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
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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  1.  

    Limited Brands

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at L Brands

    Pros

    Flexible, I worked while taking classes and they were always willing to accommodate my schedule.

    Cons

    It was retail and at a not so nice location.

  2.  

    Not the type of culture I enjoyed. If you want to be stuck in high school cliques then maybe this is the place for you.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The perks are great: the thing I miss the most is the discount and employee sales. They also had Starbucks in some of their offices which was nice.

    Cons

    People are too busy to make time to help you on projects, and a lot of my projects got cut because there was not enough people to get them going.

  3.  

    Growing company with growth opportunity.

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    • 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 (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 (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 (more than an 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.  

    Good place for people who just start their career

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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 full-time (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
  9.  

    Front End Tech Lead

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    • 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 (more than an 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
  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 (less than an 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 (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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