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L'Oréal Manager Reviews

Updated 17 Jan 2020

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3.8
79%
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93%
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L'Oréal Chief Executive Officer Jean-Paul Agon
Jean-Paul Agon
287 Ratings
  1. "Senior category manager"

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    Current Contractor - Senior Category Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Top beauty CPG company in the world

    Cons

    Lack of experience in office. Lack of structure. UK work ethic

    L'Oréal2015-07-29
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Great name for CV but challenging environment"

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    Human Resources Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at L'Oréal for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work with great brands Great name to have on your CV If you can survive a few years here you can work anywhere

    Cons

    Very hierarchal Not a very diverse organisation Ruled from Paris, if you want to advance your career you have to factor in a period of time there Badly trained managers

    Advice to Management

    Root out the bad managers and dead wood - there's quite a lot of it. You need to have more operating model reviews so people don't get too comfortable in their roles. Having people in the same roles for over 5 years is wrong and you lose good talent because they're blocking promotions

    L'Oréal2015-07-20
  3. "Good and bad"

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    Account Manager in London, England

    I have been working at L'Oréal

    Pros

    People, brands, work, speed, responsibility, work smart

    Cons

    Hours, pay, progression, transparency, judgement

    L'Oréal2015-07-03
  4. "Loreal Employment"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Eastbourne, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at L'Oréal full-time

    Pros

    Beautiful effective products, given allocation of £172,50 twice a year retail value. Also given products at training to try. Given uniform .

    Cons

    As an Account Manager the Salary was very hard to survive on independently. Having so many famous models i felt it would have been more appropriate to reward front line staff ( Clarins currently employ no famous people to promote products that im aware of)

    Advice to Management

    Provide more support and more store visits .Ensure staff get expenses back and supply tools to achieve or exceed targets.

    L'Oréal2015-07-13
  5. Helpful (6)

    "Tend to treat people like robots"

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    Current Employee - National Account Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Passionate and intelligent people, amazing brands

    Cons

    Senior Mangement treat people like they are disposable. Pressure enormous and fast pace means extremely long hours and no work like balance. New Work Smart program isn't working

    Advice to Management

    Work on treating employees like human beings and they will respond by showing real long term commitment to the company. HR need to focus on success planning.

    L'Oréal2015-05-31
  6. "Marketing"

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    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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
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