Unilever

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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

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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    Great learning experience

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    Current Employee - Assistant Brand Manager in Munro (Argentina)
    Current Employee - Assistant Brand Manager in Munro (Argentina)

    I have been working at Unilever full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    the people, the brands, the benefits

    Cons

    slow career, burocratic, mid-low salary

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    One of the best UK employers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Unilever

    Pros

    People oriented and focused on developing people internally

    Cons

    Has become too process oriented and is in danger of losing the loyalty that many employees have developed over the years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think beyond the current recession and meeting short term shareholder and revenue targets. People working for Unilever value mutual loyalty and long term job benefits far more than a quick fix.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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