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LVMH Reviews

Updated July 10, 2014
Updated July 10, 2014
67 Reviews

3.2
67 Reviews
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LVMH Chairman and CEO Bernard Arnault
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Working with the best people in the industry to the highest standards you learn a lot (in 3 reviews)

  • Good benefits at many locations (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • long hours and sometimes working on weekends (in 3 reviews)

  • Most of their brands are french though so isnt too hard to see why (in 4 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Resume booster, not much else.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Coordinator  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Coordinator in New York, NY

    Pros

    Obviously working for LVMH, the name says it all.
    The location, the free lunches, random giveaways, sample sales, Summer Fridays.

    Cons

    Communication lacks.
    If you don't speak French - you will be an outsider 100%.
    Management expects you, somehow, to read their minds on what they want you to do while everyone else gets sent to lavish destination "meetings" in Paris and California for weeks at a time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If people didn't walk around with their noses in the air then the place would evolve much better. It's funny to see these average people, walking around NYC, yet as soon as they hit the LVMH Tower it's like some type of royalty has swept over them.

    The bottom line is, no matter what you're doing, what brand or what you're selling - shouldn't define how you work or act. It's all superficial bull in the end.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Experience with a high profile company

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

    Pros

    Good benefits at many locations

    Cons

    Long hours - especially during the holidays

    Recommends
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    A wonderful, though challenging, experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    Fantastic brands with emotionally driven employees that execute strategies almost faultlessly. Having worked for a few other companies I can safely say that the reason for these brands being so successful is the commitment of the Marketing teams, efficiency of spend and excellence in hiring external consultancy to find a winning strategy

    Sample sales for sure

    Ambition. Once you accept the pay is rubbish and do your job the experience actually becomes very valuable. especially when you leave as you realise they think differently (and often better) than their competitors

    Cons

    The pay is low. No point pretending otherwise. My salary after I left was double (and at a similar level to the position I had there). Work can be frenetic and emotionally draining but that is because you care.

    A long term career there is undeniably difficult if you are not French. Most of their brands are french though so isnt too hard to see why. In addition the HR teams are less interested in personal development than the development of the brand or business as a whole.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage cross fertilisation of ideas between maisons and brands. Surely there is a lot to learn that isnt because this almost never happens.

    Given the challenges of not being French, either teach your staff the language (and stress it's importance) or operate like most other businesses and make English the language you require in order to succed in a global role (unless it is a Chinese or Spanish speaking territory for which the role is responsible)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    I enjoyed working in various locations and with excellent products.

    Former Employee - Makeup and Skincare Event Representative  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Makeup and Skincare Event Representative in New York, NY

    Pros

    I enjoyed the glamour of the brand and the excitement of the products

    Cons

    Frequently experienced stock issues. Out of Stock affected sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Contracted makeup artists and estheticians should be paid on a higher scale.

  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Another disappointing, established, big-name company

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

    Pros

    As an employee of a retail company, you can use employee gratis or discounts to purchase products from your brand, as well as LVMH's other brands. You may receive goodie bags throughout the year filled with expensive products or samples. If you work in a retail storefront, you'll get to try consumable products (perfumes, makeup, lotions, liquor, etc.) during product launches.

    If your division is doing well financially, you can enjoy lots of free coffee and the occasional catered lunch.

    Cons

    LVMH is old as dirt, as you can tell by its dated legacy systems and its glacial pace of adapting to change. If you are not a middle-aged woman or French, expect to be a minority wherever you work in this company. Compensation is average, vacation allowance is the lowest I've had at any job, and the healthcare options are limited and slightly overpriced IMO. LVMH certainly looks like a good employment experience on a resume, but the high employee turnover I've witnessed seems to indicate otherwise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate downward, and get your middle managers to do the same. Whatever cultural overtones you are setting up there are not always trickling down to the workplace. Educate your employees on how to interact in an international and multicultural workplace. Provide training to new managers on how to be managers of people, and not just technical specialists.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great working environment, not so great compensation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Honolulu, HI

    Pros

    Very nice working environment. Good employee benefit.
    Provide continuous training

    Cons

    Lower pay comparing to other high end luxury brand

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More communication with sales associates so they fully understand goal and strategy and not working in the dark and wait for things to happen

    Recommends
  8.  

    Amazing company to have on your resume

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive-Fashion Footwear  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Executive-Fashion Footwear in New York, NY

    Pros

    Surprisingly pleasant people, supportive higher management, great luxury company to work for, great products

    Cons

    The HR staff had poor follow up and was often very difficult to get in touch with

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more senior Human Resources directors

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very good internship experience!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    Very nice working environment, beautiful brands you work with, good career opportunities, nice people, amazing staff discounts.

    Cons

    In addition to the responsibility you get over some very interesting projects, you also have to do the typical "intern tasks" (of course) which was not a problem but you have to bear this in mind maybe.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Louis Vuitton

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

    Pros

    Very good place to work

    Cons

    There is a lot of "rough" customers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great

    Former Employee - Staff  in  Ontario, CA
    Former Employee - Staff in Ontario, CA

    Pros

    a great place to work if you get the right team

    Cons

    doesn't really treat humans as humans if you get a bad team

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