Unilever Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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Unilever CEO and Director Paul Polman
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Pros
  • Work-life balance can be excellent depending on which category you work on (in 69 reviews)

  • Good working culture and Flexible working hours (in 30 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance, lack of opportunities to move up unless you relocate (in 57 reviews)

  • decision-making can be complicated & slow since this is a matrix organisation (in 30 reviews)

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  1. Record to report

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    Current Employee - Record to Report in Katowice (Poland)
    Current Employee - Record to Report in Katowice (Poland)

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

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

    Pros

    Good life and work balance

    Cons

    Hard cooperation with Service Providers (IBM, Capgemini)

  2. I am working here for just a month, but I like it very much.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Bucharest (Romania)
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Bucharest (Romania)

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

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

    Pros

    The offices are very nice, the people are very kind and sociable. There are a lot of little gifts or contests that make your day better or make you smile.

    Cons

    When you are new or maybe just in my case, nobody has time to stay and teach you, and I feel like I could have learned many things until now.

  3. HRBP Strategies & Operations and Talent Manager SC

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - HRBP in Schaffhausen (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - HRBP in Schaffhausen (Switzerland)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Culture, Career Perspective, Agility, Content of Position, International

    Cons

    complex, chaotic, challenging, administration, slow

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  5. Summer Intern HR

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Human Resources Summer Intern
    Former Intern - Human Resources Summer Intern

    I worked at Unilever as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Very professional in their care of interns, very structured in their approach to your training , safety and welfare. Great salary for an intern relaxed culture casual clothiers for work great free ice-cream ,drinks etc.

    Cons

    Need to net work visibly to get on.

  6. Enriching and gratifying

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Director in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Director in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

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

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

    Pros

    Dynamic, rich learning and caring fun environment
    Like their strong values and consistent demonstration of that in all their actions esp integrity and respect
    Agile working and inclusions agenda
    Talent development is top of agenda and global using leaders is mission critical
    Work hard and play hard culture

    Cons

    Dynamic environment, can be complex due to matrix setup
    Changes happen very fast and sometimes can be challenging to cope
    Handling and living matrix organization can be difficult for those that is new to such setup

  7. A truly multinational company with many opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Supply Chain Planner in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Contractor - Supply Chain Planner in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Unilever as a contractor (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    1. The environment is very diverse, thus less political
    2. As a multinational company, there're many opportunities to work overseas
    3. Flexible and efficient working style
    4. Many exciting projects
    5. Great salary and benefits

    Cons

    Sometimes work-life balance can be challenging

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes I see a person handling too much work. Maybe there can be more people in the team?

  8. Great company!

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

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, good work life balance and great policies.

    Cons

    Technologically a little behind times.

  9. Unilever. One of the best internship experiences ever. With overseas exposure, good remunerations

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in HarbourFront (Singapore)
    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in HarbourFront (Singapore)

    I worked at Unilever as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    good remunerations, care for the employees: monthly activities even as interns. very structured and organized internship program

    Cons

    do not convert interns into full time graduates.

  10. 17 years in marketing and global media and across several categories including ice creamt tea and spreads.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Rotterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Rotterdam (Netherlands)

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

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

    Pros

    The company vision and amazing brands, great people, agile working, professional development and career opportunities

    Cons

    Decision making can be slow. Salaries not as competitive as could be.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more competitively, improve bias for action.

  11. Marketing internship in the Netherlands

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in Rotterdam (Netherlands)
    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in Rotterdam (Netherlands)

    I worked at Unilever as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great working experience, nice colleagues, nice atmosphere and rewarding work. For a marketer, one of the nicest marketing companies to work for who also have a sustainability focus.

    Cons

    It is very fast moving and compared to other companies I would say the daily work on the job is a bit more chaotic as compared to other large companies.

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