La Senza Reviews

Updated April 20, 2015
64 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
3.0
64 Reviews
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Michele Cloutier
9 Ratings

Pros
  • Excellent product to work with and great team (in 3 reviews)

  • great and friendly part time staff (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • If your not use to standing for 8 hours then you would need to just take part time position (in 4 reviews)

  • Folding bra's and panties for 8 hours a day can get old (in 3 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Ok place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Corporate Employee in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Corporate Employee in Columbus, OH

    I worked at La Senza

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

    Pros

    Great people and great parent company for your resume. Good benefits and excellent compensation for the Midwest. Always changing structure and process so it keeps you on your toes.

    Cons

    Lack of respect for personal time ( not good work life balance), lack of acknowledgement for excellent employees, and not an empowering environment

  2. Great!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Production in Columbus, OH
    Current Contractor - Production in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at La Senza as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good environment, great team to work with

    Cons

    No benefits or PTO as a contractor

  3. Major organizational changes

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

    I worked at La Senza

    Pros

    International brand selling in over 25 countries

    Cons

    Management change causing spin at lower levels
    Hiring / moving people so no continuity
    No career path for many mid level personel

  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Incredibly disappointing

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

    I worked at La Senza full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are great

    Cons

    Office culture was the worst experience I have ever had. Dodging bullets daily.

    Advice to Management

    Stand up to the problems and take care of the talent. Put an end to power struggles and get a team working together on all 4 cylinders.

  6. Long Hours, fun atmosphere

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

    I have been working at La Senza full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Training, employees I worked with were lovely, realistic work/life balance.

    Cons

    Merchandise did NOT sell itself, company forced robotic lines upon employees to use with customers.

    Advice to Management

    Have a little faith, your employees can sell, they are trained well! Let them be themselves a little and enough with the "target audience" line, they are off putting for the customers and employees.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Full-time corporate headquarters

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

    I worked at La Senza full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Creativity is encouraged, good compensation and bonus plan, most managers are flexible about taking time off. Brand is owned by L Brands (Limited Brands) and corporation offers many benefits from great 401K plan and employee training to decent cafeteria and fitness classes.

    Cons

    Specific to La Senza (not other L Brands companies), much of middle management is promoted before they are ready/mature enough to handle their new position. This results in mismanaged teams, preferential treatment, overworked and frustrated team members and cattiness. Cadence is unorganized and chaotic. There is also definite problems in lack of communication and micro-management.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management needs to address the bigger issues plaguing the various teams including those listed in cons instead of hiding the problems behind give-aways and treats.

    Info about the company is out of date. La Senza is now owned by L Brands and headquartered in Columbus, Oh. Brand president is Michele Cloutier. Ms. Nemeroff is longer with the company.

  8. Not too bad

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

    I worked at La Senza part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Learnt how to bra fit.
    - Nice people
    - There were always extra hours.
    - Team nights

    Cons

    - I requested a day off in advance and when the time came was practically shouted at into coming in and doing it. Bursted into tears whilst working on the shop floor my supervisor had to take me into a fitting room to calm down. There was another time I was accused of writing on the fitting room wall and was threatened if I got caught would only get work at a supermarket. These were some of the things that happened throughout my time working here.

    - They used to call me on my day off and try and get me to come into work.

    - Not enough progression for staff.

    Advice to Management

    Progress staff!

  9. Sales Associate/Stock Specialist

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Stock Specialist/Sales Associate in London, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Stock Specialist/Sales Associate in London, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at La Senza part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Interview: Group interview with ~10 others was made to be very comfortable and most questions/tasks were very straightforward
    Training: Management and the other employees were very willing to help whenever I had questions or concerns. They worked well with my pace and ensure I was very prepared before training ended
    Work Environment: Everyone from co-workers to management have always been very supportive. Very good company to work for
    Growth: Gave me a chance to try all aspects of the job from sales, stock, and floorsets/visuals to allow me to find what I worked best at.

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of

  10. Job seekers beware. Most unprofessional gossipy company I ever had the displeasure of working for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Manager in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at La Senza

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    SOME of the team members you work with, others make you not even want to shop there let alone work there

    Cons

    Dm was the worst person I've ever met, favouritism, gossip, empty promises, unprofessional people who only look out for themselves instead of supporting you.

    Advice to Management

    Dm needs to grow up and go back to high school bc that's how she acts. Invest in people instead of everyone being replaceable if she doesn't like them.

  11. Decent however has definitely limitations

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at La Senza

    Pros

    discount. fellow employers. fun industry for sales and customer service

    Cons

    unreliable schedule. not great pay

Work at La Senza? Share Your Experiences

La Senza

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.