L Brands

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L Brands Reviews

Updated December 21, 2014
Updated December 21, 2014
218 Reviews
3.4
218 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work-life balance, freedom to be creative in work, good development plans (in 18 reviews)

  • The company has great people and an enriching work environment (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • The cons are that the environment is stressful and the work life balance is not great (in 18 reviews)

  • long hours, payroll, senior management (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    Fun environment, no benefits or stability.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at L Brands part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great teams, fun environment, free perks.

    Cons

    No benefits as part time associate, horrible, inconsistent hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More competitive pay for seasoned employees. More internal growth vs outside hires.

  2.  

    Worked in the distribution and processing center.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Processing and Distribution Worker in Reynoldsburg, OH
    Former Employee - Processing and Distribution Worker in Reynoldsburg, OH

    I worked at L Brands full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Steady pay and fairly consistent hours.

    Cons

    Little overtime opportunities and supervisors play favorites.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much downtime and inefficiencies during basic processing tasks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Strong establishment with room for growth.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at L Brands

    Pros

    The company has solid interdepartmental structure and hires people to grow with the company. I was here when they were seeking to branch off one of their departments on its own, so there was a lot of restructuring, growth, and development. There was also a pretty healthy workplace culture considering its position in the retail and fashion industry.

    Cons

    Limited feedback loops, due to large size. Sometimes there are gaps in communication in what needs to be done from the higher ups, but this may be due to lack of people there to help others onboard with technical and logistical resources. When a member lags, it causes bottlenecking of other processes (but this is a problem many larger establishments face).

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  5.  

    It Can Be a Good Place to Work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at L Brands full-time

    Pros

    Most of the people I work with are very professional and helpful. Some departments provide flexible work arrangements.

    Cons

    In my department there isn't much of a chance for advancement.

  6.  

    overall, decent place to work for a part time job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at L Brands part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    great discount and fun environment.

    Cons

    a lot of young people and very unmotivated workers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Friendly but not enough help

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at L Brands full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, friendly people great customers

    Cons

    Not enough resources to get the job done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more support

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good learning experience based on all the systems used

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Manager in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at L Brands full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Continued learning opportunities based on the continuous changes. Corporate headquarters, marketing and distribution within same campuses and proximity.

    Cons

    One has to be very flexible and adaptable and at times consider business before family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk the talk

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    An extremely competitive and fast-paced organization, but it is difficult to make a career here.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at L Brands full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    World class specialty retailer with great brands, good compensation, charity work that makes you feel good to work here, a winning culture/focus on results

    Cons

    No career path for non-core functions, frequent lay-offs that are executed regardless of performance, execution usually begins long before objectives/strategy are set

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to develop better career paths for employees to encourage retention - Limited Brands attracts and develops best-in-class talent, which then leaves for other organizations because of a lack of opportunity internally.

    Maintain your focus on results and accountability for delivering those results. That aspect of Limited Brands culture is relentless, rare, and I think the biggest factor in the amazing growth this company has enjoyed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great brand, lack of succession planning and career mapping

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Operations Specialist in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Retail Operations Specialist in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at L Brands full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great brand, culture, and products

    Cons

    Lack of leadership consistency and not much room for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please encourage and train your associates so they may work towards promotions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Limited Brands is a good company to work for with a degree. But not so much without a degree.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Support Associate in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Support Associate in Columbus, OH

    I worked at L Brands part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Shifts are available in the early morning to accommodate those who only have early morning availability.

    Cons

    People were often given call-ins, which I believed were used as a means of control. It is possible that you would receive a schedule in which you are given call-ins 5 days out of the week. The ambiguity of a call-in lies in the fact that you wouldn't necessarily know your schedule, but rather the presence of a likelihood of you being needed for work on certain days. This phenomenon can make it difficult to plan. Management was also very unorganized. Sales support associates would frequently receive conflicting directions from different management staff, result in a loss of productivity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more organized and respect your employees by giving them solid schedules. Call-ins are not plausible year round, rather only during times of peak sales volume.

    Neutral Outlook

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