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Helpful (10)

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

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Assistant Vice President Marketing in New York, NY
Former Employee - Assistant Vice President Marketing in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at L'Oréal full-time (More than a 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 Management

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.

Other Employee Reviews for L'Oréal

  1. Helpful (3)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  2. Helpful (1)

    Not a place to learn or develop

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at L'Oréal full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Brands, Great Benefits, Free Goods,Nice NYC location near Grand Central.

    Cons

    It's a "Culty" environment of behind the scenes deals and "Old timers" network. Difficult to navigate given nobody will commit to a strategy or even a pathway. The 20 year veterans do not care about employees. Jobs are over titled with overall administrative duties. There is little to no strategic work. Everything comes from one person. The senior management needs to be changed out with OUTSIDE talent to change a network of "Buddies".

    Advice to Management

    Bring in some new leadership at the top, in multiple areas. Stop tolerating executives that behave unprofessionally. Actually use performance reviews, coaching and integrated systems to improve the business. Benefits are good...Pay is VERY low.


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