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Unilever Reviews

Updated December 8, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Amazing People and Purpose and an Awesome Place to Work!!"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in Englewood Cliffs, NJ
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Englewood Cliffs, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The list of reasons why Unilever is the best place to work is way too long. So below are just a few:

    Purpose – UL realizes the value of people who have a purpose as much as our brands with a purpose.
    People – the organization cares about their employees as much as they do customers and consumers. Also the people who work at UL are smart, nice and most importantly authentic.
    Brands – It is really an awesome feeling to let people know you work for this amazing company Unilever, and “Oh by the way, they make Dove, Hellmann’s, Ben & Jerry’s”.
    Flexibility – agile work environment. Being able to get your job done from wherever, whenever.
    Empowerment – being encouraged to own and make decisions and knowing that the leaders have your back.

    and many more...

    Cons

    With all large organization, process can get in the way of being able to get things done quickly. Unilever has done a tremendous job over the past few years of tackling this barrier by changing the way we work. This has removed a lot of the complexity which has allowed things to be done quicker and simpler.

    Unilever Response

    Oct 9, 2017 – The Talent Team

    Hi. Thank you very much for providing such an insightful review of your time with us so far. It's great to see you mention a number of positives including our shared values, colleagues, brands and... More


  2. "Great place to work, but slow moving"

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    Former Employee - Senior Packaging Engineer in Trumbull, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Packaging Engineer in Trumbull, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the best colleagues I've ever had, with a lot of dedication and knowledge. The company tries to do good as they do well, and they have a strong product portfolio and good management.

    Cons

    Very slow moving, especially in growing your career.

    Advice to Management

    Take more risks and give your people more challenges to grow their skills. If you want to retain top talent, they have to have a viable career path that's shorter than 30 years.

    Unilever Response

    Nov 28, 2017 – The Talent Team

    Hi. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on your previous role. The feedback you provide is incredibly helpful. It’s pleasing to see that you have listed a number of positives of your time... More

  3. "Great Work Environment"

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    Current Employee - Paralegal in Elizabeth, NJ
    Current Employee - Paralegal in Elizabeth, NJ

    I have been working at Unilever (More than a year)

    Pros

    There is a work life/home life balance

    Cons

    Vacation time could be more.

    Unilever Response

    Nov 28, 2017 – The Talent Team

    Thank you for your review. We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts and we'll ensure they are passed on to the team.


  4. "Major R&D initiatives and innovation is a priority"

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    Former Employee - Senior R&D Manager in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior R&D Manager in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Unilever full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Team oriented with lots of opportunity to advance in any on the groups. Also there is opportunity to work in numerous categories and deliver high end results.

    Cons

    Need to continue to development both professional and personally. Continue to work on teams and learn to share ideas and basic information.

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent at all areas of the business

    Unilever Response

    Nov 27, 2017 – The Talent Team

    Hi. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on your previous role. The feedback you provide is incredibly helpful. It’s pleasing to see that you have listed a number of positives of your time... More


  5. "Quickly falling apart"

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    Current Employee - Technical Operator in Jefferson City, MO
    Current Employee - Technical Operator in Jefferson City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, solid insurance but switching to a new provider next year so that could change and there are some pretty good people that work there.

    Cons

    12 hours schedule is a disaster, HR is a joke, work/life balance on night shift is non existent, constant management changes, over spending on new equipment with no acknowledgment that it takes skill people to run it, no training plan in place and the list could go on indefinitely, Overall this place is good for a decent paycheck and that is about it.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out a plan and stick with it, hold yourselves to the same standard that you hold your employees.

    Unilever Response

    Dec 1, 2017 – The Talent Team

    Hi. Thank you for your review – we appreciate the feedback, both positive and constructive. It’s pleasing to see that you mention renumeration and good colleagues as particular positives of your role... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Strong company globally, low morale locally."

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    Former Employee - QA Technician in Jefferson City, MO
    Former Employee - QA Technician in Jefferson City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fair benifts package and decent pay.

    Cons

    12 hour shifts, constant employee turnover in key areas. Poor departmental management choices. Disconnect between the management and employees.

    Advice to Management

    Identity managers who are not effective and bring in some fresh ideas.

    Unilever Response

    Nov 29, 2017 – The Talent Team

    Hi. Thank you for your review. We really do appreciate all feedback, both positive and constructive. It's good to see you highlight the benefits and renumeration as particular positives of your time... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "A flexible, global experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Unilever full-time

    Pros

    family-friendly benefits
    international exposure
    brand / marketing experience and training
    flexible working

    Cons

    promotional opportunities
    salary is not competive

    Unilever Response

    Nov 13, 2017 – The Talent Team

    Hi. Thank you for your review. It's good to see that you highlight the benefits on offer and flexible working as particular positives. We wish you continued success and all the best.

  8. "Human Resources Advisor / People Experience Lead"

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

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

    Pros

    Great 401K Match! Excellent flexibility to manage work life balance!

    Cons

    Slow decisions, politics, not always promoting the best candidates

    Advice to Management

    People are bleeding blue, the heart of this business is being lost somewhere. Recognize the talent that is walking out the door.

    Unilever Response

    Nov 15, 2017 – The Talent Team

    Hi. Thanks for your feedback on the previous role you held here at Unilever. It’s great to see you’ve highlighted a few positives of your time here, including the benefits on offer and flexibility... More


  9. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Unilever part-time

    Pros

    It is very climate controlled.

    Cons

    Senior employees have to get their way.

    Unilever Response

    Nov 10, 2017 – The Talent Team

    Thank you for your review. We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts and we'll ensure they are passed on to the team.


  10. "Asst. Logistics Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great challenges at work. Growth opportunities

    Cons

    At times work gets shadowed by the manager

    Advice to Management

    keep the interactions within the skip level team too

    Unilever Response

    Nov 7, 2017 – The Talent Team

    Hi. Thanks for your feedback on the previous role you held here at Unilever. It’s great to see you’ve highlighted a few positives of your time here, including challenging work and growth... More


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