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L'Oréal Reviews

Updated Nov 1, 2019

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3.8
78%
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L'Oréal Chief Executive Officer Jean-Paul Agon
Jean-Paul Agon
1,625 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Incredible best in class organization to grow your career"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President, Marketing in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at L'Oréal full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Incredibly fast paced career tracking, company which is willing to take risks on talent

    Cons

    Zero worklife balance, minimal flexibility on work location, french/debate style management

    Advice to Management

    Become more progressive with allowing employees to work from home, and make sure managers are ensuring balance on their teams to prevent burnout

    L'Oréal2018-02-07
  2. Helpful (7)

    "Marketing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at L'Oréal full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Very smart individuals -Rule breakers and fast paced -Excellent creative eye -Decent compensation within beauty but inferior to CPGs -Ambitous, but to the point of delusion/lack of logic

    Cons

    -Reactive and not strategic or forward looking -Unorganized and indecisive -Poor prioritization - everything is hot/urgent, but that defies the meaning of priorities -Terrible work/life balance. Expect to work many weekends and late nights every week. Expect this to be far worse during meeting prep. Recent headcount reduction has worsened this issue. There is a huge lack of resources, especially for a company of its size. -Lack of females on executive committee (5 of 15). Ratio is far skewed to males and french. There is a clear ceiling if you are female and American. Not one member is American. -Feeback can be given many times to HR without progress.

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    L'Oréal2018-02-06
  3. "Dynamic Company!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at L'Oréal full-time

    Pros

    Very creative and entrepreneurial environment. Fast paced and exciting.

    Cons

    Need better systems and processes.

    L'Oréal2017-12-04
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing Employer"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at L'Oréal full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, workspace, and energy at the new Hudson Yards office. Definitely a sink or swim environment; fast paced and exciting.

    Cons

    Can be political and junior employees can sometimes be left out when big meetings come around, but that is one a team by team basis.

    L'Oréal2017-10-16
  5. "Operations Intern- Manufacturing"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at L'Oréal

    Pros

    I was provided with real projects and was given a tremendous amount of responsibility. The work was very hands on and I had the opportunity to work with many different groups of people.

    Cons

    Very fast paced environment; often was difficult to get in contact with certain individuals within the company.

    L'Oréal2017-09-25
  6. "Manufacturing Co-op"

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    Former Intern - Manufacturing Engineer Co-Op in Florence, KY
    Recommends

    I worked at L'Oréal for more than a year

    Pros

    It's a fast paced environment that encourages growth and connects you with upper level management. The co-op program is very well structured.

    Cons

    The position in itself can be stressful, especially for young college students. It's a lot of work.

    L'Oréal2017-09-01
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Little Rock, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at L'Oréal full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits! L'Oreal is always looking at reinventing itself and is rolling out a new culture of Smart/Simplicity. You can feel the entrepreneurial and innovative spirit in this location. As an employee, you will be treated fairly and with respect. I couldn't ask for a better company to work for! L'Oreal North Little Rock has strong culture and is very people oriented. It's not only about developing your technical skills, it's also about your soft skills.

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    Cons

    L'Oreal likes to do more with less resources. It's a great company to work for, but you need to have a sense of urgency and time management or you will definitely feel stresses. I personally like fast paced and challenging environments, so this is a perfect fit for me.

    L'Oréal2017-08-01
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Global Marketing for Luxury Haircare"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at L'Oréal full-time

    Pros

    Great hands-on experience for junior employees

    Cons

    Long hours, cut-throat and fast-paced environment

    L'Oréal2017-08-15
  9. "L'Oreal Digital Marketing & Sales Manager"

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     in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at L'Oréal for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fast Paced, Autonomy, Sales & Marketing Hybrid Role, Innovative, Senior Level Exposure, Client Facing

    Cons

    Politics within role, Heavy dependence on Brick & Mortar Stores, Dependence on Global team

    L'Oréal2017-05-15
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Senior Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clark, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at L'Oréal full-time for 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.

    L'Oréal2016-11-07
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