L'Oréal Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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L'Oréal Président-Directeur Général Jean-Paul Agon
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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. Inventory Analyst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at L'Oréal

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    *Benefits (Healthcare, pension, 401k, backup childcare, legal services, tuition assitancek concierge service)
    *Free products
    *Flexible hours

    Cons

    *Poor Salary
    *Very political
    *Must commute to NYC for best jobs

  2. Reactive vs. Proactive Culture

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

    I have been working at L'Oréal full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Employee gratis program
    Entrepreneurial culture (if Senior leadership likes you)
    Somewhat straightforward communication

    Cons

    Lack of employee career path development
    "Fire drill" mentality vs. being strategically proactive
    Antiquated and cumbersome IT equipment and systems
    Bureaucratic

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course with initiatives
    Prioritize per quarter to avoid fire drills (if everything is a priority, nothing is)

    L'Oréal Response

    Apr 16, 2015Employer Branding Manager

    Thanks for your feedback and advice for improving! We're trying our best to foster a flexible environment which encourages entrepreneurship - the atmosphere can seem chaotic at times but we know ... More

  3. SAP FICO Consultant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - SAP FICO Consultant in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - SAP FICO Consultant in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at L'Oréal

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

    Pros

    Good team work, good management

    Cons

    Personnaly I did not find any Cons

    L'Oréal Response

    Mar 23, 2015Employer Branding Manager

    Glad to hear you enjoyed your consulting project with us!

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Best in Beauty, but can come at a price

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

    I worked at L'Oréal

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

    Pros

    Great brands. Lots of opportunity for internal movement as they own 30 or so brands, most based in NY but also opportunities in California, overseas and elsewhere. Passionate about beauty. Biggest beauty company in the world. Good company discounts so you can hook up all your female friends with product.

    Cons

    Very heavy meeting culture, very strong involvement from Paris, not a lot of empowerment at lower levels unless you work on a small brand. Hours can be very long and culture can be unpleasant - really depends on the brand you work on and the management. Talent and dedication not always rewarded.

    Advice to Management

    Cut down on the meetings and delegate more to the teams. Better work life balance.

    L'Oréal Response

    Apr 22, 2015Employer Branding Manager

    Thank you for your honest feedback about your time with us - it's helpful for us to improve and change to make our company the best place to work. Your advice about reducing meetings and better ... More

  6. Helpful (1)

    Fair review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Limited Financial Knowledge Gain & Repetitive "donkey Work" in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Limited Financial Knowledge Gain & Repetitive "donkey Work" in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Wonderful exposure to the world of cosmetics. L'Oreal has many brands that one can learn from

    Cons

    Being a world leader work-life balance is almost non existence - a young persons game

    Advice to Management

    Promote more often from lower ranks to keep top future talent from leaving

    L'Oréal Response

    Mar 5, 2015Employer Branding Manager

    Thanks for posting your comments. Our brand portfolio make us extremely proud too - our ever growing family of brands allows us to be agile and also create interesting career paths for our ... More

  7. Helpful (1)

    Internship

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    • Culture & Values
    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.

    L'Oréal Response

    Mar 9, 2015Employer Branding Manager

    Thanks for this feedback on your internship - we are glad that you found it to be an enriching experience. Around the world, we try our best to build a culture of positive debate which helps create ... More

  8. Helpful (3)

    A lot of politics

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    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

    L'Oréal Response

    Mar 5, 2015Employer Branding Manager

    Thanks for the review of your experience in the management development program in the US. Many of the perks that our employees love are definitely the discounted products and overall benefits ... More

  9. Great company to work for!

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

    I have been working at L'Oréal

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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.

    L'Oréal Response

    Mar 5, 2015Employer Branding Manager

    Thanks for taking the time for this review. We pride ourselves on developing our employees through formal training, interpersonal training and on the job training -- we know this is one of the keys ... More

  10. Business Development Manager

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

    I worked at L'Oréal

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

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

  11. 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

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