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L Brands Reviews

Updated September 16, 2017
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L Brands Chairman and CEO Leslie H. Wexner
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  • Work life balance did not exist (in 42 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Manager in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company really looks after their people

    Cons

    Middle Management take credit for others work and quickly throws blame back

    Advice to Management

    Take a good look at your middle management and you will see why you are losing good people, especially in the Procurement Business Services Dept


  2. "It was a great experience where I learned so much!"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Jackson, MS
    Former Employee - Manager in Jackson, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay was good for that time period, but I do believe low for the market. I left in 2010. Limited Brands offers the best in training, and they are far beyond their time in technology. I do not see this magnitude of investment in other industries today. You could make this job be exactly what you wanted it to be for you. I was blessed to be in a great Region with great leaders. You were rewarded well for performing well. I have received several trips, awesome gratis, and have won fantastic promotions and contests. Bonuses were available to stores that performed well. I have very fond memories from my tenure with this company. I love and will always remember how this brand stood behind their employees when Katrina hit. I have never seen an outpour like that. They took care of us and empowered us to do what was needed for our teams.

    Cons

    Work life balance did not exist. Hours can be extremely long during certain times of the year, but again, this is the nature of the beast of this industry. I especially did not like how things changed towards the end of my tenure, it seemed as though more was expected for holidays and floor sets, and certain event. The focus on the family was lost. It was almost as if you had to kill yourself leading up to Christmas, get a few hours off, and then prepare for the SAS. That's not right nor fair to the employees. I didn't like having to pull them away from their families for holidays to change the floor or move things around.

    Advice to Management

    You are a great brand, but consider your people more. Offer more to give those that serve you a better life. People will spend regardless because you do offer great products. I think that you have a great system in place, just make it better for your employees.

  3. "Analyst - good oppurtunity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at L Brands full-time

    Pros

    Passionate people, really competitive and really easy to involved. Lots of opportunities for young professionals to get experience working with really knowledgeable leaders

    Cons

    You have to get used to having giant pictures of models all around. Sometimes there's finger pointing between departments refusing to accept fault. Some of the applications are very outdated and there's not a big push to improve.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in the young professionals and helping them to grow. More mentor-ship opportunities. Seems like a lot gets lost in the shuffle of getting work done rather than improving understanding.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Seasonal Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at L Brands part-time

    Pros

    It was an energetic work environment with positive, friendly people. Everyone was a delight to work with.

    Cons

    The scheduling was very rough. The manager was good about when you had to call off, but she was not very good about scheduling you for days and times that you said you couldn't come in advance.

    Advice to Management

    Scheduling really needs to be better organized so that workers are not being drained or being called in on hours they are unavailable.


  5. "Customer Care"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Kettering, OH
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Kettering, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supportive
    Positive Environment
    Awesome Support

    Cons

    Supervisor's can be a little pushy.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of Opportunity to Grow"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Lots of great training and development resources
    - Tons of opportunity to grow/be promoted without having to relocate
    - Great benefits/compensation
    - They really take care of their employees
    - Lots of opportunity to volunteer and give back to the community

    Cons

    - Working in retail means not a lot of paid holidays
    - Large company, can mean some things move slowly


  7. "Directory Financial Planning and Analysis"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at L Brands full-time

    Pros

    Smart people, rotational finance opportunities

    Cons

    Hours can be long depending on area of the business and business performance

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at L Brands full-time

    Pros

    Great Team and good benefits

    Cons

    District and Regional Managers were not in touch with store level


  9. "Good benefits but not competitive pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at L Brands full-time

    Pros

    Lot of opportunities and growth in Finance,Marketing,Software development.

    Cons

    Work life balance is not good.

    Advice to Management

    The VS core products are expensive.


  10. "L Brands Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at L Brands full-time

    Pros

    L Brands is a friendly and open door policy environment. They have decent work hours and pay nice

    Cons

    It is very difficult to move up in the company


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