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L'Oréal Overview

Clichy (France)
10000+ employees
1909
Company - Public ( LRLCY)
Manufacturing
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Entrepreneurial spirit and daring creativity belong at L’Oreal. You can say it’s in our DNA- L’Oreal was created in 1906 by a young chemist and his hair dye invention, just two years after graduation. Since then, we haven’t stopped rising ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to bring Beauty to All. It’s in L’Oreal’s hands to offer all women and men the best of cosmetics innovation in terms of quality, efficacy, safety, sustainability.

Company Updates

  • Massive thanks to all of our amazing teams for choosing L'Oréal France 'The Best Place to Work'

    L'Oréal - Top 10 Best Employer In France

    Glassdoor Employee Choice Awards (2017) Awards for The Best Employers are exclusively based on the contributions of employees who have reviewed L'Oréal Group on Glassdoor.

  • It's recruitment season for students! Our recruiters are coming to a campus near you. Impress them and nail an internship with us by reading these tips :)

    10 Dos and Don'ts at L'Oréal Careers Fairs - Beauty Tomorrow

    Picture this, you're standing in a crowded career fair- palms sweaty, resume in hand, running through 50 questions to ask a recruiter in your mind. Sound familiar? Companies meet thousands of students each year through the career fairs to find great talent for internships and full-time roles.

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L'Oréal – Why Work For Us?


At L’Oréal we empower people who are ready to take bets, think out of the box, defend their convictions, be resilient and leave their own mark. They are offered early responsibilities, numerous opportunities and fast-track careers. 

At every stage of your career with L’Oréal we offer personalized training and support that will help you progress and develop your career. You hold the keys: it’s up to you to show who you are and what you can become.

We therefore encourage mobility which helps our executives, both junior and senior talents, to rapidly acquire experience by being faced with a range of different cultures, business approaches and market situations.

DIVERSITY

In L’Oréal's people-centered culture, the diversity of the teams is one of the success factors. Fostering the values of all forms of multiculturalism and respect for differences, the group is enriched by employees from various horizons that enable it to gain a better understanding of the diversity of its consumers and markets. 

In this way, the group makes diversity an essential value that goes hand in hand with respect for the individual. Integrating the concept of diversity on every level and in every area is to recognize and accept differences but also to promote them to enhance performance. L’Oréal's ambition to win over one billion new consumers is therefore intrinsically linked to its desire to become one of the world leaders in the management of diversity. 

Learn more about our committments here.

SUSTAINABILITY

Learn more about Sharing Beauty With All in a video with our CEO, Jean-Paul Agon.


"Although we try to achieve quick successes; our most important challenge is always our long-term vision of our brands, the long-term progression of our market share and development of th e market. This is our responsibility - and its one that is given to us every early on in our career." - Nathalie, General Manager
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"Today, from lab delivery, a porduct can reach the shelves in less than ten months; This is what makes out business so fast, so exciting and so competitive. A well-conceived innovation can change the whole marketplace." - Rafael, Operations
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"Thnks to L'Oreal's robust economic model, we can continue our strategic acquisition strategy -- This means great new brands in our portfolio all bringing new opportunities." - Il Yeon, Finance
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"All the men and women working for L'Oreal - in all countries in all divisions, in all functions, with their outstanding talent, high level of commitment for work and respect for the group's values - are the core foundations of this unique and successful business model" - Olivier, HR
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If you are a student or recent grad who is enthusiastic about our exciting business, strive for excellence, and want a thrilling professional experience, we should get to know each other! At L’Oréal we are looking for people from all backgrounds with great skills and even greater potential who are up for the challenge of building the future of beauty. 

L'Oreal offers a variety of opportunities for undergraduates, MBAs and recent grads to participate in internships and trainee programs to jump start your career.

BRANDSTORM

Students can get a real life experience with the L'Oreal business competition, Brandstorm.  We invite talented young people from all over the world to take on the role of an international brand manager. Each year since it started, teams of undergraduates harness their creativity to propose a brand strategy for one of L'Oréal’s 28 international brands that is in line with the latest developments and trends in the market. Learn More

L’Oréal is richly endowed with a portfolio of international brands that is unique in the world and that covers all the lines of cosmetics and responds to the diverse needs of consumers the world over.

The company is composed of 4 main divisions including the Consumer Products Division, Luxury Products Division, Professional Products Division, and the Active Cosmetics Division plus The Body Shop.

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Be recognized and rewarded: For L’Oréal, each employee should be respected and rewarded for their efforts, their involvement and their contribution to the company’s performance. This approach is behind the Group’s compensation policy all over the world.

In line with its mission and its values, L’Oréal recognises and rewards the contribution of each employee to the company’s development by offering attractive compensation and a worldwide profit-sharing program, alongside key benefits like in our share and care program.

COMPENSATION THAT IS MARKET-COMPETITIVE

Compensation is regularly adjusted in line with the market, individual performance and efficiency in the post, qualifications and experience. Local salary structures are regularly assessed in terms of the outside market but also in terms of internal salary levels for equal responsibility, skills and experience.

PERFORMANCE-DRIVEN REWARDS

L’Oréal has a performance-oriented culture. Our compensation policy reflects this very culture, including bonuses to reward high levels of personal performance and involvement as well as team and business unit performances. This system is currently being deployed in every country in which L’Oréal operates. The Group has also set up a program known as the Worldwide Profit Sharing (WPS) program which gives employees a share in the fruits of successes in their country. Finally, L’Oréal is investing in the long-term security of its employees by committing to offer benefit programs (which may include retirement, health care, death and disability plans) and other fringe benefits in line with the regulations and practice in each country, which will complement the compulsory schemes.


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    "Meaningful work, Good environment and colleagues"

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    Pros

    As someone passionate in the role and the industry, I love that the work is challenging and fulfilling - you will learn new things, drive projects, develop your skills in the ever-changing landscape, and have a chance to make an impact.

    Beyond that, the company is genuine in its desire to constantly provide good environment and care for employees.
    I had heard negative things before joining the company, but after being here for some time, I think that is a thing of the past.
    The management has changed, the culture has evolved, there is a real effort to drive employee engagement, and the benefits such as flexibility to work-from-home sweeten the experience.
    I also greatly appreciate that the company is socially and environmentally conscious.

    Cons

    Not a con per se, but it is fast-paced (as with all FMCGs).
    Also, in such a big company with more than 20 brands, there is still a tendency for some to operate in silo.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing, as long as the company keeps its vision and its heart for consumers and employees, the results will definitely show

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L'Oréal Photos

L'Oréal photo of: Loréal Hudson Yards offices in the heart of Manhattan
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L'Oréal Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at L'Oréal (Clark, NJ).

    Interview

    There are a few levels in the R&I Team. Starting From an Intern to Associate Chemist, Chemist, SR. Chemist, and SR. Chemist II.

    First was an email from HR Director to set up a time to talk (AKA Phone Screen 30-40mins). Mostly about previous experience and whu I was looking for a new role. Next set up time to speak with department manager for a technical phone interview (30-45 mins). Questions were about my experience with working with category specific products (I.e. Skin Care, hair care, and actives). Got invited on-site to meet with department category VP (30 mins). Next with HR in person (20 mins). Next phone conference with a different category. Next day got invited to Skype with HRs boss and category Director. Offer was made following week. Drug test and background took a few days to clear. LOreal has been known to take 2-3 months for an interview/ onboarding but since my role was really needed due to high priority projects they can move super fast.

    Interview Questions

    • What type of preservatives would you use in a hydro alcoholic formulation, O/W Emulsion, W/O.   1 Answer
    • How to determine an ingredients solubility?   1 Answer
    • What drives you?   Answer Question
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L'Oréal Awards & Accolades

  • Number 1 in Global Gender Equality, Equileap, 2017
  • World’s Most Ethical Company®., Ethisphere, 2017
  • Grand Prize for Gender Diversity in the CAC 40 Category, Ethics and Boards Observatory and Institute for Responsible Capitalism, 2017
  • 3rd Most Attractive Employer in France- voted for by French students, Universum, 2017
  • Operational Excellence Award, MEDEF (French Business Confederation) in partnership with France Qualite, 2017
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