L Brands

  www.limitedbrands.com
  www.limitedbrands.com
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Good learning experience, not so great for long term prospects.

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Former Employee - Finance Manager
Former Employee - Finance Manager

I worked at L Brands

Pros

Great learning experience in one of the largest specialty retailers; some very good people working there.

Cons

Lack of work/life balance; lack of caring by upper management; lack of teamwork between groups; can encounter "boys club" in some areas.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Understand that associates are one of the most important resources in the company, and that people do have other options when it comes to leaving!

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    Good place to start

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    Former Employee - Co-Manager
    Former Employee - Co-Manager

    I worked at L Brands

    Pros

    The best reason to work for limited brands is to enjoy the great discount. The clothing is great and it is a good way to establish a professional wardrobe at a steep discont.

    Cons

    No internal growth opportunity. The District Managers would rather keep members of management teams in a role that they have clearly outgrown then promote from within. Empty promises were often made to the management teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look within your four walls for talent, talent does not always have to be external. If you do not let your team grow in to new roles when they are ready you will eventually loose them to a company who will.

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    Challenging place to work

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Columbus, OH

    I worked at L Brands

    Pros

    Limited Brands always provided a challenging work environment.
    There are some good and talented people there.
    I worked in the Information Technology area & there was always a new challenge.
    By working for a very visible retailer, you could often see the results on your effort. For example in the catalog or web site you could see features and functions that you had worked on, such as gift cards.
    The compensation package was quite good for a midwest city with nice benefits such as a forty percent discount.
    The user community was very supportive of IT & extremely knowledgable which made them easier to work with

    Cons

    Many very talented people left the organization due to burn out. No matter how much U accomplished it was never enough. Although you may have earned 27 days of vacation there was never a good time to take it
    People had to learn how to say "no".
    Once you had become proficient at a technology or system, it was very difficult to expand your area of expertise as you were always needed for that system. More IT functions were being outsourced (off shore) where there was no business knowledge or loyalty to the company.
    This makes for a fearful environment for those remaining

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop outsourcing IT work, especially off-shore

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