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"Unilever is a stable company, with plenty of career development and a focus on social responsibility"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Trade Marketing Analyst in Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Former Employee - Trade Marketing Analyst in Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Stable growth environment
Managerial support for career development
Opportunity to work on major brands and to manage huge, complicated budgets and P&Ls
Generous benefits package
Flexible work environment

Cons

Slow-moving
"Process" often interferes with nimble career changes
Difficult to get into marketing and brand management without an MBA
The US is seen as a "training ground" for global leadership, so senior leadership is in constant flux
Tendency to "buy" into categories rather than growing there leveraging internal expertise
Reliance on consulting firms to provide expertise already available in-house

Advice to Management

Listen to your employees. Slow career progression and fixed job responsibilities stifle collaboration and growth.

Other Employee Reviews for Unilever

  1. "f"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager Trainee in Trumbull, CT
    Current Employee - Manager Trainee in Trumbull, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    I have no cons to share NON

    Advice to Management

    no they are good as is


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Fun, demanding, rewarding."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Englewood Cliffs, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager in Englewood Cliffs, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Unilever full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Extremely ethical, progressive, competitive pay, collegial, smart & nice people. Stellar brands!

    Cons

    Silos, too much reliance on broken "systems" for such things as paying vendors, filling in annual goals & objectives. There is also no on-boarding - very difficult to understand all of Unilever's complexities. Sink or swim. Some leaders constantly talk about how the company "overpays" and how some people just don't work hard enough. Nearly impossible to get rated for "great performance," even if you're killing yourself trying to do the job of a couple of people.

    Extremely hierarchical.

    Advice to Management

    See above.

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