Unilever UK Home and Personal Care

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    Great place to work and gain fantastic brand managment experience.

    • 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 UK Home and Personal Care

    Pros

    Unilever is a company that is passionate about its products, its consumers, and its people. The level of responsibility one is entrusted with when starting at the company is quite impressive, and the learning experience through Unilever's rotational structure can't be beat.

    Cons

    As an incoming assistant or associate without your MBA, Unilever's compensation package isn't anything to brag about. If financial compensation is one of your most important factors when considering a company, make sure you have your MBA.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure to appreciate your people! And at the end of the day, remember that we're selling shampoo and soap, not solving world peace.

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    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed at Unilever UK Home and Personal Care in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    1st Phase: (Case study and interview)

    2nd Phase: (Psychometric assessments - Part 1)

    3rd Phase: (Psychometric assessments - Part 2)

    Final round: (Assessment day)

    The invite to the assessment day is usually included with the 3rd phase invite. This is a whole day event. Starts at 8am and finished at 6pm for me yesterday. There are only 8 of you this time, for the entire day! First you are given an in-tray test and asked to read and answer the questions on it, all within 60 minutes. Read Aniliop's post above, it's quite similar to that. I was given about 50 pages on information on a company wanting to launch a new shampoo and conditioner line. There's a lot of information so you won't be able to read everything, instead just skim through what they give you and answer the questions. There are only three questions about identifying the issues, addressing them and you plan of action. The answers to each question must be four pages long. I barely got to the planning, the time just ran out. You have to work extremely quickly for this. Once that is done, they give you another in-tray test to do in 30 minutes. All of this is done on your own, everything at the assessment day is done individually.

    Next, you have a one-on-one interview with an engineer which lasts for 60 minutes who works for unilever. I applied for supply chain so naturally engineers would be involved at this stage. The questions aren't that difficult, it's once again a recap of everything you mentioned in your application form. Sadly, this was the only activity that went well for me.

    After the interview, you engage in a case study. Similar to phase one but the company and everything else are just more complicated. This will last about 60 minutes. Make sure you talk, give it everything you got, remember your competing against the other seven guys and now all four of the assessors are giving points.

    After that, you are given a specific topic to read up on. It's about a page of information but you had to consider all the other information you've been given thus far which they take away after each activity. You are given 30 minutes to read up on it, understand it and create a presentation on it . The presentation is done on an A2 piece of paper. Your presentation must last at least 10 minutes and is delivered to one of the assessors. After the presentation, he/she questions you on it.

    After the botched presentation, there was another 60 minute case study. I spoke up a little more than i did in the previous case study but still not enough. That was the end of it, I left the Hilton at around 6pm and never even looked back.

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Website www.unilever.co.uk
Headquarters Leatherhead, United Kingdom
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year

Unilever UK Home and Personal Care is here to help its customers look and feel good. The company, a division of three-headed Unilever, maintains a portfolio of about 40 laundry, household cleaning, and health and beauty brands. Formed in 2001 through the merger of Elida Fabergé and Lever Brothers, the consumer products company is a leading manufacturer and marketer in the UK. Some of the products the company manufactures include Lynx, Persil, Domestos, and Dove, among others. Unilever UK Home and Personal Care operates from about 20 locations. The company changed its name... More

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