L'Oréal Reviews

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  1. A great adventure with many learning opportunities

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at L'Oréal full-time

    Pros

    Colleagues are friendly, the work style is very professional, and there is a true culture of excellence. I also appreciate the talent diversity.
    There's a strong culture of entrepreneurship. Individuals can really shape their own job to a certain degree.

    Cons

    Maybe getting more feedback would be helpful at some points during work, but normally when you ask for it you get it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Great learning experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Group Product Marketing Manager
    Former Employee - Group Product Marketing Manager

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

    Pros

    Worldwide brands, great marketing training. Opportunity to rotate internally to get exposure / learn from different business models. The company also evolves with the market - increasing emphasis on digital, continuous R&D. There is a lot of ownership for projects.

    Cons

    Work - life balance could use improvement, especially in subsidiaries. As with many large companies, some politicking is necessary to get up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Marketing to external customers is great - but also listen to the internal market - the employees. While employee surveys are good, follow ups and actions on the results of the surveys could help. Give employees more time outside work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful

    Understand what you have signed-up for!

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

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

    Pros

    -Great Resume Builder
    -Some really intelligent Snr Management and able to learn and grow from
    -Marketplace respect of Brand Marketing and Media Budget
    -Great Benefits (401k, Equinox, Pension)

    Cons

    -Be prepared to work very hard with little recognition and appreciation
    -Long hours and expectations to constantly check-in even when off
    -Lots of talk and little to no-portunity for cross brand or cross divisional moves. HR is useless.
    -Competitive coworkers and TOO MANY internal corporate politics
    -Other Snr Management will be threatened by young, smart, hungry go-getters and WILL throw you under the bus, keep you from spotlight or get rid of you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Re-evaluate VP levels. Some are really great. Others are really awful with no care for their employees career development. They causing really smart young talent to RUN!
    -HR needs to help deliver on "Corporate Promises" - moving around company; explorere programs etc
    -Smaller brands operate like its 1980. They are decades beyond Mass and Luxury brands.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful

    The Devil Wears Prada

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

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

    Pros

    Free perfume, cosmetics each month.

    Cons

    Horrible work culture. If you are French then you will move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Medieval times are over. We are all human.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 3 people found this helpful

    Key Account Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Key Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Key Account Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    The company has great people who you can learn a lot from. Very Passionate Sales Force.

    Cons

    Stressful and doesn't pay as well as it should.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Intern

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

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

    Pros

    I liked working in a fast paced environment for one of the market leaders. Most people are higly qualified and very competitive. It is a relatively efficient organization.

    Cons

    The athmosphere is terrible with a competitiveness that has reached an all time level and thus people are not really collaborating. It can either boost you or truly demotivate you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 6 people found this helpful

    Disorganized

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Creative Services Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Creative Services Coordinator in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Name recognition, job duties, challenging, creative, large company, trips, working with talented people, discount on products.

    Cons

    When I was hired the company was going through a major overhaul. People were being hired and fired and positions combined. I was excited to have the job until I found out I would not recieve proper training. It was fine at first for I am a fast learner but since the girl who had my position previously had left on bad terms she left a lot of unfinished business that, naturally, my boss decided to blame on me since she no longer had her previous employee to blame. I took it in stride until my boss tried to not pay be for overtime. I had to wait an entire month to recieve my money and was fired for even requesting it!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are not always right! What a surprise. People are hired to help you, allow them to do their jobs. Train when necessary. Relax!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. L'Oreal is a vibrant company that pays great attention to their employees.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Marketing Intern
    Current Intern - Marketing Intern

    I have been working at L'Oréal as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly, helpful and enthusiastic group of employees
    Having the chance to try out different products.

    Cons

    Fast-paced, often require employees to think on their feet
    High turn-over rate, making it hard for people to work together efficiently

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. color educator

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Color Educator in New York, NY
    Current Contractor - Color Educator in New York, NY

    I have been working at L'Oréal as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    creative, open door policy, upward opportunities

    Cons

    must pay for your own education, snarky, lots of egos with management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    cut out the ego, give others a chance!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    it is a fast paced work environment. You have to be good at multitasking and time management

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at L'Oréal

    Pros

    flexible, interesting, and with ownership

    Cons

    work over time, too many meetings, the indecisive managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    less meetings

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