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"Great company, fantastic culture"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Intern - Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
Former Intern - Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Unilever as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

- employee-oriented
- environmentally friendly
- open to changes

Cons

The sheer size of the company & number of employees makes it time-consuming to keep all the relevant staff on the loop. Too much paperwork and useless emails.

Other Employee Reviews for Unilever

  1. Helpful (1)

    "A truly great business with a unique vision"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    True emphasis on sustainable growth - operating ethically will deliver improved sales
    Outstanding people and collaborative culture
    Genuine work/life balance achieved for most employees
    Wonderful brands that really do improve consumers' lives
    Good pay, based on good performance
    Still massive opportunities to grow in new markets and win share through innovation

    Cons

    Decision-making can be painfully slow - driven by consensus culture and obsession with keeping everyone happy and informed
    Product performance is not necessarily as good as competitors in some areas (laundry, some foods) and some ranges have become too flabby and indistinct
    Extraordinarily hierarchical - like the colonial civil service in some respects
    Not a business for mercurial minds and instinctive, creative spirits

    Advice to Management

    A record-breaking year in 2012 and another in prospect for 2013 despite global downturn. The temptation must be to just carry on what we're doing right now. But we have to be faster, more imaginative and less bureacratic if we're to see off hungry competitors. We talk about it, but I don't see the people aroud me changing...


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    "Time at unilever"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management Trainee in Lagos (Nigeria)
    Former Employee - Management Trainee in Lagos (Nigeria)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Unilever full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There was an emphasis on learning and growing within the organisation.

    Cons

    The objectives of the management trainee program were not well articulated, and it seemed like HR just kept on guessing what to do. Proper methods of giving feedback are not in place

    Advice to Management

    Encourage a more feedback friendly environment, especially in the Nigerian business where I worked.

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