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L'Oréal Reviews

Updated September 22, 2017
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L'Oréal Président-Directeur Général Jean-Paul Agon
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  1. "Division Group President"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great brands, digital centric company, beauty specialist , great talents, passionated people

    Cons

    workload can be intense sometimes


  2. Helpful (4)

    "A great place if you're a fit"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Passionate, Smart people who are determined to get results

    Cons

    Intense and potentially cliquish

    L'Oréal Response

    Sep 4, 2017 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Dear colleague, thank you for sharing your thoughts! We're very pleased to read your positive thoughts. We agree, it's enriching to work with colleagues who are intelligent and driven. Indeed... More

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great"

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    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


  4. "Company with a good reputation, but I felt like I was coasting and not learning enough"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Clark, NJ
    Former Employee - Manager in Clark, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company has prestigious brands, marketing and manufacturing capability, shows commitment in sustainability and environmentally friendly products. R&D is one of the biggest in the industry.

    Cons

    The marketing mentality takes over the research spirit and consequently hinders innovation. The leadership style within the company is very top-down and too autocratic. A significant portion of the workforce tends to coast and nothing is being done to address it. The meeting etiquette leaves a lot to be desired (late start, attendees showing up late, unclear goals).

    Advice to Management

    Create a performance-base company culture, give more autonomy to local teams, balance the roles between R&D and marketing


  5. 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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "A good place to work if you have a good team"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at L'Oréal full-time

    Pros

    Free products, good on the job training

    Cons

    Growth can sometimes be affected by favouritism

    L'Oréal Response

    Sep 18, 2017 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Hi former colleague. Thanks a lot for sharing your thoughts with us! We're glad you had a good, hands on learning experience with us. You're right, learning is best done on the job! We believe that... More


  7. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at L'Oréal full-time

    Pros

    Great experience, collaborative environment, innovative and successful

    Cons

    Need more feedback from managers, no exit interview

    L'Oréal Response

    Aug 31, 2017 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Dear former intern, thank you for sharing your thoughts! We are very happy to hear you had an enriching experience with us at L'Oréal and that it set you up well for your career. Thank you for your... More

  8. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at L'Oréal full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and perks. Matching 401k.

    Cons

    Too many Chiefs not enough Indians.

    L'Oréal Response

    Aug 31, 2017 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Dear colleague, we are happy to hear you're having a great experience at L'Oréal. Excellent work deserves excellent rewards, right? We like to think that everyone can be a chief, in that we can all... More


  9. "Director BI"

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    Current Employee - IT Director in Berkeley Heights, NJ
    Current Employee - IT Director in Berkeley Heights, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at L'Oréal full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fast and challenging environment, it is never boring or mundane. The company's social responsibility is a thing of pride to all of us and they do really take care of their employees in terms of benefits and job security. For people who love an unstructured work approach and are OK with managing their own time, it is a great place. I genuinely love this company. There are no corporate drones here, individuals are appreciated and the company culture allows for different personalities and styles.

    Cons

    Because of the fast moving and entrepreneurial approach to work, there is little in the way of set processes that a person can follow. Getting started here can be overwhelming until you build your own network of experts and helpers. I don't know if it is the whole company or just the area I am in but managing workload and priorities is not done well. This is a work in progress as it is a recognized problem but it is hard to enforce processes in a culture that has always been fueled on individualistic influence. Finding the balance between execution on inspired ideas and working on the highest priorities is a tough job.

    Advice to Management

    Our company ethics are an inspiration in these times of eroding social responsibility. Keep going! We really do have to get better at prioritizing work especially balancing between the various divisions. Shared service groups are overwhelmed by the competing demands of the divisions and functions.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Accountant in Berkeley Heights, NJ
    Current Employee - Accountant in Berkeley Heights, NJ

    Pros

    Great company very well known lot of exposure to different fields within accounting.

    Great Benefits

    Cons

    The only disadvantage is that they hire lot of temps for long term assignments.

    L'Oréal Response

    Aug 28, 2017 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Hi fellow colleague, thank you for taking the time to write a review! We're glad your role is enriched by gaining exposure to different fields, and that you're passionate to broaden your scope by... More


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