Unilever PLC

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Unilever PLC Reviews

Updated October 10, 2014
Updated October 10, 2014
48 Reviews
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48 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good Company / Good Opportunity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Englewood Cliffs, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Englewood Cliffs, NJ

    I have been working at Unilever PLC

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Unilever 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 ManagementAdvice

    My 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.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Constant change

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Unilever PLC full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Most 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Brand Manager
    Current Employee - Associate Brand Manager

    I have been working at Unilever PLC

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote 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.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company, people and brands. Slow progression.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant CMI Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Assistant CMI Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Unilever PLC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is a very collaborative environment where you views are valued and taken into account at all levels. The employees are all highly driven but it is not a cut throat place to work compared to some other large companies. Work life balance is as good or bad as you make it and opportunities to move function/location are always there if you ask and push for them.

    Cons

    Career progression - in terms of visible obvious routes are totally non-existent and there is no sign of this changing. Furthermore the PDP system as utilised in other FTSE 100 companies is flawed and de-motivates far more than it drives "performance culture".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a transparent career progression for non-management and management alike (as per your competitors) as this will really drive the performance culture you seek. Not a forced distribution of performance with the current PDP system.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great business to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Unilever PLC full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Worked 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

    Cons

    Has 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 ManagementAdvice

    A 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Unilever is a great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Development Finance Business Partner in Durban (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Customer Development Finance Business Partner in Durban (South Africa)

    I have been working at Unilever PLC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great 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

    Cons

    Career opportunities are great but they take some time in materialising

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Leeds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Leeds, England (UK)

    I have been working at Unilever PLC full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A Great Place to work

    Current Employee - Information Management in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Information Management in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Unilever PLC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Integrity and Sustainability, connectivity with technology and understanding marketing condition

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful experience and enjoy all the Trainings attended

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Financial Analyst in Lagos (Nigeria)
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Financial Analyst in Lagos (Nigeria)

    I have been working at Unilever PLC full-time (more than 10 years)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Management should do more to stop Labour turnover

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

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

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Unilever PLC

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

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