L'Oréal USA Reviews

Updated April 24, 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. Great team, great experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Brand Operations Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Brand Operations Manager in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    life work balance; values; brand

    Cons

    limited career opportunities; limited movement between departments

    Advice to Management

    find ways to keep talent from going to a higher bidder

  2. Helpful (2)

    Senior chemist

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior CHEMIST in Clark, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior CHEMIST in Clark, NJ

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    401k, benefits, profit sharing, company store, and community service opportunities

    Cons

    Long hours, several projects at once with unrealistic timelines, marketing changes minds all the time and management does not care. Raises are 2% when you exceed! 1.5% when you meet expectations. Why work so hard then?

    Advice to Management

    Push back on marketing for feasible timelines. True salary increases based on tru performance

  3. Helpful (1)

    Great!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at L'Oréal USA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great job environment and stability

    Cons

    It is a new team

    L'Oréal USA Response

    Apr 15, 2015SVP HR Communications

    Thanks so much for your review. We're really glad that you are enjoying your experience here and wish you much success as you continue to grow your career with us.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Opportunity to work on a project from start to finish.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at L'Oréal USA

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful opportunity to work on many beautiful brands.

    Cons

    No organization - systems are not adhered to. Chaotic environment. No growth opportunities.

    L'Oréal USA Response

    Apr 15, 2015SVP HR Communications

    We appreciate your feedback. With such a large and diverse portfolio there are many opportunities for mobility within and between our brands. Through the review processes we have in place, we try ... More

  6. Helpful (1)

    Exciting company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly

    I worked at L'Oréal USA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of nice people with various and diverse backgrounds
    Amazing brands
    Company Store
    Engaging work

    Cons

    Can't understand what the french people are saying
    People change jobs a lot
    Very Siloed

  7. Helpful (1)

    Laboratory

    Current Employee - Chemist in Somerset, NJ
    Current Employee - Chemist in Somerset, NJ

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

    Pros

    pay may be , employee certificate gift.

    Cons

    Long work hour, unorganized, missing breaks, ackward laboratory enviroemt, favoritism, Manager is very partial, I would recommend stay away If you are looking for better opportunity, work life balance is worst.

    Advice to Management

    They should focus on quality laboratory how chemist work, Too much work pressure and not able to take any breaks except 30 min lunch breaks, no appreciations, they don't have proper training programs for new comers. It is totally mess. I would seriously request ma agent to look in this.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at L'Oréal USA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    Political environment, difficult culture to be in

  9. Helpful (1)

    Exciting and entrepreneurial corporate culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Continue to modernize and Americanize the company.

  10. Challenging, entrepreneureal, leadership opportunities, top talent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Piscataway, NJ
    Current Employee - Director in Piscataway, NJ

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Compensation is good. Bonus good, Raises not so good

    Cons

    Long hours 50+ min per week, low raises for top performance

    Advice to Management

    Reward more with compensation annually and don't be stingy with promotions

  11. Sr. Marketing Manager

    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at L'Oréal USA

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Can be challenging, stretching and never a dull moment.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, constant strategy change, political

    Advice to Management

    Clarity on strategy goes a long way

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