La Senza Reviews

Updated July 18, 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.


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    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. Brand Planner

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Brand Planner in Cape Town (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Brand Planner in Cape Town (South Africa)

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

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - Challenging environment - Fast pace - Ability to make fast decisions - Work with various levels up to executive level

    Cons

    - Salary non-competitive - Unrealistic timelines


  8. Worth while if you can outlast cooperate changes

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Co-Manager in London, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Co-Manager in London, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at La Senza

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

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment, fair pay and bonus is you work hard, work discount, good products

    Cons

    Lots of change in corporate management, late Sunday night visual changes,


  9. Lasenza

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

    I have been working at La Senza

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

    Pros

    -commisionned sales -easy work -good environment -fun -competive salary

    Cons

    -expectations of sales per hour

    Advice to Management

    none


  10. Sales Associate/Cashier

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  11. 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



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