L'Oréal USA

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A very good company overall, decent pay, good benefits but quite disfunctional culture

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Former Employee - Research Scientist
Former Employee - Research Scientist

I worked at L'Oréal USA full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Interesting work, international opportunities., very nice intelligent people to work with.
Good values and overall a very ethic company regardless of what activists groups say about the "cosmetic industry"
A company that invests in and value their people

Cons

Highly hierarchical, your ability to get anything done depends on who you know and who can introduce you to the people high up. Sometimes chaotic and disorganized, information does not flow well, perhaps because it is perceived as power so nobody wants to give it up.
Groups work independently of each other and it is very difficult to cross boundaries and collaborate.
No technical ladder

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Value technical contributors as much as managers. Offer flexible schedule, life-work balance is very hard when you have meetings in the evenings and still expected to be in the office 9-5 (flexibility is only offered to managers and above)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent people, but negative management style and archaic atmosphere- executives called by last name, etc.

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

    I have been working at L'Oréal USA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people and products, good place to begin a career.

    Cons

    Very French-centric, expatriates have a high proportion of senior leadership positions in U.S., with very few senior leadership opportunities for Americans in Europe, which is really illogical considering the relative populations you can draw talent from. American slaves work for French masters. Highly negative work environment, more focus on competing internally vs. externally; lack of teamwork and cooperation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become a mutinational company vs. a French company. Modernize work atmosphere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company to work with!

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    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 a 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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