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Unilever Reviews in Port Sunlight, England

Updated Mar 7, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

4.0 4 reviews

100% Approve of the CEO

Unilever CEO and Director Paul Polman

Paul Polman

(2 ratings)

75% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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Pros
  • Work/life balance is fair but seems to be getting worse each year (in 56 reviews)

  • Flexible working hours, great remuneration and understanding line managers (in 25 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance, lack of opportunities to move up unless you relocate (in 44 reviews)

  • decision-making can be complicated & slow since this is a matrix organisation (in 25 reviews)

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    IT Manager (Former Employee) Port Sunlight, England (UK)

    Pros- Great attention to employees.
    - Many development chances if you are flexible and seek opportunities.
    - Global so opportunities to move around.

    Cons- IT has been mostly outsourced so opportunities are less. Seek Architecture or Process types of jobs.
    - Felt leadership was becoming too aggressive.
    - Bigger jobs, bigger responsibilities, bigger nightmares...

    Advice to Senior Management- Too much "ham effect" at manager and director levels.
    - Lack of clarity and resources to achieve your goals.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Senior management perceive workforce as a irritating impediment to more profits

    IT Analyst (Former Employee) Port Sunlight, England (UK)

    ProsIllusion of job security may be of some comfort.

    ConsYou'll always find the outsourcing or removal of your role to be a target for higher management bonuses

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo one really buys your phoney rhetoric. We understand you have to pretend.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Unilever is Challenging, Driven, Passionate and Determined to Win

    Operations Manager (Current Employee) Port Sunlight, England (UK)

    ProsCaring, passion to win, exceed customer and consumer expectations

    ConsSlow decision making, poor people management of poor performers

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove corporate communications and develop more opportunities to collaborate across the business

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    High degree of professionalism in a relaxed atmosphere

    Lead Scientist (Current Employee) Port Sunlight, England (UK)

    ProsRelaxed working environment, but very professional at finishing their work. Easily attracts best talent out of University and have a good sense of global recruiting. Leverage of being a multinational offers great opportunities for development. Big push to move East and therefore it would help if you would be interested to at least spend 2-3 years somewhere in the East (China/India). Work/life balance is excellent, and especially in the UK, nice holiday allowance (5 weeks).

    ConsWay too big -- difficult to make a big impact. Bureaucratic at times and so can get sometimes stuffy for young people as there is not great support for new ideas or moving things quickly.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSupport for new R&D structure

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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