L Brands

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L Brands Reviews

Updated September 6, 2014
Updated September 6, 2014
198 Reviews
3.5
198 Reviews
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L Brands Chairman and CEO Leslie H. Wexner
Leslie H. Wexner
136 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work-life balance, freedom to be creative in work, good development plans (in 16 reviews)

  • The company has great people and an enriching work environment (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • The cons are that the environment is stressful and the work life balance is not great (in 16 reviews)

  • long hours, payroll, senior management (in 9 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Generally a good place to work if you are fast and frugal

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

    I have been working at L Brands full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Associate discount and free products are great. Work life balance is possible here. There are opportunities to move to other depts and categories. Management strives to hire and promote from within. That's said, it takes time to move up. This is a relationship based company and building relationships is important.Casual work Environment. Generally young hip group of people in individual contributor positions. Fashion and or beauty background is a must. Work hard play hard. Company holds appreciation events , charitable events and fun summer and winter events . Expanding globally which is exciting . Opportunities for training and development

    Cons

    Starting salary for entry level is not on par with other large companies.There has been some turnover in my dept and recent layoffs across the company which is scary. People who have been with the company for 10-15+ years have been laid off. A slap in the face for associates who remained loyal .
    We are always encouraged to be faster and more frugal than year before and it's challenging. We support the retailers so corporate doesn't close on Black Friday , Christmas Eve or New Year's Eve. Need to rotate days off with team. We don't close on snow days either.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager  in  Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at L Brands full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Awesome environment, great place to work.

    Cons

    I had no cons. I enjoyed my job and I worked hard.

  3.  

    Growing company with growth opportunity.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager  in  Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Columbus, OH

    I worked at L Brands full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Very good benefits including merchandise discount; opportunity for personal growth and development; good core value that are expected to be followed, not just words that don't mean anything.

    Cons

    Challenging work/life balance, especially during fall and Christmas season can make it challenging for people with kids and family needs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    You will always be nervous about the next round of cuts

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Manager  in  Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at L Brands full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and tools to do your job

    Cons

    You have to always watch your back

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't balloon up so quickly when you do you have to make cuts

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Coordinator  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Production Coordinator in New York, NY

    I have been working at L Brands full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The best part of working here is that facility is nice and they pay well. People generally want you to succeed if you put in the time and effort. The people and quality of leadership vary from category to category.

    Cons

    The cons are that the environment is stressful and the work life balance is not great. Promotions additionally come very rarely

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    2013 Summer Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at L Brands

    Pros

    Fun and exciting place to work.

    Cons

    Communication could be improved before and after internship is completed.

  8.  

    Front End Tech Lead

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front End Tech Lead  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Front End Tech Lead in New York, NY

    I have been working at L Brands full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great work/life balance, employees are valued.

    Cons

    Decisions can be slow, like in many big organizations.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good place for people who just start their career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at L Brands full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good environment, friendly people, informal dress code, trainings,employee discount, charity events

    Cons

    High turn over rate of senior leaders, hard to get promoted, not many career development opportunities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A solid place to work during the summer as an intern.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly  in  Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Columbus, OH

    I worked at L Brands as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    -The internship program is very efficient and well run. They will do their best to make sure their interns get the most beneficial experience possible.
    -They are the industry leader in personal care and intimate apparel for a reason. They know what they need to do and are very good at it.
    -Very involved in community service in the Columbus area.

    Cons

    -Internship is only ten weeks long.
    -Full time employees seem to work very long hours. That isn't unusual but if that's not your thing, then it might be better for both parties for you to work elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let interns know what the real possibilities are of being hired on full time after graduation. Better to be brutally honest then to leave them with false hope.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Worst management experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at L Brands full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Only pros is discount and customer relations.

    Cons

    No clear expectations, next to no training for managers, if you are not in the "click" you are forced out regardless of how well you perform your job and increase overall sales and customers satisfaction. Zero talent development on any level...would never recommend this company for any inspiring managers looking to enhance their careers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your management team. Stop putting on a fake facade when faced with associates, they see right through you and loose respect quickly....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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