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Great place to learn about marketing fundamentals

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Unilever

Pros

Unilever is father/mother of marketing so the opportunity to work in the marketing function is hugely attractive. As a brand manager you "own" the brand and coordinate the rest of the company to grow/protect it.

Cons

It's a massive global company, so connections to overseas colleagues was much less than I was expecting. Also the functions are in silo's so you are not expected to look beyond your function.

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Two changes should be assimilated quicker. 1) The role of private label and the threat from powerful retailers and 2) non traditional media (80% of marketing spend is still ATL)

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    Current Employee - Associate Finance Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Associate Finance Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Unilever

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    chaotic at times, constant changes ie restructuring

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  2. Great brand name with tremendous learning opportunities, but a poor and unfair compensator.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Brand Manager in Karāchi (Pakistan)
    Former Employee - Assistant Brand Manager in Karāchi (Pakistan)

    I worked at Unilever

    Pros

    One of the best brand names in the corporate world. Incredible opportunities to learn best in class brand marketing. Additional level of respect that comes along with working with a market leader.

    Cons

    Lower salaries at lower levels and in general much lower than market rates. Biases in compensation bands. Inflation based increments much lower than price increases of the company's own brands. Cultural misfits and corporate politics abound. Little long term succession planning and development of corporate leaders.

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    More transparency and less politics. More interaction between departments. Increased salaries for lower level employees. Fairness in compensation plans.

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