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Unilever offers growth and exposure. They have a busy work space with dynamic and friendly staff. Training is offered so that one can get used to their systems. Temp positions dont guarantee absorption.
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Advanced driving
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Long hours
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Currently restructuring. No stability Very pressuring. The managers have very poor leadership. HR is a total waste of time. They only there to protect the middle Management. If you complain, you are then victimise with no growth opportunities.
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If unilever can create more opportunities and increase the salary i think employee's would be willing to stay for a very long time because thet have great benefits for their employees
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-When store managers dont wanna give you some negotiated space and and yet you have to build those displays to meet your deadlines. -Never to promise them something that you wont be able to do ,and when you have to give them feedback on something make sure you get back to them and give them feedback. -working with amazing managers who does not discriminate and treat each and everyone equally at work. - everyone is living according to the smollan values. -meeting new people, managing yourself, working as a team, managing your team,driving sales, being rewarded for all the good work that you have done, and also attending meetings which keeps you on the loop of what is expected on us and how to deal with difficult situations and how to solve most of the problems encountered
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good experience...lots of free things quite often... good prices at the staff shop...the people are very friendly...very pressurizing job situation...
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the environment is FMCG thus a bit of deviation from the planned diary is standard. Management does all there is to do to relax the climate though. At the time of working there the union was still extremely strong but with declining overall influence.
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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
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exposed to world class learning
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Salary increase is low.
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supportive management, inclusive work culture, clear goals, salary not as competitive as other fmcg companies especially in johannesburg, fear of job security-restructures
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The FMCG industry is very competitive and Producing homecare goods was very challenging for me at that pace... I got to learn a lot being exposed to Unilever.
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Free products
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Long hours
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Unilever is a way of life that fulfils my passion and appetite for learning. Company vision and sustainability philosophy works well with my vision of life , my purpose .fantastic 12 years of experince till date
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Good working environment with a good management team. Very relaxed work space with good communication in each team. Overall satisfying place to be employed in.
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You had to do sales travel a lot working 6 days a week no day off had to work even December time i had a good relationship with the manager the most interesting part about the job is that we recieved commission for every sale that we did and there was a target that we had to reach the salary was good for someone who doesn't have a child
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12 hours shift 4 day shift Safety priority,The benefits are quite fair, you get shift incentives,gift,salary is very well market related, for me it was a distance walk to work.
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Working for a big company it very good cause you can afford for living .and aslo the work inviroment is very good and safety and manager is very assisting in solving problems at store level and in personal.
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Fast paced company..it is good company really equips the employees interms of teaching the employees different skills for the employees to produce good service on daily basis
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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.
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Good and bad moments. Overall "okay" expereience. Good company for people that are new to work environment. The progress/ growth, however, varies from department to department.
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Always leave your personal issues at home it will intefere in your productivity at work . Ive learned to get what you want in life you have to work twice as hard and smart . Ive learned so much as to work with a team and even lead the team on specific days where its needed . Management is well organised and know what theyre doing and who they are employing.
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Open door policy where you feel welcome and you're afforded the opportunity develop and explore other avenues within the company. Discipline is most important because of agile working culture.
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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.
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Staff discounts on products. Medical aid benefits. Pension fund benefits. Performance bonus
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Flexible working hours. Stagnant growth (bottle neck for progression opportunities)
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I enjoyed working for the company ensuring that the right amount of goods are available in store packing shelves building gondola ends it was exciting
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