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L'Oréal Marketing Intern Reviews

Updated 21 Oct 2019

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L'Oréal CEO Jean-Paul Agon
Jean-Paul Agon
20 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Huge responsibility, great environment"

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    Former Intern - Digital Marketing Intern in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at L'Oréal for less than a year

    Pros

    - lots of responsibility early on, if they see potential in you you take on lots more - Great people. of course it depends on which team you are working with but for me, it really made the experience! - Learnt new things every day, job was never monotonous

    Cons

    - it can be a very stressful job, and clients + other teams are very demanding, they always want the work for yesterday, something you have to get used to and be able to handle and push back - unfortunately you have to pay for food which at most jobs at least tea and coffee is free... - Sometimes people are SO busy that it may be difficult to get time in with your manager. but depending on who the manager is, they... will ALWAYS make time for you but very limited downsides!

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    L'Oréal2018-09-27
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Internship"

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    Former Employee - Intern Marketing in Hammersmith, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing name to have on your CV, lots of responsibility in the role, great company benefits, amazing training and up-skilling oppourtunities

    Cons

    lots of workplace politics and passive aggression within the team, hardly any support from manager to progress in company, high labour turnover of colleagues, generally disorganised at times, had to work massive amounts of over time

    Advice to Management

    support your team more, have weekly meetings, guide them to achieve their goals for progression

    L'Oréal2019-10-08
  3. "Marketing intern"

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    Intern Marketing in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at L'Oréal for more than a year

    Pros

    Fast paced, huge opportunities, great environment

    Cons

    Can be thrown in the deep end and managers can be too busy for you

    L'Oréal2016-09-15
  4. Helpful (1)

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

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    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

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    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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    Advice to Management

    Induct the interns thoroughly into your team so many feel lost in the first month. Encourage them to find out what areas and skills they want to develop early on, and encourage/help them to get in touch with other staff in the company.

    L'Oréal2016-08-18
  5. "A Brilliant Place to Work"

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    Marketing Intern in Hammersmith, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at L'Oréal for more than a year

    Pros

    Staff Shop Global career opportunities Great Staff Fun, fast paced atmosphere

    Cons

    Life can get a bit busy at times

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!

    L'Oréal2016-07-20
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Good luck"

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    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at L'Oréal for more than a year

    Pros

    - Character building - Certainly a learning experience - You get real responsibility - Staff shop made it worthwhile

    Cons

    - Very unbalanced work/social life - If you only speak English, learn French if you want to progress further than 50k salary - Expect to be a scapegoat if you're an intern - If you have a problem, the last place you can go to is HR

    Advice to Management

    Not enough inspirational/helpful managers. Most are very stuck in traditional management styles, which has been proven unsuccessful. The best managers in the company work without the hierarchical nonsense.

    L'Oréal2016-01-19
  7. "Lots of responsibility for an internship"

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    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at L'Oréal for less than a year

    Pros

    Had a lot of responsibility for an intern project Everyone was really sweet

    Cons

    FT Employees seemed very overworked

    Advice to Management

    I wish that the program was more structure to the program and more opportunities to interact with upper management / other divisions at L'Oréal.

    L'Oréal2019-09-16
  8. "Cliquey, Poor Management, Poor Communication"

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    Former Intern - Marketing Intern 

    I worked at L'Oréal for less than a year

    Pros

    Not bad staff shop discounts...

    Cons

    Whoever screams the loudest gets noticed and if that's not your personality you won't thrive here. Poor management and lack of communication. Always a lot of talk about doing things and making changes but never make then effectively.

    L'Oréal2019-10-22
  9. "Great Place to Learn"

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    Former Intern - Intern Marketing in New York, NY

    I worked at L'Oréal for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Place to Learn & Grow Decent Pay A Lot of Growth Opportunity

    Cons

    Bad Company Culture - super cut throat

    L'Oréal2019-09-09
  10. "Meaningful but busy"

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    Former Intern - Intern Marketing 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at L'Oréal

    Pros

    Relevant work, freedom to problem solve, good benefits

    Cons

    Extremely busy and stressful at times

    L'Oréal2019-08-20
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