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"No growth opportunities"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Associate Finance Manager in Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Current Employee - Associate Finance Manager in Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

- International assignments if you are willing to relocate

Cons

- Almost no opportunities for promotions
- You have to be a "lister" to be even considered for a promotion/manager level position.
- No training given to new hires
- Salaries are differentiated based on your educational qualifications and not your job role. Eg. you could be at the same position as another employee but earning $10k-15k lower than them as they have a higher qualification
- Very political environment
- Managers are not trained to manage/coach people. There isn't much differentiation in the job role of an employee and his manager. So you could be doing exactly the same work as your manager but of course earning lesser.

Other Employee Reviews for Unilever

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work for but poor people management"

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    • 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

    I have been working at Unilever full-time

    Pros

    Not too many pros here but the sustainability living plan is amazing, also the agile working and working from home option is great

    Cons

    poor processes improvement strategy, issues are always blamed on people other than actually looking at the process.

    Advice to Management

    Need true supply Chain Managers with People Skills


  2. Helpful (3)

    "What was once a great company is now a mess"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chain Development Manager
    Former Employee - Chain Development Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits & compensation package. Strong brands. Emphasis on teams.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy. Sloth culture- nothing gets done. Decisions made that are counter to growth and common sense. Not sure this division of the company will exist in 18-24 months. Rumors abound that Unilever is exiting the food business and selling off the brands.

    Roadblocks to successfully winning business make it more attractive to hang in the home office than pursue customers. And seriously, with a portfolio of over 500 items, why would they limit what we can sell based upon our job title?

    Recent structural changes are disconcerting and morale is lower than Ive seen in more than 15 years.


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