L'Oréal Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
300 Reviews

3.2
300 Reviews
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L'Oréal Président-Directeur Général Jean-Paul Agon
Jean-Paul Agon
144 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.  

    You will feel younger every day

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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

  2.  

    International Market Research Analyst

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  3.  

    Great experience, especially in marketing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
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  5.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  6.  

    great products

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customs Manager  in  Kiev (Ukraine)
    Former Employee - Customs Manager in Kiev (Ukraine)

    I worked at L'Oréal full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    great products - always are there to test

    Cons

    small salary, huge staff turnover

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Horrendous

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    • 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 for 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
  8.  

    L'Oreal - Marketing job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Group Product Manager  in  Milan (Italy)
    Former Employee - Group Product Manager in Milan (Italy)

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

    Pros

    very young workforce, great variety of projects, career opportunity, diversity. amazing products and brands.

    Cons

    lack of structured approach, unclear career progression factors, very political company, intense workload

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve vision and long term strategy, innovate and take more risks, grow on digital

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    good to start

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Trade Marketing Manager  in  Milan (Italy)
    Current Employee - Trade Marketing Manager in Milan (Italy)

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

    Pros

    responsabilities to young people, people, work ambience

    Cons

    politics, slowness, level of management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Food place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madrid (Spain)

    I have been working at L'Oréal full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People, position rotation every 3 years

    Cons

    Compensation and work life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    a dynamic environment to work in that exposes you to a diverse brand portfolio

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Product Manager  in  Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Assistant Product Manager in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

    I have been working at L'Oréal as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    A Friendly environment with very approachable people.
    Work schedules flexible are more performance based than defined work hours.
    Huge learning curves due to the many cross-divisional responsibilities handled.

    Cons

    Work life balance is poor and there are no defined tasks and KPIs making each role open ended.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A lot of the divisions have a high turn-over of employees/temps/interns due to mis-managment. There also lack some team spirit as some managers are more goal and performance oriented than building healthy relationships with their constituents.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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