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"A company with great values and strong ethics but level of persistent on-going change is unsettling good people."

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Former Employee - Finance Director
Former Employee - Finance Director
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Strong values and ethics
Diverse middle management
Strong corporate social responsibility
Very talented and bright people
Collegiate, consultative work style
Driven, ambitious people who are on the whole respectful of others
Well established control processes mean this a business that is less likely than others to make bad decisions.

Cons

Collegiate and consultative style can delay decision making.
Control processes can be badly applied by some individuals limiting creativity and entrepreneurial spirit.
More needs to be done with regard to diversity, particularly in leadership roles.

Advice to Management

Decide on a clear strategy and stick with it for sufficient time to see the outcome. There has been so much change in recent years, some of it very necessary, but there comes a time to stabilise the business and focus on competing.

Other Employee Reviews for Unilever

  1. "It was a very good learning experience and you grow personally through training and exposure."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colombo (Sri Lanka)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colombo (Sri Lanka)
    Recommends

    Pros

    Extensive Training locally and overseas
    Career growth opportunities
    Option and encouragement to switch roles internally to get more exposure
    Different backgrounds are encouraged at recruitment

    Cons

    Can get lost in the system unless high performer due to the number of employees
    Hierarchical communication
    Still has some old culture or Boss/Subordinate, but slowly dying out
    Older employees get threatened by 'new thinking and new blood'.


  2. "Would love to go back!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Professional attitude, training packages especially good company introduction, opportunities for development and promotion, various tools available actually supporting the job delivey.

    Cons

    High work intensity and stress for the delivery, high focus on sales and the brands, control over the delivery and tasks completion

    Advice to Management

    It was a great pleasure to work with you, however more effective communication especially on topics related with non-sales areas would be helpful.

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