Unilever PLC
3.7 of 5 45 reviews
www.unilever.com London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

Unilever PLC Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014
Unilever PLC – “Factory Italy”

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3.7 45 reviews

                             

96% Approve of the CEO

Unilever PLC CEO and Director Paul Polman

Paul Polman

(23 ratings)

89% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good Company / Good Opportunity

    Associate Brand Manager (Current Employee)
    Englewood Cliffs, NJ

    ProsThe growth opportunity at Unilever is great. Career opportunity is based on performance and management is focused on career development.

    ConsUnilever can be somewhat beurocratic at times. The best people at Unilever are world class but the support outside of marketing can be spotty.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMy advice to management would be to learn to be more flexible and take calculaed risks. If you punish people for risks, they will stop taking them.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Constant change

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPay is above most competitors and company store you have the ability to get most Unilver products at half the regular sale price.

    ConsMost employees have no sense of urgency. Most managers do what is best to get their bonus not always working in the best interests of the company, often confilcting goals and KPI's.

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

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    Great place to get a 2-4 yr foundation then move on to a better environment/ advancement -- just like any big CPG firm.

    Associate Brand Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsTop CPG company; a lot of brands; great training; easy to go into other marketing afterward

    ConsBig, get lost in the shuffle. Some roles much more work than others.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote and support the star talent more. Work out better balance of responsibilities. Value an MBA more. Promote where due in terms of work product not just friends with everyone.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great business to work for!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWorked with many great colleagues over the years and had the opportunity to work across a number of functions and in different countries. Experienced and learnt so many things. Ambitious growth plans, but also very focused on sustainability and core values

    ConsHas become much more streamlined in recent years, hence less promotional activity (more time spent at current job level, unless fast track). Has been active on promoting work life balance, but hasn't always worked out for some colleagues. At times not as quick to market as it should be.

    Advice to Senior ManagementA great business, that can be even greater. The people that work for Unilever are its greatest asset, please continue to develop and manage to their full potential.

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

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    Unilever is a great place to work

    Customer Development Finance Business Partner (Current Employee)
    Durban (South Africa)

    ProsGreat upbeat culture
    Major emphasis on performance
    Great support with regards to development i.e. mentoring/coaching
    Large leading FMCG
    Socially responsible
    Easily accessible senior management

    ConsCareer opportunities are great but they take some time in materialising

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

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    Great Place

    Account Manager (Current Employee)
    Leeds, England (UK)

    Prospeople are very nice to work with. You get to travel the world and see all parts of the world on business

    ConsLow pay, and opportunities for career development means leaving the country.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A Great Place to work

    Information Management (Current Employee)
    Bangalore (India)

    ProsIntegrity and Sustainability, connectivity with technology and understanding marketing condition

    ConsHave to get more exposure on value added skills and the opportunities should be given to right people and on right time

    Advice to Senior ManagementNA

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    Wonderful experience and enjoy all the Trainings attended

    Supply Chain Financial Analyst (Current Employee)
    Lagos (Nigeria)

    Pros- Unilever are good at Training her workers
    - Working in Unilever is the best that can happen to man
    - Unilever value her employees and give them rooms to grow.

    Cons- You work on week end and always closing late

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should do more to stop Labour turnover

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to be if in the right part of the business

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat if you are in marketing or working on a brand.

    Consall other non-core functions (finance, accounting, investments, benefits, etc) are essentially forgotten.

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    Great place to work

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

    ProsHeadroom to follow up on new ideas, friendly atmosphere, truly global, very human generally, inspiring CSR mission that really matters (not just greenwashing), very varied, some roles offer good work-life balance, virtual working

    ConsCan be a bit silo-mentality, need to do lots of stakeholder management which can slow things down a bit, pay is good but not best-in-class but the pros outweigh this IMHO

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

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