L Brands - Good learning experience, not so great for long term prospects. | Glassdoor
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"Good learning experience, not so great for long term prospects."

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Finance Manager
Former Employee - Finance Manager
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great learning experience in one of the largest specialty retailers; some very good people working there.

Cons

Lack of work/life balance; lack of caring by upper management; lack of teamwork between groups; can encounter "boys club" in some areas.

Advice to Management

Understand that associates are one of the most important resources in the company, and that people do have other options when it comes to leaving!

Other Employee Reviews for L Brands

  1. "Good place to start"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Co-Manager
    Former Employee - Co-Manager
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The best reason to work for limited brands is to enjoy the great discount. The clothing is great and it is a good way to establish a professional wardrobe at a steep discont.

    Cons

    No internal growth opportunity. The District Managers would rather keep members of management teams in a role that they have clearly outgrown then promote from within. Empty promises were often made to the management teams.

    Advice to Management

    Look within your four walls for talent, talent does not always have to be external. If you do not let your team grow in to new roles when they are ready you will eventually loose them to a company who will.


  2. "Big name, little pay!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Help Desk
    Current Employee - Help Desk
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are good
    Locally well known company that looks good on a resume
    Discounts on products
    People are friendly but watch out when an available position comes up, cause the claws will come out

    Cons

    No recognition for work performed
    Career path is foggy at best, internal associates don't appear to have any advantage to obtaining an open position as one from off the street.
    Pay is lower compared to similar positions at other companies.
    Promotions are based more on seniority than ability.
    Hiring process is too simple and it doesn't always weed out unmotivated individuals.
    Due to the large company aspect many associates get away with poor work habits when if they were at a smaller company would've been shown the door in a heartbeat.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to your employees and pay them what they're worth and some of them might stay around!

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