L Brands

  www.limitedbrands.com
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L Brands Reviews

Updated December 21, 2014
Updated December 21, 2014
218 Reviews
3.4
218 Reviews
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L Brands Chairman and CEO Leslie H. Wexner
Leslie H. Wexner
151 Ratings

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.  

    VS PINK Campus Rep Program: Great to work for, very encouraging for students.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - VS PINK Campus Representative in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - VS PINK Campus Representative in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at L Brands (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great, quick communication, kind people, lets students have a say and manage their own projects.

    Cons

    None really! Getting shipments can be a little stressful but they always get there!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Continuously evolving

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at L Brands

    Pros

    internal growth potential, great training ground around leadership and managerial skills, fair pay for management positions, flexible hours, challenging, fast pace, never the same day twice. Sales associates will find more hours based on performance in selling skills and ability to process shipment and visuals quickly.

    Cons

    minimum wage for sales associates, hours and shifts available constantly changing, payroll can be cut drastically or added last minute. Need total availability.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Put in work

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at L Brands

    Pros

    Supportive leadership, will grow your business acumen in retail

    Cons

    Long hours, unrealistic goals, can often feel like your spinning your wheels to be successful

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Really fun environment and minimal pressure

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

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

    Pros

    It was a fun environment to work in and there was great opportunities for growth within the company. Most managers, on the store levels, were understanding and encouraging. I always felt that they wanted me to succeed and move far in the company. I rarely felt stressed about making my goals or when there were last minute floor changes that needed to be done. Amazing benefits if you're a full time position.

    Cons

    Upper management, mostly corporate, forgets that their lowly employees do have families and are college students, so from time to time they will make you work Thanksgiving and Christmas eve because you have to prep for the day after those holidays.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retail employees have families just like you do. We already work all other holidays, so please let them be with their families on major holidays just like you are with yours.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Compensation is ok... Benefits barely above average.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Reynoldsburg, OH
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Reynoldsburg, OH

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

    Pros

    Good amount of vacation days

    Cons

    More than I care to write about.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help employees to grow.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good benefits and work but no career growth

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

    I have been working at L Brands

    Pros

    Good health benefits, employee discount, fun place to work

    Cons

    Upper management, work-life balance, no growth in position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote those who work hard and smart. Have seen many a few who get promoted who talk a lot, hang out with management guys after hours,f riends on facebook or even go out to smoke together.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Awesome company!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Planner in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Planner in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    People, benefits, great leadership. I truly enjoyed woong for the company and respect them.

    Cons

    No cons really to mention here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Valuable Experiences

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

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

    Pros

    Most immediate teams work together very well, smart and talented people are hired, associates do a great job communicating with each other across functions and teams. Since the company moves fast with fashion trends, there are opportunities to learn and develop new skills. It can be a great company to work for, and building relationships is very important.

    Cons

    If your immediate leader is not connected and favored, it is difficult to be developed and promoted. Many amazing associates go to other companies to be valued and move up the ladder, some return as leaders after being promoted elsewhere. Every year there is an associate opinion survey, to say that it was done, but action plans for changes in response to the results are never followed up on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A great fashion retail company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Intern in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at L Brands as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    It's a company which really care about their employees.

    Cons

    The company is very big. It's hard to see the picture when you are focusing your detail work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Ambitious individuals need not apply

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

    I have been working at L Brands full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    This is for Bath & Body Works specifically:

    - decent discounts
    - relatively low stress
    - fly between to NYC and OH via private plane

    Cons

    - no upward mobility
    - the work is not challenging, your resume will suffer because of it
    - HR is completely useless and does not understand that when people are in their roles 5+ years and only the same 2 people get promoted each year, the morale is incredibly low
    - When we were hiring a new person on the team, my manager directly told HR not to hire anyone "too ambitious"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Force management to get on the same page and stop the churn. Become strategic and empower your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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