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Updated June 26, 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 41 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

    "Meaningful work, Good environment and colleagues"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at L'Oréal full-time

    Pros

    As someone passionate in the role and the industry, I love that the work is challenging and fulfilling - you will learn new things, drive projects, develop your skills in the ever-changing landscape, and have a chance to make an impact.

    Beyond that, the company is genuine in its desire to constantly provide good environment and care for employees.
    I had heard negative things before joining the company, but after being here for some time, I think that is a thing of the past.
    The management has changed, the culture has evolved, there is a real effort to drive employee engagement, and the benefits such as flexibility to work-from-home sweeten the experience.
    I also greatly appreciate that the company is socially and environmentally conscious.

    Cons

    Not a con per se, but it is fast-paced (as with all FMCGs).
    Also, in such a big company with more than 20 brands, there is still a tendency for some to operate in silo.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing, as long as the company keeps its vision and its heart for consumers and employees, the results will definitely show


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Good place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chemist in Clark, NJ
    Current Employee - Chemist in Clark, NJ
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A great place to start a career, it is a very young environment. There are a lot of opportunities for networking and you can learn a lot about the consumer products industry. There are also nice benefits and good working hours. There are opportunities to move around within the company as well.

    Cons

    The salaries could be higher. Since it is a French company, most decisions and ideas come out of France, it would be nice if more innovation came from the US labs. There also seems to be a high turnover rate for many positions.

    Advice to Management

    There should be more growth opportunities for employees that aren't French and better communication between marketing and R&D here and in France.

  3. "Marketing experts in 2 years"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Strategist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing Strategist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very autonomous, and self learning job.
    good responsabilities and comfortable budget for

    Cons

    very demanding job; long hours

    Advice to Management

    keep on guys doing good job


  4. "Pretty Good Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Support Representative in North Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Sales Support Representative in North Little Rock, AR
    Recommends

    Pros

    Working in Sales Support gave one the opportunity to try out new products before they became available to the public. At the time, we were also given credits every two months to use in the company store where Maybelline's parent company's (L'Oreal USA) products were sold to employees at 50% off the retail price.

    Cons

    The manager I worked for was very rigid, didn't share extensive knowledge about the company with employees, and generally only gave negative feedback to employees. Other managers were not at all like that person - it was a fun and interesting place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the quarterly employee appreciation events for employees. Continue to company store for employees - it was great to buy Lancome products at a 50% discount!


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Strong Place for those who are driven"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    L'Oreal is one of the leading brands in the world, and it is an honor to work here. There is a diversity of brands within L'Oreal USA to work on, covering everything from cosmetics to ethnic hair care. Not only is there something for everything, generally the people are good to work with.

    Cons

    Being that the senior management is almost entirely French, there is a slight lack of understanding of the US market. Nothing that cannot be overcome, however.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in technology. Laptops for all employees, better technology services, wifi on site, etc, would make a huge difference for all.


  6. "jk"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Paris, TN
    Current Employee - Intern in Paris, TN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    allow a great evolution, high skilled management

    Cons

    not flexible, hierarchy, competition, long recruitment process after internship

    Advice to Management

    no special comment. follow the current strategy and the success is there


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Learning opportunity, network with like-minded professionals, assist in marketing

    Cons

    Long hours, overworked, high pressure

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great company with great benefits!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Berkeley Heights, NJ
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Berkeley Heights, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    L'Oreal USA has an energetic atmosphere working with outstanding products. Everyday presents new challenges that keep us on our toes and the work days fly by. We get great satisfaction when we provide solutions to users that make their jobs easier. The company benefits are better than any other company I know of. 401k, pension, product discounts, summer half day fridays, quarterly mixers, training classes are encouraged, gym memberships, free on site flu shots and so much more!

    Cons

    Every company has its cons but I think L'Oreal's are minimal. There are examples of people being overworked but I think it is due to lack of project management with their manager. The company is very marketing focused which can hurt other departments. Very high turnover in marketing.

    Advice to Management

    Good job with the initiation of the Beauty Shaker awards. It has been a great opportunity to expose our accomplishments to other departments as well a senior management.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great to work for."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Springfield, MO
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Springfield, MO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits package, work out of house, fellow employees are very helpful. Some managers are better than others.

    Cons

    Lack of communication. Hard to move up, because no one leaves.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Berkeley Heights, NJ
    Current Employee - Intern in Berkeley Heights, NJ
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere in the office
    Berkeley heights office is pretty new and very spacious
    Great perks for full time employees, especially in the corporate store
    Shuttle provided to NY office
    Summer hours and casual fridays

    Cons

    Office is in remote location in mid jersey
    Traffic to office is sometimes heavy
    Train station is not close to office
    Departments tend to socialize within

    Advice to Management

    Management works very well with employees, since there are not too many levels of delegation witching the company. Employee's are trusted to succeed in projects and are not micro-managed.


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