Unilever Reviews

Updated July 3, 2015
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Unilever CEO and Director Paul Polman
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Pros
  • Appreciate agile working for work/life balance (in 69 reviews)

  • flexible working hours, ability to work from home, good staff benefits (in 30 reviews)

Cons
  • The work life balance is non existent (in 57 reviews)

  • Time-consuming decision making process (in 30 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood Cliffs, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood Cliffs, NJ

    I have been working at Unilever full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    if you're a hard worker you'll rise to the top. If you're not you'll be exited from the business. Lots of opportunities to work abroad. Very interesting and at times satisfying work

    Cons

    work life balance is awful. You're expected to work way too many hours. You either keep up with the work or like I said before you're gone.


  2. Great place to work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood Cliffs, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood Cliffs, NJ

    I have been working at Unilever (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Incredible people, powerful brands, growth strategy, sustainability embedded to every team and brand

    Cons

    process hinders speed of results, political


  3. Great place to start your career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior IT Business Analyst in Englewood Cliffs, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior IT Business Analyst in Englewood Cliffs, NJ

    I have been working at Unilever full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Support for development & growth, challenging work, global reach

    Cons

    Complex, slow to make decisions, bureaucratic


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  5. Great place to learn the basics of brand management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Englewood Cliffs, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Englewood Cliffs, NJ

    I have been working at Unilever (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Global company, helps you diversify skills across multiple aspects of brand management like different categories , brands products and also develops core marketing skills

    Cons

    Hierarchical in decision making, there are too many cooks in the kitchen sometimes given the global nature of the business , growth is slower than other nimble smaller sized companies, quite process oriented


  6. Project manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Unilever full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible work environment. Very busy and far paced environment. There is room to grow in career paths and relocate. Happy

    Cons

    Office attached to plant and have to go through plant at times and garb up with all the correct gear

    Advice to Management

    Focus on employee moral and loyalty. Communicate more and in a timely manner. Open door policy at all times


  7. Helpful (1)

    Unilever Maintenance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Sikeston, MO
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Sikeston, MO

    I worked at Unilever

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Growing company and fast paced environment. Good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Rotating shifts and hair nets


  8. Fast paced, but good place to work overall

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Jonesboro, AR
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Jonesboro, AR

    I have been working at Unilever full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Its safety oriented. Team work is a must, for the most part. And you make friends with those you work with fairly quickly and easily

    Cons

    You start as a temporary worker. With a 6 month/1000 hour contract. It's only $10/hour.


  9. Awesome compnay

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Unilever

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good benefits and compensation, great bonus, salary review and increment in a timely manner. Global structure, multinational culture. Good learning opportunity. Cross functional working experience

    Cons

    promotion in the manufacturing is hard to get, very competitive. Other than that, its a very good company to work in. I could not find any more cons.

    Advice to Management

    year end review is not result and contribution based always. This makes employee frustrated. The working condition is some areas are not up to the standard. More investment could improve the situation.


  10. Abm

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Assistant Brand Manager in Englewood Cliffs, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Assistant Brand Manager in Englewood Cliffs, NJ

    I worked at Unilever full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best place to work, hands down. Lots of exposure to some of the biggest brands and upper management. I've been very fortunate to be a part of great teams where it truly felt like I was part of a family. A year after leaving the company, I'm still great friends with people I worked with and reported to.

    Cons

    Lots of structure which is great for some people but not everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you do!


  11. Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator

    I worked at Unilever

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, Global culture, Home Office

    Cons

    Red Tape policys and strong hierarchy



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