Unilever Employee Reviews in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
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This company can be great again if only Management will change their style. It is super hierarchical and levels in the org matter, the management style is based on fear and HR is the worst place to be at as they do not correct bad behavior or lead by example! You are not promoted for hard work, but for agreeing to all the bad decisions leadership make. The culture used to be admired, now it is a rut.
Promotional discount on Unilever products
Pathetic Management style
It seems like the only thing keeping Unilever relevant is their strong brand because other than that the company is lacking when it comes to applying an ethical culture, new advancements in technology especially with regards to Digital Marketing and to be honest with the amount of work outsourced to agencies you can perhaps wonder what exactly is your role in the company if the agency does most, if not all of the work! A very disappointing experience of a massive, well established company (perception wise). I do hope things change for the South African head office in Durban because high salaries and good perks eventually fade away and wont keep all your staff happy for long. Stop selling dreams and fix your house!
It was great place to work, learn and grow. The people I worked with at Unilever were great people and Unilever had a wonderful way of bringing us together to collaborate and deliver results. At times it could be very challenging and there was a high level of pressure to deliver as the business is very results driven. It is a large corporate company and some decisions did not filter down to lower levels however considering the size of the business Unilever still did a great job of transparency and this made you feel comfortable with your job security and that of your teams. This bread great culture I would recommend it to anyone who is considering it.
Unilever is the University of learning. You learn and is exposed to things that not many companies can match. The training is tops.People are motivated. Meet a lot of different people / expats etc. You are exposed to state of the art process systems
exposed to world class learning
Salary increase is low.
Unilever used to be known as an amazing place of work, with amazing benefits, but most of all, a place to really grow your career amongst vibrant, skilled individuals. However, this is no longer the case. Unilever is more about results than it is about it being for the people. A very disappointing time spent working here.
Unilever is the school of business marketing. The learning experience has been the best for me, coupled with the people and environment. The culture allows you to embrace yourself but also pushed you to tap into your potential.
Staff discounts on products. Medical aid benefits. Pension fund benefits. Performance bonus
Flexible working hours. Stagnant growth (bottle neck for progression opportunities)
Really loved it in '97 to' 98 and enjoyed it less as it became more globalised & bureaucratic towards 2008. Dot dot dot dot dot dot dot dot dot dot dot
By working at unilever i learnt a lot about the company especially the division that i was serving. I got the chance to have an insight of how the machinery oparates to produce the soap. They adhere to the four management segments, because they are organised, motivating, well leading and they are also controlling the company well.
I've learn to work as a team and to solve problems together. I've enjoyed working agile , eating healthy and exercising. Everyone's birthday celebrations was also adding fun on our teams.
Free lunches and certificates for recognition.
Lots of energy, resilience, resourcefulness, positivity, networking will get you a long way in this company. Fast paced and always changing so one must be willing to make sacrifices to develop skills sets and embrace change especially if you are in a white collar position.