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L'Oréal Director Reviews

Updated Nov 28, 2019

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3.1
52%
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94%
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L'Oréal Chief Executive Officer Jean-Paul Agon
Jean-Paul Agon
35 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Digital Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Innovative, fast moving, young, fresh culture and forward thinking

    Cons

    A little too hierarchical for my liking and you really need to be a French national to succeed.

    L'Oréal2014-05-16
  2. "Beauty industry marketing director"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Director 

    I have been working at L'Oréal full-time

    Pros

    Great people and a strong culture of dynamism

    Cons

    Not enough emphasis on performance based incentives

    L'Oréal2019-09-13
  3. "It's an adventure. The quest is growth ... business & personal."

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    Current Employee - Marketing Director in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at L'Oréal full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The pay & benefits are slightly above average, not the best, but good. You get rewarded for achievement. The business is so varied that you can have a whole lifetime career with L'Oreal and never get bored. It's a fast-moving, entrepreneurial culture with empowerment for anyone who wants to take it.

    Cons

    You need to be on your game all the time, and the pace of action is very fast. People change jobs very frequently so you're always building new relationships which, whilst stimulating, can slow down progress. French culture takes time to understand. The london office is very tired and needs updating. The executive offices are beautiful, reflecting the brands. Everyone else works in cramped spaces at ugly desks.

    Advice to Management

    There are too many priorities. Focus more.

    L'Oréal2016-07-25
  4. "Challenging but rewarding"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at L'Oréal full-time

    Pros

    Steep learning curve, challenging environment

    Cons

    Intense and not suitable for working mothers.

    L'Oréal2019-11-28
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Decent gig, but don't expect fast improvements or meaningful change"

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    Current Employee - Director in Clark, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits Starting salaries are competitive to excellent if you are recruited from outside the company. They want to bring in great people. Wonderful teammates Annual innovation contests

    Cons

    Ops and R&I leadership are a mixed bag in terms of professionalism and ethics -management can be vindictive and short sighted The office spaces in Clark are outdated and cramped IT is way behind in technology and support Salary raises and increases are low - they lose a lot of great people... Temp and Co-op culture. Less and less full-time employees

    Advice to Management

    Bring back professionalism to the company - Please improve our infrastructure, working space, IT... Give us full-time employees that can manage projects. It will pay off in the long run.

    L'Oréal2019-10-10
  6. Helpful (6)

    "Culture of Pressure and Constantly Changing Expectations"

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

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

    Pros

    It's an attractive brand where you get exposure to alot of different people and challenges. You will get the opportunity to do as much as you are capable of. Pay was competitive.

    Cons

    Employee survey results are getting worse, increase in low value work, poor systems, unfair and uneven promotions, cronyism, nepotism, lack of vision of senior leadership, inability to act, culture of downward pressure, lifetime employees only know how to manage by force and will never leave. I worked more here than any job before and got less reward than anywhere before. They take complaints about the culture as an... example that people aren't "cut out" for it and refuse to actually make improvements to it

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    Advice to Management

    Manage people and teams through goals, collaboration, and communication not through pressure, constantly shifting priorities, and false promises

    L'Oréal2019-09-25
  7. "Good company to start carrier with"

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    Current Employee - Director 

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

    Pros

    Ability to be creative and free

    Cons

    Promotions are not correct. Lot of chaos in all segments

    Advice to Management

    Be more objective, open and transparent

    L'Oréal2019-08-29
  8. Helpful (5)

    "a love/hate relationship with someone you really love"

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    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at L'Oréal full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Autonomy to customize your own role and projects

    Cons

    Absolutely no rigor placed on equity regarding promotions. Decisions get made, unmade, and made differently

    L'Oréal2019-07-25
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent Training and Growth Opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is a great training ground for marketers and allows for great networking opportunities

    Cons

    Difficult to break into other brands

    L'Oréal2019-06-24
  10. "Procurement director"

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    Former Employee - Procurement Director in Luxembourg
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at L'Oréal full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Open, full of support for growth

    Cons

    very large company values and few benefits

    Advice to Management

    Agile

    L'Oréal2019-04-29
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