L Brands Reviews

Updated June 24, 2015
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  1. Continuously evolving

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!


  3. Put in work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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  5. Really fun environment and minimal pressure

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. Good benefits and work but no career growth

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

    I have been working at L Brands

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

    Pros

    Good health benefits, employee discount, fun place to work

    Cons

    Upper management, work-life balance, no growth in position

    Advice to Management

    Promote those who work hard and smart. Have seen many a few who get promoted who talk a lot, hang out with management guys after hours,f riends on facebook or even go out to smoke together.


  7. Awesome company!

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

    I worked at L Brands full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    People, benefits, great leadership. I truly enjoyed woong for the company and respect them.

    Cons

    No cons really to mention here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  8. Valuable Experiences

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    Pros

    Most immediate teams work together very well, smart and talented people are hired, associates do a great job communicating with each other across functions and teams. Since the company moves fast with fashion trends, there are opportunities to learn and develop new skills. It can be a great company to work for, and building relationships is very important.

    Cons

    If your immediate leader is not connected and favored, it is difficult to be developed and promoted. Many amazing associates go to other companies to be valued and move up the ladder, some return as leaders after being promoted elsewhere. Every year there is an associate opinion survey, to say that it was done, but action plans for changes in response to the results are never followed up on.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Ambitious individuals need not apply

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. Great Environment and Great Benefits

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  11. Great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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



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