L'Oréal Canada
3.4 of 5 32 reviews
www.en.loreal.ca Montreal, Canada 1000 to 5000 Employees

L'Oréal Canada Reviews

Updated Apr 28, 2014
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3.4 32 reviews

                             

76% Approve of the CEO

L'Oréal Canada President Javier San Juan

Javier San Juan

(21 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good school, don't stay too long

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Montreal, QC (Canada)

    ProsHuge learning experience, could be very diverse

    ConsOverworked, underpaid for effort given, no recognition nor reward

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Marketing

    Marketing (Former Employee)
    Montreal, QC (Canada)

    ProsDiscounted products
    Great training opportunities in other cities (Paris, NYC)
    The pride of telling people you work at L'Oreal
    Opportunities for movement, both up or different brands
    Good salary
    Great opportunities for recent grads, MBA or otherwise
    If you're in Marketing, this can be a really great company to work for because they spend a lot of $ on marketing
    Amazing learning experience
    A lot of responsibility early on in your career (if they like you)
    Young crowd
    innovative products
    lost of investment PR (luminato, tiff etc.)

    ConsHigh Turnover and constant change of management in the company. It gets tiring having to re-establish relationship with new managers, in 1 year you can have 2-3 different managers. All the hard work you did to prove yourself with your previous manager can be wasted. Because here, it doesn't matter what you did last month, what are you doing this minute?

    LONG hours. If there is an international visit be prepared to work weekends and late evenings. Sometimes these visits are a surprise and they tell you to prepare in 2-3 weeks (mostly rare). You end up preparing 100 different ppt. slides, 5 of which might actually be used. The entire visit process is such a waste of time, you're basically putting on a big show for the big international bosses. I haven't heard bad things about them, I've typically heard that they were pretty friendly, but it's just a waste of time. Everyone is stressed out and running around like chickens with their heads cut off.

    Office Politics. This is soo huge here. Like the comment above, its all about putting on a show. Making it seem like you're doing so much work and its amazing. Everything is controlled by HR, and they are watching/analyzing you're every move. It's all about if they like you, performance has less to do than you would expect. Lots of backstabbing. But at first its so hidden, you don't realize anything once you have the rosy shades on from being so excited to get hired. Then slowly you see cases where upper management suddenly vanishes from the company. People will throw you under the bus to get ahead. Poor value system. Don't trust anyone! Everyone is looking out for themselves.

    Logistics and IT sucks here. You'd think that a company that is so cutting edge in innovation, they would invest more in their logistics management systems and operations. Especially being a CPG giant. Expect computers from the mid 19th century (kidding. but seriously: crappy IT). It slows down your work, frustrating.

    Poor management (sometimes): If you have a bad manager, all i say is GOOD LUCK! you can be the hardest working, most intelligent employee and if they don't like you, you're screwed. If your manager doesn't know what they're doing, GOOD LUCK! this typical doesn't happen, but it does (i guess this is a risk at all companies) But don't dare voice your opinions to HR, because their motto is "too bad, its your responsibility to deal with it"

    Advice to Senior ManagementRelax, it's just a stick of lipstick. You're not curing cancer.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat training! Great place to develop your talents!

    ConsDo not work here is you are afraid of hard work!

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet your employee's have a life.

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    Education Coordinator (Current Employee)
    Montreal, QC (Canada)

    Prosgreat career stepping stone and great work ethic

    Consthis is not a 9-5 job

    Advice to Senior Managementhelp develop employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Sales Representative (Former Employee)
    Hamilton, ON (Canada)

    ProsSales training is excellent - all companies should do this
    New Products
    Marketing support
    Benefits

    ConsSalary
    Commission/Bonus structure was so small that it is not an incentive

    Advice to Senior ManagementRevisit the compensation package to make it more competitive

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Pros- clear career path
    - great training
    - nice culture
    - good people
    - amazing learning experience

    Cons- hours sometimes long
    - superficial nature of the industry
    - need to promote more women into senior positions

    Advice to Senior ManagementCan feel womanizing at times

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    overall great learning experience

    Sales Manager (Former Employee)

    Prosgood benefits for senior management, ability to work with several departments and contribute feedback

    Consthey wear through good people quickly, unfortunately all people in senior management are not necessarily people minded

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't wait until your good people leave before realizing that they are unhappy--all levels of management should be held accountable for how they treat their teams

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    They throw you in the jungle with minimum training and expect the best out of you

    Professional (Current Employee)
    Montreal, QC (Canada)

    Pros-Good starting salary
    -discount on products
    -unlimited overtime

    Cons-very stressful environment
    -too busy to train new employees
    -people are not so welcoming, too much backstabbing and gossiping
    -life revolves around work, don't expect a personal life
    -high turnover, can't keep employees
    -HR lies to new recruits, promises them of a dream job
    -Most workers are young, because they are mostly fresh from university or have little experience, still naive, but they soon realize the L'Oreality and leave. A new set of young naive recruits enter and another set of overworked tired workers leave...this cycle never ends.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more people, the problem is that people leave due to high stress because there's not enough personnel. You will always have people leaving if you don't listen to their needs. Everyone is swamped with work. Stop focusing on production for a moment and try focusing on the real and bigger problem: employees well-being. If you ask every single employee if they are satisfied, they will tell you they hate this place. You only realize how brutal L'Oréal is once you get to work there, otherwise, it seems like the ideal place, bunch of bullcrap.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Short/Medium Term Career Development

    Product Manager (Former Employee)
    Montreal, QC (Canada)

    Pros- Top tier colleagues
    - Youthful environment
    - Brand ownership
    - Resourceful Marketing Budgets
    - Solid HR training programs
    - Competitive Starting Salary

    Cons- Company politics
    - Artificially generated climate of urgency
    - High rate of stress leaves
    - Uncompetitive salary progression
    - Poor work-life balance

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great people, motivating but tiring workplace, innovative company

    Quality Control (Former Employee)
    Montreal, QC (Canada)

    Pros- Great atmosphere, people are young, motivated and hardworking
    - A lot of new projects, constant improvement
    - Challenging and new ideas are encouraged

    Cons- Long hours may be needed
    - Not enough employees for the amount of work to be done
    - Very high turnover rate

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more employees and make sure your current employees stay by offering them good working conditions (hours)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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