L Brands Reviews

Updated April 14, 2015
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  1. 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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  2. A great fashion retail company

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

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

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

    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.

  3. Great Environment and Great Benefits

    • 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

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

    Pros

    The environment is very casual and inviting. L Brands plays a big part in the community and values people that contribute. The benefits are fantastic, including medical, dental, vision, and employee discount to retail stores. Mr. Wexner is very involved and is seen walking around the buildings. They value cross training and giving their front line/hourly associates room for growth.

    Cons

    They eliminate jobs quickly without notice or explanation. L Brands values inclusion, but I found that was not necessarily true. The corporate world is very political, if you are in a leadership role you must find a mentor and at times have to make decisions that are not morally correct. But, that is all a personal opinion and depends on an individuals ethics and morals.

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  5. 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 a year)

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

    Pros

    Good team environment. Strong training. Nice culture

    Cons

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

  6. 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 a year)

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

    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 Management

    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.

  7. 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 Management

    Dm was micro manager

  8. Internship in New York Office

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

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  9. 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)

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

    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 Management

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

  10. 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  11. 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 a year)

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

    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 Management

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

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