L'Oréal Marketing Manager Reviews

Updated 21 Jun 2020

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3.6
57%
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L'Oréal Chief Executive Officer Jean-Paul Agon
Jean-Paul Agon
36 Ratings
  1. Helpful (5)

    "Politics, Politics, Politics"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Marketing Manager in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at L'Oréal

    Pros

    Great place to learn media, NPD execution & never say die attitude

    Cons

    Arrogance blame culture where politics rules. Senior managementy all male with inappropriate attitudes to women. Work you to death for little pay

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  2. COVID-19
    Helpful (3)

    "Good people, problematic culture"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at L'Oréal full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    - Very smart, dedicated and kind coworkers who make coming to work enjoyable - Portfolio of winning brands - Caring leadership in most parts of the organization - Opportunity to make your job what you want - job descriptions can be flexible and you can always “do more” if you look for ways to add value - Nice office, good perks e.g. company store and nail salon

    Cons

    There are significant company culture issues that come from the very top (Paris). Sometimes I forget we aren’t saving lives at work. Every task is both urgent and critically important, meaning it becomes impossible to prioritize work and you constantly feel pulled in too many directions, at the detriment of productivity. Depending on where you work in the organization, you can have decent work life balance, in terms of leaving at a reasonable hour and having weekends free. However work stress will often enter into your personal life, even if you’re not “working.” You have to give a lot of yourself to this company. The issues with company culture have become more apparent with Covid and the Black Lives Matter movement. As it relates to BLM, brand communication teams were completely restricted in what the brands could say and when. When approved messaging finally came through, it was scrubbed and “corporatized” with meaningless jargon. Black employees were not welcome to advise on messaging. Internally, it took several days for the organization to acknowledge what was happening with employees, and only after a group of employees demanded action and support. L’Oréal also has a diversity issue in hiring - very few employees of color in our corporate teams. Regarding Covid, the organization started strong with messages of support, but those were quickly replaced with ominous and unclear messaging around returning to the office (mostly about cumbersome safety protocols such as in office temperature checks). While other companies were providing clear timelines for return, L’Oreal USA refused to provide any sense of timing for the NY offices, even as employees were asking daily (many had left the city). When the company finally announced a return to office date (June 29 - 2+ months before most corporate offices), employees received 1 WEEK’S notice that they would be expected back. The announcement also came at 6:45pm the night before Juneteenth, which the company had given employees as a PTO day of cultural observance. This felt like an effort to take advantage of the Juneteenth holiday to minimize swirl over the announcement - really distasteful. L’Oreal is rushing corporate employees back to the office simply for face time, irresponsible both to the health of employees and essential workers who are using public transportation. Employee morale is very low - employees do not feel proud to work for L’Oréal right now.

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  3. Helpful (2)

    "Worst professional experience"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Access to products, nice colleagues

    Cons

    Toxic environment, fake reviews, long hours, horrible management

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  4. "Company with strong people oriented culture and very dedicated to the envionment"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Kampung Baru Jalan Malaysia
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. People focus, very good culture 2. Agile - management willing to try and learn 3. Empowerment - each of the employee can be like a leader on what they do

    Cons

    Quite many meetings but we try to keep it within office hours

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  5. "Great place to learn marketing techniques and how to run a business"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at L'Oréal full-time

    Pros

    -Very Entrepreneurial feel, which allows your to build your case on how to manage and run your business -Strong marketing company that teaches you the 360 approach on consumer-go-to-market -Strong benefits

    Cons

    -Many levels of approval between US and French HQ

  6. "satisfied"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Digital Marketing Manager 

    I worked at L'Oréal full-time

    Pros

    work at large organization in a ww scale

    Cons

    too large and took so long in decision making

  7. "L'Oreal Marketing category manage in the professional products division"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Category Marketing Manager 

    I have been working at L'Oréal full-time

    Pros

    Very entrepreneurial atmosphere Good and young people Stunning brands and great potential

    Cons

    a little old fashioned company

    L'Oréal Response

    December 9, 2019Global content and employee engagement manager

    Hi dear, lovely to see you like working in the Professional Products Division, PPD-family! We're a 110-old company, with a great heritage...still filled with plenty of young and talented people! So we hope you'll help us to move things and create the things you want to see happening in there. We wish you the best as you grow your career with us, Madeline

  8. "Great marketeers but toxic work culture"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Marketing Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at L'Oréal for more than a year

    Pros

    Can gain well-rounded marketing experience with decent budgets

    Cons

    Toxic work culture, feels like your colleagues don't want you to suceed

  9. "Great opportunities within the company"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Marketing Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at L'Oréal full-time

    Pros

    You learn to navigate in a fast paced environment

    Cons

    There can be very little work life balance

  10. "A great learning but challenging experience, good for a career start."

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Levallois-Perret
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at L'Oréal full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good learning curve, beautiful offices, very smart and talented colleagues and managers, inspiring and stimulating working environment. Pionner in Research and Innovation. Beautiful brand portfolio.

    Cons

    Salary is less than competitive. Lack of human connection sometimes. Very political.

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