L'Oréal Marketing Reviews

Updated 25 Jun 2020

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L'Oréal Chief Executive Officer Jean-Paul Agon
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154 Ratings
  1. "Marketing Intern"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in South Melbourne

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

    Pros

    You learn heaps in a very fast paced environment. Exposure to many facets of the business and marketing.

    Cons

    Little training or support. High stress.

    L'Oréal Response

    April 16, 2018L'Oréal Talent Team

    Dear former colleague, Thanks for coming to write review. Really glad to know your experience with us sets you up well for your career ambitions ahead! Thank you for the valuable feedback to further focus on training our interns. Yang.

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Graduate"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great Team - Free Products (and generous allowance) - Lots of exposure to difference elements of the business - Young Vibrant Work space - Invitations to a lot of cool events.

    Cons

    - Reactive Organization - Non-innovative - Highly unorganized - Horrific work-life balance - Horrific pay

  3. Helpful (13)

    "Worst experience of my career."

    1.0
    Current Employee - Marketing in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big company that looks good on your resume. Only because it is a well known fact that if you can last a year at L'Oreal you can do anything.

    Cons

    Worst work life balance. 9 - 5 job? I've never done those hours the whole time I've been there. You will be there until 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 or even midnight. And even then you will go home and work more. Those hours are expected. Even if you leave at 6, it will be noticed and asked why you are leaving early. Meetings are regularly scheduled after 'work' hours. Say goodbye to having dinner with friends and family. Say goodbye to your life. Worst culture. A boys club. Yes in a beauty company. It's as if as a female you have no opinion, your ideas are wrong, you are looked down on. Worst planning. Everything was due yesterday. No concept of prioritising. Everything is now, now, now. There's no planning out beyond the current season. It's reactive, not proactive. Worst development. Zero focus on development plans or training. You will be promised it but it will never happen. You won't get any feedback on your performance until the end of year review. And trust me, shocks will hit you in the face at your review. I've seen barely any promotions unless you are well liked, not if the person is ready. Worst turnover. Rumoured to be 75%. I think it's higher. It's a never ending revolving door. No stability. No getting to know your team. Constant upheaval. Worst hiring of local talent. A lot of talent is brought in from international locations. I wouldn't call them talent really. I regularly see international people here to work in Australia hired over locals and L'Oreal getting these people visas. Worst management. No clear direction. No vision. No sharing of objectives and results. No team activities. Any managers that allow all these things to happen are not worth working for. Worst place to work. Don't do it. You think you will be working for a big company with great brands. You will regret it. Trust me. You will want to walk out constantly. Trust me.

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    "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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    "Australia"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Marketing Assistant in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at L'Oréal

    Pros

    Very young dymanic environment with an solid team Access to free/cheap cosmetics Fun launch parties and seminars Great to liase with media

    Cons

    Marketing rolls are more implementation rather than creative Hard to shine in the organization Huge number of reports Poor geographic location Really bad respect for work life balance Poorly resourced and understaffed Mammoth workload No real job description

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    "Toxic culture"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good training opportunities, some pleasant and talented colleagues, product allowance and company events

    Cons

    Toxic working culture that's been an issue for a long time but nothing changes. Very political organisation where promotions are not based on talent but on connections and relationship with the management instead. Average remuneration.

    L'Oréal Response

    January 3, 2020Global content and employee engagement manager

    Dear colleague, Thank you for sharing your thoughts and for your time with L’Oréal! We’re very proud of our workplace and the unique benefits we are able to offer as much as our focus on personal growth and development for our employees. If you have any concerns regarding promotions and career, we encourage you to raise the issue to HR and allow an open talk about it. We wish you all the best, Madeline

  7. "Cliquey, Poor Management, Poor Communication"

    1.0
    Former Intern - Marketing Intern 

    I worked at L'Oréal for less than a year

    Pros

    Not bad staff shop discounts...

    Cons

    Whoever screams the loudest gets noticed and if that's not your personality you won't thrive here. Poor management and lack of communication. Always a lot of talk about doing things and making changes but never make then effectively.

    L'Oréal Response

    October 28, 2019Global content and employee engagement manager

    Hello, We're sorry to hear that you did not have a positive experience at L’Oréal. Letting anyone expresses their opinion is important for us, it's part of our culture and how we challenge ourselves. However, screaming is not part of it! Your feedback will be communicated to our top management to make sure this is not general. We wish you the best in your next endeavour. Madeline

  8. "Great place if you are the right fit!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at L'Oréal full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Dynamic entrepreneurial culture, great industry and perks, amazing people.

    Cons

    Hectic pace, very particular culture.

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    L'Oréal Response

    November 4, 2014Employer Branding Manager

    We appreciate your feedback and for the time and effort you put in when you were at L'Oreal. We definite pride ourselves on the entreprenurial culture that you so aptly mentioned in your review and are happy you enjoyed the benefits and perks of working in the industry. As for your advice on salaries, we have recently launched a world-wide benchmark and set of standards for salaries to help make L'Oreal more attractive and competitive. We hope this will be rolling out around the globe in the next few months in order to make up for any missed opportunities.

  9. "Nice working environment"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern Marketing in Jakarta
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nice environment, caring one another

    Cons

    Busy working, traffic jam as always

  10. "PR Summer Intern"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern Marketing in Seoul
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at L'Oréal for less than a year

    Pros

    Very well-structured internship program, the HR provides you with consistent help

    Cons

    Your experience will be based on which brand you get assigned to, as each brand has distinct culture

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