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Great company to work for if you are a high energy driven person

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Current Employee - Store Manager
Current Employee - Store Manager

I have been working at L Brands

Pros

It's an education with a cutting edge company that is willing to change course when needed to be successful! I worked for Macy's for 18 years and Limited Brands reminds me of my early years in retail when four years with Macy's was considered the equivalent of an MBA by Forbes Magazine.

Cons

Too many floorsets, you are always in a planning mode. It can be challenging trying to find time to develop your team. There needs to be more level set between districts. Some District Managers want to micro-manage every detail of your store while others give you the freedom to be a shopkeeper which is the way the business is suppose to be driven.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Balance the newness process with the human element. Planning all the time keeps you in crisis mode. Deliver goods in a timely manner, make the manufacturers, shippers and buyers accountable for timely delivery of goods to the stores for floorsets and promotions.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work and get experience

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    Current Employee - LLS  in  Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - LLS in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at L Brands

    Pros

    Great work environment. Values of the company are great and everybody works there as a team. There is a good balance between work and personal life (however, it seems to be more true for Bath & Body than it is for Victoria's Secret). Individuals are always willing to help each other, advice and explain, and top management is always accessible.

    Cons

    Not sure about long term career opportunity. There are definitely possiblities to move horizontally amongst business units and function. It is also very possible to move from one brand to another (VS to Bath and Body....). The company is sometimes still run like a family business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve career management.

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    Good career step. Stay too long and you'll have to leave to make more money.

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    Current Employee - Manager Finance  in  Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Manager Finance in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at L Brands

    Pros

    Great family of brands - though the sale of Express and Limited Stores shrunk the company significantly. Strong talent base and environment for learning. Generally proactive and competent management. Good employee training and development opportunites. A few years at Limited Brands makes you highly sought after from other companies.

    Cons

    Compensation and benefits seem below average. Factors resulting in promotions are inconsistent across departments and managers. Bonus structure is below industry averages and merit increase differences between poor and high performers is small - making it difficult to increase salary to any meaningful extent. Organziation makes decisions through consencous making it frustrating at times to implement change. Company faces big challenges having saturated the US market with existing brands. International expansion or acquisition of a small brand to build are likely next steps.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify the organization. Standardize promotion factors. Improve compensation and benefits.

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