L'Oréal Reviews

Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
307 Reviews
3.2
307 Reviews
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L'Oréal Président-Directeur Général Jean-Paul Agon
Jean-Paul Agon
148 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good attempts at work life balance with flexi hours implemented (in 7 reviews)

  • Fast-paced environment - a day can pass by very fast (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Poor work life balance, the company thinks that you need to devote 100% of your life to work (in 42 reviews)

  • Long working hours, project with no decent planning & schedule, very unorganise, bad documentations (in 21 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great internship opportunity!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Junior Product Manager  in  Brussels (Belgium)
    Former Employee - Junior Product Manager in Brussels (Belgium)

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues
    Fun atmosphere
    A lot of learning opportunities
    Lots of responsibility fast

    Cons

    No cons - it was a great experience!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Internship

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Intern in Paris (France)

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

    Pros

    Very nice place to work !

    Cons

    Every thing is GOOD !

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    planner

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Planner  in  Florence, KY
    Former Employee - Planner in Florence, KY

    I worked at L'Oréal full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    they are good to their employee's as far as benefits, they do a lot of outside training, that is more culture training, which is nice they do, But when you get back to work, no one follows that training, so it eventually becomes a waste of time. . They also let you get involved in volunteering and giving back to the community.
      Their Human resource group is top notch, and very qood at what they do, Their manager actually sticks up for her group, so they are not afraid to learn and make mistakes. .

    Cons

    Excessively long hours, due to antiquated processes. Upper management throws tantrums, and ignores people if they made a mistake, Other employees stand offish, and just let you flail around if you are not sure how to do something. All people coming in are engineering majors so materials management is being handled like the building of a rocket, which ties materials hands to move quickly and respond to marketing's needs. All tasks are cumbersome and over analyzed. For every one result, there is about 15 tasks and 4 people involved, again slows down the ability and agility to respond quickly to get results for the customer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be helpful to hire college interns that are material management majors, not engineering majors. The operations group needs to also be managed by experienced Operational people, not an engineering major who happened to over see a group of planners while closing down a plant.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    chaotic but interesting

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Laboratory Director  in  Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Laboratory Director in Paris (France)

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

    Pros

    plenty to do
    freedom
    money available
    learning (but on the goal)

    Cons

    bureucratic
    too french
    heavy
    lack of vision from management
    not good expense of money

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    TEMP TO HIRE AT L'OREAL COMPANY

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Logistics  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Logistics in Seattle, WA

    I worked at L'Oréal as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    It is a great job because it is for such a big worldwide company

    Cons

    I Never got hired on, worked for one year and a few months with a promise almost every month of being hired on in about 6 weeks. I was in a position with other full time employees making about 5$ less an hour for doing the same work until they said they would not be hiring me on and let me go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the lies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    You will feel younger every day

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    • 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 for 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

  8.  

    International Market Research Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - International Market Research  in  Clichy (France)
    Former Employee - International Market Research in Clichy (France)

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

    Pros

    Very dynamic environment; strong and prestigious brands, strong level of responsibilities and opportunities, teamwork

    Cons

    Intern may experience some pressure and difficulties to manage work-life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience, especially in marketing

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager  in  Tokyo (Japan)
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Tokyo (Japan)

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

    Pros

    - high-class company
    - many responsibilities from the start
    - business trips to all levels
    - institutionalized trainings

    Cons

    - must like beauty/cosmetics to stay long
    - lots of politics
    - some over-aggressive/over-confident people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
    Former Employee - Intern in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

    I worked at L'Oréal full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You own all of the project
    Get to work with many departments

    Cons

    Quite messy and unorganized
    Quite random

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at L'Oréal

    Pros

    Flexibility of the days of the week.

    Cons

    Distance from home to travel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

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