L'Oréal USA Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
312 Reviews
3.1
312 Reviews
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L'Oréal USA President and CEO Frederic Roze
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149 Ratings

Review Highlights

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

  • Also great benefits and pay which they have to provide since the expected hours are so long (in 30 reviews)


Cons
  • work-life balance, need to be comfortable in a fast-paced environment (in 62 reviews)

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

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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!

  2.  

    Great company, great direction

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at L'Oréal USA

    Pros

    Leadership is invested in all levels. There is a commitment to success and the company does a very good job at communicating and executing the goals and benchmarks for positive growth.

    Cons

    Depending on the division or managing company, some areas lack focus or guidance. At times it can feel like we are the younger insolent brother of Loreal in France.

  3.  

    Fast paced, passionate employees, and inspiring products!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

    Fast pace.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    great company but clean house

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - FSVP in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - FSVP in Memphis, TN

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

    Pros

    great benefits with Maybelline Loreal

    Cons

    to many reorgs and house cleaning

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun, but brief, time at an industry leader.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounting Intern in Berkeley Heights, NJ
    Former Employee - Accounting Intern in Berkeley Heights, NJ

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

    Pros

    Fun people, great culture, nice offices, and you learn A LOT.
    Paid holidays for interns too is a nice touch.

    Cons

    Depending on your job function, you received more benefits than others job functions (at least on the intern level).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treating interns like new hires really works and helps interns learn a lot.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good experience, Crazy environment.

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    • 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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Sexy job, exciting opportunities, mobility between brands, fast-paced.

    Cons

    Too frenetic, hard to affect change, no work/life balance.

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

    Play the favorite game and you win. If you work hard you'll always get more work, don't expect appreciation for it.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Looks great on a resume. Opportunities are there you just have to hang in there work hard and fight for it...or be a favorite butt kisser. The health care benefits are what keep me here.

    Cons

    Decision makers take far too long to make decisions, company is too big and bloated to be agile in an ever evolving industry. You can work like a dog and no one will notice unless you're a favorite.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make decisions and share visions, stay a course. Value the employees who don't kiss your butt, yet put their blood sweat and tears into their projects.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Looks great on resume while sapping your life away

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    World-class brands, and the opportunity to move within the company to different brand experiences. People are generally friendly, but you have to ask for help. Looks great on a resume and really makes potential employers very impressed. Lots of options for quick advancement if you're aggressively type-A.

    Cons

    Awful work-life balance, even as an intern who was supposed to be "protected" from working long hours. HR is very cliquey with employees, not a very neutral experience. Hard work can very easily go unappreciated, and managerial experience is extremely variable (some managers are excellent, some are apathetic, and some are awful). There is little to no training for new marketing hires (full-time).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Hold managers accountable for how they treat their employees (interns included)
    -Train managers on how to handle interns and their projects (its extremely variable)
    -Ask for feedback
    -Make HR something that's neutral, not a clique

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work.

    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    Challenging, people, benefits, projects, products.

    Cons

    Decisions can change a lot and fast, work load.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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