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L'Oréal Reviews

Updated Nov 21, 2019

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3.7
74%
Recommend to a Friend
91%
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L'Oréal CEO Jean-Paul Agon
Jean-Paul Agon
1,156 Ratings
Pros
  • "Learn to work in a fast-paced environment(in 116 reviews)

  • "L'Oreal offers competitive salary and great benefits(in 107 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "Production"

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    Current Employee - Directer 

    I have been working at L'Oréal full-time

    Pros

    Autonomy, professionals, driven, challenges and fun

    Cons

    It is alot of work

    L'Oréal2019-10-13
  2. "Feedback"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at L'Oréal full-time

    Pros

    Not a rigid company offering to grow your carreer as you conduct it allowing you to move to other countries while staying in the group.

    Cons

    Intense work environment requesting lots of autonomy.

    L'Oréal2019-11-04
  3. "Management"

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    Current Employee - Electromécanicien 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary Nice offices Close to buses

    Cons

    unorganized work environment no permanency lacks direction

    L'Oréal2019-11-03
  4. Helpful (6)

    "Ego, politics, gossips."

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    Current Employee - Marketing Assistant in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    50% off products Downtown office location

    Cons

    Think of a private highschool full of egotistic kids with parents who live for reputation & step over real and humble people to fulfill their hidden lack of self-esteem. That should give you a pretty accurate picture of what it's like to work at L’Oreal Canada. Ego + politics + gossip = L’Oreal Canada. Level of management does not equal competence, it's a competition of how two faced and manipulative... you are to stay long enough by stepping on others. People only caring to make things look good, and don't know how to value the work itself. You will be extremely successful at. if you know how to unethically sugar coat things, trick and use people to your advantage, and have no basic morals. They have all these programs and HR movements to be more "transparent" and "ethical", but it's all for the show since they are masters at creating the brand for themselves. Of course there's nice people in upper management, but not enough to fight against the naughty. The naughty also know how to play their game so they work around those that could harm them. Working here being forced to play the game to succeed is really not worth it. They have by far the highest turnover rate in the industry. There's people emptying desks and leaving good-bye emails every week. The people who stay call them quitters to justify the game they play and fuel their ego. People that have left during my experience, are the most talented and intelligent people I've yet to met, who know their times' worth and are mature enough to recognize the right and wrong.

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    Advice to Management

    Stop marketing “ethics” to employees. Take accountability and action when employees report unethical practices instead of silencing them down by threatening how speaking up will negatively impact employee’s career. Stop finding meaning of your life at workplace and fuel ego by stepping on others. Stop focusing on what’s going to make you shine and do good work with integrity.

    L'Oréal2019-10-10
  5. "The beauty of the beauty world"

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    Current Employee - Digital Marketing Specialist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, super open to innovate and new ideas, a lot of learning

    Cons

    Long hours + a lot of performance pressures

    L'Oréal2019-08-23
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Amazing brand, horrible culture and upwork mobility"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant 

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

    Pros

    - free makeup (or 50% off) - you meet some incredibly smart people

    Cons

    - you meet some incredibly ignorant people - very French culture that is not inviting or collaborative

    L'Oréal2019-08-28
  7. "Learning environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at L'Oréal full-time

    Pros

    Multiple opportunities among the group

    Cons

    Questionable management quality and should walk the talk.

    Advice to Management

    Better alignment

    L'Oréal2019-08-28
  8. "Good place to work and advance"

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    Current Employee - Keyholder in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to move up within company, good bonusses

    Cons

    Low wages and no benefits offered

    L'Oréal2019-08-01
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great learning opportunity, poor work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at L'Oréal full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn the "metier". They support your development and coaching. A lot of training is offered depending of your seniority and your role.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance, the company do encourage healthy work life balance, but the reality is most of the time your direct manager expect you to work late nights and weekends on top of 40hrs + at the office

    L'Oréal2019-07-01
  10. "Merchandising"

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    Current Employee - Merchandise Coordinator 
    Recommends

    I have been working at L'Oréal full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexible, good benefits, discount on products

    Cons

    Lack of recognition, growth opportunities, lots of turnover

    L'Oréal2019-07-02
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