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Updated March 13, 2017
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L'Oréal Président-Directeur Général Jean-Paul Agon
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Pros
  • Very intense internship, where you learn a LOT (in 43 reviews)

  • Good culture good work life balance (in 35 reviews)

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  1. "Marketing Internship (12 months)"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Marketing Internship in London, England (UK)
    Current Intern - Marketing Internship in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at L'Oréal as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Incredible responsibility and opportunity for interns to take on big projects. Really social, fun and young working environment. My team were supportive, and always made be feel empowered and valued and never 'just an intern'. Everyone really cares about the brands and being market leaders, which makes for a positive, high achieving work environment.

    Cons

    Lack of clear processes and structure can make it difficult to stay organised. Nothing is impossible culture can lead to extremely challenging workloads and unachievable deadlines, often interns work long hours to meet expectations. HR department provide little formal training outside of initial couple of weeks.

    Advice to Management

    Offer training to Interns, to ensure we continue to develop skills throughout the placement, such as time management, marketing theory, excel and data analysis trainings.

    L'Oréal Response

    Mar 20, 2017 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Thanks for offering such a balanced review of your experience! We are very pleased to hear you were able to learn lots, and that ownership of your projects and a supportive team helped create this ... More


  2. "Good job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good ways to progress in the business

    Cons

    Can be very stressful and long days.

    L'Oréal Response

    Mar 20, 2017 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Thank you for leaving a review with us. We hope you continue to progress in your career at L'Oréal! If you have any concerns about stress management and long hours, we encourage you to speak to your ... More


  3. "strong talent, tough work life balance"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    working with some of the best minds in the industry. V strong training ground, opportunity for quick progression if you fit the culture. incredibly dynamic and strong energy every day.

    Cons

    at times you may be treated not well, serious pressure leads to confrontation. long hours and high expectations. good for a few years but hard to sustain.

    L'Oréal Response

    Mar 20, 2017 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Dear colleague, thank you for sharing your views. We're glad to hear about the things you enjoy at L'Oréal, and the things you think we could be better as it offers us essential information on how we ... More


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  5. "Not for most people"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at L'Oréal full-time

    Pros

    - Free products
    - Huge amount of responsibility
    - Most of the workforce are really young
    - Canteen was generally good
    - Post room staff are the best, so be nice to them!

    Cons

    - Very little room to progress
    - High employee turnover
    - Unforgiving French culture
    - People were scared to be seen leaving before 6pm
    - Interns regularly in tears
    - Horrific work/life balance unless you work in demand planning/supply chain
    - Bottleneck hierarchy
    - Extremely disorganised
    - If you don't speak French, don't bother!

    Advice to Management

    Treat people how you would like to be treated. There were only a handful of people who I admired for their management style, as the rest either embodied micro-management to the extreme, or none whatsoever

    L'Oréal Response

    Mar 20, 2017 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Dear former colleague. Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we always appreciate the feedback of our employees, past and present- your opinions help us improve the way we do things. We're ... More


  6. "It's not what you do, it's the way that you do it. The company is built on people."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people you work with have a common goal and the overall support package is fantastic. And the products are fantastic. Staff shop!!

    Cons

    Dependent on role, you can work very long hours and it's expected This can play with work life balance. Your choice.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your people how you want to be treated and protect them

    L'Oréal Response

    Feb 21, 2017 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Thank you greatly for taking the time to write a review. We are happy to understand that you feel we're a company where everyone is working towards the same goal- it makes celebrating our successes ... More


  7. "Good experience to have"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big weighty brands, good people

    Cons

    Flaky and can be unfocused

    Advice to Management

    make a good, thought through plan and stick to it

    L'Oréal Response

    Mar 20, 2017 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts, we hope you are able to look back on your experience at L'Oréal with fond memories. Your feedback for management is useful in helping us improve the way we do things ... More


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Loreal"

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

    I have been working at L'Oréal full-time

    Pros

    People are amazing and friends for life

    Cons

    Salary is terrible and hard to get a pay increase


  9. "Brilliant Placement!"

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

    I have been working at L'Oréal as an intern

    Pros

    - A well established and strong networking culture
    - Senior staff are very approachable
    - Relaxed yet professional office environment
    - Young, vibrant feel!
    - The brands which you have exposure too are absolutely fantastic!
    - Fabulous product discount on the staff shop!

    Cons

    - Very fast paced so there is a requirement to be as flexible as possible
    - Unique culture, where having a personal yet professional balance is very important in order to make valuable networks

    Advice to Management

    - To uniform the business and introduce more processes
    - To stay one of the best employers out there, amazing!


  10. "Dependant on the brand you get placed on"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Intern in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    large intern community
    lots of HR support
    get given a lot of responsibility
    lots of freebies & great staff discount
    living in london is great

    Cons

    stigma related to being an intern within the company
    my team wasn't the most welcoming
    such a large company = harder to get noticed for your hard work
    no one has any time to help when you are new


  11. "Very fast and at times very challenging"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Group Product Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Group Product Manager in London, England (UK)
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    operates within beauty industry; fast paced and high calibre employees. centrally located and alot of free products (for those who care about freebies).

    Cons

    decision making is very very centralized. except for the senior leaders the rest of the levels only recommends. no work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Empower your reports to take more decisions ; more initiatives to improve work life balance



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