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"Great company but bureaucratic"

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Current Employee - Associate CMI Manager in Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Current Employee - Associate CMI Manager in Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great place if you are in a senior position or just starting out. Great training and mentoring. Opportunity to work on world-class brands and cutting edge management best practices.

Cons

Bureaucratic style. Too process oriented. Unless you have a seat at the table, it's hard to get your voice heard. Unilever is too big which makes it slow to react to react and decisions take a long time. Not suited for professionals who prefer a fast-paced environment. Very long and odd working hours. Too much power centered in Europe which puts employees based in the US at a slight disadvantage in terms of work recognition

Other Employee Reviews for Unilever

  1. "Foodsolutions plays second fiddle to Unilever's main line of business"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Associate Finance Management Intern in Lisle, IL
    Current Intern - Associate Finance Management Intern in Lisle, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Location, Chicago is a great city. Smaller office.

    Cons

    The Foodsolutions division is somewhat of an afterthought in the broader conversation at Unilever. Completely sales driven environment: sales staff superfluously pass out subsidies to make a sale, thereby diminishing any brand value of Unilever's products.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people in Operations who actually know what they're doing. Hire people in Sales with some backbone and willingness to stand up for the company, rather than continuously bending over for the customer.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Co-op Experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Supply Chain Co-Op in Englewood, NJ
    Current Intern - Supply Chain Co-Op in Englewood, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    ~ great atmosphere! very laid back and fun
    ~ Supply Chain is very good with helping employees to see different areas of the company (plants, planning, etc)

    Cons

    ~ more difficult to move between different sectors (supply chain to R&D, etc) than it is to move within sectors

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