L'Oréal

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8 people found this helpful  

if you are passionate about consumer products and want to work 15 hour days......

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Former Employee - Assistant Vice President Marketing in New York, NY
Former Employee - Assistant Vice President Marketing in New York, NY

I worked at L'Oréal full-time (more than an year)

Pros

it is a generous employer and they give you every benefit under the sun.
the work is interesting as are the products and the people are brilliant.
the brands are amazing and the development pipeline impressive. you get to work with many people cross functionally and there is a lot of room to move around l'oreal if you are good and you start there young.

Cons

it is a very demanding work load. the systems are overwhelming. it's very political. it's not always a meritocracy but a lot how well connected you are. being french is a big help. there are endless meetings and updates for french management that arrives almost monthly and that adds more work to an already demanding load. simple things are made difficult and sometimes you are made to strategize 50 programs for a brand and only 4 or 5 get done due to timing and costs. there are a lot of long and very arduous meetings and too many emails with entire departments cc'ed that may not be relevant to your daily work and this is even more time consuming.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

turnover should be looked at. sometimes entire departments turn over and no one looks at the head of the brand or at the leadership. promotions are not always given to the hardest worker or the most talented person but to favorites. management should be aware that after working a 9 to 8pm day, people are home are still at work late into the night and when you wake up --- you are inundated with another 100 emails.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    The best company if you want a beauty marketing boot-camp experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Marketing Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at L'Oréal full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Top tier marketing talent and big budgets within beauty industry; exposure to global product development and business strategy; robust employee training programs; free product

    Cons

    long hours, high-stress environment; can be difficult to move up if you are not French or have not worked in France

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better work/life balance; Allow for more flexibility in allowing employees to move between divisions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Five years and still love it

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    • 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
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