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"Really enjoyable work environment."

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Finance Manager in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Finance Manager in London, England (UK)
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The people - there is a very strong community within the company and several of my colleagues are now friends of mine. The career advancement opportunities are very good, there is a clear career proposition and plenty of chances to prove yourself and to deliver real value and growth to the company. The work/life balance is excellent, managers are very good about letting you take time off/leave early if you need to. There are excellent opportunities to work abroad.

Cons

Compensation is claimed to be at a premium above market rate but isn't. Unilever can also be a bit 'soft' for some people.

Advice to Management

To be more transparent about the direction of the company instead of justifiying decisions made reterospectively.

Other Employee Reviews for Unilever

  1. "Unilever a giant tryng to catch up a flee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Packaging Manager in Leeds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Packaging Manager in Leeds, England (UK)
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Global working asnd global brands

    Cons

    TRADITIONAL AND SLOW IN INNOVATION

    Advice to Management

    Speed up decision making


  2. Helpful (3)

    "The worse place I've ever worked"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientist
    Current Employee - Scientist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's better than flipping burgers.

    Cons

    A very hierarchical organization, with an incredible amount of internal politics with a bureaucratic, slow moving, top-heavy management.
       Senior management expects you to be deferential, conformist and the only way to get on is to suck up, Payrises are consistently below inflation. The attitude of HR is "if you don't like it you can leave" (this is a literal quote from an HR manager commenting about a group with a staff turnover of over 30%); to senior management you are simply a cog in the machinery and you can be substituted at any time (no matter how many years of experience, degrees or qualifications you may have)

    Advice to Management

    Start listening to the "troops" and stop treating them like dirt. Slim down all the level 3/4 managers, they don't help, there are too many of them and they just get in the way of delivery as their only concern is survival and politics.

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