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Great place to start a career, great training, lack of upward mobility

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Former Employee - Associate Finance Manager in Englewood Cliffs, NJ (US)
Former Employee - Associate Finance Manager in Englewood Cliffs, NJ (US)

I worked at Unilever PLC

Pros

- Great training opportunities
- Looks good on a resume
-They understand that people are career switchers
-Laid back environment - can work from home, wear jeans everyday
-Subsidized food from cafeteria
-Shuttle from NYC to work (although it is a little pricey)
-Great 401K

Cons

- Pay - base pay and bonus are not competitive
-Jobs keep getting larger - every reorg consolidates two jobs into one without a pay increase
- No opportunity to have direct reports until you become a mananger
-Manager positions constantly being eliminated, limiting upward mobility
- Takes too long to get promoted
-Work experience before business school not counted when looking at upward mobility/promotions.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Lots of WL1s are jumping ship...do something about promotional opportunities.

Disapproves of CEO

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    A company with great values and strong ethics but level of persistent on-going change is unsettling good people.

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    Former Employee - Finance Director
    Former Employee - Finance Director

    I worked at Unilever PLC

    Pros

    Strong values and ethics
    Diverse middle management
    Strong corporate social responsibility
    Very talented and bright people
    Collegiate, consultative work style
    Driven, ambitious people who are on the whole respectful of others
    Well established control processes mean this a business that is less likely than others to make bad decisions.

    Cons

    Collegiate and consultative style can delay decision making.
    Control processes can be badly applied by some individuals limiting creativity and entrepreneurial spirit.
    More needs to be done with regard to diversity, particularly in leadership roles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decide on a clear strategy and stick with it for sufficient time to see the outcome. There has been so much change in recent years, some of it very necessary, but there comes a time to stabilise the business and focus on competing.

    No opinion of CEO
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    good stepping stone.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Unilever PLC

    Pros

    It is a great opportunity to grow and learn from others. There are opportunities to move up if you are motivated.

    Cons

    In order to move up, you must be visible - that is, your oral communication must be great so others can see that too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To appreciate the employees more and provide more bonuses and raises. They are why you are so successful so treat them welll.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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