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Updated August 21, 2017
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  1. "Process Tech"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. You get paid weekly.

    Cons

    Health benefits aren't great. Management could be more understanding.

    Unilever Response

    Aug 22, 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.


  2. "A great company to start out your career"

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    Current Employee - Global Assistant Brand Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Global Assistant Brand Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of learning opportunities to build up your professional and interpersonal skill. Good work-life balance. Supportive team members and colleague

    Cons

    Rather hierarchical. Complex decision making process. If Unilever is a person, she would be more emotional than practical and strategic - which can be a good thing and a bad thing.

    Not a lot of opportunity for promotion, esp at the lower level.

    Unilever Response

    Aug 22, 2017 – The Talent Team

    Hi. Thanks for your review and feedback. It’s great to see that you highlight learning opportunities, work life balance and colleagues as particular positives of your time here. We’ll ensure that... More

  3. "Great Culture to Work In"

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    Current Employee - Associate Brand Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Brand Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture
    Development
    Exposure
    Access
    Opportunity

    Cons

    The Diversity in Upper Management

    Unilever Response

    Aug 22, 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. "Great company and decent benefits."

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    Former Employee - Personal Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Personal Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fab staff shop and lovely people. Whilst there's often a struggle to find a hot desk, working from home is encouraged, which is great.

    Cons

    Zero onboarding help for new starters, everyone is just too busy and you can't get meeting rooms for love nor money!

    Unilever Response

    Aug 22, 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 staff shop, colleagues and flexible... More


  5. "marketing career"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unilever is a sophisticated global consumer goods marketing company that has maintained its market position successfully for many decades and provides equal opportunity to all genders.

    Cons

    Slow to disrupt/ adapt and modify its methods to enter new markets - somewhat conservative in its approach and develop new market areas.

    Advice to Management

    Get with the flow and adopt a more adventurous and disruptive strategy to open up new market opportunities. Be prepared to fail more often and to try again

    Unilever Response

    Aug 22, 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 equal opportunities on offer and... More


  6. "Procurement officer"

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    Former Employee - Procurement Officer in Athens (Greece)
    Former Employee - Procurement Officer in Athens (Greece)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment , helpful colleagues, diversity in projects

    Cons

    Flat structure ( in GReece )

    Unilever Response

    Aug 22, 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.


  7. "International & Friendly environment"

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    Former Employee - Internship Design in Vlaardingen (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Internship Design in Vlaardingen (Netherlands)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Unilever (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - International (open mind, tolerant)
    - Friendly (strong relations between people)
    - Well structured, organized
    - Dynamic environment
    - Various projects
    - Nice intern activities
    - Good communication

    Cons

    Not really met inconvenient here :)

    Advice to Management

    Continue in this way !

    Unilever Response

    Aug 22, 2017 – The Talent Team

    Hi. Thank you for your internship review. It's great to see you mention the international nature, dynamic environment and communication as particular positives. We hope you have been able to put what... More

  8. "A great company going down hill"

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    Current Employee - Management in Nairobi (Kenya)
    Current Employee - Management in Nairobi (Kenya)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Unilever full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company has immense work opportunity for the outgoing workers. Being an FMCG, the industry changes radically leaving no room for boredom in tasks.

    Cons

    Very high turnover of employees despite the great growth opportunities due to the intense office politics and people management review systems. It's no place for the introverted.
    Heinz has shaken up the ways of working which is slowly changing the compass culture and driving less people oriented focus on rewards and training

    Advice to Management

    - Grow global company culture in local company units with true sense of ownership
    - Review employee recognition and review system.

    Unilever Response

    Aug 22, 2017 – The Talent Team

    Hi. Thank you for your review and feedback. We appreciate your comments around some of the issues you've raised - including turnover, sense of ownership and recognition systems. We will ensure these... More


  9. "Great Company"

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

    Pros

    Very dynamic and competitive industry so you learn a lot

    Cons

    Attrition is quite high since a lot of companies pirate employees especially now with the Kraft Heinz attempt.

    Unilever Response

    Aug 18, 2017 – The Talent Team

    Hi. Thank you for your review and feedback. It's great to see you mention our dynamic culture and the competitive industry as particular plus points. We hope your current role is proving successful... More


  10. "OK place to work"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Burlington, VT
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Burlington, VT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Unilever full-time

    Pros

    Always something new to work on.

    Cons

    Engineering management structure keep changing always in doubt of next project.

    Unilever Response

    Aug 18, 2017 – The Talent Team

    Thank you for your review and feedback. We'll ensure it is passed on to the respective teams. We hope your new role is proving successful and we wish you all the best.


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