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Unilever Reviews

Updated Dec 11, 2019

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3.9
84%
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93%
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Unilever CEO Alan Jope
Alan Jope
327 Ratings
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  1. "good"

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    Current Employee - Finance 

    I have been working at Unilever full-time

    Pros

    good company to gain advices

    Cons

    i do not have no one

    Advice to Management

    good jop

    Unilever2019-08-21
  2. "Good stable business"

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    Former Employee - National Operations Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Unilever full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Strong strategic direction, good employee benefits and flexible working arrangements.

    Cons

    Vertical matrix in how it operates can be challenging, big focus to reduce headcount/getting additional resource is challenging and can take months. Senior management are typically in roles for 3 years making it difficult as they want short term results take preference over long term sustainable growth.

    Unilever2019-11-14
  3. "Transition"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nice culture and compensation salaries.

    Cons

    Alot of transition in a short amount of time.

    Advice to Management

    Check up on your people

    Unilever2019-11-25
  4. "Assistant brand manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility and Work life balance

    Cons

    Salary and career progression is really slow

    Unilever2019-10-25
  5. "Unfair practices"

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    Current Employee - Financial Manager in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the managers and colleagues are gem in this company

    Cons

    Unfair treatment of employees, only grads are considered for promotion while other employees are not even considered for the promotion. Currently in the process of firing people without any consideration. Finance is undergoing to massive outsourcing to Indian organizations.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair, honest and transparent

    Unilever2019-11-26
  6. "Once a great place to work, culture & strategy is non-existent due to poor senior leadership with no long-term vision."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Looks good on resume If you are persistent enough, can go overseas The people are great and want to do their best, but structure & leadership don’t set conditions for people to thrive.

    Cons

    Leadership obsessively focussed on short-term targets, even if it means causing long-term damage Unable to make decisions quickly, or stand by them, as leadership changes mind/flip flops Everyone talking about leaving, actively interviewing before move to new office No appreciation for junior employees - only way to get promoted is to be a grad. No concern for employee satisfaction/retention HR are doing their... best, but impossible when they have such limited resource to handle so many people

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    Advice to Management

    Change is fine, but it needs to be done throughout the whole organisation (not bit by bit) or it can’t work. Build a strategy that is lived day-to-day, which is detailed and clear. Stick to the strategy. Hold firm on decisions & trust your employees - they are smart and want to do the best work possible.

    Unilever2019-11-14
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Used to be a good company, but poor senior leadership has made it a toxic workplace in Australia"

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    Former Employee - Customer Development in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Unilever full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Global company, so you can move abroad (but you'll have to make it happen for yourself as not supported by HR). Flexible working conditions... depending on manager

    Cons

    - Non-existent handovers (“sink or swim” policy from day 1) - Little to no recognition of work done - No prioritisation from senior management and stretched resourcing, leading to high employee turnover and burnout for those who stay - Career development heavily dependent on politics rather than merits - Short-term focused management decisions with cost cutting approach - Despite having some “brands with... purpose”, purpose not embedded within the organisation

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    Advice to Management

    1) Look after your current employees and focus on retention. HR needs to shift focus from working exclusively with directors and gain understanding of all employees 2) Shift from a short-term focus to a long-term vision supporting bold changes. Otherwise no matter how many restructures Unilever Australia goes through, it will never gets to where it needs to be… 3) Listen to your employees -the ones who do the hard... work, not necessarily those who shout the loudest. Listening to feedback goes a long way... and costs way less than hiring external consultants.

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    Unilever2019-11-08
  8. "Marketing Operations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Never ending innovation/renovation projects to be managed

    Cons

    No career path after the role

    Advice to Management

    Make marketing operations part of a career path

    Unilever2019-09-12
  9. "Not good"

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    You will get lots of free stuff

    Cons

    Nothing to learn.No career development.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the employees.

    Unilever2019-09-17
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Do not recommend"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Agile working, some free product

    Cons

    Poor leadership, lacking strategic direction, operating far too lean so most people are overworked

    Unilever2019-09-02
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