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Updated March 12, 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 79 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Unilever full-time

    Pros

    great culture and most of the colleagues are very knowledgable

    Cons

    work life balance might be tough

    Unilever Response

    Mar 24, 2017 – The Talent Team

    Hi. Thank you for your review - we appreciate the feedback. We'll ensure your specific points are passed on to the respective teams, and wish you all the best.


  2. "Senior Research Scientist"

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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 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of great people, interesting questions to research and lots of opportunity to work on new projects

    Cons

    Extremely limited advancement opportunities, managers tend to be promoted due to quality work within their specialty not for management skills

    Unilever Response

    Mar 27, 2017 – The Talent Team

    Hi. Thank you very much for your comments - we appreciate all feedback, both positive and constructive. It's great to see you mention our people and opportunities to work on new projects as ... More


  3. "Values-Driven company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Trumbull, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Trumbull, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company is very clear on its social mission and actually walks the talk. It champions sustainable living, diversity, wellness and it trickles down in the day to day discussions in the company. Highly competitive environment that allows for growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Unilever is not the biggest payers out there but the benefits more than compensates for it.

    Unilever Response

    Mar 27, 2017 – The Talent Team

    Hi. Thank you for your review and comments. It's great to see that you highlight our social mission and growth opportunities as particular positives - plus the benefits available. We wish you ... More


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Purchasing manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Unilever full-time

    Pros

    Very good pay and treated well

    Cons

    Not a great work life balance

    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.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Working hard to make a difference"

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    Current Employee - Director, Sales Management
    Current Employee - Director, Sales Management
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company with a real vision of sustainability and values at the core of the business. Working hard to re-invent and become more nimble.

    Cons

    A huge company with all the complexity and politics you would expect.

    Advice to Management

    Keep trying to "break the mold", but think also about the leaders you employ to break it. The same English and Dutch "club" that got us here may not be the right ones to get us to the next level.

    Unilever Response

    Mar 27, 2017 – The Talent Team

    Hi. Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review of your current role with us. It’s really pleasing to see that you highlight a number of positives, including our vision and drive to be ... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Unilever full-time

    Pros

    Good Parental leave & benefits

    Cons

    Opportunity for advancement is very limited for US employees

    Unilever Response

    Mar 27, 2017 – The Talent Team

    Hi. Thanks for your review and feedback. It’s great to see that you highlight good parental leave and benefits as particular positives of your time here. We’ll ensure that your comments around ... More


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Unilever full-time

    Pros

    Good work culture; smart people

    Cons

    Slow growth; nothing else i guess

    Unilever Response

    Mar 27, 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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Unified Communications Operations Manager"

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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 10 years)

    Pros

    Advancement opportunities, flexible work options, pay grades

    Cons

    Constant change outsourcing or moving to offshore offices

    Unilever Response

    Mar 27, 2017 – The Talent Team

    Hi. Thank you for your review. It's good to see that you highlight progression opportunities and flexible work options as particular positives. We hope your current role is proving successful and we ... More


  10. "Category Managment 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, lots of benefits for working mothers, great and smart people, great growth opportunities

    Cons

    work/life balance depends on you. in order to move up in the company you must move to NJ at some point...growth opportunities are stagnant at field offices.

    Unilever Response

    Mar 27, 2017 – The Talent Team

    Hi. Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review of your current role with us. It’s really pleasing to see that you highlight a number of positives, including our culture, benefits and ... More


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Unilever Supply Chain NA"

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    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



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