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Unilever Reviews

Updated 16 December 2014
Updated 16 December 2014
787 Reviews
3.6
787 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance can be excellent depending on which category you work on (in 69 reviews)

  • Good working culture and Flexible working hours (in 30 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance, lack of opportunities to move up unless you relocate (in 57 reviews)

  • decision-making can be complicated & slow since this is a matrix organisation (in 30 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great marketing experience in FCGM field.

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    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Prague (Czech Republic)
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Prague (Czech Republic)

    I have been working at Unilever full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good balance between work and job. High efficiency of work.

    Cons

    Lower level of international experience sharing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Fun working environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Intern in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Former Employee - Project Intern in Istanbul (Turkey)

    I worked at Unilever

    Pros

    Very friendly colleagues, flat hierarchy
    Flexible holidays and days off (calling sick, cat died etc.)
    Fast promotion opportunities for those who are overachieving and above average

    Cons

    Compensation is fair but not high
    Not very professional, I found it "too friendly". It is a personal preference after all.
    Average of the people are not very high, so you may get unmotivated if you like to thrive but your team is moderate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try to attract more hard workers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Being Myself Everyday!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Its an organization that pushes you to learn & grow every single day, as you step into BIG Meaty jobs very early in your career. There is never a dull moment and I have always felt challenged with exciting roles and new responsibility. To add to the wonderful journey, I have always been blessed with mentors who genuinely care for me and my development. Leaders take it upon themselves to build more leaders, and that creates a wonderful virtuous cycle! The best thing about Unilever is that it lets me be Me, every day.. and the people who surround me are all so bright, genuine and driven that it makes my journey even more inspiring and enjoyable!

    Cons

    Because we are large and spread across the world, we have to work on ensuring we remain simple.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Amazing training and growth opportunities

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Unilever Analyst in Englewood Cliffs, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Unilever Analyst in Englewood Cliffs, NJ (US)

    I have been working at Unilever full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The organization puts development and performance both as priorities, so the training programs are great quality and encouraged by management. There is also exposure to international markets and cross-functional development. Compensation is competitive but could be better. Benefits are great, allowing for employees to purchase discounted shares to UL stock.

    Cons

    There is a lot of bureaucracy and decisions take time to execute, however there is work being done to simplify processes. Work life balance is not great, but the simplification work down the line looks promising for positive changes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent company to work for!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition in Englewood Cliffs, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition in Englewood Cliffs, NJ (US)

    I have been working at Unilever full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work-life balance, company values, compensation, agile workplace, casual atmosphere. Very much work hard, play hard place.

    Cons

    A lot of responsibility quickly, and heavy workload

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great multinational company with to many resources that provide an multicultural experience and performance

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    Former Employee - 3PM & Copacker Analyst in Bogotá, Bogota (Colombia)
    Former Employee - 3PM & Copacker Analyst in Bogotá, Bogota (Colombia)

    I worked at Unilever full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    great environment, senior development as a professional

    Cons

    no balance between your social life and your professional life

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they prefer the direct contact instead of pure emails

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Great company, great people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Englewood, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Englewood, NJ (US)

    I worked at Unilever as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Internship program is highly beneficial. The program they run is real work, real experiences. They give tremendous housing for interns and give the best care for them possible. As in intern, I got to work directly with one of the directors on a project and was treated as a full time employee. I value the experience I gained from that program. Unilever values talent, great people working for them, and a better world. All around great company to work for.

    Cons

    I have no cons for this.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Internship

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Unilever

    Pros

    Great office culture, stimulating environment. Worked in Durban, South Africa and it is one of the better companies to get into.

    Cons

    Difficult BEE ratings and the normal challenges of a corporate structure.

  10.  

    Hectic and stressful but good learning experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Unilever full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Compensation is way above market
    - good learning experience
    - work from home policies, very flexible
    - open and transparent appraisal process

    Cons

    - they extract work from you worth every penny they pay you. Extremely stressful workload
    - late working almost every day due to work pressure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Nice working atmoshpere!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - PR Assistant in Warsaw (Poland)
    Former Employee - PR Assistant in Warsaw (Poland)

    I worked at Unilever part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    very good working atmosphere
    very international character
    many additional benefits
    interesting projects

    Cons

    very long promotion process
    some of senior management shouldnt manage others

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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