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LVMH London Reviews

Updated June 20, 2017
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  • The environment was very hectic with no work-life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • Long hours, lots of paperwork to complete (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Design consultant"

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

    I worked at LVMH (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good career prospects & team

    Cons

    Review process uncommunicative and unstructured. Needs to be made compulsory.

    Advice to Management

    Be more proactive in team support with programs that allow for full open channel of communication.


  2. "Commission hungry and vile personalities"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lovely clothes to look at and met some lovely clients whom I believe I will stay in touch with for a long time.

    Cons

    No Sense of realism, great from an aesthetics perspective however it's like the staff all live in their own worlds. Very caniving and sneaky when it comes to sales! Was told at the interview that the team are lovely and typically not driven by commission...absolute lie.

    Targets are unrealistic, with extremely high expectations and the staff seem to have an attitude problem when you ask for assistance with something you are not sure of. You would think they are the creative director themselves as apposed to acting as an ambassador for the brand!

    Advice to Management

    When your staff tell you about conflicts in he team actually pay attention or do something about it. Too many managers getting paid and not doing the work, instead it's distributed.

  3. "Executive Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with some exciting brands as well as genuine people who are passionate about the brands and produce high standards of work.

    Cons

    Lack of opportunity for progression and autonomy in ones role, whatever level in the company. A culture of micromanagement and bureaucracy.


  4. "Great company but focus on developing sales team rather than any other functions"

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    Current Employee - Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at LVMH full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company and with so many brands in it, it offers good mobility between brands. Great discounts through the group available.

    Cons

    Training and development is mainly focussed on sales team rather than other support functions. Potential talent overlooked if not in sales.

    Advice to Management

    Equality


  5. "Make friend with the right people"

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    Former Intern - Sales Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Sales Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at LVMH as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Global firm, broad scope of activities and "good" internal mobility
    International team which allows you to learn exponentially / expand your network

    Cons

    UK HQ are really based on who you know, so make sure you are friend with the right person to grow

    Advice to Management

    Start to reward hard work and not sweet talk


  6. Helpful (7)

    "A big group with a lot of problems"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at LVMH full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    May look good on a CV

    Cons

    The reality is far from being idyllic...the management is incompetent and totally useless in identifying potential and in helping their staff grow. This group has a lot of selfish people working for them...

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff more often! I think a 360 review would be beneficial so senior managers would not think that they have nothing to do (responsibility wise) but just turn up to work...


  7. "Fiance"

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    Former Employee - Finance in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Finance in London, England (UK)

    I worked at LVMH (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Salary, events, work-life balance, interesting company

    Cons

    Not so much to report

  8. "Great place to work for in HR, highly recommended!!"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at LVMH full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Great team, with a work hard play hard culture
    - Mutating company, which makes for interesting projects and tasks
    - Open to new ideas and ways of doing things
    - High-end retail business is a fascinating one
    - Good benefits
    - Each brand within the company has its own identity, and extremely committed individuals, which is always nice to see in your colleagues!

    Cons

    - A bit messy, sometimes you just want to get your work done, but that can be said of all open space environments
    - HR team lacked clear vision, and team was not as cohesive as I think they should be
    - Pay, very low pay throughout roles, thus restraining earning potential in the short-term, though long-term the benefit outweighs this, which is I took the job!

    Advice to Management

    - Develop team spirit, not in corporate HR sense, but a real bond towards a common goal through interdisciplinary projects and such
    - Deal equally with direct reports and delegate more, what's the point of having employees if you can't trust them
    - Keep it up!


  9. Helpful (9)

    "A wonderful, though challenging, experience"

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    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at LVMH full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic brands with emotionally driven employees that execute strategies almost faultlessly. Having worked for a few other companies I can safely say that the reason for these brands being so successful is the commitment of the Marketing teams, efficiency of spend and excellence in hiring external consultancy to find a winning strategy

    Sample sales for sure

    Ambition. Once you accept the pay is rubbish and do your job the experience actually becomes very valuable. especially when you leave as you realise they think differently (and often better) than their competitors

    Cons

    The pay is low. No point pretending otherwise. My salary after I left was double (and at a similar level to the position I had there). Work can be frenetic and emotionally draining but that is because you care.

    A long term career there is undeniably difficult if you are not French. Most of their brands are french though so isnt too hard to see why. In addition the HR teams are less interested in personal development than the development of the brand or business as a whole.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage cross fertilisation of ideas between maisons and brands. Surely there is a lot to learn that isnt because this almost never happens.

    Given the challenges of not being French, either teach your staff the language (and stress it's importance) or operate like most other businesses and make English the language you require in order to succed in a global role (unless it is a Chinese or Spanish speaking territory for which the role is responsible)


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Very good internship experience!"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at LVMH full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very nice working environment, beautiful brands you work with, good career opportunities, nice people, amazing staff discounts.

    Cons

    In addition to the responsibility you get over some very interesting projects, you also have to do the typical "intern tasks" (of course) which was not a problem but you have to bear this in mind maybe.


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