L Brands

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L Brands Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
217 Reviews
3.5
217 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.  

    Meh

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

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

    Pros

    Nice co -workers, they give back to the community

    Cons

    Horrible raises, no incentives,too much change in management.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very fast paced exciting retail environment.

    • 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

    Team oriented collaborative fast paced environment.

    Cons

    There are none that come to mind.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Fun and exciting place to work in the retail sector!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Lead in Lafayette, IN
    Former Employee - Sales Lead in Lafayette, IN

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

    Pros

    Great discount along with working with fashion to see the trends

    Cons

    Not as much long-term opportunity outside of store management based on where you can locate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to give employees strong discounts and promote the trends in fashion!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Not good retail work environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at L Brands

    Pros

    Good training but no time given to train staff

    Cons

    Work you to death even on Christmas Eve

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at the hours sm are made to work

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    great company, poor management of contingent workforce

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at L Brands

    Pros

    great team and department morale, wonderful development plans, benefits and compensation are acceptable and constantly reviewed for competitiveness.

    Cons

    not proactive in converting contingent workers that are on indefinite contracts. This creates frustration among a rather large contingent workforce, and loss of great talent that moves on to jobs with benefits and much better pay.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Friendly but not enough help

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Pros

    Great benefits, friendly people great customers

    Cons

    Not enough resources to get the job done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more support

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good learning experience based on all the systems used

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

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

    Pros

    Continued learning opportunities based on the continuous changes. Corporate headquarters, marketing and distribution within same campuses and proximity.

    Cons

    One has to be very flexible and adaptable and at times consider business before family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk the talk

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    An extremely competitive and fast-paced organization, but it is difficult to make a career here.

    • 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

    World class specialty retailer with great brands, good compensation, charity work that makes you feel good to work here, a winning culture/focus on results

    Cons

    No career path for non-core functions, frequent lay-offs that are executed regardless of performance, execution usually begins long before objectives/strategy are set

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to develop better career paths for employees to encourage retention - Limited Brands attracts and develops best-in-class talent, which then leaves for other organizations because of a lack of opportunity internally.

    Maintain your focus on results and accountability for delivering those results. That aspect of Limited Brands culture is relentless, rare, and I think the biggest factor in the amazing growth this company has enjoyed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to work!

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

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

    Pros

    Competitive salaries, excellent health benefits, for a warehouse operation its fairly clean, temperature controlled and very hi-tech. They are very competitive in the marketplace and always growing and changing to meet business and customer needs. This affords a great opportunity for next level experience and development.

    Cons

    Upward mobility is tough, not impossible but they do not have a lot of turn over in management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great brand, lack of succession planning and career mapping

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

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

    Pros

    Great brand, culture, and products

    Cons

    Lack of leadership consistency and not much room for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please encourage and train your associates so they may work towards promotions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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