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Unilever Chicago Reviews

Updated February 12, 2017
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  • work life balance might be tough (in 155 reviews)

  • Matrix structure can slow down decision making as does need to build consensus for all major decisions (in 86 reviews)

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  1. "Business Insights Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, IL
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for Advancement
    Collaborative working environment

    Cons

    Lisle office relocation to New Jersey

    Unilever Response

    Mar 21, 2017 – The Talent Team

    Hi. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review - it's great to receive feedback. We'll ensure your comments and experiences are passed on to the respective teams. We wish you continued success ... More


  2. "Unilever... A Great Place to Work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Unilever is an excellent company with high ethics who strongly supports diversity, sustainability and work life balance. Company has a great culture which really fosters team work.

    Cons

    Unilever has limited locations in the United States.

    Unilever Response

    May 5, 2016 – The Talent Team

    Hi. Thank you very much for leaving a review. We appreciate all feedback - so it's pleasing to see you mention our focus on diversity, ethics and sustainability. We wish you continued success in your ... More


  3. "Requirements Planner"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace

    Cons

    Nothing outside of basic corporate America in terms of restructures.

    Unilever Response

    Mar 18, 2016 – The Talent Team

    Hi. Thank you for your feedback - we appreciate your comments. It's great to see such a positive outlook and wish you all the best for throughout 2016.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "So much room to grow!"

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    Current Contractor - Customer Account Associate in Lisle, IL
    Current Contractor - Customer Account Associate in Lisle, IL

    I have been working at Unilever as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work-life balance is great. Company is environmentally conscious and is trying to reduce carbon footprint by doing things such as allowing employees to work agile.

    Cons

    The office cafeteria is no longer open.


  6. "Informative"

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    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Melrose Park, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Melrose Park, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Rewarding, exciting fun company to work for with great benefits

    Cons

    Closed Illinois offices in 2011

    Advice to Management

    re-open offices in Illinois


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Customer Service Lisle IL"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Analyst in Lisle, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Analyst in Lisle, IL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid management, focused on goals, supportive to staff. Great team synergy with sales and supply chain.

    Cons

    Relocated the work to Connecticut.


  8. "An incredible learning experience thus far and seemingly lots to look forward to in the future!"

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    Current Employee - CDRP Analyst in Lisle, IL
    Current Employee - CDRP Analyst in Lisle, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Unilever is truly a company that cares about their employees. I feel as though I have recieved such an incredible amount of training and unique experiences that will help me shape my career with them in the future. There is no lack of respect or acknowledgement for the completion of good work at Unilever and it seems like an outstanding place to build a career.

    Cons

    Some aspects of the communication between Human Resources and employees as well as Human Resources and Field Management has room for improvement but small changes stand to make big differences on this topic.


  9. "Outstanding employer, proud and blessed to be there"

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    Current Employee - Chain Development Manager in Lisle, IL
    Current Employee - Chain Development Manager in Lisle, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very forward thinking regarding human rights and sustainability
    Very charitable oriented
    Strongly support work life balance
    Excellent benefits package
    Fair salary. Not the best in the business but stability and benefits make up for this.
    Very collaborative environment
    Allow & encourage creative out of the box thinking
    Best products on the market in most categories

    Cons

    Most opportunities for advancement require relocation to Lisle.
    Overcommunicate on some things, undercommunicate on others
    Being part of a multinational compels change for the sake of compliance with no real advantages in some cases.
    Bonus program is never constant and is becoming more difficult to attain. Sometimes we don't know criteria until final month of bonus period.

    Advice to Management

    Consider our time constraints, make bonus more balanced and fair.

    Otherwise, thank you for providing a great place to grow, learn, and work.


  10. "Unilever is a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Unilever views their insight team as a strategic partner and is a very consumer focused business. The Chicago office has a great energy and is a fun place to work.

    Cons

    As with most large corporations, Unilever can be really political and the many processes can be really cumbersome. Also, Chicago office is closing.

    Advice to Management

    No words of feedback - experience at Unilever has been really positive and I'd recommend them as an employer to anyone looking to work there.


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