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Updated October 14, 2017
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L'Oréal Président-Directeur Général Jean-Paul Agon
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "The bad cultural reputation is real. Keep looking...."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at L'Oréal full-time

    Pros

    Great brands
    Location
    Looks great on resume

    Cons

    Popularity over smarts/contributions
    So cliquish, its unbelievable
    Don't expect HR to help
    Trust no one
    Claims that they want to change but its ALL talk

    Advice to Management

    People actually like structure in their careers
    Stop rewarding mediocre people
    Acknowledge the fact that levels of expectation under VP are the same in some departments and that it is discouraging to make it so hard to get promoted when you are doing a higher level's job

    L'Oréal Response

    Oct 2, 2017 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Dear former colleague, thank you for sharing your views. Your opinions help us understand what we're doing well and more importantly, where we can do better. We agree with you that we're proud of our... More


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Run, don't walk, from this company!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at L'Oréal full-time

    Pros

    None, other than a paycheck, which will cost you dearly in terms of your personal and professional life.

    Cons

    The MOST TOXIC work environment I've ever experienced and/or heard of. Truthfully, if I had the choice of being homeless or working at this company, I'd choose homelessness all day long.

    Advice to Management

    You should be ashamed of the way you treat your employees, particularly the non-French ones. Shame!

    L'Oréal Response

    Sep 26, 2017 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Dear colleague, we are sorry to read of your unhappy experience with us and wish you the best in your future career adventure, Emma

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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Sr. Marketing Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Toxic culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You can take on a lot roles and responsibilities outside your official job. Offices are modern and beautiful. Pay for some employee levels are exceptional.

    Cons

    Constant cost cutting and view of people as resources, replaceable cogs. This comes down from upper Management which is incredibly hierarchal and represents all the worst elements of french culture..

    Advice to Management

    You demand a lot. You pay for little. You get people to go above and beyond for years. Then you get a new crop of people when the old ones are burned out. This is not a healthy strategy


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at L'Oréal full-time

    Pros

    Beauty product discounts, extra day off after certain holidays

    Cons

    Executives do not care about their employees. Lack of vision and trust. Extremely difficult to grow career.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Potential for greatness but you'll only be a number"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Beautiful office, some nice co workers, perks. Good insurance all around. Good induction but poor execution after. Good pay. Higher than norm.

    Cons

    No communication from higher management. Says you have earned days off but gets in trouble for using them. Can be let go from your position with no warning and escorted out as if you're a criminal.

    Advice to Management

    When someone asks for feedback on their performance - give it. Don't fake nice and then fire them.

    L'Oréal Response

    Jul 17, 2017 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Thank you so much for your candid thoughts and we’re sorry to hear about your experience. We definitely hear you and we’re incorporating new internal programs to make sure the feedback process is... More

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Hard to reach full time status"

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Clark, NJ
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Clark, NJ

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

    Pros

    They have a company store which is 50 percent off

    Cons

    They will do everything in their power not to hire people as L'oreal employees

    Advice to Management

    You suck.


  9. "Not impressed"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Warehouse Associate in Monmouth Junction, NJ
    Former Contractor - Warehouse Associate in Monmouth Junction, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There were no pros there.

    Cons

    People all spoke only Spanish

    Advice to Management

    Better training should be provided to new employees. People are rushed through training too fast.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Sales rep"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Iowa City, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    Awesome coworkers
    Fun industry

    Cons

    Micromanaged
    Little care about employees
    Heavy from top down
    Leaders don't understand market


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