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L'Oréal France Reviews

Updated April 20, 2017
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L'Oréal Président-Directeur Général Jean-Paul Agon
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Pros
  • You learn a lot ; lots of trainings (in 48 reviews)

  • Working in a fast paced environment, and you can learn definitely a lot about markteing (in 90 reviews)

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  1. "Proud to work here!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Freedom to create and innovate
    Not having the fear to speak your mind and challenge ideas and ways of doing things
    great teams, helpful colleagues, plenty of opportunities to network with people

    Cons

    the hours are very long

    Advice to Management

    please practice and preach simplicity

    L'Oréal Response

    Apr 20, 2017 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Dear colleague, thank you for taking the time to write a review! We agree, L'Oréal is a place where you have a voice. We don't believe in process here either,,and highly value flexibility in all ... More


  2. "not forever"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - International Project Manager in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - International Project Manager in Paris (France)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - fast learning curve, very dynamic and changing environment that fosters challenging how things are done (faire et refaire pour mieux faire) with the means and resources to make ideas happen.
    - focus on results, not process.
    - young, international teams who are passionate about the beauty industry and forging strong networking relationships with their coworkers.
    fast paced careers with international and very flexible paths.
    - increasing focus on social/environmental/ethical impact at all levels of the company, strongly promoted by top management.

    Cons

    - highly demanding with long hours due to lack of process and meeting inefficiency.
    - strong culture can be very hard to adopt when coming from other companies. micromanagement from top executives down to the smallest execution details.
    - short term and internal decision making process can get in the way of long term gains.
    - interpersonal leadership skills dont always determine who gets promoted.

    Advice to Management

    - take specific, measurable actions behind existing programs to improve work/life balance so that teams see quick wins of it.
    - reward managers with team leadership skills: broaden manager's evaluation criteria beyond business results, making teams take an active role in the evaluation of their managers with an impact on their current and future career moves.


  3. "Fun times"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    creativity, a lot of opportunities to change within the group, good working conditions, team spirit

    Cons

    work and life balance non existant


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  5. "a very rewarding experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Paris (France)
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Paris (France)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    this is the place to be if you would like to continue your career in cosmetique or product marketing. Working in a fast paced environment, and you can learn definitely a lot about markteing

    Cons

    Whether you will enjoy working here depends a lot on your team and your managers.

    Advice to Management

    Dont hesitate to post if you are interested in cosmetic/ beauty or just marketing


  6. "Super Existing!!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clichy (France)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clichy (France)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at L'Oréal full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, great projects, fast-paced, challenging and rewarding.
    I really learn something new everyday.
    Compensation +++
    Management is getting better and better. Worklife too.

    Cons

    Senior Management is still a little bit "old-fashioned".

    Advice to Management

    Keep on opening up.

    L'Oréal Response

    Mar 10, 2017 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Thank you so much for sharing your comments! We're proud you share our views about the generous perks, teamwork driven environment and great projects we have at L'Oréal ! Our people and the way they ... More


  7. "animateur"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Animateur in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Animateur in Paris (France)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    very nice experience, lots of fun, teach kids about the the EU, talk with parents or guardians, all day long

    Cons

    long hours, no pay for extra hours, little balance between private life and job, do not recommend if you need to support someone

    Advice to Management

    hire as permanent position


  8. "Great experience, get ready for lot of work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in Paris (France)
    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in Paris (France)

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

    Pros

    Very intense internship, where you learn a LOT! At all aspects, driven company by passioned people that love what they do. Very inspiring job

    Cons

    be ready for long hours, hard work, doing things over and over again until it becomes perfect


  9. "Work Life Balance"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Junior Product Manager in Clichy (France)
    Current Employee - Junior Product Manager in Clichy (France)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a good brand name for the next step

    Cons

    over working hours (approximately 13 hours in a day)

    L'Oréal Response

    Mar 20, 2017 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Dear colleague, we want to thank you for being a part of L’Oréal and providing us with honest feedback! We’re working hard to make sure we have a flexible and inspiring work culture and we’re sorry ... More


  10. "SAP Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)

    Pros

    Good environments
    Working in a team
    Good balance life-work

    Cons

    Nothing very special
    Food more expensive for the contractors


  11. "Very political org"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Director of Marketing in Clichy (France)
    Former Employee - Director of Marketing in Clichy (France)
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at L'Oréal (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Learned a lot about retail sales in brick and mortar.

    Cons

    Very political org. Have to be with the 'in' group, or else cannot move forward.


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