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"if you are passionate about consumer products and want to work 15 hour days......"

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Former Employee - Assistant Vice President Marketing in New York, NY
Former Employee - Assistant Vice President Marketing in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at L'Oréal full-time (More than a year)

Pros

it is a generous employer and they give you every benefit under the sun.
the work is interesting as are the products and the people are brilliant.
the brands are amazing and the development pipeline impressive. you get to work with many people cross functionally and there is a lot of room to move around l'oreal if you are good and you start there young.

Cons

it is a very demanding work load. the systems are overwhelming. it's very political. it's not always a meritocracy but a lot how well connected you are. being french is a big help. there are endless meetings and updates for french management that arrives almost monthly and that adds more work to an already demanding load. simple things are made difficult and sometimes you are made to strategize 50 programs for a brand and only 4 or 5 get done due to timing and costs. there are a lot of long and very arduous meetings and too many emails with entire departments cc'ed that may not be relevant to your daily work and this is even more time consuming.

Advice to Management

turnover should be looked at. sometimes entire departments turn over and no one looks at the head of the brand or at the leadership. promotions are not always given to the hardest worker or the most talented person but to favorites. management should be aware that after working a 9 to 8pm day, people are home are still at work late into the night and when you wake up --- you are inundated with another 100 emails.

Other Employee Reviews for L'Oréal

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great intern experience but not my first choice for a full-time job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at L'Oréal as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Give a lot of responsibility to interns
    Quality pay
    Exposure to upper management
    Multiple networking events with full-time employees
    Friendly staff for the most part
    Lenient with scheduling

    Cons

    Company needs synchronization between brands
    Departments responsibilities need to be more clear
    Work-life balance is not great for full-time employees
    Do not properly educate new employees on their responsibilities

    Advice to Management

    Need to provide more clarification of job responsibilities to employees


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Couldn't get out fast enough"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Chemist in Somerset, NJ
    Former Contractor - Chemist in Somerset, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at L'Oréal as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Can't really think of anything. Some people like the company discount.

    Cons

    One of the worst jobs I've ever had. There were some great people there but they bad ones were a majority. Everyone is over stress and constantly on edge. Management has a better than you attitude and isn't afraid to make you feel stupid. I couldn't quit this job fast enough. I was offered more money to stay and I didn't even ask how much. They couldn't pay me enough to stay there.


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