L Brands

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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
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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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  1.  

    A great company - If you're senior-level.

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

    I worked at L Brands full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    A great company with a positive vibe, and really cares about its employees. This is a very intellectually challenging work environment but also has a great work-life balance. They often have fun team activities and events to promote team building and passion among employees.

    Cons

    Be careful who you work for. This can be a great environment, but the opinions and efforts of people in junior-level positions are not valued.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Junior-level employees need more time & development conversations with those at the senior-level. Otherwise, they get no exposure, and those of the senior level can never get a realistic view of the VERY hard work being done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A great fashion retail company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  3.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Dayton, OH

    I worked at L Brands full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good team environment. Strong training. Nice culture

    Cons

    Schedule is tough during the holidays. Location wasn't ideal

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It was not great

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at L Brands

    Pros

    Pretty store and merchandise

    Cons

    Dress code unreadable work load no payroll

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dm was micro manager

  6.  

    Internship in New York Office

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

    I worked at L Brands as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    It's a young, exciting, rewarding atmosphere! People were always there to support me and answer any questions I had.

    Cons

    The teams are not as warm and welcoming as I had hoped. As a new person to New York, I was hoping to go to happy hour with my coworkers and meet new friends at work, but that wasn't the case. When work ended, everyone went on their separate ways.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My experience with HR was less than favorable. I had to hunt down my HR rep, and when we did have a meeting, she had to change it 3 times and then showed up late.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Manager

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

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

    Pros

    Relationship based. Alignment with cross functional teams works well - when it occurs.

    Cons

    If you have a manager out of touch - it could make your life stressful.. Lots of meetings. Often meet to meet, and then meet again. Lots of turn over - change, change, change is a pro & a con - but it is a con when good people are let go. HR should step in to help in building cross functional relationships. In a short period of time over 10 people left or let go from a small group - which is stressful for those left.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention.. there is a lot of duplicity in processes.. Watch the NY - Columbus relationships, not as smooth as it could be..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    well kept store, knowledge and helpful associates. great sale

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Hagerstown, MD
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Hagerstown, MD

    I have been working at L Brands part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    people are nice. hours great, fun

    Cons

    customers can be pushy and their always right even when their not, wages all low for us that do most of the work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    review employees every six months for possible increase in wages and responsibilities given.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great perks and company but be prepared to work.

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

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

    Pros

    There are so many learning opportunities with this company. Excellent pay and benefits. Very smart and knowledgable staff.

    Cons

    Work-life balance was a definite struggle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everything does not require a meeting and every meeting does not require everybody.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    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 (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
  11.  

    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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Awesome environment, great place to work.

    Cons

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

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