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L Brands Reviews

Updated May 19, 2017
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  • Great work / life balance and learned a lot (in 40 reviews)

  • Retail changes frequently, can be long hours (in 24 reviews)

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  1. "A great company - If you're senior-level."

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

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

    Pros

    A great company with a positive vibe, and really cares about its employees. This is a very intellectually challenging work environment but also has a great work-life balance. They often have fun team activities and events to promote team building and passion among employees.

    Cons

    Be careful who you work for. This can be a great environment, but the opinions and efforts of people in junior-level positions are not valued.

    Advice to Management

    Junior-level employees need more time & development conversations with those at the senior-level. Otherwise, they get no exposure, and those of the senior level can never get a realistic view of the VERY hard work being done.


  2. "Internship in New York Office"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at L Brands as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's a young, exciting, rewarding atmosphere! People were always there to support me and answer any questions I had.

    Cons

    The teams are not as warm and welcoming as I had hoped. As a new person to New York, I was hoping to go to happy hour with my coworkers and meet new friends at work, but that wasn't the case. When work ended, everyone went on their separate ways.

    Advice to Management

    My experience with HR was less than favorable. I had to hunt down my HR rep, and when we did have a meeting, she had to change it 3 times and then showed up late.


  3. "Not the type of culture I enjoyed. If you want to be stuck in high school cliques then maybe this is the place for you."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Columbus, OH
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Columbus, OH

    I worked at L Brands as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The perks are great: the thing I miss the most is the discount and employee sales. They also had Starbucks in some of their offices which was nice.

    Cons

    People are too busy to make time to help you on projects, and a lot of my projects got cut because there was not enough people to get them going.


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  5. "You will always be nervous about the next round of cuts"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and tools to do your job

    Cons

    You have to always watch your back

    Advice to Management

    Don't balloon up so quickly when you do you have to make cuts


  6. Helpful (1)

    "This company is great at micro managing."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Kettering, OH
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Kettering, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benefits are pretty decent. Opportunity to move up the ladder. They like to promote from within.

    Cons

    Everything you do is tracked. If your supervisor likes you then your job is great. However, if they do not like you, it is easy for them to nit pick at the smallest things.

    Advice to Management

    Have the same "positive intent" with the associates. It is hard to work for a company that treats their customers better than the associate, even when they know the customer is ripping them off.


  7. "Great internship experience, but full-time position didn't align with my career vision"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Columbus, OH
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at L Brands as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people, organized company, and a clearly identified vision

    Cons

    Hard in the distribution center, training didn't fully align with the job I was actually doing, hours full time would have been 2-11.

    Advice to Management

    Consider allowing interns to work across departments and choose a career from there.


  8. "Fun environment, no benefits or stability."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at L Brands part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great teams, fun environment, free perks.

    Cons

    No benefits as part time associate, horrible, inconsistent hours.

    Advice to Management

    More competitive pay for seasoned employees. More internal growth vs outside hires.


  9. "Worked in the distribution and processing center."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Processing and Distribution Worker in Reynoldsburg, OH
    Former Employee - Processing and Distribution Worker in Reynoldsburg, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at L Brands full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Steady pay and fairly consistent hours.

    Cons

    Little overtime opportunities and supervisors play favorites.

    Advice to Management

    Too much downtime and inefficiencies during basic processing tasks.


  10. "overall, decent place to work for a part time job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at L Brands part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great discount and fun environment.

    Cons

    a lot of young people and very unmotivated workers


  11. "Good learning experience based on all the systems used"

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

    I have been working at L Brands full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Continued learning opportunities based on the continuous changes. Corporate headquarters, marketing and distribution within same campuses and proximity.

    Cons

    One has to be very flexible and adaptable and at times consider business before family.

    Advice to Management

    Walk the talk


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