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Unilever Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 7 Dec 2019

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Unilever full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great place to work & grow, wonderful colleagues, inspiring goals & missions, great work/life balance

    Cons

    None. No cons that would prevent me from wanting to be a part of this wonderful company.

    Unilever2019-04-12
  2. "Lot's of dead weight"

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    Current Employee - Current Employee in Englewood Cliffs, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Unilever full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work life balance. People are nice Summer Fridays Free Ice Cream

    Cons

    A lot of people here do nothing, leading to others having to pick up the workload. Antiquated systems and quite frankly much of the work itself is a result of processes being flawed and colleagues not being so bright. It's a game of hot potato where teams are trying to push off work to others to the point where the team doing the work makes no sense (no correlation to job description).

    Advice to Management

    cut the dead weight.

    Unilever2019-12-07
  3. "unilever"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood Cliffs, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Unilever full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    work life balance is good

    Cons

    pay is average but low

    Unilever2019-10-28
  4. "Working at a FMCG"

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    Former Employee - Technical Project Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Unilever full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very flexible timing and good work-life balance

    Cons

    Very less technical contribution as a vendor partner does all the job

    Unilever2019-10-21
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    "Not The Same Unilever"

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    Current Employee - Logistics Specialist in Shelton, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Unilever full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Work/Life Balance Competitve 401K Matching Great Career Opportunities **on the right team**

    Cons

    Office Closures along with Internal Hiring Freezes have dropped office morale considerably. The company would prefer to limit headcount; hire temporary hires; and train over the same material repeatedly, rather than reinvest in current employees and promote internally and reward workers. Culture has changed considerably over the past years, senior management seems no longer concerned with investing in... employees, only cutting costs. Benefits are expensive and salaries lag under industry average.

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    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people again and stop cutting corners at the expense of your employees. Unilever talks the talk about "Employee Well Being" but needs to actually walk the walk.

    Unilever2019-09-11
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    "The best choice for a stable life where your famile is your first priority"

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    Current Employee - SHE Officer in Morocco, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Unilever full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - a company with high values - had so many benefits that allows a better work/life balance - Respects family condition, especially for women that want to take a career-break for kids - Equal paternity choices for both parents

    Cons

    - so many unexpected changes in organization - evolution takes so much time, they tend to hire externally more then promoting internal employees

    Unilever2019-08-27
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Materials Planning Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Unilever full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Pay is good, great office space and the people are nice.

    Cons

    Work/life balance not as good as peers

    Unilever2019-08-16
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Mediocre Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Associate Scientist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Unilever full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work life balance is valued

    Cons

    Acquired brands employees are not treated properly

    Unilever2019-08-05
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Material Planner 

    I have been working at Unilever full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and compensation packages

    Cons

    No work life balance

    Unilever2019-06-23
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Hellmann's/ B F - Mayo"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Unilever full-time

    Pros

    A lot of overtime

    Cons

    Maybe no work life balance, depending on how you look at it

    Advice to Management

    Find a better solution besides laying off a substantial amount of career driven employees and be open to change...try to reduce waist, I don't know the books, but some things could be avoided or reduced before disaster/point of no return

    Unilever2019-07-14
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