L'Oréal Reviews

Updated February 9, 2015
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L'Oréal Président-Directeur Général Jean-Paul Agon
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Management Trainee - An exciting and inspring place to begin your career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management Trainee (Graduate) in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Management Trainee (Graduate) in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at L'Oréal full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    1.) Responsibiliy - whether it be doing analysis for crucial meetings, or managing my own projects, the level of discretion given to even junior levels is impressive. I have found myself creating assets for pivotal internal/external meetings, and also managing several of my own projects.

    2.) Work-environment - as long as you are willing to work hard, it is a very rewarding environment to work. It is very much work hard / play hard and this has helped anchor my lifestyle to being energetic. The people are extremely friendly and welcoming. An environement that really is design to make new employees thrive.

    3.) Career progression - The fast moving environment transcends to career movement, which means that your career can be boosted very quickly. It also provides many opportunities to begin your career abroad or in a development role.

    4.) Variety - There are so many different roles/jobs/people/benefits that it isn't possible to get bored. I have been working for over half a year, and I haven't looked at the clock once!

    Cons

    1.) I wouldn't call it a con but you must be willing to work hard - it is not an einvorment that is friendly to people who aren't willing to put in their fair share.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. You'll either love it or hate it.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Digital Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Digital Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at L'Oréal full-time

    Pros

    Very few processes, very talented people, agile working scheme

    Cons

    Very few processes, bad work life balance, unrealistic demands from senior management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We say we are consumer centric but much of what we do currently is not. People are too focused on their own career progression by delivering one or two great projects and not focused enough on doing a good job overall. People are often promoted too quickly and so there is often a skills gap at senior management level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. Bo-ring

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Marketing Controller in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Assistant Marketing Controller in London, England (UK)

    I worked at L'Oréal

    Pros

    The free/discounted products, the working hours, the canteen, the summer working hours, some of the social events

    Cons

    Applicable to the finance department: Very top-down driven, hard to get involved in stuff outside your tasks, you cannot change the way things are done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Great fun, insightful and exciting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Summer Intern in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Summer Intern in London, England (UK)

    I worked at L'Oréal full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Working at L'Oreal can be really enjoyable. The people are generally really outgoing and fun. You can get exposure to life at a top firm with a diverse range of products and processes. The staff shop is also a real bonus!

    Cons

    The culture can be somewhat chaotic and unstructured which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but takes time to get used to and learn what's going on (not really any sufficient training materials). The pay is also not great for interns (especially given the cost of living in London!).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    L'Oréal Response

    Jan 27, 2015Employer Branding Manager

    We're happy to hear your feedback and that your internship with us was such an enjoyable experience. We hear time and time again from employees around the world that its the people who work here ... More

  6. Logistics internship

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Logistics in London, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Logistics in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere around the place and there's lots of scope to move around the various brands. Also cafe upstairs, lots of discounted products and young staff.

    Cons

    Salaries were lower than typical for technically minded staff, long hours expected at certain times of the month and can be perception of second class citizen compared to marketing etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful

    Loreal UK- do not work here ever

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Finance in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at L'Oréal

    Pros

    Discounted products, great friendly colleagues

    Cons

    Long hours with no overtime payments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay overtime or hire an extra personnel

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    L'Oréal Response

    Jan 26, 2015Employer Branding Manager

    We appreciate you taking the time to leave your impression of your employment at L'Oreal UK and are sad to hear that you're not enjoying your work experience with us overall. We highly recommend ... More

  8. 1 person found this helpful

    A lot of opportunities but office culture is embarrassing

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in London, England (UK)

    I worked at L'Oréal full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    If you interested in learning something new - this is the best place with a lot of opportunities.

    Cons

    Long working hours, high pressure and very little support for new starters

    Recommends
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    You will feel younger every day

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Finance in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Product
    Benefits
    Easy to promote
    Discounts
    Side benefits

    Cons

    Working Hours
    Culture
    You have to speak French
    Salary
    IT systems

  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Horrendous

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regional Training Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Regional Training Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at L'Oréal full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Not many to be honest, product allocation was pretty good that's about it.

    Cons

    Stressful, pressurised, long hours, not a family orientated company at all, pay not great for hours put in, no support from company! I wasted to many years working for them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR are useless!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Digital Director in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Digital Director in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Innovative, fast moving, young, fresh culture and forward thinking

    Cons

    A little too hierarchical for my liking and you really need to be a French national to succeed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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