Inventory Controller (Current Employee), Durban, ZN – February 2, 2014
Pros: staff shop -
Cons: long hours
A day at work is usually filled with dead-lines as well as many operational challenges along with meetings. I have upskilled my self in the Supply Chain department through the company. My co-workers are like family and we are all performance driven. The hardest part of the job is finding the balance as the amount of work exceeds the number of hours – more... in a day. The most enjoyable part is seeing projects that I have worked on being completed and coming to life. – less
Not a bad place to be employed, just bad supervisors
Forklift Operator (Former Employee), Raeford, NC – January 29, 2014
Pros: take as many breaks as you want long as work is completed
Cons: during the summer its hard to stay cool. sometimes its hotter inside than out
12 hour shifts, i worked 6:30pm-7am not to bad of a job long as you stay ahead of your work you can take as many breaks as you please. Some nights were harder than others and you could be on the forklift up to 9hrs before you got a break. Management wasnt good at all, i never had any problems while working there i was actually one who did more work – more... than others and the one time i asked about being hired permanent i was let go the next day. So if you dont mind getting pushed around then this may be perfect for you. – less
Supervisor (Former Employee), United States – January 25, 2014
Pros: absolutely nothing.
Cons: pretty much everything.
Management here is an absolute dog and pony show. They wait until something completely breaks in order to put any money towards solutions, then they axe the person responsible. I resigned cause I wouldn't kiss rear ends and after seeing the negative culture and the workers hatred for anyone in management. I would look to find a position elsewhere.
Challenging, fun, good place for growth, cultural diverse environment
Product technologist (Former Employee), Durban, ZN – January 15, 2014
Pros: outings, free lunch in meetings, team building
The job was one that was very challenging due to the fact that good results had to be produced in a short period of time, Unilever is a huge company which strive for excellent results.Joiningf the company enhanced my growth as an individual and academically as i was handed over my own projects to handle this made me responsible and enhanced my leadership – more... skills. I became a team player as one has to work hand in hand with other technologists, consumers as well as managers for a product to be aproved. I had the privelage of working with one of the biggest projects which was run in Nigeria, thius exposed me to different cultures and backgrounds. I enjoyed my job, i loved the fast paced environment even though it was abit challenging to manage my time at the begining. – less
Project Engineer (Current Employee), Boksburg, GP – January 7, 2014
Pros: gifts and bonuses
Cons: overtime (weekends included)
A typical day at work is full of argurments, disagreements and some productivity. I have to manage all the stakeholders in a project. Those can be suppliers, contractors, customers, etc. but becasuse i am in a factory, the main issue daily, is the customer (Production Department). All the main projects are done to either boost or in some way improve – more... production (be it a new line or some equipment). The biggest learning is that the equipment is (in most cases) not the problem, but the people are. If they are not well trained or have no interest in that technology (new or old), you will have a huge problem. A machine can be perfect in all sense, but it cannot operate itself. All the projects i do, come alive with the engangement and the development of people. Fortunately enough, i have always had a winning team that is willing to push hard as much i try to push them. The hardest momements are when i have tried my best and things are just beyond my control at that moment. The most enjoyable moments are the project hand over on time in full. When production signs off and take over complete and fully operation equipment. – less