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L'Oréal London Reviews

Updated November 7, 2017
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L'Oréal Chief Executive Officer Jean-Paul Agon
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Pros
  • You learn a lot ; lots of trainings (in 60 reviews)

  • In addition Senior management is focused on ensuring their employees can maintain a work/life balance and utilize the work from home policy (in 51 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is a challenge (in 304 reviews)

  • tre le stress et la charge de travail parfois cons (in 87 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Training Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Training Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Encourage you to do your job how you see best
    Realistic targets
    Appreciation when you've worked hard
    Great team atmosphere
    Staff shop
    Continual development training

    Cons

    Induction better suited to office employees rather than field staff
    No salary review
    Can sometimes be quite lonely working so independently

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing! Just don't forget about us staff out in the field

    L'Oréal Response

    Nov 16, 2017 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Dear colleague, thank you for sharing your positive L'Oréal experience! We're proud to be a learning centric company and it's good to know you work with a great team. Thank you for sharing your... More


  2. "Good Company to work with .. Excellent Culture and Flexibility"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior SAP Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior SAP Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Career Progression
    International Exposure
    Good Team across Europe

    Cons

    Too many Projects at the same time

    L'Oréal Response

    Oct 28, 2017 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Dear colleague, thank you for sharing your L'Oréal experience! We're so pleased you enjoyed a flourishing iinternational career with us. Indeed, L'Oréal is a place where you can get involved in lots... More

  3. "Account Manager - Consumer Products Division"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - National Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - National Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dynamic
    Fast-Paced
    Excellent Products that I'm proud to sell
    Competitive Pay
    Market-leading flexible working policy
    Good Social Scene

    Cons

    No autonomy over my own P&L - every single decision has to be signed off by senior management
    VERY internally focused at the expense of time for the customer
    Overfocused on short term turnover at the expense of long term planning/decisions
    Hard to progress above a certain level
    Progression slower than it used to be & slower than a recruiter will promise!

    L'Oréal Response

    Nov 3, 2017 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Dear colleague, we're glad to know you're enjoying your first year with us! We love that you're proud of what you sell- it makes motivation come easy, doesn't it! Thank you for your insights into... More


  4. "Well looked after"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great head office perks, lots of support and discount on all loreal brands.

    Cons

    communication can be difficult. Too many interns .

    Advice to Management

    make sure you make a positive impact and you are looked after

    L'Oréal Response

    Sep 26, 2017 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Dear colleague, thank you for sharing your thoughts on your experience! You're right, hard work should be generously rewarded, right? We do have lots of interns, thats true. But we really think that... More


  5. "Disappointed and disillusioned"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior National Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior National Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diversity of people, that's all

    Cons

    Low paid, lack of clarity in role, unmeaningful HR initiatives, children with zero experience worryingly in senior leadership roles, unethical practices, no ownership of projects - only marketing have final say, all decisions escalated. GMs with no meaningful UK experience and terrible reputations with retail partners.

    Advice to Management

    Please rethink the culture and strategy.


  6. "Great Role"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Progression
    Passionate Team
    Friendly Environment
    Great development scheme
    Fast paced

    Cons

    Hard work life balance

    L'Oréal Response

    Sep 18, 2017 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Hello dear Management trainee! We are so pleased to hear about your positive MT experience. The speed, the amazing colleagues, and the opportunities to develop professionally are all things we pride... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Pre-employment Negotiation"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    I had not opportunity to find any pros

    Cons

    Unprofessional and scandalous conduct of mid-management in interviewing and pre-employment negotiating process.

    Advice to Management

    Mid-managers and HR partners shoud be designated or promoted to their positions only when they are enough mature and experienced. Childish manners just ruin the L’Oreal reputation.

  8. "Senior Brand Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great progression, benefits and amazing brands

    Cons

    process lead, too many meetings, corporate

    Advice to Management

    listen to your teams more


  9. "No day is the same - Challenging place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Designer & Merchandising Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Retail Designer & Merchandising Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People- benefits - creativeness - flexibility - each day is different from another - it is a modern environment which moves fast and challenges the brain

    Cons

    Long hours - extra busy open space which sometimes can be an issue given that concentration is required . Working from home is welcome

    L'Oréal Response

    Jul 9, 2017 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts fellow colleague! We agree with you 100% on the positive things you highlight working at L'Oréal. It's definitely the passionate individuals at L'Oréal which make... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Chaotic but fun"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Digital Marketing Executive in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Digital Marketing Executive in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced, lots of responsibility, great colleagues, world class brands

    Cons

    Very last minute, bureaucratic culture, very political, disorganised HR,

    Advice to Management

    Empower employees as opposed to micromanaging them.

    L'Oréal Response

    Jul 9, 2017 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Hi there former colleague, thank you for sharing your review with us! Chaotic but fun- well described. Did you know our CEO Jean-Paul Agon calls L'Oréal organised chaos? It's true, we don't have... More


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