Unilever PLC
3.7 of 5 41 reviews
www.unilever.com London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

Unilever PLC Reviews

Updated Mar 06, 2014
Unilever PLC – “Factory Italy”

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3.7 41 reviews

                             

95% Approve of the CEO

Unilever PLC CEO and Director Paul Polman

Paul Polman

(19 ratings)

88% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Fantastic place to work for and learn.

Finance Director (Former Employee)
Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)

I worked at Unilever PLC full-time for more than 10 years

ProsPeople oriented, international workplace. Highly competitive.

ConsWork load and too many meetings (of which many do not add any value) keep you out from the real world. It is a big shock when you leave the company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Constant change

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Unilever PLC full-time

ProsPay is above most competitors and company store you have the ability to get most Unilver products at half the regular sale price.

ConsMost employees have no sense of urgency. Most managers do what is best to get their bonus not always working in the best interests of the company, often confilcting goals and KPI's.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Unilever PLC full-time for more than a year

ProsLots of opportunities to progress; good training programmes; ambitious but friendly colleagues; good atmosphere; decent salary and lots of Unilever freebies!

ConsFlexible working arrangements not possible in my role (but may have been elsewhere).

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Living Vitality

Customer Development Intern (Former Employee)
Manila, Manila (Philippines)

I worked at Unilever PLC as an intern for more than a year

ProsAt least as an intern, you learn from the best, you work with the best and then you at least think you become the best

ConsEven from an intern's standpoint, the workload can sometimes see you spending more than 9 hours in the office or on the road

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Place

Account Manager (Current Employee)
Leeds, England (UK)

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

Prospeople are very nice to work with. You get to travel the world and see all parts of the world on business

ConsLow pay, and opportunities for career development means leaving the country.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Used to be a great place to work 20 years ago! (less good now)

IT Manager (Former Employee)
London, England (UK)

I worked at Unilever PLC full-time for more than 10 years

ProsChallenging and interesting projects; working with and learning from some great people.

ConsAs Unilever has gone increasingly global (from 2005 onwards) the strong emotional connection with employees at the individual level has been lost. It has become a tougher, more selfish world where everyone has to look out for themselves first. And if you work in IT, Unilever is no longer a great place to be, because of successive waves of outsourcing, offshoring, downsizing, etc. IT professionals are no longer as highly valued as before.

Advice to Senior ManagementI guess Unilever is no different to other big global corporations. Paul Polman has made a huge positive difference to the company, providing a new sense of ambition and energy and focus. But at the expense of the fewer individual employees who are left.... having to work ever harder.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A Great Place to work

Information Management (Current Employee)
Bangalore (India)

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

ProsIntegrity and Sustainability, connectivity with technology and understanding marketing condition

ConsHave to get more exposure on value added skills and the opportunities should be given to right people and on right time

Advice to Senior ManagementNA

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Unilever's biggest enemy is themselves

Supply Chain Director (Former Employee)
London, England (UK)

I worked at Unilever PLC full-time for more than 10 years

ProsIntelligent people, multicultural teams, team-working ethic, business processes, brand strength, supply chain performance.

ConsInternal politics
Average calibre, career minded people in senior positions
Low salaries versus market
Low recognition for long hours especially if travelling
HR values numbers ahead of people

Advice to Senior ManagementZero tolerance to selfish political senior managers

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Wonderful experience and enjoy all the Trainings attended

Supply Chain Financial Analyst (Current Employee)
Lagos (Nigeria)

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

Pros- Unilever are good at Training her workers
- Working in Unilever is the best that can happen to man
- Unilever value her employees and give them rooms to grow.

Cons- You work on week end and always closing late

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should do more to stop Labour turnover

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Company to work for

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Unilever PLC full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGood development opportunities
Friendly employees, can do attitude.
Great benefits and training.

ConsCan be silo'd, if only Unilever knew what it knew!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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