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A truly great business with a unique vision

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Unilever PLC

Pros

True emphasis on sustainable growth - operating ethically will deliver improved sales
Outstanding people and collaborative culture
Genuine work/life balance achieved for most employees
Wonderful brands that really do improve consumers' lives
Good pay, based on good performance
Still massive opportunities to grow in new markets and win share through innovation

Cons

Decision-making can be painfully slow - driven by consensus culture and obsession with keeping everyone happy and informed
Product performance is not necessarily as good as competitors in some areas (laundry, some foods) and some ranges have become too flabby and indistinct
Extraordinarily hierarchical - like the colonial civil service in some respects
Not a business for mercurial minds and instinctive, creative spirits

Advice to ManagementAdvice

A record-breaking year in 2012 and another in prospect for 2013 despite global downturn. The temptation must be to just carry on what we're doing right now. But we have to be faster, more imaginative and less bureacratic if we're to see off hungry competitors. We talk about it, but I don't see the people aroud me changing...

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Other Reviews for Unilever PLC

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    sales

    Current Employee - Sales Director  in  Casablanca (Morocco)
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Casablanca (Morocco)

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

    Pros

    environment and brands, management, expertise, finance

    Cons

    stress, worload, regions, supply chain, HR

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    re-think

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    The ills going on at Unilever

    Current Employee - Finance Manager  in  Accra (Ghana)
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Accra (Ghana)

    I have been working at Unilever PLC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fair salary structure with clear lines of career advancement.

    Cons

    Favoritism and back stabbing . Management seems not to care about this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the favoritism going on.

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