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Unilever Reviews

Updated 30 January 2015
Updated 30 January 2015
1,153 Reviews
3.6
1,153 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Excellent!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Partner in Mumbai
    Current Employee - Human Resources Partner in Mumbai

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

    Pros

    Great peer group and senior leadership that mentors
    Excellent opportunities for personal growth
    Company has strong values
    Attracts good talent

    Cons

    Gets a little complex to work in a matrix organization that sometimes has different priorities across functions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay the course. Don't try to overhaul everything!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Hectic and stressful but good learning experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  3.  

    Finance role

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

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

    Pros

    Enjoyed working
    Very good team and good exposure

    Cons

    Long work hours
    Lot of stress at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Marketing Company

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

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

    Pros

    Good for Learner and average skill people, Good salary

    Cons

    Not right place for skilled one and experienced person

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    should stop unnecessary things, portals supporting tick mark activities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Very employee friendly policies but a competitive workplace.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Key Account Manager in Mumbai
    Current Employee - Key Account Manager in Mumbai

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

    Pros

    Very established systems and processes. Legacy of brands. Extremely progressive administrative policies like for travel, maternity that are employee-centric

    Cons

    Career progression plan is a bit ambiguous, overstaffed and lack of entrepreneurial spirit. 80% of time is spent on formalization of a plan, only 20% for execution which results in sub-optimal output.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A more intelligent recruitment plan is required. Increase the residency period of each role so that people take accountability of their roles.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    SME

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - SME in Mumbai
    Former Employee - SME in Mumbai

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

    Pros

    Had a great experience, great culture

    Cons

    good, nothing negative to mention

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing really, they are great

  8.  

    HUL - Leadership Factory for any Indian Business

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  9.  

    Working with Unilever a lot of Knowledgeable

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  10.  

    Very Good Place

    • 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

    Amazing place to work at. Great organization. People friendly hr policies. Especially good for women. They have awesome facilities at the workplace and great opportunities for employees.

    Cons

    None. None. None. None. None. None. None. None. None. None. None. None. None. None. None. None. None. None. None. None. None. None. None. None. None. None. None. None. None. None.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good

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