L'Oréal USA

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L'Oréal USA Reviews

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
320 Reviews
3.2
320 Reviews
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L'Oréal USA President and CEO Frederic Roze
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Review Highlights

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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Make cosmetics for WORK? FUN and Rewarding Experience~!

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    Former Employee - Formulation Chemist in Clark, NJ
    Former Employee - Formulation Chemist in Clark, NJ

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

    Pros

    Best part is, you get to see the product you've worked on get launched into the market pretty much within 1~1.5 years from the point you start working on it. THAT is an amazing gratification you get when working here, something not many of my friends in other industries can say (i.e. - semiconductor takes many years, pharma takes MANY years).

    Another great part is, I have seem plenty of coworker friends who had a chance to work 1~3 years in other R&D locations around the world. For L'Oreal, I have seem personal friends whom have worked at Clichy (France), Shanghai (China), and Kawasaki (Japan), but I believe there may be other locations as well. How cool is that? ^^

    Cons

    Downside is, the work "can" get very routine. But I think that will depend on your ability and desire to learn "formulation" so you can get creative as you build up your skills in cosmetic chemistry and science.

    And as you go up in ranks, it seems (from my brief observation) that you have to do a lot of good negotiation and discussion with marketing, whom typically will decide what products will be made. This can be tough, because marketing folks are very tough. =)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is probably the same issue anywhere you go, but sometimes the ideas that come from internal members get "passed or ignored" where as ideas from outside seem to get more attention.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    excellent learning opportunity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    great benefits, company is extremely ethical, cares about the employees

    Cons

    demanding environment where accomplishments are rarely recognized

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Overall great company

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    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Working for the number one beauty company in the world. Amazing experience and exposure to great talent and teams.

    Cons

    It's not a company for the timid or those that want to just skirt by, if you don't possess true initiative and tenacity, this can be one of the worst places to work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    No to complaisancy

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Sharp coworkers, driven and alert

    Cons

    A non stop addictive machine

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not settle for less

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Developed skincare products and global marketing and advertising for prestigious skincare brands

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President Global Marketing in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President Global Marketing in New York, NY

    I worked at L'Oréal USA full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    L'Oreal pays competitively and rewards high potential talent. They also provide diverse opportunities for growth. L'Oreal believes in promoting from within. You will experience all facets of the beauty business and are exposed to all levels of management. L'Oreal also offers rich career and leadership training.

    Cons

    Leadership can be autocratic at times and meeting intense. You will need to hone your political navigation skills to work at L'Oreal, and don't expect work-life balance. This company has no agility when it comes to speed to market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have an amazing talent pool... you need to listen to them. A more collaborative leadership style is needed with the ability to trust your teams in order to make quick decisions and move forward before the competition.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Experience; Not enough room to move up.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    great exposure to upper managment. You can work next to the VP and GM's everyday helping shape exectutive decisions.

    Cons

    too much manual work because of lack of systems. Supply Chain is more of an analysis to MKTG and always given busy work to help their cause instead of working on biggier picture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work life balance and promotions are small comapred to other companies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Loreal USA

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    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President Store Design, Kiehls Since 1851 in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President Store Design, Kiehls Since 1851 in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Summer Fridays
    Good maternity benefits

    Cons

    Meetings for Loreal France senior management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fast paced, passionate employees, and inspiring products!

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

    I worked at L'Oréal USA full-time

    Pros

    There is a strong focus on talent within the organization and an individual can really grow his or her career at L'Oreal. The people are very passionate and there's a lot of opportunities learn and develop new skills. The benefits are amazing!

    Cons

    There needs to be more work life balance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Fast paced beauty company - where ideas & vision are celebrated and rewarded.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at L'Oréal USA full-time

    Pros

    A fast paced environment where being able to move from vision to business plan to implementation in "lighting speed" is the business model which is most celebrated.

    Cons

    While the benefits are incredible - it is up to the employee to ensure they secure the work/life balance that they "require". The speed at which the company operates and global size of the company can be overwhelming to those looking for a more "traditional' organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take time to smell the roses!

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fast pace.

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in New Haven, CT

    I worked at L'Oréal USA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great co workers. Ever changing products.

    Cons

    High pressure environment. Ever changing products.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more supporting staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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