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Updated 6 March 2015
Updated 6 March 2015
535 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    Best Work Culture

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Executive in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Senior Executive in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, great management policies like unlimited leaves, no specific timings

    Cons

    being in the company for 2 years, i did not find any negative thing. Every day in this company becomes more exciting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    worked as chemical engineer

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Unilever

    Pros

    best in industry policy & conditions

    Cons

    very good in personal growth, company values & work life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Its a great place to work.I got to the opportunity to a learn a multitude of things.People were generally supportive.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Apprentice Trainee in Silvassa
    Former Employee - Graduate Apprentice Trainee in Silvassa

    I worked at Unilever

    Pros

    Good Benefits,Work-Life Balance quite good,Learning environment.....if you can imagine and present you are most welcome......and if you can supervise and execute.....stay your welcome.

    Cons

    Hard to get recruited(off-campus and external) specially for freshers.....

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Pepsi india

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Unilever full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very people centric company . Intent is to be Fair to its people .

    Cons

    Doing too many things together n therefore superficially .
    Too much gossip / info leak
    To much focus on interns self marketing .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take tough decisions . Have the courage to take decisions that are good n needed for the business .

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Unilever

    Pros

    Work-Life balance is good, compensation is above market standards, office culture is very welcoming

    Cons

    Not much to say but working hours can be improved upon in some departments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Internship

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in Mumbai
    Former Intern - Intern in Mumbai

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

    Pros

    Incentives, learning, salary, parties, outings

    Cons

    Require thorough knowledge of the subject.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Hectic and stressful but good learning experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Bangalore
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Bangalore

    I have been working at Unilever full-time (less than a 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
  9.  

    HUL - Leadership Factory for any Indian Business

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Mumbai
    Current Employee - Manager in Mumbai

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

    Pros

    1. Work with the most talented minds
    2. Get to do pioneering work - both in thought and action. HUL is clearly ahead of the curve by 3-4 years.
    3. Superb processes to help you in your daily job
    4. One of the best HR processes and policies - it becomes so common to you that it is hard to imagine life without these perks / benefits

    Cons

    1. Some processes (esp. performance appraisal) are easy to get around. Sometimes diplomacy seems to win over pure hard work and that is disheartening.
    2. You have to literally fight for your promotion that you are rightfully entitled too - especially for direct recruits. I come to work every day to give the best for the company and not think about my next promotion all the time - but I'm almost forced to do it knowing if I don't - I'll stagnate
    3. Employees waste a lot of time talking about grades & promotions - as a company we are obsessed with competitiveness (shows more in getting promotions and accolades than actual impact on business)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Over the last couple of years HUL has actually become an agile company but I feel there is still some bureaucracy existing. Should operate at lightening speed in terms of decision making and should be a very transparent and open door policy of running a team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Working with Unilever a lot of Knowledgeable

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Innovative Technology, Agile Work Space

    Cons

    Work life balance benefits time off policies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Mechanical in Mumbai
    Current Intern - Mechanical in Mumbai

    I have been working at Unilever as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    It was a good internship

    Cons

    BadIt was a good internship

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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