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Helpful (3)

A company with an excellent top guy (Les), but the managers that report to him are clueless. I'm happy to be gone.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH

I have been working at L Brands

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Working in the HQ was great. A bright cheery atmosphere. The cafeteria food was the bomb.

Cons

Where to start:
--Managers of departments get promoted to job clearly because of who they know, not what they know.
--Problems in departments are often covered up and hidden from Les - if he really knew or was allowed to know the inner workings of some of his departments, he'd go nuts.
--Having people in charge of millions of dollars and the don't have a college degree or even any relevant experience to do their job
--Firing those who speak up about procedures that have proven time and time just not to work.
--Allowing politics and well, politics to run rampant.

Advice to Management

Pull your head out of the sand and find out what is really going on in your company. How many good people do you have to lose before you get it? How many class action matters do you have to duck before you get it? Promote and hire people with experience, not just because of who they knew/know.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Very educational and great work environment but dissatisfied with growth.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Designer - Contractor (Freelance) in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Designer - Contractor (Freelance) in New York, NY

    I worked at L Brands

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Work Environment
    Associate Appreciation
    Successful brands (rewarding)
    Great learning experience
    Great management
    Full time associates have amazing benefits package, growth opportunities, and many other perks

    Cons

    Keep freelancers for YEARS without awarding them company discount or benefits
    Long hours with no overtime and no paid personal days, sick days or holidays for freelancers
    Freelancers do not have the same growth opportunities as full time associates but sometimes have the same or more daily responsibilities. Sometimes freelancers have even been managers of a department for YEARS before being hired full time.
    This is a multi-billion-dollar company - they should be able to hire their long-term freelancers.
    Very political - be careful who you trust and how you interact with others.

    Advice to Management

    Hire your freelancers after they've put in a full year or offer full benefits, sick days, 401K, promotion, etc. A successful company is one that values all of it's employees and gives incentives for all their hard work.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Good Start to a Career...but movement is a must

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Columbus, OH

    I worked at L Brands

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good strategic direction, overall good leadership, smart, young, hip company. Work-life balance is fair, you get a significant number of PTO days from start. Discount is good if you are a female. Good place to start a career, get chance to learn a lot about the retail fashion industry.

    Cons

    Lacking realistic long-term opportunities for high achieving individuals..."need to wait your turn" in a lot of situations. Dead-weight in many areas of the organization..."lifers" exist almost everywhere and are clogging up opportunities for younger, talented employees. Lacking pro-active approach to doing business, lots of reacting. Extremely seasonal industry, super busy during holiday season.

    Advice to Management

    Develop way to speed up development, promotions, career opportunities for young, educated, high achieving folks, or they are going to walk....as many do.


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