L Brands

  www.limitedbrands.com
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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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L Brands Chairman and CEO Leslie H. Wexner
Leslie H. Wexner
151 Ratings

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.  

    There is a secret

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Associate in Charleston, SC

    I have been working at L Brands part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Discount, customers, promotions, structure of company

    Cons

    Pay, favoritism, catty coworkers, on calls

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a life

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company and products, but opportunities in leadership and succession planning

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    I really believe in our Global CEO and the vision that Victoria's Secret is one of the strongest retail brands today.

    Cons

    Constant changes in upper management lead to high turnover, especially amongst individual contributors. Lack of mentoriship and working towards promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your associates and invest in retention.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A Brand that is truly Limited

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at L Brands full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great perks and benefits offered to its employees

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for growth, power hungry leaders

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Transportation Analyst in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Transportation Analyst in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Great values. Lots of innovation.

    Cons

    Not all managers follow limited way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Limited Brands

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at L Brands full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working there can get you other opportunities

    Cons

    They can work you to death

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Leader in intimate apparel and body care.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Relentlessly innovating. Understands the customer. VS, in particular, has good customer loyalty programs.

    Cons

    Enormous expectations from employees. Cut throat reorgs and layoffs to meet very optimistic growth goals (despite lacking viable competition).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Kettering, OH
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Kettering, OH

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

    Pros

    they have a great training

    Cons

    The phone calls are stressful at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great atmosphere, but not the best for career development

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at L Brands as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    There are some great people who work at Limited Brands and the culture is very relaxed and flexible. The buildings are gorgeous and there's a Starbucks and sometimes a product store on site. It's a great place to start your career, given the reputation behind the brand.

    Cons

    However, most people get stuck in the same role for years or burn out from capacity. There's seems to be absolutely no succession structure within the firm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't have an intern program if you're not going to have anywhere to place them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Overall, pretty good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at L Brands full-time

    Pros

    Great discounts, posh place to work, great cafeteria and starbucks

    Cons

    Basically everything is a crisis

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Once a freelancer always a freelancer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Production Coordinator in New York, NY

    I have been working at L Brands as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great team and great environment to work for. Nice perks and health coverage.
    The NY office is large and the whole building in midtown Manhattan belongs to them.
    The office space is neat, clean, organized, lot's of space, and the staffs are nice for the most part. I enjoy working with talented employees that were great to work for.

    Cons

    During the interview process I highly suggest that being honest with a potential candidate is very important. I went for an interview as a permanent position and turns out a week later it was temp. They promise that the position will become permanent when honestly the closest thing to permanent is the renewal of your contract. As a freelancer you don't qualify for anything as oppose to permanent employees. You feel like an outsider trying to peek in everyday and to be accepted. Most staffs are very nice and helpful while some others are just rude and not friendly. As a freelancer you feel restricted and limited. The company itself is going through a restructure and it is mayhem in there. Meetings can overlap and many meetings in your calendar. They need to be more organized, need to minimize the so many charts they have and try to come up with a better and organized system. As a freelancer you're not kept in the loop most of the time. .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire permanent employees that can bring so much potential and skills to the company rather then temps.
    Provide a better package to your temps.
    Don't limit the potential a person can bring to the company by just having them do the grunt work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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