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L'Oréal Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
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  • Very intense internship, where you learn a LOT (in 43 reviews)

  • Products, talented employees, dynamic & fast paced environment (in 85 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    #1 beauty company
    Fast paced, there are opportunities to move and grow
    Great benefits package
    Great employee perks
    Mobility exposure

    Cons

    French management style still lingers in the air (authoritarian and demanding) but slowly starting to change with implementation of SMART. There needs to be more awareness of bad working behaviors and they need to be called out without fear of retribution.


  2. "National Account Manager"

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

    Pros

    Great people/ managers/ support system.

    Cons

    Can be a very competitive and aggressive environment.

    L'Oréal Response

    Nov 4, 2016 – Digital Marketing Manager

    We very much appreciate your feedback. Thank you for sharing. We are lucky to have some of the best people in the industry – as we call them, the beauty makers. We do encourage our leaders to be ... More


  3. Helpful (5)

    "Exceptional Career, but Work-Life is a Challenge"

    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 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Iconic brands
    - Original thinking is valued
    - Surprisingly low level of bureaucracy
    - Culture of merit-based career advancement
    - Opportunity to work anywhere in the world and lots of cross-functional opportunities

    Cons

    - Work-life balance is extremely difficult
    - Internal politics dissuade transparency
    - Not many diversity networks to tap into

    Advice to Management

    - Management recognizes that work-life balance is a challenge and they are actively trying to manage it. Advice would be to continue your efforts and hold managers accountable for prioritizing work-life balance.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Financial Analyst"

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

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

    Pros

    Well known brand, nice office

    Cons

    Messy Organization Structure, office Politics

    Advice to Management

    Be clear with what deliverables are


  6. "Summer Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    People are very friendly and they don't mind answering all the questions at all. It is a very warm and welcoming community.

    Cons

    HR does a horrible job communicating. A lot of back and forth.
    Low offer extension rate from intern to full time.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Director, Business Development"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at L'Oréal full-time

    Pros

    Great brands and people to work with

    Cons

    Demanding culture and potential strain on work life balance

    L'Oréal Response

    Oct 28, 2016 – DM

    Thank you very much for sharing your feedback. We are so pleased that you have emphasized on the quality of our people. We consider our employees are our most important asset and we feel proud to ... More


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Great Corporation to work for - Not for everyone."

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

    Pros

    - Large pool of Industry best talents make it a great place to learn and to challenge yourself
    - Passion, leadership are valued and recognized
    - Your career is in your hands, and depends on your ability to propose and drive change
    - potential to move between the large portfolio of Brands and Functions
    - Best managers, who are continuously looking at optimizing the organization structure, benchmarking the corporation against the competition, and promoting innovation (multiple awards are in place to promote innovation)
    - I believe that you either move up, and stay within the corporation, or you are out. The culture is very competitive, aka no room for average performers. This is a strong plus in my opinion.

    Cons

    - workload can be very significant at times (while always interesting)
    - As any large organization, you have to learn how to work in a matrix environment (the many layers in place can be intimidating at first - nothing unmanageable)

    Advice to Management

    - Continue to simplify the too many organization layers.
    - Continue the good work on the innovation side, remaining the leader in the beauty industry. Amazing corporation and talents, attracted by the culture and the power/image of the Brands.

    L'Oréal Response

    Oct 18, 2016 – Digital Marketing Manager

    What a great feedback! Thank you so much for taking your time to share your insights. We doubt anybody could have put it any better when it comes to describing L’Oréal. We do have a strong ... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Contract Analytical Chemist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analytical Chemist in Clark, NJ
    Former Employee - Analytical Chemist in Clark, NJ
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Was my first job after college. Managers and colleagues will train and teach you despite the fact that you are not really a L'Oreal employee. Company store has plenty of nice discounted stuff.

    Cons

    I was a contractor, therefore during holidays, parties and other common gatherings wasn't allowed to participate in any events. Although, it's understandable that since a contractor is not an employee and doesn't get any benefits, management can create something not to separate workers during sociable events


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Loreal USA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager, Sales Administration in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager, Sales Administration in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at L'Oréal full-time

    Pros

    This is a wonderful company to work for. They strive for work life balance, which we all appreciate

    Cons

    Cafeteria is not open yet!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    L'Oréal Response

    Oct 18, 2016 – Digital Marketing Manager

    Thank you so much for your feedback. It is always great to hear that our efforts pay off. Indeed, we are working to ensure that the people who make L’Oréal the great place it is today have a ... More


  11. "ANALYST"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I am happy to be part of L'Oreal team.

    Cons

    I feel being our department (FTZ) is a small section under Tax department, we could attend FTZ seminars and get some courses to upgrade our skills.

    L'Oréal Response

    Oct 18, 2016 – Digital Marketing Manager

    Thank you for taking your time to share your feedback. As you know at L’Oréal learning never stops. That’s why we hire lifelong learners like you :) It is a good point you bring up and we hope ... More



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