L Brands Reviews

Updated April 27, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

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

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    Former Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX

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

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

    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 Management

    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

  2. Helpful (1)

    Good benefits, but...

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    • 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

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  3. I loved working at L-Brands

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    Former Employee - Material Handler- Picker/Packer in Reynoldsburg, OH
    Former Employee - Material Handler- Picker/Packer in Reynoldsburg, OH

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Working at L-Brands was the light of my life, do to the fact that I was successfully trained in several departments. I started at L-Brands through a staffing agency for the first 2 years with a total of more than 3.5 years at the company. I loved working with my coworkers, team leaders and supervision.

    Cons

    No fault of L-Brands, but my only regrets were the fact of my falling ill for the reasons of bumping my abdominal area to cases of products while reaching in high ares of pallets. I already had an existing abdominal problem and it took me a while to realize that bumping into product cases was causing me to feel nauseated. The bright side to this dilemma was that I was moved to a previous department, at my request, which is where I wanted to be.

    Advice to Management

    My only concerns were being addressed as I was resigning do to personal reasons.

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  5. Stepping Stone

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH

    I worked at L Brands

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cool offices. Starbucks in the building.

    Cons

    Lack of competent management, and too many meetings

    Advice to Management

    Get organized

  6. Helpful (1)

    No growth for the lowly

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at L Brands

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Sample sales lots of frills

    Cons

    Lots of frills and no head count or increases, if you're good your boss will never let you go or grow. Promotion of bad behavior.

    Advice to Management

    Treat assistants with dignity, have trust in your associates, make decisions collaboratively, stop being fearful and underhanded.

  7. Compensation is ok... Benefits barely above average.

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    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)

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

    Pros

    Good amount of vacation days

    Cons

    More than I care to write about.

    Advice to Management

    Help employees to grow.

  8. Continuously evolving

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at L Brands

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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.

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

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    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Keep it up!

  10. Put in work

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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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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

  11. Really fun environment and minimal pressure

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    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)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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