Unilever Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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Unilever CEO 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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1,273 Employee Reviews

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Positive Experiance

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I really enjoyed the company culture and the people that worked there.I also enjoyed the flexibility of the hours and the work I was doing.

    Cons

    HR Department is not very good, lack of communication in corporate moves, had issues getting connected with people at times.

    Advice to Management

    I think you should provide better training for employees, just kinda throw you to the sharks at times. I think they should communicate corporate moves and initiatives better.


  2. Excellent place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Finance Manager in Hoboken, NJ
    Former Employee - Associate Finance Manager in Hoboken, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Unilever (More than a year)

    Pros

    Professional development, intellectually challenging, meritocracy, collaborative culture, mature finance organization.

    Cons

    Very mature and fully functional organization-opportunities to drive big changes are fewer than at a smaller, growing firm.


  3. Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operating Engineer in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Operating Engineer in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Unilever full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Nice people to get the work finished with

    Cons

    Long hours and no time off


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  5. great company - poor location/benefits

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great products and message of sustainability.

    Cons

    non competitive pay and locations are not ideal locations to work.


  6. Wonderful Company with Great Brands!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood Cliffs, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood Cliffs, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Unilever full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Global Company Great benefits Brands are ones you use every day. Cares about the environment. Check out the sustainability plan.

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunities for advancement if you've been there a long time. Processes move rather slow

    Advice to Management

    Too much internal politics


  7. Helpful (1)

    Line tech

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Line Technician in Covington, TN
    Current Employee - Line Technician in Covington, TN
    Recommends

    I have been working at Unilever full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are good

    Cons

    The management could be better. Less favoritism shown

    Advice to Management

    Show less favorites with employees


  8. Procurement Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at Unilever full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Sustainable Global companies. Well diversified

    Cons

    Too globalized and complicated matrix


  9. Great Opportunity for moving around

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Unilever full-time

    Pros

    Advancement for newcomers is very strong. Allows you to work in many cross-functional roles.

    Cons

    Restructuring occurs often. Good company to work for, but you have to play the politics appropriately.


  10. Good Company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Englewood Cliffs, NJ
    Current Employee - Analyst in Englewood Cliffs, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a clear company wide agenda so that everyone can work towards. Offers great work and life balance.

    Cons

    Sometimes there could be too many intermediate process/procedures that does not add value.

    Advice to Management

    Simply the process.


  11. Factory Closure

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Planner in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Planner in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good benefits and pension package

    Cons

    too much big company red tape



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