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Updated February 22, 2018
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L'Oréal Chief Executive Officer Jean-Paul Agon
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2,217 Employee Reviews

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Pros
  • You learn a lot and gain a lot of helpful insight (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 - not really existing (in 307 reviews)

  • t des missions et la charge de travail (in 91 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Exciting place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Amazing, smart, driven people to work with.
    Fast moving.
    Awesome brands and products.

    Cons

    Flexibility at work is not as good as at other companies formally, but good individual management trust in employees to manage workload.

    L'Oréal Response

    Dec 17, 2017 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Dear colleague, thank you for taking the time to write about your positive L'Oréal experience! We agree 110% with what you mention- our people and brands are incredible and there's never a boring... More


  2. "Amazing opportunites and career growth here"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global culture, cross functional career opportunities, dynamic pace and quite the adventure. Leadership is engaged, enabling and supportive.

    Cons

    Sometimes the fact pace can border on frenzied and hectic. Not an optimal place for everyone to thrive, but if the culture and pace is a match for you, go for it!

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget the Americans when it comes to opportunities abroad!

    L'Oréal Response

    Feb 2, 2018 – L'Oréal Talent Team

    Dear colleague, we are very delighted to hear from you and thank you for your great feedbacks. We will pass your feedbacks to the internal teams and will be helpful for how we will improve together... More

  3. "Director of Manufacturing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at L'Oréal full-time

    Pros

    Great company. Innovation, team work.

    Cons

    Work life balance. Based on job function different work load

    Advice to Management

    Different expectation for different division

    L'Oréal Response

    Feb 13, 2018 – DM

    Dear colleague, we are delighted to hear from you! Thank you for your great feedback. We will definitely share it with the teams and will make sure your suggestions for improvement are taken into... More


  4. "Digital Marketing Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at L'Oréal full-time

    Pros

    hands on experience, final project, exposure to upper management, being a part of the goldman sachs of beauty

    Cons

    competitive atmosphere (could also be pro), not guaranteed job out of MDP program

    L'Oréal Response

    Feb 13, 2018 – DM

    Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your positive L'Oréal experience! We agree 110% with what you mention - here you are empowered to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty... More


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Incredible best in class organization to grow your career"

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

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

    Pros

    Incredibly fast paced career tracking, company which is willing to take risks on talent

    Cons

    Zero worklife balance, minimal flexibility on work location, french/debate style management

    Advice to Management

    Become more progressive with allowing employees to work from home, and make sure managers are ensuring balance on their teams to prevent burnout


  6. "Senior manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at L'Oréal full-time

    Pros

    Great career opportunities for the right talent

    Cons

    Busy and hectic and very stressful

    L'Oréal Response

    Feb 13, 2018 – DM

    Dear former colleague, thank you so much for taking the time to share your L'Oréal experience with us. We agree 110% with what you mention- the career opportunities and endless. There's never a... More


  7. "Senior Fragrance Evaluator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at L'Oréal full-time

    Pros

    Greta people, great leaning

    Cons

    low pay for the industry

    L'Oréal Response

    Feb 23, 2018 – L'Oréal Talent Team

    Dear former colleague, thanks for taking time to share your experiences, which is very valuable for us on how we improve in the near future. In addition, we are glad that you experienced great... More

  8. "FUN"

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

    I worked at L'Oréal full-time

    Pros

    it was a great company learned alot

    Cons

    it was great !! NOt any cons

    Advice to Management

    nothing

    L'Oréal Response

    Feb 22, 2018 – L'Oréal Talent Team

    Dear Colleague, thanks for your review. We are glad that you experienced great fun working at L’Oréal. All the best in your career! Yang


  9. "VP"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Aggressive, goal oriented strategic objectives

    Cons

    minimal tolerance for trial & error

    Advice to Management

    continue to increase communication to all level of the organization

    L'Oréal Response

    Feb 2, 2018 – L'Oréal Talent Team

    Dear colleague, Thank you for your feedback. At L’Oréal, we work in inspired & empowered teams focused on making a great impact. Please feel free to communicate with your team, manager and HR. We... More


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Poor Company Culture with Lack of Innovation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clark, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clark, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Mid-level management is supportive (Not senior level management)
    -Company store perks

    Cons

    -No room for growth in many departments
    -Lack of communication amongst all hubs
    -Zero sense of urgency
    -Lacks the innovation that should accompany being the top company in Beauty industry; still stuck in old-school ways
    -Compensation packages are less than competitors

    Advice to Management

    -Make better hiring decisions
    - Raise compensation to be akin to competitors
    -Recognize the high performers
    -Put additional training into employees stuck in their old ways after they've been in the company for extended periods of time


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