Unilever Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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Unilever CEO Paul Polman
Paul Polman
54 Ratings

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. Finance Asst. Mgr. (Info. Mgmt & Master Data)

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Unilever full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great working place, with great colleagues, great brands to work with.

    Cons

    No cons at all.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great employer

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    Current Employee - Assistant Brand Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Assistant Brand Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    A great, values driven business and a good solid business culture. In my experience Unilever has proved to be a highly flexible employer who prioritised the development of its employees.

    Cons

    The pay could be better, especially when compared to other large FMCG firms.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more.


  3. Sales Specialist

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Unilever full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong sales training. Good supportive sales manager. Good culture. Enjoyable team culture.

    Cons

    Political. The best managers seemed to be overlooked in favour of weaker ones with better political moves

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the high quality of sales training and opportunity to move internationally.


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  5. New energy with Polman leading transformational change & a culture of doing work that matters

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Agile working, autonomy, responsibility, creativity, fun at work, great culture & teamwork.

    Cons

    Can be Political, can be risk averse, can be slow to move on new opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Move fast & break things, technology is changing everything.


  6. Senior Project Manager

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Port Sunlight, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Port Sunlight, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of people who work here and do a good job despite the lack of processes and direction given by managers

    Cons

    Low salaries, no processes. Requirements from senior managers at odds to how organisation works do can not support senior management direction

    Advice to Management

    More needs to be done to support the actual work being done. IT delivery is very complex and does not have the right foundations in place to support actual delivery.


  7. Procurement

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    Current Employee - Procurement Manager in Wirral, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Procurement Manager in Wirral, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Unilever full-time

    Pros

    Good work/life & agile workings, BUPA healthcare and healthy share opportunities.

    Cons

    Difficult to achieve high end bonus. No longer final salary pension.


  8. Good

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    Former Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Smart people, good mission, training, professional development, nice coworkers, proud of work

    Cons

    Pay could be better, process improvements, technology, keeping up with latest trends

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up, good job overall, work is making an impact, improve technology


  9. General manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Unilever full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Massive size multinational corp , opportunities of advancement locations worldwide

    Cons

    Very structured, low flexibility, low salaries compared to competitors, too much buraucracy


  10. Good culture

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    Current Employee - IT Director in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - IT Director in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Multicultural, inclusive, really international, good work life balance

    Cons

    a lot of restructuring means less opportunities in developed countries

    Advice to Management

    Walk the talk re. empathy


  11. Culture

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very nice environment, friendly and supportive people.

    Cons

    Not really any cons. Workspace too crowded maybe



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