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Helpful (4)

"Global cosmetics company with a focus on marketing"

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Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Berkeley Heights, NJ
Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Berkeley Heights, NJ
No opinion of CEO

Pros

L'oreal is a well respected global company with many brands. It is great to have in your resume. If you want to learn marketing this is the company for you.

Cons

Finance operates like a boys club. Innovation and dissent are not valued. There is a complete lack of communication and planning that leads to unnecessary hectic deadlines. Analysts do the bulk of the work and some upper management - mostly those that have been there for eons- act like cogs in the machine. Because we are a marketing based company finance has little influencing power and often have to sign off on launches and promotions that we know will fail.

Advice to Management

Make finance an equal partner in the company's decision making. Ensure that upper management is pulling their weight.

Other Employee Reviews for L'Oréal

  1. Helpful (6)

    "good place to gain experience but be ready to sacrifice work / life balance"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Global Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Global Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good opportunity to learn and hone marketing skills in various divisions and with various products; opportunity for promotion and movement within the company; good benefits; great diverse employee pool

    Cons

    low salary for the quality & quantity of work done; very hierarchical and political; very little to no respect for work / life balance; you are expected to "get the job done" no matter what the personal sacrifice is; very long hours (even weekends) and not enough budget or headcount to get the job done so you are forced to take on very heavy workloads; too many meetings

    Advice to Management

    increase division budgets and headcount and salary; reduce number of meetings; value employees more and recognize all their hard work; give comp time to those that work late & weekends


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Learned a lot in a very small amount of time. The main thing I learned was that I don't want to work there."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learned a lot in a very short period of time.

    Cons

    Movements within the company are prompted more by business need and without asking the employee if they would like to change departments.

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