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"Not about the employees. It has changed over the years."

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Current Employee - Distribution Coordinator in Trumbull, CT
Current Employee - Distribution Coordinator in Trumbull, CT
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Unilever full-time

Pros

The company is pretty good about letting people work from home when needed.

Cons

Employees are overworked. Constant system issues. Very poor leadership. Promotions are very political and not based on merrit. More benefits dissapearing over the years. Talk about how work/life balance is important, but there is no balance. Leadership takes too long to make decisions.

Advice to Management

Hire more employees to spread out the work. Stop forcing employees to work so late, on weekends, on holidays. Promote people that can do the job and not your friends. Stop coming up with terrible projects because you feel the need to prove things are being done.

Other Employee Reviews for Unilever

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Supply Chain"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Planner in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Planner in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    *A great place to start your career since you learn best practices
    *Presige within the CPG industry opens up doors if/when you decide to leave the company

    Cons

    *Too structured and rigid
    *Not enough opportunity to move around within different functions in the company
    *Outside of brand/marketing it is hard to move up in the organization


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great company but bureaucratic"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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