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Updated 13 March 2019
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  • "pressure - no work life balance" (in 211 reviews)

  • "Quite bureaucratic and slow moving which can be frustrating along with a committee attitude to decision making" (in 112 reviews)

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  1. "Very good company to work with"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Unilever full-time

    Pros

    Very good company to work with. Lots of support and facilities for the employee.

    Cons

    Nothing, I have a perfect experience with them

    Unilever Response

    19 Oct 2018 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Thanks for taking time to share your experience.


  2. "Key account"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great products to work with

    Cons

    Limited scope for growth in company

    Advice to Management

    Progression opportunities need addressing.

    Unilever Response

    2 Mar 2019

    Thank you for sharing your feedback. In case you have specific recommendation that might address progression opportunities in the company, kindly share them with your HR Partner or Line Manager... More

  3. Helpful (1)

    "A great platform to start your career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Unilever full-time

    Pros

    Good for CV, great training

    Cons

    Lots of layers and politics

    Unilever Response

    1 Nov 2018 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Thanks for sharing insight into your role at Unilever.


  4. "Great Company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Unilever full-time

    Pros

    They have really good systems and ways to do things. Great benefits and very nice working culture

    Cons

    Salaries are a bit under the market. Can be very competitive inside.

    Unilever Response

    22 Jun 2018 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Thank you for your feedback and for your contribution at Unilever. We’d like to wish you all the best in your new role.


  5. "Director - Provides Financial services"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great work ethic !

    Always challenging

    Very organised

    Achieves great results and cares about the client

    Puts in additional effort for the best results

    Happy, warm and great listener very eager to please

    Cons

    Works above and beyond ... extended hours

    Big enough hour on the day to achieve quick results for the clients

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing cause it pays off

    Unilever Response

    23 Mar 2018 – The Talent Team

    Hi. Thanks for your review and feedback. It’s great to see that you highlight the work ethic, organisation and results as particular positives of your time here. We’ll ensure that your comments... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "An MBA on the go"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Unilever full-time

    Pros

    great brands, superb talent and very able global executive leadership team

    Cons

    too much layers and there is a lot of fat that can be trimmed, especially in the global HQ

    Advice to Management

    get to the markets and don't control Asia-Africa plans from UK/Europe

    Unilever Response

    27 Feb 2018 – The Talent Team

    Hi. Thanks for your feedback on the previous role you held here at Unilever. It’s great to see you’ve highlighted a few positives of your time here, including the great brands, colleagues and the... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Sydney
    Former Employee - Intern in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Unilever (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work from home
    Great culture
    Work life Balance

    Cons

    Maybe too vibrant and loud

    Unilever Response

    27 Feb 2018 – The Talent Team

    Hi. Thank you for your Internship review. It's good to see that you highlight agile working and the work life balance on offer as particular positives. We hope your Internship proved successful and... More

  8. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sustainability plan, doing great by doing good, Great CEO

    Cons

    Salary is low in Australia, red tape everywhere, unclear direction (very reactive organisation, no long term plans), high employee turnover

    Advice to Management

    Clarity, empowerment, appreciation to employees

    Unilever Response

    7 Mar 2018 – The Talent Team

    Hi. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate your comments, including your points around our sustainability plan and need for more clarity, and will ensure they are passed on to... More


  9. "R&D manager"

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    Former Employee - R&D Manager in Sydney
    Former Employee - R&D Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Unilever full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    FAIR STABLE, TALENTED PEOPLE GOOD SALARY COMPETITIVE MULTIBACKGROUND

    Cons

    R&D is not closely facing market , action a bit slow

    Advice to Management

    very much thanks to management but need to set more senior role for junior people to see long career commitment

    Unilever Response

    3 Jan 2018 – The Talent Team

    Hi. Thanks for your feedback on the previous role you held here at Unilever. It’s great to see you’ve highlighted a few positives of your time here, including the multi-background team and... More


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Bad place to work"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Minto
    Former Employee - Engineer in Minto
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Unilever full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Experience in here looks good on CV

    Cons

    Very bad company culture. An incompetent management which is lacking leadership skills. Endless and confusing procedures that makes no sense for even the smallest task. Unfriendly and even offensive relationships between colleagues.

    Advice to Management

    It's obvious why this is such a toxic place. Stop pretending like everything is acceptable and start making major plans for transforming the company culture, by getting rid of specific people who has a leading role in establishing this environment, if necessary. This is for your best interest as well.

    Unilever Response

    2 Jan 2018 – The Talent Team

    Hi. Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback - including your points around culture and procedures - and will ensure it is passed on the respective teams. Across Unilever we promote an... More