Unilever
3.7 of 5 663 reviews
www.unilever.com London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

Unilever Reviews

Updated Jun 18, 2014
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3.7 663 reviews

                             

91% Approve of the CEO

Unilever CEO and Director Paul Polman

Paul Polman

(372 ratings)

80% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Human Resources Mid-level

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat processes, training and development programs.

    ConsChurn, constant change in strategic direction.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStick to one plan beyond 12 months

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    Smart people, good brands, too top heavy to provide opportunities to move up!

    Brand Manager (Former Employee)
    Englewood Cliffs, NJ

    ProsPeople are smart and the support functions - consumer research, brand finance, etc mean you can focus on marketing. 4 1/2 stars

    ConsThey keep consolidating roles at the top so that if you ever hope to move up to the top - and I just mean Director and above - you better plan on being there a LONG time! 2 stars

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide training to everyone who manage people. The level of inconsistency and ability of people to manage other people was at times appalling.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Needs some work

    R&D Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsThe people are great to work with and working on personal care brands is fulfilling

    ConsThe forced processes for end of year evaluations end up negatively impacting some people who do not deserve it. Promotions tend to be given based on who you know and popularity rather than merit.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork on the pay for performance culture, the current systems don't support it fairly.

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    Great Experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosfriendly working environment, young people

    ConsBoss are not giving enough attention to subordinate

    Advice to Senior Managementgood job

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    Great Place to work & friendly cowork

    Account Manager (Former Employee)
    Englewood Cliffs, NJ

    ProsFlexible life & work balance.

    ConsInvolve too many work projects

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Supply Chain Analyst

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsLot of responsibility, diverse experience

    ConsPay, high employee turnover rate

    Advice to Senior ManagementAddress the high attrition rate, review salary grades against geographical location

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Needs some work to become great

    Supply Chain Manager (Current Employee)
    Englewood Cliffs, NJ

    ProsGreat people who are very knowledgeable.

    ConsSenior Management doesn't walk the talk

    Advice to Senior ManagementCulture develops from within. Stop trying to create what YOU feel is needed.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to be in Innovation not Support function

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat place to work in Marketing, Supply Chain or Finance

    ConsEnterprise Support functions like IT, HR is quite poor

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't cut support funding to a level that makes functions like IT & HR to be irrelevant

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A great company with cultural challenges

    Marketing Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsUnilever is well positioned to grow as a company given personal care portfolio, geographic portfolio, and quality management.

    ConsThe company is going through many changes and like most changes there are many bumps in the road.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate a stronger people and cultural connection.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Ok place to work

    Lab Tech (Current Employee)
    Clinton, CT

    ProsPays well, flexible work schedule

    Conslimited room for career advancement. Seems the more incompetent you were, the higher up in the company you could go.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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