L'Oréal USA

  www.lorealusa.com
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2 people found this helpful  

Great company to work with!

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

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

Pros

Great employees, benefits and overall experience

Cons

Overtime, hectic schedule, benefits can be improve

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Benefits can be improve as well as promotions

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Tough place to work but you will learn a lot

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Smart people, lots of opportunity, good brands, challenged to work above your level

    Cons

    Very long hours, overly competitive culture, way too many formal meetings that take up time from doing the project work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give people more flexibility in their path upwards. Don't assume that someone staying until 11pm is doing better or more work than the person leaving at 6pm. It's about efficiency-judge people on the work not how long they are sitting at their desk.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    One of the worst companies I have ever worked at...If you have any type of science degree avoid this place.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Chemist in Piscataway, NJ
    Current Employee - Chemist in Piscataway, NJ

    I have been working at L'Oréal USA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    This place has no perks. All the perks they had at one time have been either taken away or made obsolete. Corporate perks are there but they don’t inform you about them at all. The overall culture would be great if they actually practiced their supposed “compass.” The compass is a list of moral guidelines for every employee to follow. It would be great, if EVERYONE followed it, but management is exempt for some reason from this applied moral code. They have a great development plan system that is all formality. Nothing is followed through and they expect you to remain in your position forever without any opportunity for advancement unless you are a favorite. Even then, they dictate what you should be promoted too, not what you want to pursue. You get steel toed shoes from a shoe-mobile paid for every year and free goods are given every 2 months from the company store. No real interview process is in place, they will hire anyone, even if you are not qualified. Only looks good on your resume, no real valuable experience will be obtained from your experience here.

    Cons

    Everything about this place is a challenge. You are encouraged to speak up about making improvements to the company, but when you do you are either dismissed or harshly rejected for suggesting the idea. If you have any type of science degree outside of engineering you are considered worthless and treated as if you had no college degree. Promotion is driven by favoritism, not by qualification. Instrumentation and technology are out of date. Opportunities to get involved with the company are only available to office staff. Training is obsolete; you walk in and are pretty much told to work right away. There is no formal training or shadowing and no real SOP’s. No chance for advancement or growth in your department and any type of learning is highly discouraged. The main focus of your management is to ensure that all deadlines are met and they will push you very hard to meet those deadlines. Management will then toast their success and complain that you were not working hard enough. Your management will not work with you to guide you towards your professional goals. They will never move you if you are good at what you do because they are too lazy to find other qualified employees to take your place. The company is a revolving door especially for those with great experience and qualifications. They are fickle about time off, with rules changing with each new manager that is appointed. Management always changes policies when they are changed around. So expect to be constantly guessing what your policies are. If you temp with the company, expect them to treat you horribly and then string you along with the promise of a permanent position. This is a terrible place to work especially if you have a background in the sciences. Just skip over it if you can, you will gain nothing of value to your resume other than the addition of a “big” company name.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no advice for management, they won’t listen anyway.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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