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Unilever's biggest enemy is themselves

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Supply Chain Director in London, England (UK)
Former Employee - Supply Chain Director in London, England (UK)

I worked at Unilever full-time (More than 10 years)

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Intelligent people, multicultural teams, team-working ethic, business processes, brand strength, supply chain performance.

Cons

Internal politics
Average calibre, career minded people in senior positions
Low salaries versus market
Low recognition for long hours especially if travelling
HR values numbers ahead of people

Advice to Management

Zero tolerance to selfish political senior managers

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  1. Great place for Supply Chain/Procurement Career

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Unilever

    Pros

    - People development
    - Great challenges
    - Great working environment

    Cons

    Need more work live balance


  2. Helpful (2)

    Great company, fabulous brands, very smart people marred with a few weak or dishonest leaders

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Vice President in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Regional Vice President in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Unilever full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The facilities and benefits in Unilever are amongst the best in class. I worked for Unilever in 5 countries over more than 20 years and this is consistently the case.
    The training you will get and the opportunities to develop yourself are endless. Best I have seen or heard from others in other companies.
    Most of the people you work with are very smart, committed to performance through people and genuinely believe in working in teams, supporting each other to deliver an objective.
    Paul Polman's drive for CSR and the environment is genuine and very inspiring.

    Cons

    As with any large companies, it can be bureaucratic and political. Things do not always get done as efficiently or for the right reasons. Unilever struggles to maintain the right balance between entrepreneurial thinking and discipline - resulting in (senior) people doing whatever they like in some cases.
    Worst thing about Unilever is this sometimes allows senior managers to ignore internal policies or even behave unethically at times, particularly if they are facing tough targets and are too weak to stand up to their bosses. While this is very rare, it does happen.

    Advice to Management

    Hold People accountable. Do not accept the risks to your reputation by allowing senior management to behave emotionally or like mavericks.


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