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Updated November 18, 2018
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  1. "Wonderful Company"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Englewood, NJ
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Englewood, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Unilever (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    endless opportunities to learn and grow; smart and fun people, strong leadership

    Cons

    big can sometimes make things move a bit slowly

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you're doing... a wonderful work experience!

    Unilever Response

    Oct 19, 2018 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Thank you for your feedback and for your contribution at Unilever. We’d like to wish you all the best in your new role.


  2. "ANalyst review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Unilever full-time

    Pros

    company is having Good hierarchical growth

    Cons

    company is having No work life balance

    Unilever Response

    Nov 16, 2018 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Thanks for taking time to leave a review.

  3. "Business Operations Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Unilever full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    There is too much bureaucracy

    Unilever Response

    Nov 1, 2018 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Thanks for your review.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great First Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Unilever full-time

    Pros

    great culture and supportive environment

    Cons

    not applicable at this time

    Unilever Response

    Oct 12, 2018 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Thanks for sharing your experience of Unilever so far.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Unilever full-time

    Pros

    Loved working here they treated their employees well.

    Cons

    none to share at this moment

    Advice to Management

    management needs to listen to employees more at the Kilbourn plant.

    Unilever Response

    Oct 10, 2018 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Thanks for sharing your experience of Unilever.


  6. "Great company, strong support of women and working moms"

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

    I have been working at Unilever full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Great culture, driven by individual purpose
    - Supportive management, wants to move faster and encourage more risk-taking and entrepreneurial mindset
    - Room for innovation and creativity
    - Smart, capable colleagues and cross-functional teams
    - Great work life/balance with flex hours, summer Fridays, and benefits for working moms

    Cons

    - Promotion opportunities can take time and often requires extensive networking
    - Can be hierarchical

    Unilever Response

    Oct 9, 2018 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Thank you for your review. We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts.


  7. "Markeitng Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern Marketing in Englewood, NJ
    Former Employee - Intern Marketing in Englewood, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free ice-cream, great discounts, nyc shuttle service

    Cons

    Slow moving organization, 4 weeks of the internship are spent building a presentation

    Unilever Response

    Oct 9, 2018 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Thank you for your comments and all the best for the future.

  8. Helpful (7)

    "Good for experience and Learning but too much politics"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Unilever full-time

    Pros

    1) Has good external imagine for things like work life balance, sustainability etc.
    2) Although pay is average but other benefits and perks make up for it.
    3) Good experience, got a chance to work with some very intelligent people who make you push your limits. Can obtain a diversified skill set if you stay with the company long enough.
    4) Work life balance if manager is good.

    Cons

    1) With all the hype of strong values for things like work life balance, working moms, equality in work place. In practice and implementation the company falls behind. Although you are given option for working remotely, you still work crazy hours. Managers don't really understand working mom challenges.
    2) The politics is very bad especially in the Finance Division. There are clear favorites, who are tactically given opportunities to exceed while others are set behind. You will work yourself like crazy but you know who is going to be promoted. The group in charge of promotions and moving around people are very biased.
    3) Managers are not trained to be leaders. They dont know how to inspire people. Its always about meeting the deadlines and pleasing the management even if comes at the cost of disrespecting you and overworking you. The managers dont look out for their people, they manage their own career because they know if they do well they will land a better roll in 2-3 years and will have new people to work with, so there is no vested interested to invest in their reports.
    4) Lack of interaction with leadership. Your relationship is stuck with your manager, lack of communication with Directors or VPs.
    5) Very low chances of getting promoted. If you are going to move up in the company, it will take you 5-6 years to become a manager and another 10 years to become a Director, even if you are experienced hire.

    Advice to Management

    I encourage the leaders to look around and see whats happening on a day to day basis and what opportunities they are truly creating for people. Check the numbers on turn over rate and reason why people are leaving. A good job market is not a excuse. If the company is as good as the values if shows externally, then people should not be leaving.

    Unilever Response

    Oct 11, 2018 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Thank you for your feedback and advice, we will take steps to clarify ways of working across teams.


  9. "Master scheduler"

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    Current Employee - Master Scheduler in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Master Scheduler in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with, family atmosphere.

    Cons

    None cons to think of.

    Unilever Response

    Oct 10, 2018 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Thanks for your review and your contribution at Unilever.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Average"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Unilever full-time

    Pros

    good benefits and flexibility, strong brands

    Cons

    people turn a blind eye. no room for growth

    Unilever Response

    Oct 1, 2018 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Thank you for your review.


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