LVMH

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LVMH Reviews

Updated October 26, 2014
Updated October 26, 2014
74 Reviews
3.2
74 Reviews
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LVMH Chairman and CEO Bernard Arnault
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Brand name, exposure to luxury business from the leader in its category (in 3 reviews)

  • Good benefits at many locations (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • s polie, mais il y a des coups bas, avec beaucoup de femmes et de divas (in 4 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    terrible, unfair, pressure

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Applications Specialist in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Former Employee - Business Applications Specialist in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    I worked at LVMH full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Sounds "Great" Brand name, especially on luxury consumer products.

    Cons

    they would give u minimum resources and ask you to provide maximum benefit from you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be selfish

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Unprofessional and many instances of racial discrepancies with pay discrepancies witnessed.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - VIE in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - VIE in Paris (France)

    I have been working at LVMH as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of hands-on-experience available for low paying jobs

    Cons

    Lack of global direction and too many unskilled and uneducated senior staff.
    HR recruitment departments show many instances of employment law and basic working practice crimes.
    Threats are made face-to-face and emails, phones and any form of surveillance available is used to capture incriminating information for future usage against employees, suppliers and customers.
    Overtime is expected with no pay to demonstrate commitment to LVMH brand. Lunch and break/ holidays are all subject to HR satisfaction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company to start your first job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at LVMH full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    This is good company to start your first retail job, provide good training and people working there are friandly and helpful.

    Cons

    I left the company because i cant really accept the salary...too low

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Strategy Analyst Intern

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LVMH

    Pros

    - Great people
    - Stimulating environment
    - Beautiful products

    Cons

    - Low compensation
    - Unclear career future

  6.  

    Excellent company to develop creative and marketing skills

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)

    I worked at LVMH full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Driven personalities can have great career possibilities regardless their age or experience. You learn from the best, impeccable executions required to represent the luxury values of their portfolio brands. Excellent benefits.

    Cons

    A lot of apprentice positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    Resume booster, not much else.

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

    I have been working at LVMH as a contractor (less than an year)

    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
  8.  

    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

    I have been working at LVMH part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits at many locations

    Cons

    Long hours - especially during the holidays

    Recommends
  9. 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)

    I worked at LVMH full-time (more than 3 years)

    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
  10.  

    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

    I worked at LVMH as a contractor (more than an year)

    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.

  11. 4 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

    I worked at LVMH

    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

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