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"Foodservice gets no respect vs retail side of business"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Lots of contacts made but as soon as you get to a certain level of pay you get cut for cheaper workers. So it is good for contacts

Cons

Been here 5 years. Have had 6 bosses and have been thru 3 downsizing the company reorganizes every 5 or so months in some regards.. Be very careful sounds good but on Foodservice it is defentily a stepchild to retail Worst insurance in the industry and in my role I was told the only way to move up would be to leave. Travel 30% turned out to be 90 and I am never home almost lost family over it. Senior management changes every 5 years as they are based out of the country and they have to move back so Europe .. So no constant leadership or vison

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Smart people, good brands, too top heavy to provide opportunities to move up!"

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    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Englewood Cliffs, NJ
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Englewood Cliffs, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are smart and the support functions - consumer research, brand finance, etc mean you can focus on marketing. 4 1/2 stars

    Cons

    They keep consolidating roles at the top so that if you ever hope to move up to the top - and I just mean Director and above - you better plan on being there a LONG time! 2 stars

    Advice to Management

    Provide training to everyone who manage people. The level of inconsistency and ability of people to manage other people was at times appalling.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "No growth opportunities"

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    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.


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