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"L'Occitane has amazing products, room to grow as an employer."

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at L'Occitane full-time

Pros

Absolutely amazing products from L'Occitane. It is a company that has a great back story and truly is a company that on a global level, has a heart. The people that work at L'Occitane, especially the employees in the stores are absolutely amazing. Many of the part time and full time employees are top of class in retail.
The design and feel of the stores is amazIng, and they are a pleasure to shop in.

Cons

Lots of politics at the corporate level. There is a real sense of disconnect between many corporate employees and the business that happens in stores. I would like to rate overall employment at a higher score than 2 stars, but the reality is that many managers who work at the corporate level, especially senior management, manage their employees based on feelings or on a single interaction with employees (if you have one bad day and it happens while a senior corporate employee is around, you'll be looking for a job in short order). Feedback is rarely given in a direct fashion, it is often given second hand. A boss or supervisor will say, "so and so told me this was their experience with you." Unfortunately employees are not allowed to receive that feedback directly, it's always given through a filter - which excludes many facts or truths.
Lacks lots of room for advancement. Advancement opportunities are improving as the company grows, but growth with the company is slow.

Advice to Management

Too many politics. The company seems to be managed from a level of "senior management is always right even when they're wrong." If you disagree with a decision or action, your days of employment are numbered and you're seen as negative rather than offering constructive feedback. Don't be a way one street - truly seek to value employees, even those with tenure who may question new direction.

Other Employee Reviews for L'Occitane

  1. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at L'Occitane full-time

    Pros

    People. Provenance. Products. Philanthropy. A lovely brand and a lovely company with great people values

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of - everybody genuinely doing their best to make it a great place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing


  2. "Ok company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Boutique Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Boutique Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at L'Occitane (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free allocation products monthly, good product training

    Cons

    Middle management is business/money focused, employees in stores are not appreciated after working so hard, as they are the key to promote and generate income for the company.

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