About Unilever

Unilever is a British company, one of the world market leaders in food and household products (including perfumes). It is headquartered in London, UK.

Founded in 1929 as a result of a merger between Margarine Unie, a Dutch margarine manufacturer, and Lever Brothers, a British soap industry pioneer, in order to economise on scale: both manufacturers imported palm oil en masse. At the end of the 20th century up until the merger between Procter & Gamble and Gillette in 2005, it was the world's largest consumer products manufacturer, second-largest in terms of sales as of 2020.

Employed 155,000 people (2019), capitalised at the beginning of 2020 at $107bn, revenues (2019) at €52bn, profits (2019) at €6bn. Chairman Niels Andersen, CEO Alan Jope.

In 2021, the company changed its Dutch jurisdiction to the UK.

Unilever recruitment process in 2024

  1. Online application form
    • One of the first stages of the recruitment process is filling in the application form on Unilever Careers website.

    • The online application form is usually presented as a questionnaire with the option of importing data from a LinkedIn or CV file.

    • The applicant is required to provide information about work experience, education, skills and other necessary details.

    • There may be questions both about job preferences (e.g. desired type of employment, country and city of residence) and more personal questions (e.g. race and ethnicity, religion, disability)

  2. Phone / Video Interview
    • Successful candidates are invited for a 15-20 min. phone call.

    • Soft skills are usually assessed during this call by the Unilever recruiter.

    • In some cases, Unilever hiring manager may invite you for a video interview (most commonly conducted with HireVue.) For software engineering positions, candidates may be asked to complete a coding challenge (problems on algorithms + take-home challenges.)

  3. Online tests
    • The next stage of the Unilever recruitment process is an online assessment. The candidate will be sent an email invitation to complete Unilever tests.

    • Unilever uses different types of recruitment tests to assess candidates and their suitability for the position they are applying for.

    • Candidates are most often asked to complete the following tests:

  4. Assessment centre
    • Successful candidates are invited to visit the nearest Unilever headquarters or office.

    • Candidates will have a chance to personally meet the hiring manager, team leaders and seniors during the assessment day.

    • Unilever may organise a group exercise with candidates as part of the hiring procedure.

  5. Partner interview
    • The final stage of the recruitment process.

    • The candidate will have a chance to meet the hiring manager, department director and/or division lead.

    • Normally, there is no assessment at this stage.

    • Candidates are mostly expected to demonstrate soft skills and a desire to join Unilever.

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