L'Oréal

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L'Oréal Reviews

Updated February 19, 2015
Updated February 19, 2015
63 Reviews
5.0
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. Featured Review

     

    A culture of positive debate and personal connections

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Director in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Director in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

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

    Pros

    My favorite part of the L'Oreal culture is the never-ending quest to create and innovate. No matter what your job is, you will be expected to find new and better ways to work and to challenge the old way of thinking. Leadership is more accessible than most companies of similar size, and top managers encourage junior staff to disagree with them and create an opportunity for debate - this is how we get our best ideas! One of the perks is that you will never need to buy any beauty or grooming products (at least not a full price). There always seems to be free goods or you can shop in the L'Oreal company stores.

    Cons

    Part of our culture is that we rely more people and personal networks than systems and process. This can create a feeling that things are not always smooth or defined. It is not considered a bad thing for the organization, as it has worked for more than 100 years, but it is not always easy for newcomers to understand. You have to be someone that wants to work in ambiguity and constant change.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    L'Oréal Response

    Jan 26, 2015Employer Branding Manager

    We appreciate your very insightful feedback about your more than 5 years with us -- so thank you for the comments and your years of service. You've done a great job in depicting our culture of ... More

  2.  

    Fantastic experience working as a makeup artist for L'Oreal

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

    I worked at L'Oréal

    Pros

    Great team environment, beautiful products and informative trainings.

    Cons

    Clearer direction from management would be helpful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    L'Oreal is a tough but fair environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Demanding Finance Role
    Current Employee - Demanding Finance Role

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

    Pros

    Comprehensive benefits package is offered

    Cons

    Bureacracy leads to surrender as you prolong your career

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    L'Oréal Response

    Jan 26, 2015Employer Branding Manager

    Thanks for taking the time to write the review of your time here at L'Oreal. We appreciate your service to the company and are happy to see that your overall experience is so positive! For ... More

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    A great adventure with many learning opportunities

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at L'Oréal full-time

    Pros

    Colleagues are friendly, the work style is very professional, and there is a true culture of excellence. I also appreciate the talent diversity.
    There's a strong culture of entrepreneurship. Individuals can really shape their own job to a certain degree.

    Cons

    Maybe getting more feedback would be helpful at some points during work, but normally when you ask for it you get it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    L'Oreal is a vibrant company that pays great attention to their employees.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Marketing Intern
    Current Intern - Marketing Intern

    I have been working at L'Oréal as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly, helpful and enthusiastic group of employees
    Having the chance to try out different products.

    Cons

    Fast-paced, often require employees to think on their feet
    High turn-over rate, making it hard for people to work together efficiently

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    L'Oreal is a great company that makes you feel welcomed.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in Berkeley Heights, NJ
    Former Intern - Intern in Berkeley Heights, NJ

    I worked at L'Oréal as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great working environment and friendly coworkers

    Cons

    Ordinary routine work can be boring sometimes

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Five years and still love it

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

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

    Pros

    Fantastic people & products
    Really can rotate functionally which is very rare in corporate America
    Best benefits anywhere
    Highly compensated - especially upper levels
    Sense of purpose, belief in the company, pride when telling people it's L'Oreal

    Cons

    Inefficient in a lot of aspects - still lots of room to make things work faster and smoother
    IT is nowhere close to cutting edge
    More work than there are people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People development needs to be part of the culture...saying we are doing it and doing it are two different things; better work-life balance could really help retain great talent...there's nothing wrong with working remotely or from home if the work force is working,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Berkeley Heights, NJ
    Current Employee - Intern in Berkeley Heights, NJ

    I have been working at L'Oréal

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere in the office
    Berkeley heights office is pretty new and very spacious
    Great perks for full time employees, especially in the corporate store
    Shuttle provided to NY office
    Summer hours and casual fridays

    Cons

    Office is in remote location in mid jersey
    Traffic to office is sometimes heavy
    Train station is not close to office
    Departments tend to socialize within

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management works very well with employees, since there are not too many levels of delegation witching the company. Employee's are trusted to succeed in projects and are not micro-managed.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    jk

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Paris, TN
    Current Employee - Intern in Paris, TN

    I have been working at L'Oréal

    Pros

    allow a great evolution, high skilled management

    Cons

    not flexible, hierarchy, competition, long recruitment process after internship

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no special comment. follow the current strategy and the success is there

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Marketing experts in 2 years

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

    I have been working at L'Oréal

    Pros

    Very autonomous, and self learning job.
    good responsabilities and comfortable budget for

    Cons

    very demanding job; long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep on guys doing good job

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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