L'Oréal Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)

    Interesting, challenging with no work-life balance

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

    I worked at L'Oréal

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Top on the industry Free products Provide trainings Provide growth and development to its employees (depends on the manager though)

    Cons

    No work-life balance No standardization of processes No proper planning of projects Slow decision making Less automation of processes (heavily dependent on excel) If things go wrong people would at first put their energy in pointing who is to blame and solving the issue is only secondary. High rate of employee turnover


  2. Helpful (1)

    Found my match!

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

    I have been working at L'Oréal

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Incredible career opportunities Early exposure to management and Business challenges A lot of room for personal impact...a place where you can make your mark A place to grow professionally AND personally The people are Amazing

    Cons

    Not everyone fits. You have to be adventurous to succeed here....nothing is ever set in stone...the network is more important than the processes. There are very little guidelines and few directions are given. Very fast pace. Hard working required but it comes with the satisfaction of being part of a winning team.

    Advice to Management

    Come live the life of employees one day per quarter

    L'Oréal Response

    Jan 26, 2015 – Employer Branding Manager

    We're so glad to hear your positive experience here at L'Oréal and wish you many more years of continued success. We strive to provide experiences like yours -- exposure to top managers and early ... More


  3. Great company to start a career

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

    I have been working at L'Oréal

    Pros

    a lot of training and learning opportunities; great discounts on products

    Cons

    can be long hours; aggressive environment


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  5. Helpful (5)

    No work-life balance whatsoever

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Miami, FL

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

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

    Pros

    Get to work with the latest/greatest products on the market, cool events, nice people, free and/or discounted products

    Cons

    Way too many presentations and meetings that prevent you from accomplishing your daily operational tasks (inefficiency) causing you to work extremely long hours, bombardment of emails, poor organization/management of brands (people managing way too many brands/lines), low pay, no appreciation for life outside work, stressful, and difficult to become upper management if not French

    Advice to Management

    Cut the unnecessary meetings/presentations, have more appreciation for life outside of work, hire more people


  6. Great Efforts comes with Great Perks

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    management gives you the flexibility to work on your creativity and implementation 0f new ideas. this is very good for people who enjoys freedom of working and challenging environment. glam , glitz and fun place to work with. the company is willing to groom and send you for training . very good foundation for freshie!

    Cons

    1) not much of guidance from manager, basically you have to auto pilots everything 2) teamwork spirit is pretty weak here. everyone is doing their own things 3) can be quite routine after many years of working, as the organizational structure is very flat. once you got promoted , you are still doing the same old things just the title is different.

    Advice to Management

    1) need strong and visionary leaders to pull the team together 2) increase chances of internal transfer and cross country transfer opportunity


  7. Helpful (4)

    Not much focus on getting things done thoroughly due to business style

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior CHEMIST in Clark, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior CHEMIST in Clark, NJ

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

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

    Pros

    benefits, easy job to do if you don't care.

    Cons

    easy job, easy to turn into an idiot. low paying relative to competitors.

    Advice to Management

    enforce training, improve communications at higher level to reduce interference with international partners. and stop lying about innovation, you don't give your employees enough time to do it.


  8. Helpful (9)

    Disappointing Culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at L'Oréal

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

    Pros

    L'Oreal gives you the opportunity for upward mobility with its global network. They also employ some very talented, smart people. Generous with the number of holidays you are paid for.

    Cons

    Sadly, it seems to be a small inner circle that rises to the top. Their treatment of employees is embarrassing and I am often sad and ashamed to work for a company that treats their employees like this. It is a culture that encourages inappropriate office behavior and treatment of others.


  9. Helpful (2)

    90% of your success is learning how to manage personalities

    Current Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Some of the top beauty brands in the world are under the L'Oreal umbrella

    Cons

    work lif balance is a challenge and opportunities are few and far between

    L'Oréal Response

    Nov 13, 2014 – Employer Branding Manager

    We'd like to thank you for this review and are pleased you share the sentiment about the powerhouse of beauty brands under the L'Oreal umbrella. In the US we have launched a few policies in an ... More


  10. Helpful (2)

    Solid company to work for if you love challenges!

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

    I have been working at L'Oréal

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The entrepreneurial spirit; constant collaboration; allows for creativity and innovation; you can make your role as big as you want it to be which can be very empowering and motivating

    Cons

    Hierarchical culture means slow moving and indecisiveness; L'Oreal kids (who have only worked their) have a very warped sense of the outside world sometimes


  11. Helpful (13)

    The Devil Wears Prada - Two....(I agree with former post from June 4th 2014)!!!!!!

    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at L'Oréal full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Free products monthly for the little people. Yearly allowance for the *untouchables Great products Great to have on your resume

    Cons

    Unless you are French, handpicked by " a friend of an HR employee”, referred by a person who is a friend with HR or you’ve been picked by “HR” to be in the “Management Training Program “ (AKA “We can mold you into what we want”, and do not mind being a puppet)You will not matter!!!!! *There seems to be secret unwritten rule that if you are an AVP or above (possibly a Director…depending if you’re a “ friend of HR”) you’ll never be fired from the company . You are an…. “untouchable”… REGARDLESS of any of the following: Indiscretions, Obvious preferential treatment or favoritism, Taking no responsibility for mistakes made , only passing them off as other’s mistakes Not providing direct reports with proper or sufficient direction on projects, (which if given proper direction the above-mentioned point may not occur) Lack of people skills, which is reminiscent of the Devil Wear’s Prada Horrible time management skills, yet never an issue…. Direct reports work there as* off and have the “boss” taking all the praise and credit Long hours with ZERO appreciation If you have a voice, an opinion or a backbone....You will not be taken care off.

    Advice to Management

    "Take care of your customers and employees and the profits will follow!!" Start hiring executives that are real PEOPLE. People who are not robots! Who are not opportunistic, self serving egomaniacs!! Who not threatened by seeing their direct reports flourish and grow!! Get a more Human And Resourceful team of HR professionals.....



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