L Brands Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
203 Reviews
3.5
203 Reviews
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L Brands Chairman and CEO Leslie H. Wexner
Leslie H. Wexner
139 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work-life balance, freedom to be creative in work, good development plans (in 17 reviews)

  • The company has great people and an enriching work environment (in 14 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.  

    Nightmarish at best

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

    I have been working at L Brands

    Pros

    Discount is 40%. But after a while, even that loses it's 'pro-ness'.

    Cons

    Terribly run corporate environment. No systems in place to run company smoothly. Things are dumped haphazardly to the minions who have to do 3-4 jobs at a time. Appreciation is non-existent and managers should be signed up for courses on how to motivate and run a team. Forget about asking to 'build a career' there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to manage and not yell at your team. Perhaps then people will not fear, but respect you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    There is a secret

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

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

    Pros

    Discount, customers, promotions, structure of company

    Cons

    Pay, favoritism, catty coworkers, on calls

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a life

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company and products, but opportunities in leadership and succession planning

    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    I really believe in our Global CEO and the vision that Victoria's Secret is one of the strongest retail brands today.

    Cons

    Constant changes in upper management lead to high turnover, especially amongst individual contributors. Lack of mentoriship and working towards promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your associates and invest in retention.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A Brand that is truly Limited

    • 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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great perks and benefits offered to its employees

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for growth, power hungry leaders

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company....in most ways

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

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

    Pros

    Very smart people. A lot of company perks. Great room for opportunity

    Cons

    Management not willing to develop talent...you have to come in the door already developed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Coordinator
    Current Employee - Human Resources Coordinator

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

    Pros

    Values based organization. Family Oriented Mentality. Driven by results

    Cons

    Development can be challenging long term

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Very well run org.

    Former Employee - Demand Forecaster in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Demand Forecaster in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    People there are great. Always employee appreciation day.

    Cons

    People are often too busy to network with.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Transportation Analyst in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Transportation Analyst in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Great values. Lots of innovation.

    Cons

    Not all managers follow limited way.

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

    Limited Brands

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

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

    Pros

    Working there can get you other opportunities

    Cons

    They can work you to death

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Leader in intimate apparel and body care.

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

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

    Pros

    Relentlessly innovating. Understands the customer. VS, in particular, has good customer loyalty programs.

    Cons

    Enormous expectations from employees. Cut throat reorgs and layoffs to meet very optimistic growth goals (despite lacking viable competition).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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