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L'Oréal Canada Reviews

Updated 9 November 2017
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L'Oréal Président-Directeur Général Jean-Paul Agon
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Pros
  • You learn a lot ; lots of trainings (in 56 reviews)

  • There is a great work life balance (in 46 reviews)

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  1. "Marketing Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at L'Oréal full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing company and fast growing. Very well branded.

    Cons

    Looking for new industry to be apart of.

    Advice to Management

    You're amazing and very on top of your employee needs


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Very unhealthy + Extreme workload + Bullying"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at L'Oréal full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Good on your CV
    - Learn to be a slave, so all your future jobs with seem easy
    - Bonus and benefits are good

    Cons

    - Bullying, cliques of people
    - No work-life balance and extreme workload
    - No humanity, you are a number and always replaceable
    - They only care about numbers, not about the employees
    - Not ethical, even though they claim to be
    - HR does not care about you, they listen to the higher ups.
    - You will work weekends all the time and it is never enough.
    - If you divide your salary with the amount of hours, you make less than minimum salary
    - Prepare yourself for international VP visits during which you will not sleep for over a month
    - Only for extraverts, A type personalities.
    - They want everyone to be the same, they do not focus on strengths.

    Advice to Management

    The culture of this company needs to change. Treat your employees like humans, not slaves. Care about your people. I was bullied by my own boss for 2 years and HR did nothing so I left. Ended up in a burnout. Trust me, it's NOT worth it.


  3. "High Stress, Great Opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    perks, products and opportunity to progress quickly. A lot of responsibility at a young age

    Cons

    pay below industry average, high levels of stress all the time, pressure to relocate frequently


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Just a number"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at L'Oréal full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - benefits
    - discount
    - beautiful office and location
    - looks good on a CV
    - a lot of opportunity to grow

    Cons

    - Human Resources (not human at all)
    - no recognition for the work that is done
    - very aggressive culture.. people will do whatever they have to do to get ahead

    Advice to Management

    Recognize your employees who work and challenge the status quo.. not just the ones who attend the cocktail hour and know who to befriend. This is not a popularity contest. This is a business.


  6. "Sales Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at L'Oréal full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, early Fridays, work from home twice a month, mat leave top-up, discounts on products, working in the downtown core

    Cons

    Management can barely say good morning to you if you aren't at their level, HR doesn't care about your development, lack of training, in many positions there is very little work-life balance

    Advice to Management

    Say hello to everyone including the janitor. Realize all the people going on burnout is because you are giving them way too much. Look like you CARE about your people.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Integrated Communications LEader"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Integrated Communications Leader in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Integrated Communications Leader in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at L'Oréal full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very dynamic, new projects, fast-pace, very nice co-workers, Intrapreneurial vision.

    Cons

    Work in silos, heavy internal politics, higher-management don't build teams and careers they boss around everyone without building future talents.


  8. Helpful (13)

    "Great Opportunities + Great Learning"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at L'Oréal (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    L`Oreal is a place where you can learn a tremendous amount
    You eat what you cook = you work hard, you will get rewarded
    The people are incredible, kind and intelligent and make coming into work a pleasure
    The diversity of backgrounds create a inclusive atmosphere
    The professional division is a great place to learn, strive and cooperate (my favorite division)

    Cons

    Improvement in integration in role
    Credit should be given where credit is due ;)

    Advice to Management

    Reward the managers who develop their teams and develop individuals (yes its about the numbers but its about people too)

    L'Oréal Response

    14 Mar 2017 – HR Digital

    First of all, thank you for giving us your insights! You’ve been part of the team for over 3 years and that speaks volumes. I love that you mentioned our diversity. It’s true we have a wide variety... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "More than a job...A Second Family"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - General Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at L'Oréal full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The Pleasure to work with Talented & Passionate Colleagues in Diverse Teams .
    The Chance to Always Grow thanks to strong investments in trainings like the 5stars Digital Upskilling.
    The Opportunity to have an Impact, to be an intra-preneur and lead change from day one whatever your position or age.
    The Possibility to have a well balanced and fulfilling Family Life and to contribute to a better world through meaningful Projects ( Sustainability & Social ).

    Cons

    You cannot go half way. You have to be strongly involved and work enough to succeed.
    Do not wait for People to tell you what to do. You would be disappoint. Be daring and make proposals. Take risks.
    Be ready to get feedbacks positive & negative & learn from them.
    There is a constant quest for Excellence that means you have to be ready to always learn & train, to do projects, undo them, to redo them better.

    Advice to Management

    Great New Behaviors Project started in 2016 for even more Team Collaboration, Trust & Empowerment. Keep going !


  10. "Very steep learning curve. High stress and burnout rate."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at L'Oréal full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learn a lot. Very good for 2-3 years. Leave after! Will not be compensated for your work/effort.
    Exposure to Senior Management very early.

    Cons

    Mostly support "type A" personalities. Very difficult for introverts.
    Very bad IT Management Systems.
    Finance is not seen as an essential player at L'Oreal.

    Advice to Management

    More training. Better Management Systems. More accountability. And more unbiased performance evaluations.


  11. "MARKETING ASSISTANT"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Assistant in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Marketing Assistant in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at L'Oréal (More than a year)

    Pros

    You learn a lot ; lots of trainings
    Develops Entrepreneurship
    Teamwork
    Great opportunities
    Beautiful brands

    Cons

    Long hours
    Hierarchy
    Lots of processese to respect
    Stressful periods when international visits
    High Workload

    L'Oréal Response

    8 May 2017 – Digital HR

    It’s great to hear from one of our current employees. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. You’ve hit the 1 year mark and we’re happy to have you on the team. You mentioned that the... More


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