L'Oréal - A very good company overall, decent pay, good benefits but quite disfunctional culture | Glassdoor
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"A very good company overall, decent pay, good benefits but quite disfunctional culture"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Research Scientist
Former Employee - Research Scientist
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at L'Oréal full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Interesting work, international opportunities., very nice intelligent people to work with.
Good values and overall a very ethic company regardless of what activists groups say about the "cosmetic industry"
A company that invests in and value their people

Cons

Highly hierarchical, your ability to get anything done depends on who you know and who can introduce you to the people high up. Sometimes chaotic and disorganized, information does not flow well, perhaps because it is perceived as power so nobody wants to give it up.
Groups work independently of each other and it is very difficult to cross boundaries and collaborate.
No technical ladder

Advice to Management

Value technical contributors as much as managers. Offer flexible schedule, life-work balance is very hard when you have meetings in the evenings and still expected to be in the office 9-5 (flexibility is only offered to managers and above)

Other Employee Reviews for L'Oréal

  1. "Internal Hurdles create more challenges"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Key Account Manager
    Current Employee - Key Account Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at L'Oréal full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company Perks, decent pay, very interesting product development. Changing market requires quick changes to meet demand.

    Cons

    Work/life balance, Senior Management is not in tune with challenges throughout organization


  2. "A great adventure with many learning opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at L'Oréal full-time

    Pros

    Colleagues are friendly, the work style is very professional, and there is a true culture of excellence. I also appreciate the talent diversity.
    There's a strong culture of entrepreneurship. Individuals can really shape their own job to a certain degree.

    Cons

    Maybe getting more feedback would be helpful at some points during work, but normally when you ask for it you get it.

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