L'Oréal USA
3.2 of 5 268 reviews
www.lorealusa.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

L'Oréal USA Reviews

Updated Apr 20, 2014
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3.2 268 reviews

                             

65% Approve of the CEO

L'Oréal USA President and CEO Frederic Roze

Frederic Roze

(133 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend
268 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Company store is a nice perk, good company benefits and more holidays than most"
    in 27 reviews
  • "Also great benefits and pay which they have to provide since the expected hours are so long"
    in 27 reviews
Cons:
  • "Not always an optimal work/life balance, so you need to see what works for you"
    in 52 reviews
  • "Excessively Long Hours to try to meet upper managements un-reasonable expectations"
    in 25 reviews
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Given autonomy and trusted to handle my business.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at L'Oréal USA full-time

ProsI like that I am given autonomy and trusted to handle my business. The company will let you explore an idea, so you get the opportunity to prove yourself. Most of the people I work with are high performers, so keeping up with them has helped me improve myself.

ConsIt can be chaotic, and not a process driven as other companies

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good experience, benefits are hard to beat

Intern (Former Employee)
Piscataway, NJ

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

ProsGood people to work with, worked on a real project, got great experience, benefits were a good perk

ConsDisorganized HR department, not all intern managers are engaging

Advice to Senior ManagementPut more effort into HR

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Fantastic and Busy

Maintenance Mechanic (Former Employee)
Streetsboro, OH

I worked at L'Oréal USA full-time

ProsClean environment with comfortable working conditions as much as possible. Good pay with great benefits for the present and future. Lots of worker teamwork. Safety of workers is a high priority.

ConsExcessively long hours at this site, due to the nature of the business overall, often happens. Preparing for corporate frequent visits takes away too much production time.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to work with employees to make the workplace a place they want to succeed and prosper.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Quality Engineer (Current Employee)

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

ProsGreat starting salary and overall experience

ConsManagement is lacking knowledge and does not know how to manage employees. I manage my manager :(

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your teammates and stop being so arrogant

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Creative services

Art Director (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at L'Oréal USA full-time for more than 3 years

ProsHard work pays off. You can climb very quickly if you show entrepreneurial interest. A quick advamce is a possibility here.

ConsBad behaviors/management are sometimes passed off as part of French 'culture'. The entrepreneurial drive that promotes some can be at the cost of those around them.

Advice to Senior ManagementHappy workers create great work! We need to lighten up and shed the "Devil Wears Prada" stigma.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Component Supply Planner (Former Employee)
Franklin, NJ

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

ProsLots to learn, many challenges and opportunities. Highly dynamic work environment.

ConsEmployees shift through positions way too fast. Management does not give enough time for the employee to get a strong handle on his or her position. Minimal training in some positions and un-realistic expectations.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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My experience as a contracted financial analyst

Financial Analyst (Former Employee)
Solon, OH

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

ProsGreat global company with industry leading product portfolio. Ability to work all over the globe. Casual work environment. Relatively progressive culture

ConsRelatively traditional work assignments. Had to train on the fly.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore thorough training program for the company systems

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Need a sponsor, preferably someone French in order to get ahead

Senior Manager (Former Employee)
Clark, NJ

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

ProsGreat benefits! Fun Products! Very innovative

ConsMust have sponsorship to move ahead, feedback, although solicited, is not given regularly! HR is a joke!

Advice to Senior ManagementLearn how to give feedback and value employees who seek feedback for continuous improvement

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Employer has high standards. Excellent pay and benefits

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at L'Oréal USA

ProsGreat pay & benefits. Great travel allowances. Lots of product launches to increase your sales.

ConsHuge pressure to make your numbers. Too many product launches make it challenging for some of them to stick in the market.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at L'Oréal USA

ProsA lot of hands on experience, mentoring and marketing development and knowledge.

ConsLong overs and overtime but it is worth it if you want to advance within company.

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