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Updated 19 October, 2017
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  • Work life balance can be very tricky (in 169 reviews)

  • Complex matricial organization which makes decision making sometimes quite slow (in 98 reviews)

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  1. "Greaat"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Really great place to learn and grow

    Cons

    Nothing specific comes to mind

    Unilever Response

    18 Oct, 2017 – The Talent Team

    Hi. Thank you for your review and feedback. We appreciate the comments and wish you all the best.


  2. "Channel Category Development executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Unilever full-time

    Pros

    Hard working, friendly, Learning environment

    Cons

    Over time work and opinionated

    Unilever Response

    12 Oct, 2017 – The Talent Team

    Hi. Thank you for your review and feedback. We appreciate the comments and wish you all the best.


  3. "Territory Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Unilever full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to have an Entrepreneurial Spirit
    Coaching & Mentoring

    Cons

    Not being able to engage with your colleagues more frequently

    Unilever Response

    22 Sep, 2017 – The Talent Team

    Hi. Thank you for your review and feedback. It's good to see you mention coaching, mentoring and entrepreneurial spirit as particular positives of your time here so far. We will pass on your comments... More


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  5. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Unilever full-time

    Pros

    Agile working, great people, amazing leadership, and training options made this a great place to work

    Cons

    Size of the company sometimes led to political and legal roadblocks, making us slower to the market

    Advice to Management

    Continue to work on a flat organization and empower people to do the best that they can by removing roadblocks!

    Unilever Response

    15 Sep, 2017 – The Talent Team

    Hi. Thanks for your feedback on the previous role you held here at Unilever. It’s great to see you’ve highlighted a few positives of your time here, including agile working, leadership and training... More


  6. "Great brands, Fast Pace"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Unilever full-time

    Pros

    Great brands, great people...you'll always be inspired by who's around.

    Cons

    Very fast paced, very lean organization now.

    Unilever Response

    31 Aug, 2017 – The Talent Team

    Thank you for your review. We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts and we'll ensure they are passed on to the team.


  7. "Good pay, good atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I worked at Unilever full-time

    Pros

    Management does not interfere too much. Good pay.

    Cons

    You never know what shift you will be working.

    Unilever Response

    1 Sep, 2017 – The Talent Team

    Thank you for your review. We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts and we'll ensure they are passed on to the team.


  8. "Site Quality Management Leader"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Unilever full-time

    Pros

    Multinational enterprise, continuous innovation and focus in employee well-being

    Cons

    Salary and Benefits need to improve

    Unilever Response

    2 Aug, 2017 – The Talent Team

    Thank you for your review. We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts and we'll ensure they are passed on to the team.


  9. "Corporate quality specialist"

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    Current Employee - Quality Manager Supervisor in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Quality Manager Supervisor in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Unilever full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility , self oriented

    Cons

    Consumer focused and less understanding of drug regualtion

    Advice to Management

    Provide proper training for QA personal , those handling drug product

    Unilever Response

    20 Jun, 2017 – The Talent Team

    Hi. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your current role with us at Unilever. It's great to see you mention flexible working and responsibility as particular positives. We will... More


  10. "Great Place To Work For a CPG Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Unilever full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Sustainable Living Plan is the backbone of the company
    - Development of people
    - Agile working
    - Very talented people

    Cons

    - On-going cost pressure, as with most CPG companies
    - Work load can be heavy
    - A bit of an up or out culture - difficult to stay in a role for a long period of time if desired

    Advice to Management

    - Pay more attention to the core people who get things done, vs. putting all attention on the individuals trying to make a name for themselves and grow their career

    Unilever Response

    1 Jun, 2017 – The Talent Team

    Hi. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on your role. The feedback you provide is incredibly helpful. It’s pleasing to see that you have listed a number of positives of your time here... More


  11. "Business Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Peer/Manager support, training opp's, paid certifications...

    Cons

    Tons of politics in some departments.

    Advice to Management

    Promote the right people, not your manager-friend's proteges.

    Unilever Response

    24 May, 2017 – The Talent Team

    Thank you for your review. We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts and we'll ensure they are passed on to the team.


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