L'Oréal

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L'Oréal Reviews

Updated March 1, 2015
Updated March 1, 2015
442 Reviews
3.4
442 Reviews
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L'Oréal Président-Directeur Général Jean-Paul Agon
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very fast-paced environment, you will NEVER find yourself bored, or not know what to do next (in 15 reviews)

  • A lot of responsibility early on (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Intern may experience some pressure and difficulties to manage work-life balance (in 51 reviews)

  • Too many useless and time-wasting tasks - long hours - snob managers (in 36 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    1 person found this helpful  

    A culture of positive debate and personal connections

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Director in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Director in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

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

    Pros

    My favorite part of the L'Oreal culture is the never-ending quest to create and innovate. No matter what your job is, you will be expected to find new and better ways to work and to challenge the old way of thinking. Leadership is more accessible than most companies of similar size, and top managers encourage junior staff to disagree with them and create an opportunity for debate - this is how we get our best ideas! One of the perks is that you will never need to buy any beauty or grooming products (at least not a full price). There always seems to be free goods or you can shop in the L'Oreal company stores.

    Cons

    Part of our culture is that we rely more people and personal networks than systems and process. This can create a feeling that things are not always smooth or defined. It is not considered a bad thing for the organization, as it has worked for more than 100 years, but it is not always easy for newcomers to understand. You have to be someone that wants to work in ambiguity and constant change.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    L'Oréal Response

    Jan 26, 2015Employer Branding Manager

    We appreciate your very insightful feedback about your more than 5 years with us -- so thank you for the comments and your years of service. You've done a great job in depicting our culture of ... More

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    A lot of politics

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - MDP Program in New Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - MDP Program in New Brunswick, NJ

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

    Pros

    Decent pay
    Company discount
    A lot of manufacturing exposure

    Cons

    Politics runs the place
    No value for an intelligent engineer
    Lazy upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is a great place to start working if you know how to suck up to people. It's the only way you can move up the ranks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Internship

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    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at L'Oréal

    Pros

    Quite amicable and casual; paid fairly well; opportunities for achievement were present a lot; social conversations were frequent; working from home was acceptable; flexible hours.

    Cons

    The job was located far from public transportation, the technology used was quite backwards and barely usable; including use of Internet Explorer.

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    L'Oreal

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at L'Oréal

    Pros

    lots of career opportunities in a very large diverse company

    Cons

    management and company culture old school

  6.  

    Great company to work for!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at L'Oréal

    Pros

    L'Oreal is a huge company with a vast amount of resources to tap into. There are endless occurrences to network. Training courses are always available and extremely beneficial.

    Cons

    L'Oreal is very corporate and sometimes it's very hard to get things through the system since there are so many levels of approval needed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Business Development Manager

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at L'Oréal

    Pros

    An organic company that gives you a high level of freedom to create and take risks on your own decisions.

    Cons

    It is a little bit disorganized, what makes the employers do not be as efficient as they could be in their roles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to create strong connections with as many strategic positions as you can.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Contractor

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at L'Oréal

    Pros

    Good resume builder, learned a lot about the beauty industry.

    Cons

    Overlooked by senior members of the staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    L'Oréal Response

    Jan 26, 2015Employer Branding Manager

    Thanks for the feedback on your temporary position with us! We have always strived to be a "school of excellence" where the on-the-job and formal training prepare you to be the incredibly prepared ... More

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Entry level is challenging

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Marketing Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at L'Oréal

    Pros

    Pays well
    Lots of holidays off
    Beauty perks

    Cons

    Long hours
    Unsupportive managers
    Difficult to make decisions without higher up approval
    No standardized processes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to hire more headcount and work on PROCESS and EFFICIENCY

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A good year as a contractor

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Contractor in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Contractor in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance was good, my coworkers were friendly, and the work was fairly interesting. I learned a lot of important skills (especially in Excel) while there.

    Cons

    It's a bit strange how much they rely on temp or contract work, generally. I worked as a temp for about a year in various capacities, and there were many others like me. It leads to transitory attitude among many of the people in the office.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    L'Oréal Response

    Jan 26, 2015Employer Branding Manager

    Thank you for your feedback regarding your temporary assignment with L'Oreal USA. We're happy you were able to learn and grow from your time with us in the New York Office -- we are big proponents ... More

  11.  

    Fantastic experience working as a makeup artist for L'Oreal

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at L'Oréal

    Pros

    Great team environment, beautiful products and informative trainings.

    Cons

    Clearer direction from management would be helpful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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