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. SAP

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great enviroment and people

    Cons

    the office shuts down entrances and your stuck in parking lot


  2. 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


  3. Intern

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    • Senior Management
    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


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  5. Very Good Company, All Things Considered

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at L'Oréal USA full-time

    Pros

    Loreal is one of the last large corporations I'm aware of that still offers pension, matched 401k, they just started offering paternity leave. There are some great people and some not so great, but my team was very solid. Work is never difficult but there's always something to do.

    Cons

    There is a much higher focus on getting new, fresh-out-of-school hires than retaining current staff. Once you pass your 90 day mark you do not hear from HR again. Employee satisfaction did not seem to be important. They are following the typical "more work with the same or less # of employees" model, which is frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    You will save $$ in the long run by analyzing your growth and resizing departments. Most departments need 1 or 2 more headcount to account for the recent acquisitions.


  6. 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.


  7. 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?


  8. AVP, Operations

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President Operations in Clark, NJ
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President Operations in Clark, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    opportunities to develop a career in any department

    Cons

    high stress level & workload. must respond to emails 24/7 [even while on vacation & weekends!]. no down time.

    Advice to Management

    need better work life balance.


  9. 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.


  10. Marketing Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Challenging but rewarding work every day

    Cons

    Difficult culture to adapt to


  11. Good place to develop

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for career growth, nice benefits package

    Cons

    High employee to manager ratio at lower levels.

    Advice to Management

    Keep making time for one on ones with employees.



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