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Great company but bureaucratic

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Current Employee - Associate CMI Manager  in  Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Current Employee - Associate CMI Manager in Englewood Cliffs, NJ

I have been working at Unilever full-time for more than a year

Pros

Great place if you are in a senior position or just starting out. Great training and mentoring. Opportunity to work on world-class brands and cutting edge management best practices.

Cons

Bureaucratic style. Too process oriented. Unless you have a seat at the table, it's hard to get your voice heard. Unilever is too big which makes it slow to react to react and decisions take a long time. Not suited for professionals who prefer a fast-paced environment. Very long and odd working hours. Too much power centered in Europe which puts employees based in the US at a slight disadvantage in terms of work recognition

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Positive Outlook
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    Supply Chain

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Planner  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Planner in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Unilever full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    *A great place to start your career since you learn best practices
    *Presige within the CPG industry opens up doors if/when you decide to leave the company

    Cons

    *Too structured and rigid
    *Not enough opportunity to move around within different functions in the company
    *Outside of brand/marketing it is hard to move up in the organization

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great people and opportunities, but you must be willing to work very hard

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Englewood Cliffs, NJ
    Former Employee - Intern in Englewood Cliffs, NJ

    I worked at Unilever as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    --Summer hours (work an extra hour mon-thurs, take a halfday on friday)
    --great people
    --agile workspace (can sit in different places)
    --great co-op program with meaningful work and lots of exposure
    --fantastic company store, especially at the corporate location
    --great company vision (reducing environmental footprint by half and doubling the business by the year 2020, based on the benchmark of yr 2000)
    --very focused on environmental sustainability, giving the the community/world through the business and people

    Cons

    --Employees are overworked. Work-life balance encouraged, but does not translate into practice.
    --for co-ops/interns, pay does not increase based on having additional work experience & school class credits.
    --Large company = difficult to get things done fast

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more employees so that the work is more manageable for everyone. It will benefit your company. Dropping the stress levels = happier employees. People work much better together and are more productive when they aren't constantly juggling 10 different "HOT" priorities.

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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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