Guerlain Reviews

Updated March 23, 2015
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  1. Brand Ambassador

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    Current Contractor - Brand Ambassador in Greenville, SC
    Current Contractor - Brand Ambassador in Greenville, SC

    I have been working at Guerlain as a contractor (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Brand embraces their BA's and gives us every tool we would ever need! TOAs, event support, etc. Allows us to build our business as our territory needs require.

    Cons

    Its still such a small brand that there are not a great amount of positions available to grow into yet.

    Advice to Management

    Beckie Lowe has been the most amazing addition to the Guerlain management team! She is amazing!

  2. Great products, managed like it's high school

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Guerlain full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful products, great history. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Upper level management changes policies on a whim, and to fit their personal advantages. No consistency in the treatment of employees. Would rather bring someone in with virtually no experience rather than promote from within. The company doesn't protect the rights of its workers, only its vested interest in management. No direct lines of communication to upper management without reprimanding. Sales goals can be unrealistic and overwhelming. Pressure to achieve goals from every angle. Never anything positive to say, only negative.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees more, and allow them safe communication channels to upper management. Understand that the employees that are passionate are your best assets. Treat them like you actually care about them, not just their sales.

  3. store manager

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    Current Employee - Management in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Management in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Guerlain full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Training, product, great benefits, supportive collegues, LVMH parent company, amazing products

    Cons

    The only con I have are thehigh goals

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  5. Assistant project manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Guerlain

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Family spirit. Excellent work atmosphere and a beautiful brand and products to work on as far as marketing is concerned.

    Cons

    Heavy processes that slow down projects and a somehow rigid hierarchy that also slows down your job especially when decisions need to be made and that a lot of collaborators have their word to say as to that decision.

    Advice to Management

    More flexibility. Revise interns' compensation as it is not very competitive compared to similar brands especially within the LVMH group.

  6. Strong marketing and strong hierarchy

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    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Guerlain

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you love cosmetics and luxury its history and marketing will delight you. Small office in Canada, which lets you learn more about the different tasks.

    Cons

    People were not friendly. Often a matter of being on the bosse's good side and pretending to work hard.

    Advice to Management

    Give more leverage and initiative to international teams.

  7. Great learning experience, fabulous product, geographic issues

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Guerlain full-time (more than 5 years)

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Product is fabulous, expensive and great presentation. Unique company within LVMH family of companies. Training is very good and lots of long term employees to help with training. Average pay and car costs are covered.

    Cons

    No knowledge of consumer or attitudes in an area of Canada that is not Quebec. Difficult for them to consider other personalities in a diverse country who are not enamored with French items. They are not real keen to have another region be more aggressive than the eastern region. Quite atypical of a QC company and its philosphy.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate, learn and adapt. Congratulate and praise - sometimes works wonders for employees moral and can be as well received as a monetary gesture.

  8. have companyes better then GUERLAIN

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    Former Employee - Beauty Consultant in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Beauty Consultant in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

    I worked at Guerlain full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Some of Guerlain Makeup are of good quality, but still have better.
    The Management from France are awesome just. Very nice and as well very kind, so if to work with france

    Cons

    it's not the best idea of working as a sales for the Guerlain, unfortunatelly their creams are just like Nivea just with a price of 200 times more expensive.
    alot of their make up is too expensive for no reason, And a big - is that they have too many limited editions makeup specially the best 1.
    And here u go starting to lie about how good is this company....etc
    Their targets are extremly high, salaryes extreamly small and the comition will remain just a dream.
    I wouldnt adwise anyone to join this company.

    Advice to Management

    Learn How to respect ur stuff. and care for them.

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