Unilever PLC Reviews in United States

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great work atmosphere for interns, Co op is highly recommended!

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    Former Employee - Category Procurement Analyst Intern  in  Trumbull, CT
    Former Employee - Category Procurement Analyst Intern in Trumbull, CT

    I worked at Unilever PLC as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The work atmosphere in the Trumbull, CT office was family oriented. People were always very friendly to one another and teams felt like families. As an intern, I was highly respected among all my coworkers. There is a lot of room to grow in the company too with the companies rotational program.

    Cons

    I was not a fan of the location in Trumbull, CT but that is personal preference.

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great Brands

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Englewood Cliffs, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood Cliffs, NJ

    I worked at Unilever PLC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent brand portfolio, extremely competitive internationally and really has the foundation for rapid global expansion. Great people. Always looking for ways to improve and innovate. Very flexible work environment - job share and part time options. Good with flex place work as well.

    Cons

    Long hours. Roles continue to expand but are not upgraded so people are stretched thin. Very political organization. It can be difficult to gain clear alignment and move forward.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good Company / Good Opportunity

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

    I have been working at Unilever PLC

    Pros

    The growth opportunity at Unilever is great. Career opportunity is based on performance and management is focused on career development.

    Cons

    Unilever can be somewhat beurocratic at times. The best people at Unilever are world class but the support outside of marketing can be spotty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to management would be to learn to be more flexible and take calculaed risks. If you punish people for risks, they will stop taking them.

    Recommends
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    Constant change

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Unilever PLC full-time

    Pros

    Pay is above most competitors and company store you have the ability to get most Unilver products at half the regular sale price.

    Cons

    Most employees have no sense of urgency. Most managers do what is best to get their bonus not always working in the best interests of the company, often confilcting goals and KPI's.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Great place to start a career, great training, lack of upward mobility

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

    I worked at Unilever PLC

    Pros

    - Great training opportunities
    - Looks good on a resume
    -They understand that people are career switchers
    -Laid back environment - can work from home, wear jeans everyday
    -Subsidized food from cafeteria
    -Shuttle from NYC to work (although it is a little pricey)
    -Great 401K

    Cons

    - Pay - base pay and bonus are not competitive
    -Jobs keep getting larger - every reorg consolidates two jobs into one without a pay increase
    - No opportunity to have direct reports until you become a mananger
    -Manager positions constantly being eliminated, limiting upward mobility
    - Takes too long to get promoted
    -Work experience before business school not counted when looking at upward mobility/promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lots of WL1s are jumping ship...do something about promotional opportunities.

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    Great place to get a 2-4 yr foundation then move on to a better environment/ advancement -- just like any big CPG firm.

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    Current Employee - Associate Brand Manager
    Current Employee - Associate Brand Manager

    I have been working at Unilever PLC

    Pros

    Top CPG company; a lot of brands; great training; easy to go into other marketing afterward

    Cons

    Big, get lost in the shuffle. Some roles much more work than others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote and support the star talent more. Work out better balance of responsibilities. Value an MBA more. Promote where due in terms of work product not just friends with everyone.

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    Former Employee - Factory Manager  in  Jefferson, WI
    Former Employee - Factory Manager in Jefferson, WI

    I worked at Unilever PLC

    Pros

    good values, good products, global company, travel,

    Cons

    too many managers too much internal review endless restructuring never know who is your real boss

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make single point accountability real, stop every decision needing to be made by a half dozen managers, kill the fear of risk culture

    Recommends
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    Working for a large consumer goods company

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    Former Employee - Senior Brand Manager  in  San Juan, PR
    Former Employee - Senior Brand Manager in San Juan, PR

    I worked at Unilever PLC

    Pros

    It's a good learning place, 2nd largest consumer products company, with many global brands and teams.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, and top heavy. Similar to other large corporations, constant re-organizations and job changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More accountability, and greater transparency with re-organizational processes.

    Doesn't Recommend
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