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Unilever PLC Reviews

Updated Jul 07, 2014
Unilever PLC – “Factory Italy”

Unilever PLC – “Factory Italy”
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3.7 45 reviews

96% Approve of the CEO

Unilever PLC CEO and Director Paul Polman

Paul Polman

(23 ratings)

89% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    A Great Place to work

    Information Management (Current Employee) Bangalore

    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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    Great business to work for!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWorked with many great colleagues over the years and had the opportunity to work across a number of functions and in different countries. Experienced and learnt so many things. Ambitious growth plans, but also very focused on sustainability and core values

    ConsHas become much more streamlined in recent years, hence less promotional activity (more time spent at current job level, unless fast track). Has been active on promoting work life balance, but hasn't always worked out for some colleagues. At times not as quick to market as it should be.

    Advice to Senior ManagementA great business, that can be even greater. The people that work for Unilever are its greatest asset, please continue to develop and manage to their full potential.

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

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    Unilever is a great place to work

    Customer Development Finance Business Partner (Current Employee) Durban (South Africa)

    ProsGreat upbeat culture
    Major emphasis on performance
    Great support with regards to development i.e. mentoring/coaching
    Large leading FMCG
    Socially responsible
    Easily accessible senior management

    ConsCareer opportunities are great but they take some time in materialising

    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)

    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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    Wonderful experience and enjoy all the Trainings attended

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

    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)

    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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    Great work atmosphere for interns, Co op is highly recommended!

    Category Procurement Analyst Intern (Former Employee) Trumbull, CT (US)

    ProsThe work atmosphere in the Trumbull, CT office was family oriented. People were always very friendly to one another and teams felt like families. As an intern, I was highly respected among all my coworkers. There is a lot of room to grow in the company too with the companies rotational program.

    ConsI was not a fan of the location in Trumbull, CT but that is personal preference.

    Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

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

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    A truly great business with a unique vision

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsTrue emphasis on sustainable growth - operating ethically will deliver improved sales
    Outstanding people and collaborative culture
    Genuine work/life balance achieved for most employees
    Wonderful brands that really do improve consumers' lives
    Good pay, based on good performance
    Still massive opportunities to grow in new markets and win share through innovation

    ConsDecision-making can be painfully slow - driven by consensus culture and obsession with keeping everyone happy and informed
    Product performance is not necessarily as good as competitors in some areas (laundry, some foods) and some ranges have become too flabby and indistinct
    Extraordinarily hierarchical - like the colonial civil service in some respects
    Not a business for mercurial minds and instinctive, creative spirits

    Advice to Senior ManagementA record-breaking year in 2012 and another in prospect for 2013 despite global downturn. The temptation must be to just carry on what we're doing right now. But we have to be faster, more imaginative and less bureacratic if we're to see off hungry competitors. We talk about it, but I don't see the people aroud me changing...

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

     

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    Sales Director (Current Employee) Casablanca (Morocco)

    Prosenvironment and brands, management, expertise, finance

    Consstress, worload, regions, supply chain, HR

    Advice to Senior Managementre-think

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    Great Brands

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Englewood Cliffs, NJ (US)

    ProsExcellent brand portfolio, extremely competitive internationally and really has the foundation for rapid global expansion. Great people. Always looking for ways to improve and innovate. Very flexible work environment - job share and part time options. Good with flex place work as well.

    ConsLong hours. Roles continue to expand but are not upgraded so people are stretched thin. Very political organization. It can be difficult to gain clear alignment and move forward.

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

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