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A good company on the way to greatness that I'm proud to work for

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Brand Development Director in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Brand Development Director in London, England (UK)

I have been working at Unilever

Pros

- Awesome training program. Its Marketing Academy is perhaps the industry's best.
- Caring leadership. One key reason I've been so committed to the company is due to the great leaders I've been lucky enough to work with.
- Global opportunities when it comes to career advancement and professional experience
- Great brands with many having claiming market leader position in their respective categories

Cons

- Complex organizational structure with lots of stakeholders to manage
- HR system and people have some way to go
- Brand building - Brand development structure still have a long way to go to make it really work

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen more to feedback
Actively create forums for employees to do so (not just the annual Global People Survey)
Show how you act on the feedback - in details

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Stay away from I.T here

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT
    Former Employee - IT

    I worked at Unilever

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Company store is a nice perk. Salary is competitive with other companies of the same size.
    Free coffee is a nice perk and ice cream socials are nice with Ben and Jerry's ice cream.

    Cons

    Management has made poor decisions. Bonuses are minimal. Many jobs lead to dead ends. IT has been outsourced which was most likely a bad move for the company. A lot of good people have left because of this and have taken oppurtunites else where.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To think about what is best for the company in the long term and not the short term.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great culture and experience, shame about the progression

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Customer Account Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Unilever

    Pros

    In the UK as a WL1 or 2 there is a good work-life balance, particualry when compared to industries like banking, consulting etc. The culture is also very supportive and friendly, there is a 'nice' culture.

    The variety of brands and countries that Unilever covers also provides great experience and is one of the biggest players in FMCG.

    Cons

    Career progression in the UK is somewhat limited. You can get promoted if you are prepared to wait a long time.

    The other downside is the pay in that it is not that great (at the time of writing) and imporvments are infrequent. Bonuses do vary in line with business performance. This is in the context of what salaries are like in competitors - if you want a better salary you can often get one quite easily through leaving the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have a good workforce of bright and motovated people, give them what the need to succeed and reward good performance. Fight to keep the good people before (and even after) they get headhunted or leave for better offers, even if it does cost more in the short-term, its sad to see potential snapped up by other businesses.

    No opinion of CEO
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