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L'Oréal Reviews

Updated Nov 1, 2019

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3.8
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L'Oréal Chief Executive Officer Jean-Paul Agon
Jean-Paul Agon
1,633 Ratings
  1. Helpful (8)

    "marketing review"

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    • Senior Management
    Global Marketing in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at L'Oréal for more than a year

    Pros

    incredibly fast paced environment. so much to work on that you'll never be bored. you're working with some of the smartest, most ambitious, highly capable and creative people in the industry. a lot of ownership of your launches, opportunities to present your ideas and concepts. great place to network and establish relationships beyond l'oreal.

    Cons

    very "French" culture, tests your limits in a sink or swim type of environment. Constantly put on the spot to see how you will conduct yourself. EXTREMELY long hours. salary seems competitive, until you divide that by number of hours clocked in each week. high turnover rate = very little team stability. you're constantly adapting to new team members, reporting to new bosses, etc. You're identified early on as a rising star, a failure, or middle of the road. If you're deemed middle of the road, you're internally dismissed. good luck getting any love or support from the executive team or HR.

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    L'Oréal2016-09-13
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Product Development Intern/Co-op"

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    Former Intern - Co-Op in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at L'Oréal for less than a year

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, open door policy, great opportunity to be challenged and learn, real experience

    Cons

    Fast paced and challenging work, a lot to learn, must pay close attention to detail, no full-time opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Intern accomplishments (or employee) aren't acknowledged in any way

    L'Oréal2016-08-17
  3. Helpful (1)

    "New Product Developer"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Hoboken, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced, global, lots of responsibility and exposure, great benefits and perks, autonomy,

    Cons

    little support, non competitive wages for long term employees, long hours at work,

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on developing and coaching the talent you already have.

    L'Oréal2016-06-02
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Internship program"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 

    I worked at L'Oréal

    Pros

    - Fast paced environment that requires you to learn and pick up things quickly - autonomy when executing tasks - HR will constantly check up on you to find out whether you are doing ok and would also meet up with interns to gather feedback

    Cons

    - Internship can be a bit unstructured and you basically do whatever work that's available

    Advice to Management

    They have already improved the program to include KPIs and structured projects that the interns should complete so that the managers can provide feedback and assessment of the intern.

    L'Oréal2016-03-20
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Analyst"

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    Senior Marketing Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Innovative environment, fast paced, beauty & fashion related projects, amazing products, a school of thought

    Cons

    At times too many meetings, which lowers team's productivity

    L'Oréal2016-03-14
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Rewarding & exciting place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - exciting industry leader - fast paced projects - free product - great healthcare benefits - flexible work environment (depends on your work role and management) - many advancement opportunities and the ability to rotate to new functions/teams

    Cons

    I really can't think of major cons to working here! If you do a good job, you will be taken care of. If you always complain, you won't help yourself. Yes sometimes it's late days but not always and you need to be responsible for managing your life. Make the most of your time at work so that you can leave at a good time. This is possible here provided you have a good relationship with your management and you get stuff done. Remember people don't leave companies, they leave managers.

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    Advice to Management

    Supportive and attentive management makes all the difference in a job day to day. Make sure the right people are leading teams and developing talent.

    L'Oréal2016-03-12
  7. "Sales and Training Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Sales and Training Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at L'Oréal full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Benefits, training and development opportunities.

    Cons

    Communication can take too long to be effective in a fast paced business.

    Advice to Management

    Open communication for sales support purposes.

    L'Oréal2016-01-29
  8. "Operations Management"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at L'Oréal

    Pros

    Great product and people. Management style can be difficult, but they do focus on people development, so there are many paths you can take.

    Cons

    Fast paced and your best is required at a minimum. Even during success, you can still feel like it is not enough.

    L'Oréal2016-01-26
  9. Helpful (5)

    "Great experience, Not So Great Culture"

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     in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at L'Oréal for less than a year

    Pros

    Challenging, Fast-paced, Great exposure to management, and you are Entrusted with lots of Responsibilities

    Cons

    Horrible culture. My manager would almost always use inappropriate language during meetings, was rude and had impossible expectations. Would usually take out frustrations on me. Culture was very French, and not knowing French/having an understanding of how the culture/its hierarchies work was a disadvantage.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people and spend more money on resources....too much work and too little time. And stop caring so much about appearance.

    L'Oréal2016-01-04
  10. "Fast Paced with Growth Potential"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at L'Oréal full-time

    Pros

    Very fast paced with constantly changing priorities. Ability to "work your way up" as they actively promote hiring from within versus hiring from the outside. Company ethics and goals are something to be proud of.

    Cons

    Very fast paced with constantly changing priorities. (can be both bad and good) Fashion changes constantly which means L'Oreal must change with it. Long hours are the norm.

    L'Oréal2015-12-29
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