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Updated December 6, 2017
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  1. "Good company. Good apprenticeship"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Apprentice Engineer in Warrington, North West England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Apprentice Engineer in Warrington, North West England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Competitive salary. Good training

    Cons

    Small amount of benefits. No company shop etc. Organisation poor.

    Unilever Response

    Dec 7, 2017 – The Talent Team

    Hi. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your current role with us. It's really pleasing to see you mention work life balance, renumeration and training as particular positives. We'll... More


  2. "Tough place to work can be good at times"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Blending Plant Operator in Warrington, South East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Blending Plant Operator in Warrington, South East England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent place to work and great department to work in lots of different aspects to the job

    Cons

    Only thing wrong here is I am moving to Spain so i wish it was in Velez Malaga area so I would have a good job in a great place in the sun .

    Unilever Response

    Dec 1, 2017 – The Talent Team

    Hi. Thank you very much for your review and feedback. We're happy to see you mention the different aspects to the role and your department as areas you've particularly enjoyed. We wish you continued... More

  3. "IT Services - Reflective of overall Business health?"

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    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Port Sunlight, England (UK)
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Port Sunlight, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Company reputation. Social and environmental standing.

    Cons

    Leadership. Pressure on staff. Lack of required investment. Accelerated off shoring of skilled headcount.

    Advice to Management

    To a certain extent working within UL for the last 12 months has felt like living with Austerity. Cost savings have become a priority over delivery of service and staff well being. Management need to address resourcing issues from top to bottom to alleviate stress levels and pressure on remaining employees. Basically, you can't do your job without the necessary resources, and this is now more apparent than ever.

    Unilever Response

    Dec 5, 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 our benefits, and social/environmental focus as particular positives... More


  4. "Not the best employer to work for."

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    Former Intern - Finance in Borehamwood, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Finance in Borehamwood, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Unilever as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good facilities although based in central london.

    Cons

    In central london so away from family.

    Unilever Response

    Dec 1, 2017 – The Talent Team

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


  5. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Development Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Development Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unilever is like home..great company..values human..a great school..

    Cons

    Salaries lower than market average

    Unilever Response

    Nov 16, 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.


  6. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Rewards Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Rewards Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    growth focussed company and invests heavily in key talents

    Cons

    HR undergoing changes, has dimmed the mood of colleagues

    Unilever Response

    Nov 10, 2017 – The Talent Team

    Hi. Thank you for your review. It's good to see that you highlight our focus on growth and our investment in talent as particular positives. We wish you continued success and all the best.


  7. "Good company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Account Executive in London, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - Account Executive in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good culture, care abour staff, nice people generally

    Cons

    Payscale for anything other than a manager is quite low, managers don't earn a great deal either

    Unilever Response

    Nov 7, 2017 – The Talent Team

    Hi. Thank you for your review. It's good to see that you highlight the culture and focus on people as particular positives. We wish you continued success and all the best.

  8. "Unilever"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Account Executive in Leatherhead, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Customer Account Executive in Leatherhead, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Unilever (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible working - gym on site, flexi-time, work from home
    Good level of responsibility
    Friendly employees

    Cons

    The culture means that people are rarely held responsible for mistakes
    People who do well are the ones who get in touch with authority - not people who are best at their jobs

    Advice to Management

    Offer progression based on performance
    More clarity on decisions instead of making one guideline then changing it a week later

    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 flexible working, level of... More


  9. "Internship at FMCG Factory in Leeds"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Environmental Advisor in Leeds, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Environmental Advisor in Leeds, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Unilever as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, Friendly and approachable Staff, Good Diversity, International Graduate Scheme, Share Scheme, Strong Financial Results for Global Company, Good Sustainability Goals,

    Cons

    Awkward Locations, Salary not the most competitive,

    Advice to Management

    Long term outlook for FMCG (Unilever/P&G) is cloudy - competition is arriving with Amazon and their own brand - they must improve their supply chain to stay in peoples homes and improve their brands.

    Unilever Response

    Nov 3, 2017 – The Talent Team

    Hi. Thank you for your Internship review. It's good to see that you highlight flexible working, colleagues and our sustainable approach as particular positives. We hope your Internship proved... More


  10. "Working in Unilever"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Port Sunlight, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Port Sunlight, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Unilever as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Unilever was a brilliant Employer, everyone who worked there were great team players. Would love to work there again.

    Cons

    There weren't any downsides to working there.

    Advice to Management

    Bring more jobs back to England.

    Unilever Response

    Oct 31, 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 your colleagues. We hope your current... More


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