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L'Oréal Product Manager Reviews

Updated 9 Jun 2019

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L'Oréal CEO Jean-Paul Agon
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Fast-paced, meritocratic, intense"

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

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

    Pros

    Bright, warm, confident people to work with. Great opportunities for responsibility young in your career. Huge selection of beautiful brands to work on.

    Cons

    Can be stressful - the "nothing is impossible" mentality is a blessing and a curse.

    L'Oréal2015-12-15
  2. "strong talent, tough work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in London, England

    I have been working at L'Oréal

    Pros

    working with some of the best minds in the industry. V strong training ground, opportunity for quick progression if you fit the culture. incredibly dynamic and strong energy every day.

    Cons

    at times you may be treated not well, serious pressure leads to confrontation. long hours and high expectations. good for a few years but hard to sustain.

    L'Oréal2017-02-27

    L'Oréal Response

    March 20, 2017Employer Brand Specialist

    Dear colleague, thank you for sharing your views. We're glad to hear about the things you enjoy at L'Oréal, and the things you think we could be better as it offers us essential information on how we can improve the way we do things. It's great to know you are surrounded by talented ...

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  3. "Very fast and at times very challenging"

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

    I have been working at L'Oréal full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    operates within beauty industry; fast paced and high calibre employees. centrally located and alot of free products (for those who care about freebies).

    Cons

    decision making is very very centralized. except for the senior leaders the rest of the levels only recommends. no work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Empower your reports to take more decisions ; more initiatives to improve work life balance

    L'Oréal2017-01-06
  4. "Good place to grow"

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

    I have been working at L'Oréal

    Pros

    Good place to develop compentencies as given a lot of autonomy & scope of action. "Make it happen" philosophy that is really challenging.

    Cons

    Yet lack of training & management. You are thrown in the water and they watch if you can swim and how far you can swim

    L'Oréal2016-09-21

    L'Oréal Response

    December 12, 2016Digital Marketing Manager

    Thank you for your feedback. It is great to hear that you appreciate the steep learning curve and the freedom to make your own mark. The entrepreneurial mentality is very much embedded in our Group´s DNA and it´s the key to our growth. We are sad to hear about the way you have ...

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  5. "Good place to learn & experience. Fast, dynamic & demanding environment"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of experience across many elements of the business. Exceptional brands & products surrounded by a young, bright & ambitious team.

    Cons

    Nothing is impossible culture can be very demanding on the individual. Not always rewarded for merit but rather how loud one shouts.

    Advice to Management

    Give more direction, autonomy & support to teams.

    L'Oréal2016-02-04
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. "Passion is the driver"

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    Current Employee - Group Product Marketing Manager in Miami Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone at LOreal is Passionate for what they do. Everyday energe is unmatchable and the family feeling within your teams, despite the size of the company, is unbeatable. The products are best in class, so you work for something you beleive in. That gives you purpose.

    Cons

    Burochratic, need to like political interactions to thrive. Lacks structure.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on merit than on subjective preferences on HR topics. Invest in structuring HR processes , assesments, etc. Sponsor Masters programs.

    L'Oréal2019-06-09

    L'Oréal Response

    June 14, 2019Employer Brand Specialist

    We want to thank you for your honest feedback and for your more than five years with L’Oréal! We’re extremely proud of the passion, creativity and drive that our colleagues bring to work every day. With over 35+ brands within the L’Oréal family, each team is unique and no day ...

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  9. "Culture"

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      Current Employee - Junior Product Manager 

      I have been working at L'Oréal full-time

      Pros

      Friendly environment . Open-minded. Promotion.

      Cons

      Low accountability. Political sometimes.

      L'Oréal2019-05-22

      L'Oréal Response

      May 27, 2019Global content and employee engagement manager

      Hello dear colleague, Thank you for sharing your feedback! We’re very proud of our incredible colleagues who contribute and drive our business forward every day with passion. We’re glad to hear about your positive experience and wish you continued success as you grow your career ...

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    • "A good company, giving opportunities to new graduates"

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      Current Employee - Product Manager in Taipei
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      solid on-the-job training for marketers. have a lot of budget and resources to develop and implement plans

      Cons

      relatively tall structure organization, lack of efficiency. Bosses might be very subjective

      L'Oréal2019-04-28

      L'Oréal Response

      May 28, 2019Global content and employee engagement manager

      Hello dear colleague, Thank you for sharing your feedback and for your more than three years among us! We’re very proud of our incredible colleagues who contribute to our collaborative and innovative culture and drive our business forward every day. We’re glad to hear about your ...

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