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L'Oréal CEO Jean-Paul Agon
Jean-Paul Agon
245 Ratings
  1. "Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Brand Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at L'Oréal for more than a year

    Pros

    excellent training, inspirational peers and seniors, marketing excellence, ownership and accountability, good benefits and good location compared with other FMCG businesses, good career progression

    Cons

    Crazy working hours and zero to no work life balance, employee viewed as a mere number and not person, hr very much a siloed function with junior staff not getting a lot of support

    Advice to Management

    better work life balance needed, mentor system should be set up. more secondment options, junior members need to see a work life balance structure in place so they could see themselves growing with the company

    L'Oréal2015-05-02
  2. Helpful (4)

    "You'll either love it or hate it."

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    Current Employee - Senior Digital Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at L'Oréal full-time

    Pros

    Very few processes, very talented people, agile working scheme

    Cons

    Very few processes, bad work life balance, unrealistic demands from senior management

    Advice to Management

    We say we are consumer centric but much of what we do currently is not. People are too focused on their own career progression by delivering one or two great projects and not focused enough on doing a good job overall. People are often promoted too quickly and so there is often a skills gap at senior management level.

    L'Oréal2015-01-29
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Horrendous"

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    Former Employee - Regional Training Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not many to be honest, product allocation was pretty good that's about it.

    Cons

    Stressful, pressurised, long hours, not a family orientated company at all, pay not great for hours put in, no support from company! I wasted to many years working for them.

    Advice to Management

    HR are useless!

    L'Oréal2014-08-13
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great people and fast progression"

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    Current Employee - Key Account Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, young and fast paced environment, room for quick progression. Good work and initiative are really valued

    Cons

    Low pay vs. competitors, high stress, long hours

    Advice to Management

    Increase salaries or add in role bonuses.

    L'Oréal2014-05-04
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Fun, creative and fast paced, absolutely zero hand holding"

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    Current Employee - Group Product Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at L'Oréal full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - people are L'Oreal's everything: talented, charismatic, bubbly and creative - it is fun to work and fun to party - enterpreneurial spirit is very strong - fantastic products to work with - realtively easy to explore international career opportunities

    Cons

    - swim or sink attitute - you have to find your way and do it quickly - your career really depends on who you know - strong networking skills are a must - "We are looking after our staff" is not their motto

    Advice to Management

    Please value your people more

    L'Oréal2012-10-17
  6. Helpful (5)

    "Great start to working life, great name to have your resume but after a few years you've got to go"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in London, England
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at L'Oréal

    Pros

    Responsibility for a project The girls The name of your resume Potential to progress quickly due to high turnover of staff

    Cons

    Micro management Need to speak French Lack of innovation unless you work in Paris No strategic value unless you are a senior manager in Paris Some people have been promoted simply as they have been there a long time even if they lack any common sense and judgement They never think you'll leave Some senior managers will not even recognise junior people's exsistence The CEO thinks this therefore you think this

    Advice to Management

    Look for the young bright sparks and promote them accordingly not purely on time accrued Take on management consultants, they are expensive but they will make you more efficient All countries do not operate the same, a product may work in one place and not in another, local staff need to be able to speak up Senior management from Paris need to hit reality, dare to speak to some junior people and ask them honestly...

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    L'Oréal2010-09-13
  7. "PM"

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      Former Employee - Project Manager 

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

      Pros

      Inspirational products, innovations, possibilities for vertical and horizontal development

      Cons

      Low level of processes establishment

      L'Oréal2019-07-17
    • "Fast-paced, you can learn alot."

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      Former Employee - Key Account Manager 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at L'Oréal full-time

      Pros

      You will be given a full responsibility for the business, therefore you will learn alot.

      Cons

      Due to the heavy workload, work & life balance is not so good. (But this depends on where and which function you are in)

      Advice to Management

      Need to remove all the non-essential reportings and zone visits.

      L'Oréal2019-07-02
    • "French culture"

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      Former Employee - Marketing Manager 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook

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

      Pros

      Dynamic and challenging environment, surrounding by talented people

      Cons

      High pressure with work load

      L'Oréal2019-07-17
    • "Good. Company to work with"

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      Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Mumbai
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

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

      Pros

      Open entrepreneurial culture so opportunities to learn a lot

      Cons

      Being able to fit in the culture is the biggest challenge for any outsider. Once learnt this , life is good in Loreal

      L'Oréal2019-06-26
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