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L'Oréal Marketing Intern Reviews

Updated Jun 29, 2019

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  1. "Marketing Intern"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at L'Oréal for less than a year

    Pros

    Earn experience in many different departments Work on amazing brands Opportunity to copywrite

    Cons

    Some administrative offices are very unorganized

    L'Oréal2015-11-29
  2. Helpful (3)

    "DMI Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at L'Oréal for less than a year

    Pros

    I got a lot of hands on experience, learned fast and was able to create a new product for my intern project. The employees were all really empowering and everyone was able to work well as a team. There were also a lot of cool perks about the job and the new building in Chelsea is beautiful!

    Cons

    The majority of the time your job is just preparing for the next meeting. The employees work 12hr+ days most of the time and there is a lot of pressure for presentations. They say they are implementing a SMART program for employee work-life balance, but the departments vary greatly in work load and pressure.

    Advice to Management

    Management was good overall, but they could maybe focus more on brainstorming sessions instead of pushing for the next slide deck.

    L'Oréal2016-10-13
  3. Helpful (11)

    "Company is a slow giant with a harsh culture"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at L'Oréal full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    the brand name will positively resonate on resume

    Cons

    Exhausting- will burn you out People start at 8:30am and leave no earlier than 7:00pm SInk or swim culture- you need to learn fast or sink and training is very limited Culture- senior management will barely speak a word to entry level employees Everything is urgent and everyone is in a panic Everyone is disposable- extremely high turnover rate

    Advice to Management

    Invest much more in your entry level employees because they "carry" the heaviest burdens of the organization

    L'Oréal2015-03-21

    L'Oréal Response

    April 15, 2015SVP HR Communications

    Thanks for your post. At L'Oreal our employees are passionate about what they do and yes, they work hard. Being a marketing intern at L'Oreal will give you great exposure and hands on experience which you'll take with you in your next assignment. For our full-time employees, we ...

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  4. Helpful (6)

    "Horrible place with too much emphasis on networking"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at L'Oréal for less than a year

    Pros

    -Free beauty products -Decent pay -OK work-life balance

    Cons

    -Too much value on networking internally -No personal accountability -Business decisions dependent on the opinions of random senior executives, rather than reason & logic

    Advice to Management

    -Reduce emphasis on HR & internally networking for career advancement -Less micromanaging from France - many of the European beauty business practices are not applicable to the US market, get over it -Promote based on performance rather than face time and brown nosing

    L'Oréal2015-01-07
  5. Helpful (7)

    "Looks great on resume while sapping your life away"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at L'Oréal for less than a year

    Pros

    World-class brands, and the opportunity to move within the company to different brand experiences. People are generally friendly, but you have to ask for help. Looks great on a resume and really makes potential employers very impressed. Lots of options for quick advancement if you're aggressively type-A.

    Cons

    Awful work-life balance, even as an intern who was supposed to be "protected" from working long hours. HR is very cliquey with employees, not a very neutral experience. Hard work can very easily go unappreciated, and managerial experience is extremely variable (some managers are excellent, some are apathetic, and some are awful). There is little to no training for new marketing hires (full-time).

    Advice to Management

    -Hold managers accountable for how they treat their employees (interns included) -Train managers on how to handle interns and their projects (its extremely variable) -Ask for feedback -Make HR something that's neutral, not a clique

    L'Oréal2014-10-03
  6. "L'Oreal is a vibrant company that pays great attention to their employees."

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    Current Employee - Marketing Intern 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at L'Oréal for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly, helpful and enthusiastic group of employees Having the chance to try out different products.

    Cons

    Fast-paced, often require employees to think on their feet High turn-over rate, making it hard for people to work together efficiently

    L'Oréal2014-02-13
  7. Helpful (3)

    "He's French and was sent over from France. Does a decent job overall.."

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    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at L'Oréal

    Pros

    Household name, excellent benefits, and free products. Working with some of the best marketers around and products that will be seen and used by millions.

    Cons

    Constant changes of direction, decision making is only top-down. Not nearly as glamorous as you would think, even brand managers do a lot of grunt work. Endless hours spent on ppt presentations that amount to nothing.

    Advice to Management

    Have more confidence in the employees, and start getting on the ball with interactive marketing!!

    L'Oréal2009-01-07
  8. "Worth it just for the name"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Milan
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at L'Oréal for less than a year

    Pros

    You learn a lot - you get to do anything related to the marketing world (pr, digital, NPD, campaigns, sales, data analysis, research). Plus, the brand name on your CV will be a great value when looking for a job

    Cons

    The management is terrible, very hierarchical and giving you the idea you have to be competitive to win. As an intern you just get to 'do' things, without being asked to think too much. They will try to push you as much as possible and see if you can manage that.

    Advice to Management

    People do not always thrive in competitive adverse environments.

    L'Oréal2019-06-29
  9. "It was overall a nice experience"

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      Former Employee - Intern Marketing 

      I worked at L'Oréal

      Pros

      It's a good place to build your career

      Cons

      there's lots of work and stress

      L'Oréal2019-06-04
    • "marketing development intern"

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      Current Employee - Marketing Intern in Paris
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at L'Oréal for less than a year

      Pros

      compare to other brands in the market ,the salary is competitive

      Cons

      things get done very very slow

      Advice to Management

      care more about interns

      L'Oréal2019-06-02
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