Unilever Reviews

Updated 26 April 2015
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  1. Need quality in innovation

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    An organization with historical stellar performance due to strong marketing initiative.
    A very good ground for learning.
    Compensation is not bad.
    Training and people development is good.
    A good handover-takeover process in place. Induction process is satisfactory.

    Cons

    The organization lacks quality in innovation.
    Growth is slow.
    Trust and transparency is low. Managers hide problems than solving them effectively.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage learning from failure than hiding the problem
    Resource allocation should be based on capability

  2. Great Company

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

    I have been working at Unilever

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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

  3. Great Place to be inspired, learn and build a career

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

    I have been working at Unilever

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work life balance, very employee friendly organization

    Cons

    A few challenges to grow within the organization initially if not from a creme de la creme institute, but you may have chances based on performance

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    good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Logistics Executive in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Logistics Executive in Bangalore

    I have been working at Unilever

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    taught of good opportunity to build my career.

    Cons

    No further vision of my career

  6. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Incentives, learning, salary, parties, outings

    Cons

    Require thorough knowledge of the subject.

  7. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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

  8. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  9. Marketing Company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good for Learner and average skill people, Good salary

    Cons

    Not right place for skilled one and experienced person

    Advice to Management

    should stop unnecessary things, portals supporting tick mark activities.

  10. Finance role

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Enjoyed working
    Very good team and good exposure

    Cons

    Long work hours
    Lot of stress at times

    Advice to Management

    None

  11. HUL - Leadership Factory for any Indian Business

    • Comp & Benefits
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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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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