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Updated April 27, 2017
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  • work life balance might be tough (in 155 reviews)

  • Matrix structure can slow down decision making as does need to build consensus for all major decisions (in 83 reviews)

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  1. "oblivious management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - TPM Analyst in Henderson, NV
    Former Employee - TPM Analyst in Henderson, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    nice location, free ice cream, good overall company

    Cons

    worker bees treated like a commodity. management is unqualified and tyranical.

    Advice to Management

    Fire all managers and hire qualified managers. Entire facility needs to be revamped with new personnel.

    Unilever Response

    Mar 29, 2017 – The Talent Team

    Hi. Thank you for your review - we appreciate all feedback, both positive and constructive. It's good to see you mention our locations and overall standing as an organisation as particular positives ... More


  2. "Business Insights Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, IL
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for Advancement
    Collaborative working environment

    Cons

    Lisle office relocation to New Jersey

    Unilever Response

    Mar 21, 2017 – The Talent Team

    Hi. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review - it's great to receive feedback. We'll ensure your comments and experiences are passed on to the respective teams. We wish you continued success ... More


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Logistics"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Logistics Operations Analyst in Shelton, CT
    Current Employee - Logistics Operations Analyst in Shelton, CT

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

    Pros

    OK company to work for

    Cons

    politics, promotions not always based on merit

    Advice to Management

    get rid of accelerated programs

    Unilever Response

    Mar 27, 2017 – The Talent Team

    Hi. Thank you for your review and feedback. We appreciate the comments and wish you all the best.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Unilever Supply Chain NA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior SupplyPlanner in Englewood Cliffs, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior SupplyPlanner in Englewood Cliffs, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great if you want to experience different roles and learn - many opportunities at level 1 roles

    Cons

    High turnover of people - not very competitive salary compared to companies in the area


  6. "Logistics Procurement Assistant Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Procurement Manager in Englewood Cliffs, NJ
    Current Employee - Procurement Manager in Englewood Cliffs, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    friendly culture, good social mission

    Cons

    bureaucratic, slow decision making

    Advice to Management

    empower lower level employees more to make decisions


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Unilever USA - Services"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood Cliffs, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood Cliffs, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Agile working, great people, care about the environment, challenging projects and opportunities

    Cons

    Constant change sometimes 2-3 reorgs per year, massive move recently to outsource many US-based global roles to low-cost countries


  8. Helpful (1)

    "former employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Trumbull, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Trumbull, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people...solid company with amazing social/environmental missions across the world.

    Cons

    Don't expect to be promoted. It is very challenging for someone who wants to climb. You can do anything there and it is supported, but you will very rarely see someone move to a higher position.

    Advice to Management

    micro-managing kills motivation and desire to achieve.


  9. "Greedy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Freezer Operator in Huntington, IN
    Former Employee - Freezer Operator in Huntington, IN
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The hourly employees were great but the management is horrible. Good benefits. Not enough time away from the job.

    Cons

    Lack of communication and error other side of greed not quality or safety. Supervision was lacking and managers almost none existent.

    Advice to Management

    Get involved

    Unilever Response

    Mar 27, 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 our benefits as a particular positive. We’ll ensure your feedback around ... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Major change in medical benefits this year."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shelton, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shelton, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment to work in. Flexible work hours. Recently made a change to 3 weeks paid vacay for new hires.

    Cons

    Upward mobility is non existent. Also the benefits have really taken a turn for the worse. Low salary compared to industry average. Out sourcing NA domestic jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your NA colleagues.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Senior IT Global Solution Delivery Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior IT Global Solution Delivery Manager in Englewood Cliffs, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior IT Global Solution Delivery Manager in Englewood Cliffs, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Unilever full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Freedom to work for any where

    Cons

    No Growth for North American IT

    Advice to Management

    If you are an european company, it does not mean all best leaders live in Europe only.

    Unilever Response

    Jan 11, 2017 – The Talent Team

    Hi. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review about your current role with us. It's good to see that you highlight our agile working practices as a particular positive of your time with us ... More


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