Unilever PLC Reviews in United States

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  1.  

    Constant change

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    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
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    Great place to start a career, great training, lack of upward mobility

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    Former Employee - Associate Finance Manager  in  Englewood Cliffs, NJ
    Former Employee - Associate Finance Manager in Englewood Cliffs, NJ

    I worked at Unilever PLC

    Pros

    - Great training opportunities
    - Looks good on a resume
    -They understand that people are career switchers
    -Laid back environment - can work from home, wear jeans everyday
    -Subsidized food from cafeteria
    -Shuttle from NYC to work (although it is a little pricey)
    -Great 401K

    Cons

    - Pay - base pay and bonus are not competitive
    -Jobs keep getting larger - every reorg consolidates two jobs into one without a pay increase
    - No opportunity to have direct reports until you become a mananger
    -Manager positions constantly being eliminated, limiting upward mobility
    - Takes too long to get promoted
    -Work experience before business school not counted when looking at upward mobility/promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lots of WL1s are jumping ship...do something about promotional opportunities.

    Disapproves of CEO
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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.

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    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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    Former Employee - Factory Manager  in  Jefferson, WI
    Former Employee - Factory Manager in Jefferson, WI

    I worked at Unilever PLC

    Pros

    good values, good products, global company, travel,

    Cons

    too many managers too much internal review endless restructuring never know who is your real boss

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make single point accountability real, stop every decision needing to be made by a half dozen managers, kill the fear of risk culture

    Recommends
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