Fortunate to have worked there. Believes in handpicking the best talent and grooming them to for future leadership opportunities . Very ethical and walks the talk. Invests in the development of its people. Empowers young managers with a lot of responsibility and autonomy. Tight knit. Smart people committed and passionate about the company and the work. A fantastic learning ground. Very employee centered.
The quality of management is diluting over time with scale. The experience I had during the first 3 years was way better. It was a company where I used to work with ownership but over time the policies and decisions have taken a different turn.
Trade Category Manager (Former Employee) – Mumbai, India – May 23, 2018
glamorous and aspirational, yet at times unnecessarily aggressive. I am a bigger fan of the older Unilever culture, which i think has got significantly compromised and watered down over the past 10-15 years.
Global Lead - Process Autopmation (Current Employee) – Mumbai, India – February 21, 2018
A typical day at work - One or more of following activities –
Conceptualizing the design for a large green/ brown field project coming anywhere in the globe; Organizing a training program in coordination with one or more of our global partners for (i) Unilever engineers or (ii) Our ESP Partners. Stakeholder Management – Internal and/ or external – Presenting/ Appraising to higher Management; Evaluation of a potential partner/ supplier for a Project and engaging into techno-commercial negotiations. Participating in one of the following Design Engg. review workshops for any of the on-going Projects involving people of different nationalities, culture and native languages – o Site Master Planning & Plant Layout review o Process Control and Equipment layout review o Process Hazop/ Safety review o Cost Estimate review o ManEx, Ergonomics & Maintainability review o Hygiene Review o Sustainability review o Constructability & Schedule review o Value Engineering
Conducting a virtual training session for 50+ odd participants from 20+ countries (all figures typical). Conducting a F2F training / workshop somewhere around the globe for typically 20+ participants representing various Clusters/ Countries (some time with real-time multi-lingual audio translations). Travelling – inter or cross-continent for attending to one or more of the above activities; or joining a telecom while waiting at one of the airport-lounges. Networking, facilitating/ arranging external help during commissioning/ crisis anywhere in the globe.
Project Manager (Former Employee) – New Delhi, Delhi – February 10, 2018
Unilever, let you be! I am not sure if there is any other organization that gives you the autonomy to try your ideas in real time, irrespective of how young or inexperienced you are. Once they have hired you they believe in your capabilities. No defined lines of hierarchy - you can talk to and give your opinions to anyone, everyone in the organization.
healthcare, gym, leadership exposure, medical benefits.
slow pace of innovation, but i guess that is true about the entire CPG industry as a whole.
Unilever is a great company to work with. It has competitive pay structure but work life balance is a challenge at some point of time. It gives good working environment and there is a scope of learning for every individual.