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L Brands Reviews

Updated June 9, 2017
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L Brands Chairman and CEO Leslie H. Wexner
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  • Great work / life balance and learned a lot (in 41 reviews)

  • Retail changes frequently, can be long hours (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Great Work/Life Balance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front End Web Developer in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Front End Web Developer in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at L Brands full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Work from home
    Great benefits
    Managers are people too

    Cons

    HR can be a puzzle
    Decisions are usually a bit slow


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Mainly depends on your leaders"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at L Brands full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you are smart and willing to do whatever it takes, you will get promoted. If you find the right mentor, your development will be a priority. If you love retail, this is the place for you.

    Cons

    Hope you get lucky with your manager and director and VP because if you end up in the wrong department on the wrong category, the environment is toxic.

    Advice to Management

    Please consider who you are promoting to be the next managers and directors of the company and if they are TRULY ready to manage and direct their those who report to them (meaning they are more than just cognitively ready). When managers/directors/VPs demand too much of the people who report to them and then blatantly ignore their reports' development, it's going to cause people to leave the company. When managers/directors/VPs are angry and aggressive to their teams because business is bad and expectations are high, it is going to cause people to leave the company. When young employees are seen as crucial to the future of the brand yet are taken advantage of from a workload standpoint because they don't have families or children yet, it's going to cause people to leave the company. When leaders bully their direct reports as a way of developing them, it is going to cause people to leave the company.

  3. "Toxic environment. Learn fast and getout !"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at L Brands (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you are in the beginning of the career, you can learn a lot as you end up working 12 to 18 hours a day!

    Cons

    Do not expect any Appreciation / Salary hike/ Promotion. Do not expect any human values here !

    Advice to Management

    Retail business is in crisis now. Choose right leaders who can motivate people rather than bringing their own gang and create toxic environment. HR department should work for the overall well being of the company and not become part of these gangs!!


  4. "Merchant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Merchant in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Assistant Merchant in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at L Brands full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There is a reason this company is still doing well. They work hard and want to find what helps the business.

    You learn a lot

    Cons

    No work life balance. Working 10+ hour days
    No time to train hires
    Expect you to catch on very fast.
    Honestly work there. Learn. Get out.

    Advice to Management

    If you have someone new on the team you have to train them.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Payroll Auditor"

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

    I have been working at L Brands full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to start out. They have good benefits.

    Cons

    Large turn over and company slow to give pay raises.

    Advice to Management

    Advance from within and not going outside company.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Design PD manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Design Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Design Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work culture. Reasonable compensation. Great travel l arrangements

    Cons

    A lot of overtime work. Streees of achieving financial targets

    Advice to Management

    Better responsibilities. Descriptions c


  7. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Tester in Kettering, OH
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Tester in Kettering, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Associate at the Customer Contact Center (CCC) in Kettering, Ohio. The benefits are good and the discount is very nice especially when purchasing gifts for loved ones. Some people like the option to work many hours during the Christmas holiday to earn overtime pay.

    Cons

    Some supervisors and upper management have a tendency to micromanage employees and get on them for seemingly insignificant things. The required overtime during Christmas can be overwhelming.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize talented associates and spend time developing their skills.

  8. "Lbrands"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Events Team Coordinator in Queensbury, NY
    Current Employee - Events Team Coordinator in Queensbury, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at L Brands part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lbrands is a growing company with many subsidiaries that are proven success within recent years.

    Cons

    I do not have cons to list


  9. "Ida"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - MP Business Analyst in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - MP Business Analyst in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very supportive environment with opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Retail changes frequently, can be long hours


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at L Brands full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good company, lots of opportunities, benefits, competitive pay

    Cons

    Sometimes lack of alignment and communication between management, departments, brands.


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