Unilever Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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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. Good place to work for parents

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

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

    Pros

    Flexibility to work from home usually on Fridays, depending on your group, and other days when have personal commitments. There is not much tracking of vacation days.

    Cons

    A lot of bureaucracy. Slow to move due to layers of management. Career advancement takes longer than similar companies, but leadership seem to be working on this.

    Advice to Management

    Provide organized and mandatory training people who manage others, from manager up to VP level. Promote more from within US vs. bringing talent in from other countries.


  6. 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


  7. Helpful (2)

    Crazy Workplace

    Former Employee - Supply Planner in Englewood Cliffs, NJ
    Former Employee - Supply Planner in Englewood Cliffs, NJ

    I worked at Unilever full-time

    Pros

    Employee Perks (Hair Salon, Products Discount at Company Store, On-Site Laundry)

    Cons

    Poor Leadership, No Work/Life Balance, No exposure outside of planning group, Too many inefficiencies (Long meetings, Way too may reports on the same topic, Lack of Proper Training)

    Advice to Management

    Prepare a better onboarding and consistent training program for new hires.


  8. Management

    • 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Experience at a general level in many areas due to the level of collaboration on projects. Great company for learning about the CPG business from the vendor standpoint at a general level. Great for understanig how multinatonal or global companies operate as well.

    Cons

    Very challenging for upward promotions due to the weight put on public relations within the company vs concrete results. Fast movement between positions (1-2 years) on average in all departments management level and below limits the opportunity to deliver very beneficial bottom line results or develop impactful business processes.

    Advice to Management

    Develp standard business cases to be presented allowing candidates to compete more fairlly basing results on business exceptional business solutions and not just on internal relations. Consider establishing a 3 year stadard period to remain in positions.


  9. 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


  10. 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


  11. Fast paced, but good place to work overall

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.



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