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Updated July 14, 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 53 reviews)

  • Good culture good work life balance (in 43 reviews)

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  1. "Vision and Strategy"

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

    I worked at L'Oréal full-time

    Pros

    Very competitive compensation and benefits. Opportunity for travel abroad

    Cons

    Favoritism. Poor work life balance.


  2. "Okay experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Modern, state of the art technology. Safe, clean.

    Cons

    Culture and attitude are poor

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so 'clique-y'

  3. Helpful (4)

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

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    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!


  4. "Cell Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at L'Oréal full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits- health benefits,free goods and discounted profucts6

    Cons

    Long hours, no appreciation, little support from upper management

    L'Oréal Response

    Jul 9, 2017 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Hi there former colleague, thank you for sharing your thoughts! Your opinion helps us identify the areas in which we need to improve. It's true, we think our people should be rewarded generously... More


  5. "Assistant Vice President"

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    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.

    L'Oréal Response

    Jul 17, 2017 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Hi there – thank you for your thoughts, we want to make sure we’re world class both inside and out and your feedback helps us get there. We hear you on culture and we’re taking steps to improve it... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Learning Opportunity for Young Professionals"

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    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.

    L'Oréal Response

    Jul 17, 2017 – Employer Brand Specialist

    We want to thank you not only for your work here at L'Oréal but also for your candid feedback. The experience and the people here are truly second to none but we always have room to improve and want... More


  7. "It's who you know, not what you do"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good employee discounts, nice office. Looks good on your resume

    Cons

    I was hired as an intern, not knowing I was not apart of the official program. Halfway through my 1 year there, my manager was changed. My new manager did not make much effort to involve me in much projects and HR never included me in intern events. I tried at the end of my internship to get hired internally but it's really who you know in each team when applying or how good you know HR. If you are not apart of that team, odds are you won't get hired if you have no experience dealing with them. which sucks when you have already spent a year there. HR tells you to apply on the internal site but they never respond to you or get back, you have to try and be sneaky to find out who is the hiring manger for the position and try to go talk to them.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to all interns and involve them in all activities.

  8. "Really nice people, just not my field"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at L'Oréal as an intern

    Pros

    Everyone was really nice

    Cons

    The program was new and not really in my field


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Undervalues talent"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at L'Oréal full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    On the whole, some really excellent people work at Clarisonic. The engineering groups have some very talented engineers that do great work. Work/life balance is very good in some divisions, depending on your manager.

    Cons

    Pay for FTEs appears to be consistently below market for the region, even considering benefits like pension. Don't expect to be appreciated by upper management unless you are in a highly visible sales or marketing role. HR seems more interested in seeing how little they can compensate you, rather than what you are worth in the market.

    Advice to Management

    Value your talent more; they are the company's lifeblood, and if you aren't willing to compensate them enough to retain them, you'll have bigger problems. Don't just pay lip service to how much you appreciate their work, then undervalue them year over year.


  10. "Chemist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are great for young people

    Cons

    The organization is a mess

    L'Oréal Response

    Apr 14, 2017 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Dear colleague, thanks a lot for sharing your thoughts! It's true, we reward our people well for all the hard work you do! We have to admit, L'Oréal is not the easiest place to navigate- working... More


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