Unilever Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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  1. Great work, life balance

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Planner in Englewood Cliffs, NJ
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Planner in Englewood Cliffs, NJ

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

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

    Pros

    You have some great perks, company store, onsite salon, work from home, summer hours. Supply Chain is tough but there is work life balance here, more so depending on what boss you get.

    Cons

    The advancement opportunities are challenging as there are a pool of people competing for the same roles, however if you know someone they can move you along much quicker, however, not in my case

    Advice to Management

    Less politics especially in moving up the ladder, not fair for all employees

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    line tech

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    Former Employee - Electrician in Raeford, NC
    Former Employee - Electrician in Raeford, NC

    I worked at Unilever full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    a good company to work for

    Cons

    company should put more in safety

    Advice to Management

    be more diverse in hiring

  3. Global Category Procurement

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    Current Employee - Global Category Procurement in Englewood Cliffs, NJ
    Current Employee - Global Category Procurement in Englewood Cliffs, NJ

    I have been working at Unilever full-time (more than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Agile workplace, ability to change roles, continual learning opportunities, lots of great people to work with

    Cons

    Poor roll out of strategy, unrealistic work loads, long hours, favoritism in promotion, constant change of strategy and database upgrades that don't make things more efficient, projects lead frequently by too young/green marketing team with more attitude than project management skills, still too beuocratic, and don't plan on a long career as ageism is a trend.

    Advice to Management

    Set clear and realistic goals. Improve the onboarding process. Control scope creep. Protect your team from burn out and retain talent. It is a great company and has great products but the fun in work has slowly gone away, now it is a daily grind without break.

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    Spent 8+ years in various Sales positions in HQ and Account Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Unilever full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    * Great Brand equity
    * Strong Marketing personnel and investment
    * Strong Sales Leadership

    Cons

    * US role/focus within globally owned company
    * Tend to get buried in processes

  6. Great place to work in R&D

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Unilever full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good training opportunities and place to get experience.

    Cons

    Not the best salary, pays average market value.

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    Unilever

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    decent pay, free ice cream

    Cons

    poor managment, no accountability, wasteful

    Advice to Management

    Less meetings, more time actually witnessing plant

  8. Customer Business Manager

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    Current Employee - Customer Business Manager
    Current Employee - Customer Business Manager

    I have been working at Unilever full-time (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Work Life Balance, systems and information accessibility, scale, training opportunities, ablity to move laterally to different lanes of business (SC, Sales, Catman, etc.)

    Cons

    Diversity at the expense of talent, high levels of bureaucracy, lack of bias for action, paralysis by analysis, back looking instead of future looking business practices, weak future looking strategy

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    Ten years passes before you know it

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Unilever (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, flexible schedule, room to grow, lofty ambitions

    Cons

    change takes time, huge org can be tough to navigate

  10. Associate CMI Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Unilever

    Pros

    Great employee developmental/professional training. Good work like balance.

    Cons

    Can be very hierarchical. Can be difficult to navigate your way up the ladder.

  11. mailroom clerk

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Unilever

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    very relaxing laid back, people were nice and friendly

    Cons

    there were no real challenges, maybe because i worked in the mailroom

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