1. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic learning opportunity, though L'Oreal won't be able to function without its interns"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in Hammersmith, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at L'Oréal for more than a year

    Pros

    I worked full time as a Marketing Intern for 1 year from Jul 2015 - Jul 2016 + Regardless of which function you're in, you'll likely be exposed to all areas of the business and have plenty to learn (marketing, commercial and sales, digital, legal, PR, logistics etc.) + Lots of real work and responsibilities and opportunity to make a big impact. + Management and colleagues are very open to your ideas, and don't consider you as 'just an intern'. But of course, prove that you can be trusted. + Your responsibilities can be the same as a Management Trainee's (grad), or even an assistant manager's, depending on the team you're in and what their requirements are + Weekly catch up with your line manager to organise your upcoming tasks and to get support. My line manager and senior manager genuinely cared about my needs and development areas + Opportunities to develop lots of skills (presentation, communication, research, Excel, organisation, project management) + Generally a very young company, i.e. management are all in their late 20's and early to mid 30's. Senior management (General Manager and above) are 40+ + Regular intern socials organised by the Intern Committee + Pay is pretty good for an intern, compared to other large companies + Clear guidance on how to apply for the Management Trainee graduate programme (You have to go through a whole new process that requires presentations, interviews and recommendations, so don't be under the illusion that if you passively do well, you'll be offered a job afterwards) + Other HR-organised talks and e-learning platform

    Cons

    - The pros above reflect ONLY my experiences, so might not be reflective of your own. I know interns who've had a very different experience, in terms of the difficult of tasks, friendliness of their team, how busy they were, and the impact of their work - Prepared to work really hard under lots of pressure. L'Oreal is like an FMCG on steroids, where you're chasing cycles and the work never stops - The culture of the the teams and divisions can be very different, depending on their size, priorities, and people - Divisions and brands often work in silos and not with one another, at least at the lower levels - IT department is ridiculously slow and unhelpful - The organisation can feel quite chaotic and disorganised - e-learning platform can't be accessed at home - Office politics is unavoidable - Lots of people come and go very frequently - Your immediate team induction and handover is often only as good as what the predecessor has prepared for you - Company-wide events and benefits promised by HR did not materialise, such as Bar 255 (monthly free bar that stopped since Jan/Feb 2016) and yoga (stopped since last November/Dec 2015)

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  1. "Great"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PT Operations 

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

    Pros

    Wonderful company To work for

    Cons

    I don’t think there are any cons

  2. Helpful (5)

    "Great Brand and Mediocre Compensation"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Sourcing & Procurement in Clark, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at L'Oréal full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    benefits, brand reputation, products and community service

    Cons

    micro management, non-competitive salary and salary increases

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