L'Oréal Brand Manager Reviews

Updated 6 Apr 2020

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L'Oréal Chief Executive Officer Jean-Paul Agon
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21 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to learn"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at L'Oréal full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Really dynamic workplace, many roles anchored in digital, get a lot of autonomy and opportunities to learn and progress in the company. Working with lots of young, like-minded individuals so can make friends for life.

    Cons

    Work/life balance can be poor depending on the team, lots of pressure from top down and culture isn't always the best (but they're trying to improve this).

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  2. "Worth joining, steep learning curve"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Nederland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at L'Oréal full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Colleagues, company spirit, resources, training budget, interesting brands

    Cons

    Vague career dev, difficult to get a raise

  3. "L'Oreal Nederland"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Brand General Manager in Amsterdam
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people, great culture. Would recommend

    Cons

    Politics, the complexity of working in matrix organization

  4. Helpful (5)

    "Marmite company- hierachial, politics, short term strategy"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at L'Oréal full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Free products, occasional charity and staff sales. Nice canteen and the company that run it make an exceptional effort to provide variety which doesnt go unnoticed.

    Cons

    It's just a pity you can't rate zero stars... They develop L'Oreal interns and grads that ultimately move up very quickly resulting in people in high profile roles that don't have any experience of working elsewhere, and know no better than the norm which is an awful, toxic culture and rubbish short term turnover strategy. Development within the company is based on who you know and networking, and not at all on your skills or accomplishments. Hours are 9-5 but comments will be made multiple times if you don't work above these, it's all about working hard at L'Oreall, and not smart. People stay until 8pm watching Match of the Day on their screens to be seen to be staying late, and being promoted as a result. Who has time to compete with that? It's 2020 God damn. "Feedback" is massively encouraged through trainings but I've never met a worse bunch in giving it, and receiving it. HR are absolutely nowhere to be seen, apart from with management, which is a red flag in itself.

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  5. "Inspiring Leaders and Exceptional Brands"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Retail Brand Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Creative and Inspiring Leaders Great Team Spirit Good Social Events & Product Perks

    Cons

    Long Hours Focus on Aesthetics over content quality Salary not as competitive as other leading FMCG

    L'Oréal Response

    January 3, 2020Global content and employee engagement manager

    Hello dear, Thank you for sharing your thoughts and for your time with L’Oréal! We’re very proud of our workplace, our people and the unique benefits we are able to offer! We take all feedback into account and will try to do even better for 2020 and after. Thank you again for sharing. Have a lovely day! Madeline

  6. "Fast paced learning"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Brand Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at L'Oréal full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Full focus on consumers and the power of brands Fun, passionate people around to motivate Steep learning curve from the outset Innovative thinking environment lends itself to achieving strong results

    Cons

    Sometimes excessive pressure and focus on the minor details that don't shift business performance Passion sometimes turns to overly emotional aggression from senior leaders

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    L'Oréal Response

    January 3, 2020Global content and employee engagement manager

    Hello dear, Thank you for sharing your feedback! We’re very proud of our incredible colleagues who contribute to our collaborative and innovative culture and drive our business forward every day. More than ever, we are focusing on Borderless talents and wish to increase international mobility. Your feedback will be shared, don't hesitate also to have this conversation with your HR. We’re glad to hear about your positive experience and wish you continued success as you grow your career with us. Have a lovely day, Madeline

  7. "Hard, fast, fun, full on"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Brand Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Amazing brands, big budgets, sociable culture

    Cons

    Long hours, high pressure, archaic technology, soulless office

  8. "Great school yet no life-work balance"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Brand Manager in Geneva
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at L'Oréal for more than a year

    Pros

    you learn a lot in short time

    Cons

    forget about sports, leasure time and friends

  9. Helpful (2)

    "Interesting"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Senior Brand Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great for beauty junkies

    Cons

    Too political which hinders mobility if you are not a part of the in crowd; very meeting heavy; can be chaotic during key meetings.

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  10. "Sr Brand Manager"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Brand Manager in Panamá
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    The people that works with you, the everyday learning, and the products

    Cons

    Cover many operational tasks outside the scope

    L'Oréal Response

    August 31, 2018L'Oreal Talent Team

    Dear colleague, thank you for your review, It's great to hear from you! We are very happy that your experience with us is positive and that you, just like us, is passionate by people! Thank you for your feedback. Best, Juliana

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