L'Oréal

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L'Oréal Reviews

Updated February 19, 2015
Updated February 19, 2015
145 Reviews
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L'Oréal Président-Directeur Général Jean-Paul Agon
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145 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  

    Internship

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    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at L'Oréal

    Pros

    Quite amicable and casual; paid fairly well; opportunities for achievement were present a lot; social conversations were frequent; working from home was acceptable; flexible hours.

    Cons

    The job was located far from public transportation, the technology used was quite backwards and barely usable; including use of Internet Explorer.

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    A lot of politics

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - MDP Program in New Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - MDP Program in New Brunswick, NJ

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

    Pros

    Decent pay
    Company discount
    A lot of manufacturing exposure

    Cons

    Politics runs the place
    No value for an intelligent engineer
    Lazy upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is a great place to start working if you know how to suck up to people. It's the only way you can move up the ranks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work for!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at L'Oréal

    Pros

    L'Oreal is a huge company with a vast amount of resources to tap into. There are endless occurrences to network. Training courses are always available and extremely beneficial.

    Cons

    L'Oreal is very corporate and sometimes it's very hard to get things through the system since there are so many levels of approval needed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Business Development Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at L'Oréal

    Pros

    An organic company that gives you a high level of freedom to create and take risks on your own decisions.

    Cons

    It is a little bit disorganized, what makes the employers do not be as efficient as they could be in their roles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to create strong connections with as many strategic positions as you can.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Found my match!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at L'Oréal

    Pros

    Incredible career opportunities
    Early exposure to management and Business challenges
    A lot of room for personal impact...a place where you can make your mark
    A place to grow professionally AND personally
    The people are Amazing

    Cons

    Not everyone fits. You have to be adventurous to succeed here....nothing is ever set in stone...the network is more important than the processes. There are very little guidelines and few directions are given.
    Very fast pace. Hard working required but it comes with the satisfaction of being part of a winning team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come live the life of employees one day per quarter

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    L'Oréal Response

    Jan 26, 2015Employer Branding Manager

    We're so glad to hear your positive experience here at L'Oréal and wish you many more years of continued success. We strive to provide experiences like yours -- exposure to top managers and early ... More

  7.  

    Great company to start a career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Finance Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at L'Oréal

    Pros

    a lot of training and learning opportunities; great discounts on products

    Cons

    can be long hours; aggressive environment

  8.  

    Great Efforts comes with Great Perks

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager
    Former Employee - Product Manager

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

    Pros

    management gives you the flexibility to work on your creativity and implementation 0f new ideas. this is very good for people who enjoys freedom of working and challenging environment. glam , glitz and fun place to work with. the company is willing to groom and send you for training . very good foundation for freshie!

    Cons

    1) not much of guidance from manager, basically you have to auto pilots everything
    2) teamwork spirit is pretty weak here. everyone is doing their own things
    3) can be quite routine after many years of working, as the organizational structure is very flat. once you got promoted , you are still doing the same old things just the title is different.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) need strong and visionary leaders to pull the team together
    2) increase chances of internal transfer and cross country transfer opportunity

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid company to work for if you love challenges!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at L'Oréal

    Pros

    The entrepreneurial spirit; constant collaboration; allows for creativity and innovation; you can make your role as big as you want it to be which can be very empowering and motivating

    Cons

    Hierarchical culture means slow moving and indecisiveness; L'Oreal kids (who have only worked their) have a very warped sense of the outside world sometimes

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at L'Oréal

    Pros

    Flexibility of the days of the week.

    Cons

    Distance from home to travel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

  11.  

    Internal Hurdles create more challenges

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Key Account Manager
    Current Employee - Key Account Manager

    I have been working at L'Oréal full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company Perks, decent pay, very interesting product development. Changing market requires quick changes to meet demand.

    Cons

    Work/life balance, Senior Management is not in tune with challenges throughout organization

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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