L'Oréal USA Reviews

Updated March 21, 2015
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L'Oréal USA President and CEO Frederic Roze
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Pros
  • Also great benefits and pay which they have to provide since the expected hours are so long (in 31 reviews)

  • Growth can be very limited, but you can learn a lot about the industry (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • work-life balance, need to be comfortable in a fast-paced environment (in 63 reviews)

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

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  1. Exciting and entrepreneurial corporate culture

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

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

    Pros

    L'Oreal USA is full of passionate and creative people working at the top of their game. It's a place where you can quickly make your mark. If you have a good idea, you are given authority to run with it. Opportunities to work on a global stage are a big attraction. L'Oreal is a company that invests in and empowers individuals. It is always striving to innovate at every level of the company.,

    Cons

    It's an American outpost of a very French company so you need to join the company with a desire to navigate the subtle and sometimes overt cultural differences and language barriers that can pop up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to modernize and Americanize the company.

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    Company is a slow giant with a harsh culture

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

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

    Pros

    the brand name will positively resonate on resume

    Cons

    Exhausting- will burn you out
    People start at 8:30am and leave no earlier than 7:00pm
    SInk or swim culture- you need to learn fast or sink and training is very limited
    Culture- senior management will barely speak a word to entry level employees
    Everything is urgent and everyone is in a panic
    Everyone is disposable- extremely high turnover rate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest much more in your entry level employees because they "carry" the heaviest burdens of the organization

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  3. Great Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Office Culture is very formal. Work-life balance can be difficult.

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  5. Fantastic Opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at L'Oréal USA

    Pros

    This is a great place to work if you want opportunities in your career. It is a very fast paced environment with many challenges and new projects to work on.

    Cons

    Navigating the company culture can be difficult, especially for people who don't enjoy things that are constantly changing and moving quickly.

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  6. Summer Internship at the Research & Innovation Fragrance lab in Clark NJ.

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    Current Employee - Fragrance Lab Assistant in Clark, NJ
    Current Employee - Fragrance Lab Assistant in Clark, NJ

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

    Pros

    Great pay, friendly and accommodating staff and management. Summer hours were wonderful and work expectations were reasonable.

    Cons

    The work environment was dark, gloomy and freezing. Most of the full-time employees were stressed out about work expectations and deadlines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more staff to ease up work expectations on the employees. It will generate more efficient productivity and improve employee moral.

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  7. Great career building opportunity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at L'Oréal USA

    Pros

    Exposure to senior management and autonomy running projects

    Cons

    Political, sometimes stuffy with hierarchy pushbacks, unpredictable crazy hours, and high stress

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  8. A bit overwhelming

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at L'Oréal USA

    Pros

    Learn a lot about the industry, you sometimes get the chance to see upper management at work.

    Benefits and compensation are very good for entey level

    Cons

    Fast paced, hectic, lack of transparency between departments, work/life balance is poor (even though hr likes to say the company loves to support all your passions).

    Depending on the position, hours can be long, and learning takes place on the job. If you have other interests or need more one on one time to learn, this place nay ne difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    An actual training period, more staff in departments to lighten load, better work/life balance

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    Positive Outlook
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  9. Fun company and great experience.

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    Former Intern - Sales Operations Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Sales Operations Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    It's a fun, but hardworking atmosphere. Everyone is really invested in their job.

    Cons

    You may come across a few people who are difficult to work with.

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    Great summer internship program.

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  10. Temporary

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at L'Oréal USA

    Pros

    Team work, environment, fast pace

    Cons

    office space, culture, personal growth

  11. Good Company

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Solon, OH
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Solon, OH

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers and they did offer everyone a job when moving. but due to circumstances not all of us could go

    Cons

    Moved the plant and jobs to florence Kentucky

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