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Updated June 21, 2017
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L'Oréal Président-Directeur Général Jean-Paul Agon
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Pros
  • You learn a lot ; lots of trainings (in 52 reviews)

  • Good culture good work life balance (in 40 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (12)

    "Great Opportunities + Great Learning"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at L'Oréal (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    L`Oreal is a place where you can learn a tremendous amount
    You eat what you cook = you work hard, you will get rewarded
    The people are incredible, kind and intelligent and make coming into work a pleasure
    The diversity of backgrounds create a inclusive atmosphere
    The professional division is a great place to learn, strive and cooperate (my favorite division)

    Cons

    Improvement in integration in role
    Credit should be given where credit is due ;)

    Advice to Management

    Reward the managers who develop their teams and develop individuals (yes its about the numbers but its about people too)

    L'Oréal Response

    Mar 14, 2017 – HR Digital

    First of all, thank you for giving us your insights! You’ve been part of the team for over 3 years and that speaks volumes. I love that you mentioned our diversity. It’s true we have a wide variety ... More


  2. "Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good culture, strong expertise and industry leader

    Cons

    Poor work life balance and top down management

  3. "brand head"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great brands, great people, dynamic environment and entrepreneurship. L'Oreal is a learning place and a connection place

    Cons

    the bureaucracy and politics can slow us down. some people are too obsessed with promoting themselves. we can sometimes loose sight of what is right for the brands or the business


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Speed over all else - losing credibility in the organization"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lab Director in Clark, NJ
    Current Employee - Lab Director in Clark, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at L'Oréal full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great teams/colleagues
    Rewarding volunteer work options
    Competitive benefits
    HR has it together now and is hiring the right people to change the organization

    Cons

    L'Oreal has become driven by short-term management presentations and is now not consumer or even product driven. Speed is valued over quality, strategy, and impactful innovation. This leads to lab work that is mediocre and crudely crafted.

    Advice to Management

    Speed over all else isn't working. Immense talent is unused and wasted; work is poor quality and meaningless. If we continue the course we are on, we'll likely replace our PhDs with political warriors and for practical purposes farm all research out to outside firms. Please review our course and make R&I great again!


  5. "Assistant Vice President"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at L'Oréal full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You work on some great brands - lots of opportunity within the company. World class beauty company.

    Cons

    Culture can be tough. Work long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Transform to become more externally focused.


  6. "Great Learning Opportunity for Young Professionals"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Trainer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Trainer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at L'Oréal full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Exposure to marketing research and expertise that is second to none in the industry. The opportunity to work with some very talented and driven professionals. Great benefits and free product perks.

    Cons

    Limited visibility in the company unless you work in the NY office. High likelihood that you will be managed by someone very young who has no management experience but is being "coached" often to the detriment of your own development. Managers will often take credit for your work and your ideas with no acknowledgement or appreciation for the contribution. Quality of work sometimes takes a back seat to meeting deadlines.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that your older employees have not only professional experience but life experience that lends to better decision making. Stop coaching young inexperienced managers at the expense of those who know their jobs well. It's not worth losing entire departments several times over just to save one incompetent manager.


  7. "Deduction Resolution Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Deduction Resolution Specialist II in Cranbury, NJ
    Current Employee - Deduction Resolution Specialist II in Cranbury, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits: 401K, Health, Holidays
    Good work life balance
    Competitive salary

    Cons

    Lack of formal training
    Opportunity for growth can be limited depending on which department you are in

    Advice to Management

    Overall upper management does an excellent job of striving for continuous improvement and innovation. Within individual departments management could be more hands on with day to day operations

    L'Oréal Response

    Jun 6, 2017 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Hi! Thanks so much for your thoughts, we agree we’ve got the best benefits around! Benefits, compensation, the work/life balance and professional flexibility of our employees are all things we pride ... More

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley Heights, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley Heights, NJ

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

    Pros

    Great work environment to be in

    Cons

    Need better resources when changing positions within the company

    Advice to Management

    Better resources for transitioning into new positions

    L'Oréal Response

    May 19, 2017 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us dear former colleague! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your time at L'Oréal and want you to know we are implementing some changes to improve work/life ... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "BEST JOB, BEST PEOPLE, MOST INTERESTING COMPANY"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Piscataway, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Piscataway, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at L'Oréal full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    L'Oreal USA represents the best and the brightest of our society. It is a classically diversified company with a plethora of products, positions, plans and people! There is always a new project going on and they are widely respected in their industry, strive to make the work experience a great event for all of their employees, and work to attain a great work like balance for everyone. They try to keep the door open to fresh talent and make room for them. Many of the employees become long term employees and are very proud of their work longevity.

    Cons

    The quarter year management shifts, rearrange everything and upset the apple cart when they occur approximately every 4 years or so. Many of the long time employees are cycled out and new younger employees are cycled in. With that many long term employees, this is truly a tough place to say goodbye to.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget about the needs of the loyal and dedicated long term seniour employees as you court new younger talent. Both have many assets.

    L'Oréal Response

    Jun 6, 2017 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Wow! We can’t thank you enough for your 10+ years of service! It is employees like you who make L’Oréal the place it is today for our employees and the products what they are for our consumers ... More


  10. "L'Oreal Digital Marketing & Sales Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fast Paced, Autonomy, Sales & Marketing Hybrid Role, Innovative, Senior Level Exposure, Client Facing

    Cons

    Politics within role, Heavy dependence on Brick & Mortar Stores, Dependence on Global team


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