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Updated January 18, 2018
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Unilever CEO Paul Polman
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  • Not very good work-life balance (in 176 reviews)

  • Slow decision making processes have not fully been addressed (in 99 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

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

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    • Senior Management
    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. "Material Handel"

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    Former Employee - Material Handler in Jamestown, NY
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Jamestown, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    stable company and excellent work enviornment

    Cons

    does not have nothing negative

  3. "Amazing Place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    There is a huge focus on the person and the growth and nurturing needed to develop employees and set up for success in the company. Huge focus on self-improvement with guided opportunities.

    Cons

    As with most large companies, communication between different teams can be lacking.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what they are doing.


  4. "Sr SC Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Great culture and brands. Wonderful career opportunities. Supportive of working moms ( parents)

    Cons

    Working hours are long. Must be able to navigate corporate politics well for advancement (comes with all big corporations)

    Advice to Management

    Excellent leadership. Keep up great work especially in supporting working moms (parents). Continue acquiring awesome brands. Continue to live up to USLP

    Unilever Response

    Jan 12, 2018 – The Talent Team

    Hi. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your current role with us at Unilever. It's really great to see that you have highlighted our culture, brands and flexible working as particular... More


  5. "Great learning opportunities"

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

    I worked at Unilever full-time

    Pros

    Good leadership development, learning opportunities

    Cons

    Intense work, no off weekdays in supply chain

    Advice to Management

    Nothing

    Unilever Response

    Jan 12, 2018 – 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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Environment and People but tough to move up"

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

    I worked at Unilever full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours and WFH opportunities. People are great!

    Cons

    Very hard to move up in the organization. Lots of time and effort put towards young kids hired straight out of college but no growth opportunities for middle mangement

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your talent!


  7. "Generally a good company who try to do the right thing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Unilever full-time

    Pros

    Nice people
    Good workspace
    Flexible working
    Allowed to do your own thing, your own way

    Cons

    No career path
    Terrible HR

    Unilever Response

    Jan 12, 2018 – The Talent Team

    Hi. Thank you for your review. We really do appreciate you taking the time to pass your thoughts and experience on to us. It's great to see that you've highlighted colleagues. the workspace and... More

  8. "Entry Level Brand"

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

    I have been working at Unilever full-time

    Pros

    brand new office, amazing brands/acquisitions, many opportunities to move within company

    Cons

    need to get on-boarding quickly, not much mentorship, people very similar so weird if you don't fit in, not super young

    Unilever Response

    Jan 2, 2018 – The Talent Team

    Hi. Thanks for your review and feedback. It’s great to see that you highlight the new office, brands and opportunities to grow as particular positives of your time here. We’ll ensure that your... More


  9. "Associate Finance Manager"

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

    I have been working at Unilever full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities for variety of roles that will help you develop multiple skill sets, brand new NA HQ office, competitive tuition assistance and other benefits.

    Cons

    Tough growth environment in some of our categories.

    Unilever Response

    Jan 2, 2018 – 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. Helpful (1)

    "Pretty great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Logistics Specialist
    Current Employee - Logistics Specialist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Unilever full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment
    Flexible
    Room for advancement

    Cons

    Wastes a lot of time and energy on various "goals" not essential to the business. Millions spent on various programs, but then bonuses and pay levels stagnant?

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the business more

    Unilever Response

    Dec 14, 2017 – The Talent Team

    Hi. Thank you for your review and feedback - it's very much appreciated. It's good to see that you mention the work environment, flexibility and progression opportunities as particular highlights of... More


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