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Great revered company which is a great place to work

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Regional Brand Director in City of London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Regional Brand Director in City of London, England (UK)

I have been working at Unilever

Pros

Great smart and wholesome people.
Lively debate
Interesting business context
Global environment
Relatively creative

Cons

Dysfunctional organisational structure - Country vs HQ politics
Over reliance on process
Too many 'failed academics' in senior positions who think they understand business

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get some real business people in

Recommends

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    Overall, a good, solid employer.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager

    I have been working at Unilever

    Pros

    Great benefits package. Company is state of the art in most things. Great pride in the employees that they work for Unilever, though many are understandably reticent to trust they'll have a job, or a similar job, with Unilever in 3-5 years, though I suppose in the Internet age, this is just how life is with a large company.

    Cons

    As with most overly large companies, some times I really have to question the competence and leadership abilities of senior management.

    Granted, there are obviously things I am not privy to, but some of the cloaking of minor details is almost comical, and at least sophomoric.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company is too self-centered in that they are only interested in seeing the company's goals achieved, while virtually ignoring or merely giving lip service to, each employee's goals and aspirations. Once a year at the review it's given lip service. No concrete plan is ever individually tailored to you, set forth and then followed through on on a consistent basis.

    Additionally, the company has largely FAILED in capitalizing on the global strength and cachet of the "KNORR" brand, especially with regard to expanding the company's footprint in the real estate of the U.S. grocery shelves.

    Why did you buy it if you weren't going to expand it? There used to be 60+ sku's of Knorr items in the average American grocery store. Now Knorr is lucky to have 3 of the boxed soups, 3-4 of the sauce mixes, a bouillon cube, and 6 each of the Lipton/Knorr co-branded rice and pasta sku's.

    The advertising and marketing campaign budgets have obviously withered away to zilch.

    Get back to the roots- no, not of the company, but yes, to those of the brand names. THAT is where the power is.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    workload differs significantly from department to department

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern

    I have been working at Unilever

    Pros

    lots of free food
    employee discounts on company products
    globally recognized company
    good top management
    company cares a lot about CSR

    Cons

    the main down side is the distribution of work is very uneven ... some people are stressed all the time while others have little to do ...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    conduct a review of what people actually do on a daily basis ...

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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