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L Brands Reviews

Updated April 17, 2017
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  • Great work / life balance and learned a lot (in 39 reviews)

  • Retail changes frequently, can be long hours (in 23 reviews)

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  1. "store manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Dothan, AL
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Dothan, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Established company with lots of extended opportunities. 401K,Insurance,stock options

    Cons

    Be careful that upper management is stable.They allow new DM s to clear all existing store management staff to accommodate new personalities arriving into a dm possition.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure they are aware that they are in the loop with all new hires.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Very Political and Untrustworthy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amount of PTO given to core employees each year

    Cons

    You will apply for one role and be given a different one, then be told you chose the latter. They lie about anything to get you to do what they want. If you want to talk with management, they will avoid you. Their "open door policy" is non-existent. You get asked by seasonals why you aren't happy about 'having' a job. I've been cheated out of my fair opportunity enough to not care anymore.

    Advice to Management

    Watch your supervisors. When respect is given to employees, you can expect respect back.


  3. "Working at Limitedbrands"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Rich data base.
    Great analytical tools
    Great individual contributors
    Willingness to try new data sources and tools

    Cons

    Micromanagement from top to bottom
    Highly political atmosphere
    Results driven by management desires, not by actual results
    70+ hours per week not unusual (No consideration to work-life balance)

    Advice to Management

    1. Move back to the center-based approach for analytics
    2. Pay more attention to the annual employee surveys. Many of the senior managers purposely ignore the resulkts.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good first time job if you want less than 10 hours a week"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at L Brands full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    training material and methods can be applied to other companies, I basically got an MBA for free, free travel size products when new products launch

    Cons

    minimal hours during non holiday season- typically only 1 person in the store is full time, low hourly pay, no encouragement to train- be a self motivator- few hours for associates, poor work life balance for salary employees

    Advice to Management

    pay your employees more so they stay instead of taking all of the training you provided to competitors, promote from within- provide adequate training to district management to ensure store managers are supported


  6. Helpful (2)

    "No growth for the lowly"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Sample sales lots of frills

    Cons

    Lots of frills and no head count or increases, if you're good your boss will never let you go or grow. Promotion of bad behavior.

    Advice to Management

    Treat assistants with dignity, have trust in your associates, make decisions collaboratively, stop being fearful and underhanded.


  7. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relationship based. Alignment with cross functional teams works well - when it occurs.

    Cons

    If you have a manager out of touch - it could make your life stressful.. Lots of meetings. Often meet to meet, and then meet again. Lots of turn over - change, change, change is a pro & a con - but it is a con when good people are let go. HR should step in to help in building cross functional relationships. In a short period of time over 10 people left or let go from a small group - which is stressful for those left.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention.. there is a lot of duplicity in processes.. Watch the NY - Columbus relationships, not as smooth as it could be..


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Microstrategy Team"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Microstrategy in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Microstrategy in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lot of challenges , Had very good innovative team ...Works hard ..

    Cons

    No appreciation.. upper management never appreciate for the hard work . Always want to do the way they want but not the way the technology suggest ...

    Advice to Management

    Come out of ur shell and think .... Use ur resources properly ... Give credit for good things


  9. "Meh"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fraud Specialist in Kettering, OH
    Current Employee - Fraud Specialist in Kettering, OH
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice co -workers, they give back to the community

    Cons

    Horrible raises, no incentives,too much change in management.


  10. "Technical Consaltant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits, company discount. Ability to learn new thing, even you pay for this big time

    Cons

    They want you to do everything 24x7 being on support 6am morning or 2am night and be able to perform next day. Oversee big project and be able be deep in details. Blame is common, you could be blamed for not taking the phone in 5 min or for not being vocal and loud on the meeting when somebody else answer quicker than you.

    Advice to Management

    Management need to understand technology. Current management not technical at all but should provide road map for technical employee that seems very strange. They need to be stable first and than change, currently every year something changing in core technology with corresponding problems for people who expected to support all that craziness


  11. "Not a bad place to start but dont stay!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great discount and I enjoy the people I work with

    Cons

    -There is no ability to move up, its all about who you know. I was told by HR if I want to move up in the company that I should quit and get more experience, then try to return.



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