make up for this. Very collaborative environment Allow & encourage creative out of the box thinking Best products on the market in most categories

    Cons

    Most opportunities for advancement require relocation to Lisle. Overcommunicate on some things, undercommunicate on others Being part of a multinational compels change for the sake of compliance with no real advantages in some cases. Bonus program is never constant and is becoming more difficult to attain. Sometimes we don't know criteria until final month of bonus period.

    Advice to Management

    Consider our time constraints, make bonus more balanced and fair. Otherwise, thank you for providing a great place to grow, learn, and work.


  7. Unilever is a great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Unilever

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Unilever views their insight team as a strategic partner and is a very consumer focused business. The Chicago office has a great energy and is a fun place to work.

    Cons

    As with most large corporations, Unilever can be really political and the many processes can be really cumbersome. Also, Chicago office is closing.

    Advice to Management

    No words of feedback - experience at Unilever has been really positive and I'd recommend them as an employer to anyone looking to work there.



Showing 6 of 1,388 reviews
Reset Filters
RSS Feed </> Embed

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.