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L'Oréal Overview

Clichy (France)
10000+ employees
Company - Public (LRLCY)
Consumer Products Manufacturing
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Entrepreneurial spirit and daring creativity belong at L’Oreal. You can say it’s in our DNA- L’Oreal was created in 1906 by a young chemist and his hair dye invention, just two years after graduation. Since then, we haven’t stopped rising ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to bring Beauty to All. It’s in L’Oreal’s hands to offer all women and men the best of cosmetics innovation in terms of quality, efficacy, safety, sustainability.

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Best Places to Interview: 2017 (#35)

Company Updates

  • L’Oréal further expands its worldwide expertise in beauty tech with the acquisition of 100% of the Canadian company ModiFace, an international leader in augmented reality and artificial intelligence applied to the beauty industry:

    News release

    Clichy, 16 March 2018 - L'Oréal announcesthe acquisition of 100% of the Canadian company ModiFace, an internationally recognized leader in augmented reality and artificial intelligence applied to the beauty industry. This acquisition is in line with L'Oréal's digital acceleration strategy to provide the group's 34 international brands with the most innovative technologies in terms of services and beauty experience.

  • L'Oréal's Annual Results for 2017 are out! With acceleration of growth at +5.5% like-for-like in 4th quarter, sales at 26.02 billion euros and record operating margin at 18%, we thank our 83 000 employees worldwide for all of our achievements made together last year! Discover more here:

    L'Oréal Finance : News release

    L'Oréal Finance : l'actualité financière du groupe international expert en cosmétiques, relations actionnaires, relations investisseurs

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L'Oréal – Why Work For Us?

At L’Oréal we empower people who are ready to take bets, think out of the box, defend their convictions, be resilient and leave their own mark. They are offered early responsibilities, numerous opportunities and fast-track careers. 

At every stage of your career with L’Oréal we offer personalized training and support that will help you progress and develop your career. You hold the keys: it’s up to you to show who you are and what you can become.

We therefore encourage mobility which helps our executives, both junior and senior talents, to rapidly acquire experience by being faced with a range of different cultures, business approaches and market situations.


In L’Oréal's people-centered culture, the diversity of the teams is one of the success factors. Fostering the values of all forms of multiculturalism and respect for differences, the group is enriched by employees from various horizons that enable it to gain a better understanding of the diversity of its consumers and markets. 

In this way, the group makes diversity an essential value that goes hand in hand with respect for the individual. Integrating the concept of diversity on every level and in every area is to recognize and accept differences but also to promote them to enhance performance. L’Oréal's ambition to win over one billion new consumers is therefore intrinsically linked to its desire to become one of the world leaders in the management of diversity. 

Learn more about our committments here.


Learn more about Sharing Beauty With All in a video with our CEO, Jean-Paul Agon.

"Although we try to achieve quick successes; our most important challenge is always our long-term vision of our brands, the long-term progression of our market share and development of th e market. This is our responsibility - and its one that is given to us every early on in our career." - Nathalie, General Manager
"Today, from lab delivery, a porduct can reach the shelves in less than ten months; This is what makes out business so fast, so exciting and so competitive. A well-conceived innovation can change the whole marketplace." - Rafael, Operations
"Thnks to L'Oreal's robust economic model, we can continue our strategic acquisition strategy -- This means great new brands in our portfolio all bringing new opportunities." - Il Yeon, Finance
"All the men and women working for L'Oreal - in all countries in all divisions, in all functions, with their outstanding talent, high level of commitment for work and respect for the group's values - are the core foundations of this unique and successful business model" - Olivier, HR

If you are a student or recent grad who is enthusiastic about our exciting business, strive for excellence, and want a thrilling professional experience, we should get to know each other! At L’Oréal we are looking for people from all backgrounds with great skills and even greater potential who are up for the challenge of building the future of beauty. 

L'Oreal offers a variety of opportunities for undergraduates, MBAs and recent grads to participate in internships and trainee programs to jump start your career.


Students can get a real life experience with the L'Oreal business competition, Brandstorm.  We invite talented young people from all over the world to take on the role of an international brand manager. Each year since it started, teams of undergraduates harness their creativity to propose a brand strategy for one of L'Oréal’s 28 international brands that is in line with the latest developments and trends in the market. Learn More

L’Oréal is richly endowed with a portfolio of international brands that is unique in the world and that covers all the lines of cosmetics and responds to the diverse needs of consumers the world over.

The company is composed of 4 main divisions including the Consumer Products Division, Luxury Products Division, Professional Products Division, and the Active Cosmetics Division plus The Body Shop.


Be recognized and rewarded: For L’Oréal, each employee should be respected and rewarded for their efforts, their involvement and their contribution to the company’s performance. This approach is behind the Group’s compensation policy all over the world.

In line with its mission and its values, L’Oréal recognises and rewards the contribution of each employee to the company’s development by offering attractive compensation and a worldwide profit-sharing program, alongside key benefits like in our share and care program.


Compensation is regularly adjusted in line with the market, individual performance and efficiency in the post, qualifications and experience. Local salary structures are regularly assessed in terms of the outside market but also in terms of internal salary levels for equal responsibility, skills and experience.


L’Oréal has a performance-oriented culture. Our compensation policy reflects this very culture, including bonuses to reward high levels of personal performance and involvement as well as team and business unit performances. This system is currently being deployed in every country in which L’Oréal operates. The Group has also set up a program known as the Worldwide Profit Sharing (WPS) program which gives employees a share in the fruits of successes in their country. Finally, L’Oréal is investing in the long-term security of its employees by committing to offer benefit programs (which may include retirement, health care, death and disability plans) and other fringe benefits in line with the regulations and practice in each country, which will complement the compulsory schemes.

L'Oréal Reviews

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    You have the space to make the diference, but you have to be courageous!
    It's a company that look after profit, people and planet.


    Intense workload.
    Some times management forget the word, customization, when it comes to employees.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget customization is as much important to employees as it is to consummers.

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L'Oréal Interviews



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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at L'Oréal (London, England) in December 2017.


    I was headhunted so did not complete full process but the final stage of assessment centre was a whole day at their head office in Hammersmith. On arrival we had a brief introduction then in groups all split off to do individual tasks. My 1st task was a numerical task which was very difficult. The 2nd task was a presentation on one of their brands on a case study which i was given 48 hours before. The 3rd task was a group presentation with 2 hours presenting a similar topic. Then there was a break for lunch where we spent time with current placement students. After lunch, you either progressed to the afternoon or faced 'the cut' and were sent home. the 1st afternoon task was an attention to detail task which again was tricky, then there was a behavioural screening using AI and then finally an hour long individual interview.

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L'Oréal Awards & Accolades

  • Top 50 Cosmetics Brands(#2), Brand Finance, 2013
  • Global RepTrak 100, Reputation Institute, 2013
  • The Brand Footprint Global Ranking Top 50, Kantar Worldpanel, 2013
  • Global RepTrak 100, Reputation Institute, 2012
  • NYC's Most InDemand Employers, LinkedIn, 2012
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