Creative Solutions Assistant/Warehouse Lead (Former Employee) – Saint John, NB – 19 September 2016
Everyday started with a smile and laughter :) with my co-workers , What I've learned is you really don't know what you have until it's gone so always try to work hard and appreciate what you have, I found management was fair with us all for the most part , I will miss my co-workers :( we all worked great together as a solid team,Hardest part would be the tight deadlines that popped up out of nowhere so we learned to expect the unexpected and to try to stay ahead , i always enjoyed the work functions and diff games we'd play
Consumer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Saint John, NB – 28 November 2016
Was at Unilever for 13 years and learned much about my self and how different departments worked. Co-workers were like family and we always worked as a team. Hardest part of the job was when the computers failed and we had to go on paper, also new computer programs usually did not meet agents needs quickly, lagged too long for keeping calls within time window. Most enjoyable part of the job was the co-workers and management, always there to help and give support, also when consumers ended the call with a very happy attitude on what was done for them.
Hard work was noticed and rewarded-free lunches-potlucks-outings
Certified Industrial Mechanic- IMM - LP11 (Former Employee) – Toronto & Brampton, ON – 25 August 2016
There was not much complain or criticize of the work at this company as usual. Came in report for work, there was a production target set on the board, all employees in the shift just followed the schedule and performed work as per schedule.
The only issue in this company that caused me more problem was chemical used for product. The plant was running powder detergent products.
In return, we were not under any close supervision. We just followed the schedule and do our duties.
Light Labourer (Former Employee) – Simcoe, ON – 2 May 2016
You stand on a line, and rotate where you're standing every few minutes. Your schedules are rarely in the same place, and they can and do change your shifts without telling you. Then blame you when you don't know when you're working.
Free Ice cream, when on breaks or lunch.
No room for advancement, and very unclear rules and guidelines.
Pros: Great downtown location Fun and bright coloured "happy" office Good opportunity to learn from inter agency and unilever organized events, activities, guest speakers, etc. Opportunity to work from home if you need to It will look good on your resume
Cons: Individualistic vs collaborative work culture, more ABMs than brand manager positions, so there is cut throat competition to show off and make it to the favorites list Poor management: favoritism, lack of coaching and clear expectations, no constructive feedback which inhibits your professional growth and development. Management does not make your success their success, you're pretty much on your own. Large number of "mandatory" company meetings, events and activities, limiting the time to do your actual work. Lower than average starting salary for this particular role
location, industry learning opportunities, work from home
not collaborative, poor management that limits your growth, lower than average salary