Unilever

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A great place to work

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Former Employee - Senior Manager
Former Employee - Senior Manager

I worked at Unilever full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Great culture and work environment
Very focused on employee development - that is good for you :)
Exposure to world-class brands
For those that like to travel - there are global opportunities

Cons

Not a decision culture - not enough employees are not empowered to make decisions
That results in way too many meetings that require too much analysis and too little action

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep up the good work on the culture, but, allow for a little more empowerment

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Smart people, good brands, too top heavy to provide opportunities to move up!

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    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Englewood Cliffs, NJ
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Englewood Cliffs, NJ

    I worked at Unilever full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    People are smart and the support functions - consumer research, brand finance, etc mean you can focus on marketing. 4 1/2 stars

    Cons

    They keep consolidating roles at the top so that if you ever hope to move up to the top - and I just mean Director and above - you better plan on being there a LONG time! 2 stars

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide training to everyone who manage people. The level of inconsistency and ability of people to manage other people was at times appalling.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    No growth opportunities

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

    I have been working at Unilever full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - International assignments if you are willing to relocate

    Cons

    - Almost no opportunities for promotions
    - You have to be a "lister" to be even considered for a promotion/manager level position.
    - No training given to new hires
    - Salaries are differentiated based on your educational qualifications and not your job role. Eg. you could be at the same position as another employee but earning $10k-15k lower than them as they have a higher qualification
    - Very political environment
    - Managers are not trained to manage/coach people. There isn't much differentiation in the job role of an employee and his manager. So you could be doing exactly the same work as your manager but of course earning lesser.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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