L'Oréal Reviews

Updated March 12, 2015
30 reviews filtered by
  • United Kingdom
  • Any Job Title
3.2
30 Reviews
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
L'Oréal Président-Directeur Général Jean-Paul Agon
Jean-Paul Agon
191 Ratings

30 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Full of energy! New experiences every day! Amazing people and an amazing culture!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Intern in Hammersmith, England (UK)
    Current Intern - Intern in Hammersmith, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    There's something different everyday.
    Always room to develop.
    Everyone works beside each other and is valued equally by the company
    Summer working hours mean we finish at 3pm on Fridays in summer.
    Close relationships in the team.
    Amazing opportunities to go beyond
    Travel opportunities
    Great canteen and coffee bar
    Free Yoga every week

    Cons

    Sometimes it's long hours but if so, it's very collaborative and chilled, team work etc

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have the most amazing manager in the world. I couldn't have asked for better.

    It would be good if interns and grads were included in more of the staff perks and incentives.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Working in L'Oreal

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

    I worked at L'Oréal

    Pros

    Great brands
    Loads to learn
    Good maternity polciy

    Cons

    Crazy workload
    Not very much of connection between the businesses

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To hire more people

  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Management Trainee - An exciting and inspring place to begin your career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management Trainee (Graduate) in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Management Trainee (Graduate) in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    1.) Responsibiliy - whether it be doing analysis for crucial meetings, or managing my own projects, the level of discretion given to even junior levels is impressive. I have found myself creating assets for pivotal internal/external meetings, and also managing several of my own projects.

    2.) Work-environment - as long as you are willing to work hard, it is a very rewarding environment to work. It is very much work hard / play hard and this has helped anchor my lifestyle to being energetic. The people are extremely friendly and welcoming. An environement that really is design to make new employees thrive.

    3.) Career progression - The fast moving environment transcends to career movement, which means that your career can be boosted very quickly. It also provides many opportunities to begin your career abroad or in a development role.

    4.) Variety - There are so many different roles/jobs/people/benefits that it isn't possible to get bored. I have been working for over half a year, and I haven't looked at the clock once!

    Cons

    1.) I wouldn't call it a con but you must be willing to work hard - it is not an einvorment that is friendly to people who aren't willing to put in their fair share.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Exceptional environment to develop your skills and meet your potential

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

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

    Pros

    -Responsibility; from your first week there shall be a considerable amount of responsibility handed to you, allowing an individual to make a significant difference within the business from an early stage
    -Atmosphere; the work atmosphere in the office is warm and lively, everyone in the office are very approachable and more than happy to help
    -Challenges; if you want to take on a new and exciting challenge, teams are very open to giving you project opportunities that shall help you develop in the direction you are interested in
    -never the same; every day is different in the office, when you walk into the office, you can predict about 30% of your day, the rest is often new and exciting challenges that will ensure you are never bored

    Cons

    -Long hours; you will often have to work long hours. This can be a positive or a negative, as if you enjoy your job then there are always new and orginal tasks to be done. However, if you are not accustomed to longer hours, then I can imagine it being an inconvenience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Provide more training courses to interns.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    L'Oréal Response

    Mar 5, 2015Employer Branding Manager

    We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience here and are glad to see that your internship is going well! You're spot on describing the large amounts of responsibility we give to our ... More

  6. Bo-ring

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Marketing Controller in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Assistant Marketing Controller in London, England (UK)

    I worked at L'Oréal

    Pros

    The free/discounted products, the working hours, the canteen, the summer working hours, some of the social events

    Cons

    Applicable to the finance department: Very top-down driven, hard to get involved in stuff outside your tasks, you cannot change the way things are done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Very French

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

    I have been working at L'Oréal

    Pros

    People, intensity, progression, complexity, challenge

    Cons

    Work life balance, pay, transparency, bureaucracy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. You'll either love it or hate it.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Digital Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Digital Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at L'Oréal full-time

    Pros

    Very few processes, very talented people, agile working scheme

    Cons

    Very few processes, bad work life balance, unrealistic demands from senior management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We say we are consumer centric but much of what we do currently is not. People are too focused on their own career progression by delivering one or two great projects and not focused enough on doing a good job overall. People are often promoted too quickly and so there is often a skills gap at senior management level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9. Great fun, insightful and exciting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Summer Intern in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Summer Intern in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Working at L'Oreal can be really enjoyable. The people are generally really outgoing and fun. You can get exposure to life at a top firm with a diverse range of products and processes. The staff shop is also a real bonus!

    Cons

    The culture can be somewhat chaotic and unstructured which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but takes time to get used to and learn what's going on (not really any sufficient training materials). The pay is also not great for interns (especially given the cost of living in London!).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    L'Oréal Response

    Jan 27, 2015Employer Branding Manager

    We're happy to hear your feedback and that your internship with us was such an enjoyable experience. We hear time and time again from employees around the world that its the people who work here ... More

  10. False hopes and promises

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

    I have been working at L'Oréal

    Pros

    good company culture, however this is dependent on your team

    Cons

    graduate programme is a sham with no clear reasoning as to what departments you are placed within. don't bother wasting your time applying for the graduate scheme here like i did! definitely would have taken up the other offers i had at the time. HR are unreasonable and unskilled - appalling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop focusing on the 'favourites' and actually take care of your employees. you may be able to keep someone on for longer than 2 years this way!

    Doesn't Recommend
  11. Logistics internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Logistics in London, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Logistics in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere around the place and there's lots of scope to move around the various brands. Also cafe upstairs, lots of discounted products and young staff.

    Cons

    Salaries were lower than typical for technically minded staff, long hours expected at certain times of the month and can be perception of second class citizen compared to marketing etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

Work at L'Oréal? Share Your Experiences

L'Oréal

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.