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Unilever Reviews

Updated September 23, 2018
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (36)

    "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 company with purpose"

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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

    The people and social mission

    Cons

    Location in NJ is incovenenient commute

    Unilever Response

    Sep 17, 2018 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Thank you for your feedback .

  3. "Regional Manager"

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The flexibility to work out of the home office

    Cons

    Can’t think of any cons

    Advice to Management

    Keep taking advice and or suggestions from sales people in the field in regards to improving relationships with customers.

    Unilever Response

    Sep 17, 2018 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Thank you for leaving a review.


  4. "Great Culture and Flexibility"

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    Very flexible hours of working. Performance and objectives are more important than working hours. Great culture and environment.

    Cons

    Pays below competitors. Since you worked based on objectives and no based on time, you might end up working a lot of hours, depending on the area or position you are working.

    Unilever Response

    Sep 17, 2018 – Employer Brand Specialist

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


  5. "great comapny"

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

    I have been working at Unilever full-time

    Pros

    purpose , flexibility, agility and diversity

    Cons

    sometimes difficult environment, lack of resources and pressure

    Advice to Management

    should really embrace company's purpose

    Unilever Response

    Sep 17, 2018 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to give us a review and provide feedback.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Technical Operator II"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jefferson City, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jefferson City, MO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, decent benefits, paid holidays

    Cons

    Could be understaffed from time to time. Management doesn't listen to employees and micro-manages way too much. Employees make it a tolerable place to work

    Unilever Response

    Sep 24, 2018 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to give us a review and provide feedback.


  7. "Lab technician"

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

    Pros

    Interview process was quick and easy. Job is exciting. Great overall company

    Cons

    The company is great. No cons

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work

    Unilever Response

    Sep 7, 2018 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review of your experience at Unilever.

  8. "Customer Service"

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    Former Employee - Consumer Service Representative in Englewood Cliffs, NJ
    Former Employee - Consumer Service Representative in Englewood Cliffs, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits Great Cafeteria Company Store

    Cons

    Outsourced entire department to Canada and Florida

    Unilever Response

    Sep 19, 2018 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Thanks for sharing your review about your role at Unilever.


  9. "Associate Brand Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits; company and senior leadership commitment to corporate sustainability and being a purpose-led company; lots of professional development support.

    Cons

    slow to promote; churn created by corporate processes that are inefficient; HR team is hard to access and often makes mistakes.

    Advice to Management

    Increase employee salary to be more competitive and stop getting rid of VP and director positions to allow for more people to be promoted faster. Start hiring MBA interns again and recruiting from MBA programs.

    Unilever Response

    Sep 3, 2018 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your current role with us.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Strong Brands, Smart Leaders, but too much too fast"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Unilever full-time

    Pros

    Great company to learn and develop at. Try to be at the forefront of innovation. Very smart people leading the business.

    Cons

    Constant change to respond to the environment, but never see the outcomes. High IQ leaders with low EQ. Diversity seems to be more of a marketing tool than truly embedded in the culture. Leadership only just beginning to reflect the consumer.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to listen to your employee population. Walk the talk on diversity.

    Unilever Response

    Sep 17, 2018 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to give us a review and provide feedback.


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