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Helpful (3)

The company has great benefits but is a tough environment to work.

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Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
Former Employee - Director in New York, NY

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

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Great Benefits, Secure company, Decent Salaray, Some good people

Cons

Very Long Hours, Little Appreciation, Little Senior Management Recognition

Advice to Management

Treat both mid level and jr employees better

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  1. Helpful (10)

    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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  2. Helpful (3)

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

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    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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


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