Unilever PLC
3.7 of 5 41 reviews
www.unilever.com London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

Unilever PLC Reviews

Updated Jan 25, 2014
Unilever PLC – “Factory Italy”

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3.7 41 reviews

                             

95% Approve of the CEO

Unilever PLC CEO and Director Paul Polman

Paul Polman

(19 ratings)

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The ills going on at Unilever

Finance Manager (Current Employee)
Accra (Ghana)

I have been working at Unilever PLC full-time for more than 5 years

ProsFair salary structure with clear lines of career advancement.

ConsFavoritism and back stabbing . Management seems not to care about this.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop the favoritism going on.

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Its a great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Unilever PLC as a contractor

ProsSupportive environment and great people to work with

ConsSalary is not always according to the market

Advice to Senior Managementneed to avoid bias sometimes

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Unilever PLC

ProsMarketing driven organisation
Great culture

ConsSlower career progression due to large size

Advice to Senior Management.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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good stepping stone.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Unilever PLC

ProsIt is a great opportunity to grow and learn from others. There are opportunities to move up if you are motivated.

ConsIn order to move up, you must be visible - that is, your oral communication must be great so others can see that too.

Advice to Senior ManagementTo appreciate the employees more and provide more bonuses and raises. They are why you are so successful so treat them welll.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good company that respects its employees, its customers, and the environment.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Unilever PLC

ProsUnilever employees are down to earth, and actually care about the work they do. Overall, the company stresses ethics, and tries to make the workplace feel small in your individual responsibilities, but yet linked to a huge multinational resource.

ConsSome of the work I was assigned was routine, and not the most challenging. Additionally, I felt like there were not many outlets for new ideas.

Advice to Senior ManagementGive more challenging projects, and more responsibility to younger employees. Also, encourage new ideas and creativity, and create an environment where learning and problem solving is the norm.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Unilever PLC

ProsThere's a lot of very nice and good people from my experience. Good benefits, reasonable managers and if you are really passionate, you can go places.

ConsJust like any big companies, there's pressure to perform. Still gotta make the money and give them the results they want.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagers should make more of an effort to learn what was done from the previous organization and ask feedbacks from their employess what works and what doesn't

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A great company to work on the whole

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Unilever PLC

ProsGreat culture, Good benefits, Cares about people, Great for the CV, opportunies to travel. Good benefits. Good bonus. Growing business.

ConsIt is quite bureacratic and slow as a place to work. Hierarchical and paternalistic culture. Does not feel like people are empowered to get things done.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe business needs to to be simplified so that things do not take so long. The vision is great so good to continue with the work that has been done there.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Very learning and enjoyable.

Planning & Logistics Manager (Former Employee)
Oran (Algeria)

I worked at Unilever PLC

ProsUnilever has a clear vision and mission to serve the masses through innovative consumer products of daily life. A highly professional teams in all departments, a marketing company that always care for their customers and consumers through innovations, speed to serve, high efficiencies, quality and affordability according to regional marketing strategies.

ConsCost is still a high concern mainly due to lots of gaps in overall sales and operational issues leading towards low margins and higher cost than expected.

Advice to Senior ManagementReview sales and operations strategies, reduce SKU's, reduce inventories carrying cost, improve operational efficiencies and customer services. Hire consultants for each area, probably old and experienced employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Really enjoyable work environment.

Finance Manager (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

I have been working at Unilever PLC

ProsThe people - there is a very strong community within the company and several of my colleagues are now friends of mine. The career advancement opportunities are very good, there is a clear career proposition and plenty of chances to prove yourself and to deliver real value and growth to the company. The work/life balance is excellent, managers are very good about letting you take time off/leave early if you need to. There are excellent opportunities to work abroad.

ConsCompensation is claimed to be at a premium above market rate but isn't. Unilever can also be a bit 'soft' for some people.

Advice to Senior ManagementTo be more transparent about the direction of the company instead of justifiying decisions made reterospectively.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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