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L Brands Reviews

Updated February 24, 2015
Updated February 24, 2015
230 Reviews
3.4
230 Reviews
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L Brands Chairman and CEO Leslie H. Wexner
Leslie H. Wexner
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work-life balance, freedom to be creative in work, good development plans (in 18 reviews)

  • The company has great people and an enriching work environment (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • The cons are that the environment is stressful and the work life balance is not great (in 18 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Terrific company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administration in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Administration in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Stimulating environment with lots of opportunity. Great benefit package and wonderful working space.

    Cons

    Top level positions are brought in from outside.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    The Store That I Loved

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at L Brands part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    It is a really great company to work for. The staff was very friendly and I enjoyed working the over night shift.

    Cons

    Some of the struggles I had was getting along with the management, they would pass over the jobs that they did not want to do. When the store had a bug change we were there for about 12 hours. It was intense but we tried to work as a team and get the job done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management had its ups and downs certain managers had their favorites. But overall a friendly management team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Production Assistant

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    • 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

    Pros

    Great working environment. Quick recognition.

    Cons

    No complaints at all about the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Manage top talent to achieve sales plan.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at L Brands

    Pros

    Fun and exciting environment.

    Cons

    It's retail, you work weekends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead with compassion, curiosity, and humility.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work/life balance not valued

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

    I have been working at L Brands

    Pros

    Great benefits. For the most part great environment & teams

    Cons

    Leadership doesn't have a true understanding of workload. I've seen too many valuable & dedicated employees leave because promotions take too long

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    store manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Dothan, AL
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Dothan, AL

    I worked at L Brands

    Pros

    Established company with lots of extended opportunities. 401K,Insurance,stock options

    Cons

    Be careful that upper management is stable.They allow new DM s to clear all existing store management staff to accommodate new personalities arriving into a dm possition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure they are aware that they are in the loop with all new hires.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good first time job if you want less than 10 hours a week

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX

    I worked at L Brands full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    training material and methods can be applied to other companies, I basically got an MBA for free, free travel size products when new products launch

    Cons

    minimal hours during non holiday season- typically only 1 person in the store is full time, low hourly pay, no encouragement to train- be a self motivator- few hours for associates, poor work life balance for salary employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay your employees more so they stay instead of taking all of the training you provided to competitors, promote from within- provide adequate training to district management to ensure store managers are supported

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Very Political and Untrustworthy

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Amount of PTO given to core employees each year

    Cons

    You will apply for one role and be given a different one, then be told you chose the latter. They lie about anything to get you to do what they want. If you want to talk with management, they will avoid you. Their "open door policy" is non-existent. You get asked by seasonals why you aren't happy about 'having' a job. I've been cheated out of my fair opportunity enough to not care anymore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch your supervisors. When respect is given to employees, you can expect respect back.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good benefits, but...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandise Processor in Reynoldsburg, OH
    Current Employee - Merchandise Processor in Reynoldsburg, OH

    I have been working at L Brands

    Pros

    The perks (benefits, company outings, discounts etc) are pretty great. Depending on the shift, you'll work with some great people too.

    Cons

    You'd better be content with the title you were hired for, because unless your superior really likes you, you will not be moving up no matter how hard you work. The culture leaves a lot to be desired in other aspects too. Providing a tax break is worth more than hard work, and management is pulled from recent college graduates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Live up to the Limited Way, instead of just barely giving it lip service. Honor the standards set forth in reviews for everyone, and develop talent in those who put forth honest effort.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Stepping Stone

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH

    I worked at L Brands

    Pros

    Cool offices. Starbucks in the building.

    Cons

    Lack of competent management, and too many meetings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get organized

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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