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L'Oréal Product Manager Reviews

Updated Sep 6, 2019

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L'Oréal CEO Jean-Paul Agon
Jean-Paul Agon
57 Ratings
  1. "Passion is the driver"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Group Product Marketing Manager in Miami Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at L'Oréal full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Everyone at LOreal is Passionate for what they do. Everyday energe is unmatchable and the family feeling within your teams, despite the size of the company, is unbeatable. The products are best in class, so you work for something you beleive in. That gives you purpose.

    Cons

    Burochratic, need to like political interactions to thrive. Lacks structure.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on merit than on subjective preferences on HR topics. Invest in structuring HR processes , assesments, etc. Sponsor Masters programs.

    L'Oréal2019-06-09

    L'Oréal Response

    June 14, 2019Employer Brand Specialist

    We want to thank you for your honest feedback and for your more than five years with L’Oréal! We’re extremely proud of the passion, creativity and drive that our colleagues bring to work every day. With over 35+ brands within the L’Oréal family, each team is unique and no day ...

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Product Manager"

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    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at L'Oréal full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    entrepreneurial environment oriented to the people working in the company friendly environment company enables you to create your own path to growth which include international opportunities

    Cons

    Loads of work to be done, since it is a very entrepreneurial environment, it is possible that lines are blurred within different positions

    Advice to Management

    find better and smarter ways to promote from within, look at the talent that they currently have and their potential, this would keep current employees more satisfied and motivated

    L'Oréal2017-08-16

    L'Oréal Response

    September 26, 2017Employer Brand Specialist

    Thank you for your feedback, we love to hear from current colleagues! Our unqiue and entrpreunerial enviroment comes with its own set of benefits and challenges and we’re working closely with teams across the business to address them and work smarter. Your representatives in HR can ...

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  3. Helpful (2)

    "Too stressful"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in New Haven, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at L'Oréal full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very well organized teams with a very firm schedule every day Clear vision of what should be done for the day Great discounts regarding L'Oreal products A lot of responsibilities during the day Very few "i don't know what to do" moment You will be rewarded if you perform outstanding results Great atmosphere and collaborative team. Amazing products to work with High energy Great education programs developed... internally

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    Cons

    A lot of stress Very little "caring" between employees Work comes before collegues always Stressful atmosphere due to the competition between everybody Heavy workload and few people to do it in the communications and public relations team Communications team should be more integrated with marketing teams Management is not always supportive They work you to the ground and not great work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Make it more about the people than about the money. Of course, money is important in a business, but if you focus on the people and make sure that they work very hard but in a sweet atmosphere, they will give even better results.

    L'Oréal2016-04-25
  4. "lemon-squeezers"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at L'Oréal full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Incredible benefits, good job, organized systems in place, great location, excellent perks.

    Cons

    Work life balance is non-exisitant, repetitive tasks, quick burn out, bullying from peers + upper management, crazy expectations, golden handcuffs.

    Advice to Management

    Support personal development, make an effort to stop burning people out.

    L'Oréal2015-07-05
  5. Helpful (8)

    "Would not recommend this company!"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at L'Oréal full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working with some of the best brands/products out there, an opportunity to meet a lot of nice people from all over the world and practice your language skills, travel and go to fun events, discounted and/or free products from time to time, always being in the "know" on what goes on in the industry/marketing

    Cons

    Unnecessary and almost daily meetings/presentations to prepare for that prevent you from completing the necessary operational tasks, leading to extremely long work hours, stressful job and employees complaining all the time, hard to be promoted to top management if not French, absolutely no respect for personal life outside of work (i.e. managers stay on Friday nights past 8pm on a weekly basis and you feel obliged... as well), really low pay considering all of the hours and effort put in, very heavily-based email culture (bombardment every day), people doing the workload of 2 or more people (workload not properly distributed).

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    Advice to Management

    Hire more people to better distribute workload, have respect for work-life balance, eliminate the unnecessary meetings/presentations just for the sake of putting together PPTs, realize that you're losing a ton of great employees who can find better salaries and a more well-balanced life elsewhere.

    L'Oréal2014-12-04
  6. "Great Efforts comes with Great Perks"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at L'Oréal full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    management gives you the flexibility to work on your creativity and implementation 0f new ideas. this is very good for people who enjoys freedom of working and challenging environment. glam , glitz and fun place to work with. the company is willing to groom and send you for training . very good foundation for freshie!

    Cons

    1) not much of guidance from manager, basically you have to auto pilots everything 2) teamwork spirit is pretty weak here. everyone is doing their own things 3) can be quite routine after many years of working, as the organizational structure is very flat. once you got promoted , you are still doing the same old things just the title is different.

    Advice to Management

    1) need strong and visionary leaders to pull the team together 2) increase chances of internal transfer and cross country transfer opportunity

    L'Oréal2014-11-25
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great learning experience"

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    Former Employee - Group Product Marketing Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at L'Oréal full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Worldwide brands, great marketing training. Opportunity to rotate internally to get exposure / learn from different business models. The company also evolves with the market - increasing emphasis on digital, continuous R&D. There is a lot of ownership for projects.

    Cons

    Work - life balance could use improvement, especially in subsidiaries. As with many large companies, some politicking is necessary to get up.

    Advice to Management

    Marketing to external customers is great - but also listen to the internal market - the employees. While employee surveys are good, follow ups and actions on the results of the surveys could help. Give employees more time outside work.

    L'Oréal2014-06-17
  8. Helpful (1)

    "They care about results, not people"

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    Current Employee - Junior Product Manager in Madrid
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Goal oriented company Fast learning environment High responsibility

    Cons

    Too competitive environment Lack of clear objectives Rework is at the base of the working culture

    L'Oréal2019-08-28
  9. "Culture"

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    Current Employee - Junior Product Manager 

    I have been working at L'Oréal full-time

    Pros

    Friendly environment . Open-minded. Promotion.

    Cons

    Low accountability. Political sometimes.

    L'Oréal2019-05-22

    L'Oréal Response

    May 27, 2019Global content and employee engagement manager

    Hello dear colleague, Thank you for sharing your feedback! We’re very proud of our incredible colleagues who contribute and drive our business forward every day with passion. We’re glad to hear about your positive experience and wish you continued success as you grow your career ...

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  10. "A good company, giving opportunities to new graduates"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Taipei
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at L'Oréal full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    solid on-the-job training for marketers. have a lot of budget and resources to develop and implement plans

    Cons

    relatively tall structure organization, lack of efficiency. Bosses might be very subjective

    L'Oréal2019-04-28

    L'Oréal Response

    May 28, 2019Global content and employee engagement manager

    Hello dear colleague, Thank you for sharing your feedback and for your more than three years among us! We’re very proud of our incredible colleagues who contribute to our collaborative and innovative culture and drive our business forward every day. We’re glad to hear about your ...

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