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Start your marketing career here, learn what you can and LEAVE after 1.5 yrs and work for a good company with better pay

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
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Former Employee - Brand Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
Former Employee - Brand Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

they used spend a ton on training and development. when employees start, they attend a three week course spreadout over the year in new york. It teaches you the fundamentals of marketing and you learn from some very bright people. Unilever has a traditional approach to marketing that gives you a solid foundation for your career. I'd highly recommend someone out of school working here or someone with an interest in marketing with no skills. However, leave after a few years because the balance at work is non existent and you can get way better paying jobs, better career progression elsewhere.

Cons

poor worklife balance in marketing, lack of recognition, senior management always a step behind the competition

Advice to Management

listen to their employees and act on their concerns

Other Employee Reviews for Unilever

  1. Great culture and experience, shame about the progression

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Customer Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    In the UK as a WL1 or 2 there is a good work-life balance, particualry when compared to industries like banking, consulting etc. The culture is also very supportive and friendly, there is a 'nice' culture. The variety of brands and countries that Unilever covers also provides great experience and is one of the biggest players in FMCG.

    Cons

    Career progression in the UK is somewhat limited. You can get promoted if you are prepared to wait a long time. The other downside is the pay in that it is not that great (at the time of writing) and imporvments are infrequent. Bonuses do vary in line with business performance. This is in the context of what salaries are like in competitors - if you want a better salary you can often get one quite easily through leaving the business.

    Advice to Management

    You have a good workforce of bright and motovated people, give them what the need to succeed and reward good performance. Fight to keep the good people before (and even after) they get headhunted or leave for better offers, even if it does cost more in the short-term, its sad to see potential snapped up by other businesses.


  2. Really enjoyable work environment.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people - there is a very strong community within the company and several of my colleagues are now friends of mine. The career advancement opportunities are very good, there is a clear career proposition and plenty of chances to prove yourself and to deliver real value and growth to the company. The work/life balance is excellent, managers are very good about letting you take time off/leave early if you need to. There are excellent opportunities to work abroad.

    Cons

    Compensation is claimed to be at a premium above market rate but isn't. Unilever can also be a bit 'soft' for some people.

    Advice to Management

    To be more transparent about the direction of the company instead of justifiying decisions made reterospectively.


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