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L'Oréal Overview

New York, NY
10000+ employees
Company - Public ( LRLCY)
Consumer Products Manufacturing
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Entrepreneurial spirit and daring creativity belong at L’Oréal. 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 ... 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

  • How do you get hired at L'Oréal Operations? Let Heidi, our Recruitment Director share her tips:

    A Taste of L'Oréal: Insider Tips On How to Get Hired at L'Oreal Operations

    Today, L'Oréal has become the world's largest beauty company by building and acquiring its 35+ global brands. Our recruitment teams are constantly searching for new talent to make sure we deliver the best of beauty to you all. We sat down with Heidi, International Talent Acquisition Director, L'Oréal Operations to chat about how we do recruitment here.

  • Think you need to speak French to join L'Oréal? Think again! Elina, Digital Manager joined our Paris HQ with no background speaking French nor living in France. She shows us how embracing the unknown can really take you places, professionally and personally. Et Vive la France!

    Is Lack Of French Language Holding You Back To Land a Job at L'Oréal?

    So.. here you are standing in the crossroads thinking whether or not to join L'Oréal as your French is pretty lousy. Not to worry. You are not alone. Whenever I start speaking French, everyone begs me to switch to English?-?that's how great my French is.

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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.


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. 

Diversity Through the Eyes of Lubomira Rochet, L'Oréal Chief Digital Officer


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

"I wanted to work for a major brand that was pushing innovation in the digital space. Urban Decay offered me great opportunities in learning while being part of one of the most dynamic beauty brands in the market!" Meet Bernice, leading digital first brand in a social world
"I’ve always been amazed with how L’Oréal invests, capitalizes and takes bets on its people, giving them the opportunity to own their projects, test & learn and create amazing things.” Meet Jake, passionate debator & future leader hunter at L'Oréal
"I knew L’Oréal has a diverse brand portfolio full of powerful brands worldwide. Also, L’Oréal was nominated as the most attractive employer in Nordics. So, I took the chance and never regretted" Meet Sampo, soaring to new heights in industry he had little knowledge of before joining L'Oréal
"At L’Oréal I had more than a career opportunity. I had the opportunity to be who I am, and developed through my discovery of L’Oréal." Meet Genesson, from an intern to a Digital Marketing Manager

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.


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.


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 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.


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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    "Exciting place to work"

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    I have been working at L'Oréal full-time (More than 10 years)


    Amazing, smart, driven people to work with.
    Fast moving.
    Awesome brands and products.


    Flexibility at work is not as good as at other companies formally, but good individual management trust in employees to manage workload.

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L'Oréal Interviews



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


    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.

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    • What type of preservatives would you use in a hydro alcoholic formulation, O/W Emulsion, W/O.   1 Answer
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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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