La Senza Reviews

Updated June 6, 2015
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Michele Cloutier
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Pros
  • Excellent product to work with and great team (in 3 reviews)

  • flexible with taking time off/ work life balance ( but this depends on your department) (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • required to work long hours for visual even if school the next day sometimes till 12am (in 4 reviews)

  • If you are part time not too many hours conserved (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Ok place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. Major organizational changes

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


  3. Incredibly disappointing

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. Long Hours, fun atmosphere

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


  6. Helpful (1)

    Full-time corporate headquarters

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


  7. Sales Associate/Cashier

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Surrey, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Surrey, BC (Canada)

    I worked at La Senza

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

    Pros

    - store discounts
    - don't need much experience
    - lots of training and room to improve skills

    Cons

    - Minimum wage
    - 3 hr shifts at times

    Advice to Management

    Always point out the good before the not so good. Constantly coach and teach throughout the day.


  8. Loved working there

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, chill job, really nice coworkers, easy to get along with and to work with

    Cons

    not enough hours, and sometimes they'd cut back on hours, was mandatory to work till late nightt resetting up the store


  9. good for student

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

    I worked at La Senza

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Flexible schedules decent breaks incentives

    Cons

    Bad manager Low wage under staffed


  10. Not too bad

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


  11. Sales Associate/Stock Specialist

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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



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