L'Oréal USA Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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L'Oréal USA President and CEO Frederic Roze
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Pros
  • great benefits with Maybelline Loreal (in 31 reviews)

  • small team so you learn a lot about the business (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • While the benefits are incredible - it is up to the employee to ensure they secure the work/life balance that they "require" (in 63 reviews)

  • Too frenetic, hard to affect change, no work/life balance (in 17 reviews)

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  1. the best place to grow and get business experience with constant opportunities

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at L'Oréal USA (Less than a year)

    Pros

    amazing mentors facilities and mentoring programs and managers investing in your career and want you to grow; super professional; nurturing environment; global oriented - i love the company

    Cons

    i don't have any cons for the company t this point maybe that it is so structured it can maybe be sometimes difficult to shift things within but haven't yet experienced it


  2. Intern

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    Current Employee - Marketing Administrative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing Administrative in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Innovative and fast paced, opportunity to work on global brands

    Cons

    Work life balance, extremely competitive, working long hours is a part of the culture

    Advice to Management

    Give interns more guidance on how to advance in the company


  3. Director

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in New York, NY
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at L'Oréal USA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fast pace, lots of room to grow, lots of opportunity across divisions, international opportunities.

    Cons

    High stress environment, very lean teams, sink or swim mentality, very competitive which can be good or bad. Must live in NY to advance.


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  5. It's your Middle School Lunchroom with really expensive shoes.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at L'Oréal USA (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great brands. Good place to have on your resume. If you are part of the in-crowd budgets and access are incredible..

    Cons

    Mean Girls meets The Devil Wears Prada meets the most cliquey part of your Middle School lunchroom. If you're in, it is cutthroat to stay there--people say and do things you thought were only in the movies. And if you aren't in, well, its time to start looking for something else, there's a long line of folks waiting to take your place. Crying is part of most people's weeks--if they have time.

    Advice to Management

    You can't give advice to management. What are you crazy?


  6. Great place to work if you're in Marketing.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at L'Oréal USA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    You can take control of your career, especially if you network with the right people.

    Cons

    Work life balance is an ongoing issue. Sometimes directions are so top-down, you wonder if management really listens to its constituents. The programs are there to support your personal life, but then you wonder if the culture reflects the same disposition.

    Advice to Management

    Have more agile ways of listening to your employees.


  7. Design Consultant

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    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Architectural Designer in New York, NY
    Current Freelancer - Architectural Designer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at L'Oréal USA (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    L'Oreal offers a wide variety of design opportunities for any designer. Ranging from salon design, to packaging, displays, counter installations, speaking, consultations, writing articles. There is almost no limit to what you can do there.

    Cons

    There is often a very tight timeline for design projects. Often decisions are postponed along the development of the project that leaves the design consultant a very tight window to be able to complete the projects. That is stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Try to get designers in sooner rather than later. And it is good to get feedback on the negative as well as the positive in order to know where you need to grow and focus attention.


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    Prestigious Place to Work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at L'Oréal USA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    There are great opportunities to grow and learn within the company, it is very much dependent on networking, and having key people in senior management go to bat for you. There are many company holidays and perks, and the name alone makes you very proud to work for the company.

    Cons

    Work/life balance can be challenging; and as I benchmarked myself against colleagues with similar education and work experience, I found I am not being paid what I'm worth. Senior management can be very tough to work with, as there are several difficult personalities that make you wonder how they were able to excel in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Foster an environment where poor attitudes from senior management is discouraged. Pay employees what they are worth if you want to retain talent long term.


  9. Great company to explore your career

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Allows you to develop your career across different functions and markets. Global placement options as well.

    Cons

    Highly competitive environment. Poor collaboration among employees.

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. Challenging & Fun

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Assistant Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Human Resources Assistant Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at L'Oréal USA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of freedom in work, and innovative ideas are always welcome, tons of product & awesome benefits ($25 a month gyms), great people, CSR commitments (look up Share & Care). If you are a high performer and are motivated to switch functions, brands, or locations you can make that happen. There are lots of opportunities to go beyond your role.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be hard if you are not used to a challenging atmosphere, and it is challenging. Sometimes you don't have the resources, sometimes you don't have the buy in from people you need, but you always push through and deliver. Achieving excellence is core to how we work and it is expected out of everyone in every level and function.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to promote managers that encourage feedback and collaboration.


  11. DECENT work/life balance

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President Marketing in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President Marketing in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    fast-paced strategic vision for the long term product centric traditional marketing leaders

    Cons

    need to be more customer -focused fickle decision making

    Advice to Management

    Think about the client first along every touch point....the life cycle of a product continues well after the launch. Customer loyalty is key to measure average lifetime value of a client and the business implications that has on the bottom line.



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