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L'Oréal New York Reviews

Updated October 18, 2017
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L'Oréal Président-Directeur Général Jean-Paul Agon
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  1. "Amazing Employer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, workspace, and energy at the new Hudson Yards office. Definitely a sink or swim environment; fast paced and exciting.

    Cons

    Can be political and junior employees can sometimes be left out when big meetings come around, but that is one a team by team basis.


  2. "Loreality"

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    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is above average and they off free product to their employees

    Cons

    work life balance is terrible, and the amount of politics is clearly visible and all divisions and departments

    Advice to Management

    the SMART initiative is a way for you guys to pat yourselves on your back for trying to fix what's wrong, but it doesn't really do anything.

  3. "Fast paced, never a dull moment."

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay and benefits, moderately
    Young workforce (for the most part) modern office, looks good on resume, exciting portfolio of brands, many locations around the world,

    Cons

    Meeting-heavy culture, still very slow to innovate in many areas, too many meetings and preparation for visits for bigwigs coming from France

    Advice to Management

    Encourage people to have a life more, take time off, celebrate successes, recognize teams publicly, seek diversity, convert consultant workforce to permanent

    L'Oréal Response

    Oct 12, 2017 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Thank you for your honest review! We appreciate the feedback, especially from current employees! We’re so glad you’ve had a positive experience overall and are happy to report that cutting back on... More


  4. "Internship"

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    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Meaningful projects
    Fun intern events

    Cons

    Culture mirrors a sorority
    Break up hiring by division

    L'Oréal Response

    Oct 15, 2017 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Dear former intern, thanks a lot for leaving a review with us! At L'Oréal, you can lead and make a difference at any age and we're glad to know you found meaning in your work. And yes, being an... More


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful progressive environment. Treated with respect.

    Cons

    Too many layers of approval for anything.

    L'Oréal Response

    Sep 4, 2017 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Dear former colleague, we are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your L'Oréal experience! It's important to us our people are treated respectfully and work in an environment where they can grow- we are... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Benefits, Big Brands,"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at L'Oréal full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Big Brands, Good opportunities

    Cons

    Workload, work-life imbalance, culture, lack of autonomy

    Advice to Management

    Need to trust in your employees more to allow them to grow

    L'Oréal Response

    Sep 4, 2017 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Dear colleague, thank you for sharing your thoughts! We're very pleased to read of your positive experience. It's true, there's definitely room for personal and professional growth here, and we're... More


  7. "With Their PO Requirement It Takes 45 days To Receive Compensation"

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    Current Contractor - Designer in New York, NY
    Current Contractor - Designer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at L'Oréal as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, my direct contacts are amazing.

    Cons

    Their accounts payable "system" is insanely slow. This long float accounting game is absurd, incredibly transparent, and selfish.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your vendors within a more reasonable timeframe, or you'll lose them. Estée Lauder, LVMH and Shiseido/Gurwitch (multiple brands from each are clients of mine) all send payment much more quickly than you do.

  8. Helpful (7)

    "Don't Rock the Boat Here"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The job itself has very fun responsibilities, good benefits, around average/ slightly below average pay, fun culture at shows, events and meetings, indirect inspirational type of leadership overall expressed frequently through posted quotes, perks, thank you meals etc,( I'd still want the job back more than anything if under different leadership)

    Cons

    Passion to help fix holes in routines established there seems to really threaten management. Poor communication and direction from boss to direct reports. Indecisive back and forth decision-making and vague instruction without real strategy considered leaves you having to choose between kissing up to boss or doing your best at the job. A large amount of responsibility without the power to make decisions to set yourself up in those responsibilities. I was thrown under the bus taking blame for my boss' decisions quite a few times. Passive aggressive type leadership. Will terminate you without stating a reason. My job description changed completely from accepting job to where I ended up, without my position title changing. Unspoken expectation to "live" there in order to get things done, despite a couple break-ins making location late at night unsafe.

    Advice to Management

    "because it's always worked out/been done this way" is not a reason to continue doing something a certain way. The more efficiently a set up can be, the more efficiently many tasks can be done to create a large amount of time to do extra projects and take a business (and my strengths/weaknesses) way beyond where it is. Also, employees who are passionate are not a threat, but should inspire you. I have never cared so much about a position in my life and felt punished for speaking up about real concerns and obstacles.

    L'Oréal Response

    Aug 31, 2017 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Thank you for your honest feedback and for your more than a year with us! We’re happy to hear that overall your time with us was positive. We know that individual managers can have a strong impact on... More


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Sr. Marketing Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None I can thing of or maybe it's the measly free product you get each month.

    Cons

    Everyone under a VP is basically the same level. Everyone cranks out mindless decks ALL DAY LONG. It's bizzare. Truly. I mean think decks with over 1,000 slides where only 10-15 slides are actually shown. Worst company I have ever worked for hands down. It's mostly former bankers who enjoy the punishment of mindless decks since they get to go home at 10pm as opposed to 3 am. Just don't. Skip this one.

    Advice to Management

    Get a grip.

    L'Oréal Response

    Sep 26, 2017 – Employer Brand Specialist

    We appreciate your honest feedback and we’re sorry to hear your experience with us was not as positive as it could have been. We always have the highest respect for work life balance and have put in... More


  10. "Educator/Trainer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Licensed Cosmetologist in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Licensed Cosmetologist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at L'Oréal as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company that offers growth within the company and personal development.

    Cons

    It could be a disadvantage to family relationships because of the demand to travel sometimes with little time to plan.

    Advice to Management

    The 5 P's would make this position ideal.


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