Customer Support Analyst (Former Employee) – Shelton, CT – December 1, 2016
The culture is great and the company does fun things for their employees. The management and HR are horrible though. You are never working hard enough or doing enough for anyone there. They like 22yo's and like to groom them so managers are 26 and have zero management or life experience. They are all about the metrics not having a happy work/life balance.
management, no raises, bad balance between work/home life
Data Entry Technician/Research Laboratory (Former Employee) – Englewood Cliffs, NJ – November 18, 2016
fun fun fun place to work. Lots of challenges, if I had a question, someone was always there to assist. Great place to work. I wished I had stayed living in NJ, I would have loved to retire from this company.
Production Worker/Machine Operator (Current Employee) – Jefferson City, MO – November 13, 2016
I've worked at Unilever JC for 17 years. It was a good place to work up until the last 4 years. New management & HR sucked the happiness from lower managemt & production. Poor raises like 1%, or none at all. Health insurance is at an all time high, making it difficult to takie family members to Dr. Point system : 8 in one year, getting point for being one minute late. Even if your in a car accident. Better be on time if the roads are ice covered, no lea way at all. 4 years ago, they would work with you on issues such as these. Running lines under staffed is almost an everyday thing. Making it a risk to work safely. Overall, I wouldn't recommend this job to my worst enemy.
Study Assistant (Former Employee) – Trumbull, CT – November 4, 2016
I have no complaints working with Unilever It has been a pleasure to work for this staffing company. Manpower has open plenty of doors for me making sure I get sufficient pay, a good working experience and have made me feel valuable as a worker.
Machine Operator (Former Employee) – Jonesboro, AR – November 3, 2016
I really dont disapprove of Unilever, but I dont really recommend it. The turnover rate is outstanding. The people are okay, but the wear and tear this job puts on your body is unbearable. Great experience though.
Soft Line Operator (Former Employee) – Sunnyvale, CA – October 28, 2016
It was a union job so all the eeoc laws were enforced.
Nothing is perfect, but this was not far from it.
Safety meetings were regular. Seniority was used to before skills but this meant an opportunity for advancement was offered but not given. If the person failed that tests, the next level of seniority was then given a chance.
good salary for the work
Older rooted employees felt entitled to be pricks from time to time.
Packaging Operator (Former Employee) – Jefferson City, MO – October 14, 2016
The human resources department is horrible. They never have an answer to a question. The job itself didn't seem too difficult but the employees made it so. They weren't welcoming of direct hires and would love to always sit back and watch you fail. I left due to medical reasons and was let go. In some way I've never been so happy to be fired from a job!
Unilever was also fun place to work at. There was opportunity for advancement for young scientists, which was based on performance.
Senior Development Chemist and Group Leader (Former Employee) – Rolling Meadows, IL – September 23, 2016
Unilever was my first job. I began in Q.C. since there were no openings in R&D. However, the learning form my Q.C. experience helped me more effectively commercialize products that I developed as member of R&D group. I had the opportunity to work on consumer products related to both skin and hair. For my advancement, I was given the opportunity to take a substantial number of professional courses, which helped me advance my career. This additional knowledge also benefitted the company, because I was able to develop more advanced and innovative products, which met/ exceeded consumer needs and expectations.
Opportunity to learn, advance and get promoted. People and culture was great.
Overall benefits, physical environment was deplorable
Strong performing company. Opportunity for advancement of you do well and are mobile.
Director (Current Employee) – USA – September 22, 2016
I would recommend for anyone who wants to be part of a large global organization. To advance beyond manager level the competition is strong and you really need to be flexible on location. Need to be ready to stay 3-5 yrs and move on. Proud to work for a company which invests in our society.
Machine Operator (Current Employee) – Independence, MO – September 20, 2016
I was hired here just 6 months ago being told that the work schedule was a 12 hour day with 3 days on & 4 off one week & then 4 days on & 3 off the next. Occasional overtime would be posted to cover vacations & such as needed. This was an outright lie. Yes we do work 12 hours, may be forced to a 16 hour shift with almost no notice & you get 1 day off on a long week & 2 non consecutive days off on the short week. I work anywhere between 60 & 80 hours each week. This has taken a severe toll on my family life & health. The work itself isn't too bad but the hours & no set time off make it impossible to do anything but go to work.
The job itself isn't that taxing
Constantly short staffed. It is intended. That is the business model.