La Senza

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La Senza Reviews

Updated January 13, 2015
Updated January 13, 2015
56 Reviews
2.7
56 Reviews
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Michele Cloutier
7 Ratings

Review Highlights

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)

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  1.  

    Great!

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

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

    Pros

    Good environment, great team to work with

    Cons

    No benefits or PTO as a contractor

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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

  3.  

    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)

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are great

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.  

    A position that offered me much knowledge and personal growth.

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

    I worked at La Senza part-time

    Pros

    Fun work environment! Lots of incentives offered by the company for achieving goals. The company focuses a lot on talent, which is smart in retail. Lots of opportunity for leadership roles within the store, whether it be co-manager, store manager or key holder. Super flexible schedule with school! Great company to work for.

    Cons

    The only real negative thing I can say about my experience with La Senza were the last minute visual changes. Coming from a lower volume store, sometimes it was hard to organize a last minute visual change with bery little staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Fun Part-time job

    Former Employee - Third Key in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Third Key in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at La Senza

    Pros

    Great coworkers, decent pay for retail, ability to advance.

    Cons

    Personal sales and goals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    All you do is hound people for not being good enough

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Employee discount
    Some cool people
    Fun music playing all day

    Cons

    Not a team environment
    Bad management
    No heart to the company,just a number like an assembly line

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a good team

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Had a great time but went downhill rapid when Alshaya bought us over.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at La Senza as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, holidays, 20% discount, great atmosphere, working with lovely stock, great team of girls, learn how to give excellent customer service, Amazing brand.

    Cons

    After Alshaya bought us in 2012 everything went downhill. All our hours got cut some girls from 40 hours pw to 24...shifts got shortened so you would be In 4 or 5 days doing 4 hour shifts instead of in 3 days doing 9 hour shift, infact alot of the time you were in doing 6 hour shifts and no break at all.No incentives and reduced our staff discount..I could go on and on

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Gice a little back to your staff and it would pay dividends instead of of expecting everyone to drop everything, work their backside off and what for ...Nothing! Total disregard to peoples work/family life balance, Hr are so cheeky and snooty while also incompetent at their job! Alshaya ....La Senza UK have now ceased to trade so you didnt exactly do a good job of making a comeback for us ha

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    It was alright

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Reading, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Reading, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Discount on bras which was good also friendly staff and management

    Cons

    Always seems to go In out of liquidation, very unstable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sort out the way you spend your money, get cheaper suppliers and cut down the prices of your products!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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