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Unilever PLC CEO and Director Paul Polman
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Start your marketing career here, learn what you can and LEAVE after 1.5 yrs and work for a good company with better pay

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Unilever PLC

    Pros

    they used spend a ton on training and development. when employees start, they attend a three week course spreadout over the year in new york. It teaches you the fundamentals of marketing and you learn from some very bright people. Unilever has a traditional approach to marketing that gives you a solid foundation for your career. I'd highly recommend someone out of school working here or someone with an interest in marketing with no skills. However, leave after a few years because the balance at work is non existent and you can get way better paying jobs, better career progression elsewhere.

    Cons

    poor worklife balance in marketing, lack of recognition, senior management always a step behind the competition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to their employees and act on their concerns

    Doesn't Recommend
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Unilever PLC Interviews

Updated 19 Jun, 2014
Updated 19 Jun, 2014

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    Business Analyst/Account Manager (Sam's or Shoppers) Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Markham, ON
    Anonymous Employee in Markham, ON
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Unilever PLC in February 2009.

    Interview Details

    First received a call from the screener (an outside agency). She was really impressed, but let me know right away that my salary expectations were about 10K over the TOP of their range (and the bottom of their range was a good 25K away). I still expressed interest and was called in for face to face interview.
    I met with two Key Account Managers and one person at the level above. In general the interview process was semi-formal switching between the conversation style and specific questions. I do not recall CAR/STAR questions. However, much around my own aspirations, skills, etc. I was repeatedly told that my salary may be the the obstacle that can't be overcome.
    There seemed to be more promise with the next level manager (looking at the package holistically not just the monetary part). As I had nothing to lose I basically expressed my intense interest in the position but gave them my expectations.
    Four weeks later I received an automated response that I am no longer considered.
    On the side note: Sam's closed in Canada in the meantime and the position was on the Sam's account.
    There wasn't anything significant about the offices or the company culture that stood out.

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Website www.unilever.com
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Public (UL)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $10+ billion (CAD) per year
Competitors Procter & Gamble, Nestlé, RB

It takes two parents -- one Dutch and one British -- to make one Unilever. Unilever N.V. and Unilever PLC, together with their group companies, constitute a global food, personal care, and household products powerhouse. The company's vast portfolio of consumer products includes a dozen global brands, including Hellmann's (mayonnaise), Knorr (soups), Lipton (tea), and Dove and Lux (soaps), that each ring up more than E1 billion ($1.4 billion) in sales. Unilever's consumer goods are sold in more than 180 countries. The company was the world's #1 consumer products maker until... More

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