Unilever NV

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Former Employee - Director in Englewood, NJ
Former Employee - Director in Englewood, NJ

I worked at Unilever NV

Pros

great ability to influence decisions

Cons

cramped work space-open ofifce setting

Advice to ManagementAdvice

bring in some outside talent/thinking

Approves of CEO

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    Great resume builder, but not to grow

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood Cliffs, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood Cliffs, NJ

    I have been working at Unilever NV

    Pros

    Unilever's greatest strengths are the people. For the most part, it is not as cutthroat as other companies, people are willing to help if you ask for it. The Benefits are great - including on premise cleaners, company store with GREAT prices, and a reimbursement for the gym. Also not too far in NJ so it is possible to live in NYC. They even have a shuttle service from the campus to the East and West sides.

    Cons

    HR. Totally incompetent. Makes it difficult not only to get paychecks should there be an issue, but you totally can't depend on them to offer ANY assistance in the job process. Half the time, promotions are based on who you know and not your skills. They don't even bother to get back to you and let you know you didn't get the job...

    Very much an "good old boy" network particularly in Sales. Not as diverse as you would expect, particularly with respect to people of color in high-level positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of HR and take the money and give your employees raises.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great for Resume, Not for salary.

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    Former Employee - Production Manager in Hammond, IN
    Former Employee - Production Manager in Hammond, IN

    I worked at Unilever NV

    Pros

    The best reason to work for Unilever is to get a solid multinational company on your resume. You will also have access to a CPG machine and can understand how the supply chain interacts with brand. If you are in a corporate function you will be working in very nice areas (Connecticut, Chicago, Northern Jersey). If you are in a manufacturing function you will have access to a job board that can take you all over the country, gaining experience in manufacturing foods and personal care products. You will have access to union environments as well as nonunion. It is also neat to be able to reveal some of what is behind the curtain on some of their favorite products.

    Cons

    Work many hours. In some cases, advancement is given to people with seniority and not skill. There are a lot of people there that continue to be employed because there isn't enough time for managers to work up a dossier on how bad their people are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out how to get to market first, instead of following P&G all day. But you know this. Maybe you can hire better people and pay them more to stay!

    No opinion of CEO
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