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  1.  

    Ever changing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Unilever PLC

    Pros

    Name recognition, global organization, opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Continuously changing, silo mentality, very large organization, complex structure, costly unit/region reporting structure, lacks work/life balance

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    Structure is complex and redundant needs to be simplified in order to reduce costs and improve efficiencies. Example: why is the marketing manager/director for Mexico work out of Argentina?

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    A company with great values and strong ethics but level of persistent on-going change is unsettling good people.

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    Former Employee - Finance Director
    Former Employee - Finance Director

    I worked at Unilever PLC

    Pros

    Strong values and ethics
    Diverse middle management
    Strong corporate social responsibility
    Very talented and bright people
    Collegiate, consultative work style
    Driven, ambitious people who are on the whole respectful of others
    Well established control processes mean this a business that is less likely than others to make bad decisions.

    Cons

    Collegiate and consultative style can delay decision making.
    Control processes can be badly applied by some individuals limiting creativity and entrepreneurial spirit.
    More needs to be done with regard to diversity, particularly in leadership roles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decide on a clear strategy and stick with it for sufficient time to see the outcome. There has been so much change in recent years, some of it very necessary, but there comes a time to stabilise the business and focus on competing.

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    sr brand manager

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    Current Employee - Senior Brand Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Brand Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Unilever PLC

    Pros

    Great to build marketing skills
    Nice people
    Very flexible in terms of location

    Cons

    Very poor salary
    Lack of good managerial skills from the leaders

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revise salary as it is below the industry average
    Improve balance of ABMs vs. BMs (meaning more ABMs giving BMs more experience to lead people - meaning more than one person)
    Ensure that directors are good managers and have great managerial experience leading teams before promoting them

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    MT review

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    Former Employee - Management Trainee
    Former Employee - Management Trainee

    I worked at Unilever PLC

    Pros

    - Great facilities that promote creativity, safety and work/life balance
    - Responsible corporation with frequent CSR activities
    - Young and active employees with sharing spirit

    Cons

    - Too large to feel your identity
    - Limited promotion opportunities
    - HR is more business-oriented than people-oriented

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    - Better care for its employee and people (compensation, support from seniors at work)

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    Great place to learn about marketing fundamentals

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Unilever PLC

    Pros

    Unilever is father/mother of marketing so the opportunity to work in the marketing function is hugely attractive. As a brand manager you "own" the brand and coordinate the rest of the company to grow/protect it.

    Cons

    It's a massive global company, so connections to overseas colleagues was much less than I was expecting. Also the functions are in silo's so you are not expected to look beyond your function.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Two changes should be assimilated quicker. 1) The role of private label and the threat from powerful retailers and 2) non traditional media (80% of marketing spend is still ATL)

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