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L'Oréal Marketing Intern Reviews

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "Horrible place with too much emphasis on networking"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at L'Oréal for less than a year

    Pros

    -Free beauty products -Decent pay -OK work-life balance

    Cons

    -Too much value on networking internally -No personal accountability -Business decisions dependent on the opinions of random senior executives, rather than reason & logic

    Advice to Management

    -Reduce emphasis on HR & internally networking for career advancement -Less micromanaging from France - many of the European beauty business practices are not applicable to the US market, get over it -Promote based on performance rather than face time and brown nosing

    L'Oréal2015-01-07
  2. Helpful (7)

    "Looks great on resume while sapping your life away"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at L'Oréal for less than a year

    Pros

    World-class brands, and the opportunity to move within the company to different brand experiences. People are generally friendly, but you have to ask for help. Looks great on a resume and really makes potential employers very impressed. Lots of options for quick advancement if you're aggressively type-A.

    Cons

    Awful work-life balance, even as an intern who was supposed to be "protected" from working long hours. HR is very cliquey with employees, not a very neutral experience. Hard work can very easily go unappreciated, and managerial experience is extremely variable (some managers are excellent, some are apathetic, and some are awful). There is little to no training for new marketing hires (full-time).

    Advice to Management

    -Hold managers accountable for how they treat their employees (interns included) -Train managers on how to handle interns and their projects (its extremely variable) -Ask for feedback -Make HR something that's neutral, not a clique

    L'Oréal2014-10-03
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Very fast-paced environment"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Brussels
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at L'Oréal for less than a year

    Pros

    Very fast-paced environment, you will NEVER find yourself bored, or not know what to do next Products were given all the time Great people!!! Inspiring to work with such sharp employees, everybody is truly passionate Nice offices (better be, since you basically live in there) Opportunities for interns to stand out + Real responsibilities from day 1 Compensations and benefits for interns were great

    Cons

    Work/Life balance is a struggle. You live at the office and your co-workers become your best friends (or at least I hope for you) Sharks. Everywhere. Some ppl won't hesitate to throw you under the bus if the occasion arises. Loads of work, sometimes more than one can bear

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the dynamics in your teams! Identify talent to use it at its best

    L'Oréal2014-09-23
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Great if you like beauty"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Singapore
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at L'Oréal for less than a year

    Pros

    Good opportunity to be involved in many aspects of the business. Rather flat organisational structure. Learn many things on the job. Attention placed on personal growth, decent benefits. Young and fun culture.

    Cons

    Long work hours, inefficient processes, marketers spent more time doing than thinking. Sometimes supervisors spend too much time obsessing over getting things perfect rather than getting things done.

    L'Oréal2014-06-24
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Loreal in Poland"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Warsaw
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at L'Oréal for less than a year

    Pros

    easy to switch departments and become manager after 6 months of experience, work life balance ok, lot of nice brands

    Cons

    not friendly environment, managed by chaos and no procedures, big staff turnover, improve office building to provide employees more space and comfortable conditions

    Advice to Management

    try to retain people and introduce more transparent way of managing and taking decisions

    L'Oréal2014-05-15
  6. "L'Oreal is a vibrant company that pays great attention to their employees."

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    Current Employee - Marketing Intern 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly, helpful and enthusiastic group of employees Having the chance to try out different products.

    Cons

    Fast-paced, often require employees to think on their feet High turn-over rate, making it hard for people to work together efficiently

    L'Oréal2014-02-13
  7. "Great name on your CV."

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    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Madrid
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at L'Oréal for less than a year

    Pros

    Fortune 500 company with great reputation.

    Cons

    Lots of politics and lack of meritocracy.

    Advice to Management

    Empower people who deserve it. Set clear goals to employees ad reward them.

    L'Oréal2013-09-04
  8. "A challenging environment but an interesting world out there."

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    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Singapore
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at L'Oréal for less than a year

    Pros

    An eye-opener to the marketing world in a FMCG. Great exposure to events-related and trade marketing. It gives you the preview of a marketer's life at L'Oreal. It gives you an opportunity to handle social media platforms to improve your internet marketing skills.

    Cons

    Tight deadlines and stressful environment. However, not much of guidance was given. It was more of a this is the way 'we' want it, so just do it as it is. Not much of training but you are expected to be competent in those areas required.

    Advice to Management

    A key to lower turnover rate is the happiness of an employee.

    L'Oréal2013-06-28
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great name, but very disillusioning working reality"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at L'Oréal

    Pros

    Great name, free products, nice office, some nice collegues, participation to some events, not too stiff, open-minded people, multinational employees

    Cons

    Chaotic, no structure, lack of organization, very ineffective, spending hours and days on searching for the smallest information, no processes, not very creative, hierarchical, no recognition or reward for your work, misleading promises for growth opportunities, bad pay, cannot open windows in office, AC system repeatately makes everyone sick, lots of drama

    Advice to Management

    Appreciation and recognition for the work, stop the misleading career promises!, find a solution for intern housing in Geneva, stop cultivating the chaos in the organization!

    L'Oréal2012-04-04
  10. Helpful (4)

    "Don't apply..."

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    Current Employee - Intern Marketing in Copenhagen
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at L'Oréal

    Pros

    A great place to get hands on experience with many areas

    Cons

    Unstructured work processes, lacking personal management, very focused on pleasing top management in France who has a some what micro management approach to subsidiaries, interns are treated unfairly and the intense work pressure means interns are exploited = long working hours, low pay and where the monkey often ends when something goes bad...

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on your employees and treat them as an asset instead of as a commodity...

    L'Oréal2010-08-18
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