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  • CEO
    Paul Polman
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  • Founded
  • Company size
    more than 10,000
  • Revenue
    more than $10B (USD)
  • Industry
    Retail & Wholesale
  • Headquarters
    700 Sylvan Avenue Englew...
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    Unilever website

Unilever South Africa (Pty Ltd), a subsidiary of Unilever PLC, is one of the largest FMCG companies in the South Africa. The Company is over 100 years old, with brands that are household names throughout the country. Unilever South Africa has over 3000 employees based across two offices and five manufacturing locations in South Africa.

Unilever’s strength is its brands. Sunlight is Unilever’s biggest selling brand, although others such as Omo, Lux, Lipton, Ola and Knorr are also household names. Unilever operates in nine product categories – laundry, savoury and dressings, skincare and cleansing, margarine, deodorants, household care, tea, hair care and ice cream – and is the market leader in seven of these categories.

The company’s product development and marketing expertise are global, while strong local roots enable it to fine-tune these to South African needs. Annually, Unilever invests approximately €891m spent on R&D worldwide. Consumer research also plays a vital role in brand development.

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HR Director in South Africa
on 19 November 2022
Professional and committed leaders

Great company, very committed to sustainability, trying hard on people and diversity inclusion and creating a place of belonging. Investment in global best practices

Assistant Category Manager in South Africa
on 2 November 2022
Great and authentic work culture but not enough career advancement

Very collaborative work culture , teams work together well for outputs . Generally met driven , hardworking and kind/helpful people in my time there . Career advancement can be slow if you don't brand yourself correctly and do market yourself correctly .

general worker in Boksburg
on 27 October 2022
You get more experience

I loved working at Unilever but the chemicals did not agree to me. Since I use to suffer from low blood the chemical made my blood even lower... The only thing I didn't like about the company were the hours and the salary we work hard for just transport money

Student in Johannesburg, Gauteng
on 9 October 2022
Decent workplace

It was an okay experience. Some members of management were difficult to work with, and the work done was not very stimulating. As a student, the project provided seemed to be an afterthought.

Consumer Market & Insights Manager, Home Care in Johannesburg, Gauteng
on 28 September 2022
Great learning experience

I had the privilege of working in the Home Care & Beauty & Personal Care division as a Consumer Insights Manager. There was a lot to learn very quickly but I had lots of support from my peers and management. After a few months , I started feeling like I was adding value to the business. It's a challenging yet exciting experience overall. Working here was one of my career highlights

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