L'Oréal

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L'Oréal Reviews

Updated February 9, 2015
Updated February 9, 2015
63 Reviews
2.0
63 Reviews
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L'Oréal Président-Directeur Général Jean-Paul Agon
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63 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very fast-paced environment, you will NEVER find yourself bored, or not know what to do next (in 15 reviews)

  • A lot of responsibility early on (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Intern may experience some pressure and difficulties to manage work-life balance (in 51 reviews)

  • Too many useless and time-wasting tasks - long hours - snob managers (in 36 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Entry level is challenging

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

    I have been working at L'Oréal

    Pros

    Pays well
    Lots of holidays off
    Beauty perks

    Cons

    Long hours
    Unsupportive managers
    Difficult to make decisions without higher up approval
    No standardized processes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to hire more headcount and work on PROCESS and EFFICIENCY

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Interesting, challenging with no work-life balance

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

    I worked at L'Oréal

    Pros

    Top on the industry
    Free products
    Provide trainings
    Provide growth and development to its employees (depends on the manager though)

    Cons

    No work-life balance
    No standardization of processes
    No proper planning of projects
    Slow decision making
    Less automation of processes (heavily dependent on excel)
    If things go wrong people would at first put their energy in pointing who is to blame and solving the issue is only secondary.
    High rate of employee turnover

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    No work-life balance whatsoever

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Miami, FL

    I worked at L'Oréal full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Get to work with the latest/greatest products on the market, cool events, nice people, free and/or discounted products

    Cons

    Way too many presentations and meetings that prevent you from accomplishing your daily operational tasks (inefficiency) causing you to work extremely long hours, bombardment of emails, poor organization/management of brands (people managing way too many brands/lines), low pay, no appreciation for life outside work, stressful, and difficult to become upper management if not French

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut the unnecessary meetings/presentations, have more appreciation for life outside of work, hire more people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not much focus on getting things done thoroughly due to business style

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior CHEMIST in Clark, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior CHEMIST in Clark, NJ

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

    Pros

    benefits, easy job to do if you don't care.

    Cons

    easy job, easy to turn into an idiot. low paying relative to competitors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    enforce training, improve communications at higher level to reduce interference with international partners. and stop lying about innovation, you don't give your employees enough time to do it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    planner

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Planner in Florence, KY
    Former Employee - Planner in Florence, KY

    I worked at L'Oréal full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    they are good to their employee's as far as benefits, they do a lot of outside training, that is more culture training, which is nice they do, But when you get back to work, no one follows that training, so it eventually becomes a waste of time. . They also let you get involved in volunteering and giving back to the community.
      Their Human resource group is top notch, and very qood at what they do, Their manager actually sticks up for her group, so they are not afraid to learn and make mistakes. .

    Cons

    Excessively long hours, due to antiquated processes. Upper management throws tantrums, and ignores people if they made a mistake, Other employees stand offish, and just let you flail around if you are not sure how to do something. All people coming in are engineering majors so materials management is being handled like the building of a rocket, which ties materials hands to move quickly and respond to marketing's needs. All tasks are cumbersome and over analyzed. For every one result, there is about 15 tasks and 4 people involved, again slows down the ability and agility to respond quickly to get results for the customer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be helpful to hire college interns that are material management majors, not engineering majors. The operations group needs to also be managed by experienced Operational people, not an engineering major who happened to over see a group of planners while closing down a plant.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    TEMP TO HIRE AT L'OREAL COMPANY

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Logistics in Seattle, WA
    Former Contractor - Logistics in Seattle, WA

    I worked at L'Oréal as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    It is a great job because it is for such a big worldwide company

    Cons

    I Never got hired on, worked for one year and a few months with a promise almost every month of being hired on in about 6 weeks. I was in a position with other full time employees making about 5$ less an hour for doing the same work until they said they would not be hiring me on and let me go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the lies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Understand what you have signed-up for!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing
    Former Employee - Marketing

    I worked at L'Oréal full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Great Resume Builder
    -Some really intelligent Snr Management and able to learn and grow from
    -Marketplace respect of Brand Marketing and Media Budget
    -Great Benefits (401k, Equinox, Pension)

    Cons

    -Be prepared to work very hard with little recognition and appreciation
    -Long hours and expectations to constantly check-in even when off
    -Lots of talk and little to no-portunity for cross brand or cross divisional moves. HR is useless.
    -Competitive coworkers and TOO MANY internal corporate politics
    -Other Snr Management will be threatened by young, smart, hungry go-getters and WILL throw you under the bus, keep you from spotlight or get rid of you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Re-evaluate VP levels. Some are really great. Others are really awful with no care for their employees career development. They causing really smart young talent to RUN!
    -HR needs to help deliver on "Corporate Promises" - moving around company; explorere programs etc
    -Smaller brands operate like its 1980. They are decades beyond Mass and Luxury brands.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  9. 6 people found this helpful  

    Disorganized

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

    I have been working at L'Oréal full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Name recognition, job duties, challenging, creative, large company, trips, working with talented people, discount on products.

    Cons

    When I was hired the company was going through a major overhaul. People were being hired and fired and positions combined. I was excited to have the job until I found out I would not recieve proper training. It was fine at first for I am a fast learner but since the girl who had my position previously had left on bad terms she left a lot of unfinished business that, naturally, my boss decided to blame on me since she no longer had her previous employee to blame. I took it in stride until my boss tried to not pay be for overtime. I had to wait an entire month to recieve my money and was fired for even requesting it!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are not always right! What a surprise. People are hired to help you, allow them to do their jobs. Train when necessary. Relax!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    The company has great benefits but is a tough environment to work.

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

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Secure company, Decent Salaray, Some good people

    Cons

    Very Long Hours, Little Appreciation, Little Senior Management Recognition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat both mid level and jr employees better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Losing great beauty advisors to cosmetics companies that care

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Counter Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Counter Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at L'Oréal

    Pros

    Product line full of good products
    Well Known Name

    Cons

    Unsupportive Account Executives that will take credit for your hard work, or blame you if things go wrong.
    Lack of training for new hires

    Doesn't Recommend

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