Work experience as a Planner/Scheduler (Former Employee) – Port Sunlight – 12 April 2018
I enjoyed my weeks work experience, as I learnt lots of new skills. The management and staff were all very friendly and helped me understand how everything all fits together to keep the factory running.
Finance Executive (Former Employee) – MY – 4 March 2018
Work life balance is very strong here and the company holds a very vibrant working culture with the countless events and activities held. However due to some internal changes, management was rather shaky after some point. Regardless, the time i was there, learning was constant and a lot of new things were experienced. Despite the changes in managers, work was still very much manageable and attainable.
Global Programme Lead (Former Employee) – Chester, Cheshire – 2 March 2018
Developed the project plan to ensure targets and deliverable were delivered on time. . Delivered workshops with the Global Leadership team to ensure clarity and understanding for recruitment and selection. Identified skill gaps in external recruitment vendors, and implemented solutions to avoid delays to the programme. Supported, Up Skilled and provided solutions to internal recruitment teams to ensure the recruitment targets were achieved.
Developed, established strong relationships with both external vendors, Directors, Line managers and team members. Implemented, delivered and designed assessment centres to assist directors in ensuring their targets exceeded original timelines.
Involved in redundancies discussions and communicating this out to the workforce. Being part of a Global organisation and working in a truly diverse culture,
Unilever was supposed to be a new challenge, with it being a proper pension scheme and not the FAS or PPF. The training was good, but because we took over the administration from another company, we were immediately on the back foot playing catch up on the backlog. We have been playing catch up ever since 01/11/2017 and we rarely geta member calling for details on his/her pension, its just call after call on people chasing us up on why they haven't been paid, why they haven't had their CETV, why does my overseas relative get charged a haling fee.....its just a constant battle trying to appease angry members.
Picker/Packer (Former Employee) – Mazeikiai – 7 February 2018
It's a great company with amazing people. The day went very fast. I got a lot of new stuff. The hardest part of the work was going to work at night, but I do not regret that I was working in a shift at night. The most fun part was packing the goods.
Palletiser / Operator / Warehouse / / Quality (Former Employee) – Port Sunlight – 1 February 2018
I really enjoyed working for unilever but the 12 hour shift patterns was changing and I decided to take early retirement now I have had 18 months in the relaxing iam looking forward to a little part time work
Territory Sales Manager (Current Employee) – Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear – 23 January 2018
Interesting place to work with great colleagues. I'm ready and hungry for a new challenge within sales and ready to show any employees how I can work both within a team or on my own to reach any sales target.
Graphic Designer (Former Employee) – Leatherhead – 14 December 2017
Unilever was a very professional workplace with a lot to offer. i got to experience what every day life would be like for the graphic designers. Everyone was really friendly and treated me as part of the team.
No two days were the same during my time at Unilever which meant work was extremely varied, challenging and exciting at times. There was a real need to be agile in a fast-paced environment, but the culture was professional and friendly and there was a lot of talent in the building from whom you could learn from if you took the time. The Unilever Sustainable Living Plan is fantastic as it enables you to understand the positive differences their household brands can make to people's lives in addition to driving sustainable growth and profits for the company. I would recommend Unilever as a place to work.
Agile working, staff shop, super office, brilliant brands, strong on sustainability
Constant change can lead to lack of stability; need to push for own career advancement.