L'Oréal Reviews

Updated 2 Jul 2020

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3.9
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L'Oréal Chief Executive Officer Jean-Paul Agon
Jean-Paul Agon
1,280 Ratings
  1. Helpful (3)

    "Work at L'Oreal Australia"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations (Engineer) in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    International company. Nice location. If you're good in networking, then you can be promoted very quickly (no matter if you perform well or not in your job). Staff shop.

    Cons

    Old school management (incl. top management). Toxic atmosphere (high pressure, big turnover of the teams, can't trust HR and managers). Most of managers are there since years and are being promoted not for their competencies but thanks to politics games. All good elements resign after a few weeks/months. The company in Australia is getting bad results year after year (i.e. the global sharing is at its minimum since couple of years). However, the staff/management responsible for this poor performance is still being promoted to the top position.

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  2. "Fast paced"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Fast paced, fun environment, great location, opportunities for growth through training and promotion.

    Cons

    Sometimes high stress, high turnover of staff

    L'Oréal Response

    November 11, 2018L'Oréal Talent team

    Dear colleague, thank you for taking the time to write a review! Great to hear about your positive experience with us. You're right, L'Oréal is very fast paced, a great learning company with opportunity for growth, and we never forget to have fun whilst we're at it! Wishing you the best in your career with us, Emma

  3. "Territory Manager"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free product is the only pro!!!

    Cons

    Nobody helpful what’s so ever, need to go through 5 people to get 1 answer. Terrible to work for turn over staff constantly.

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  4. Helpful (2)

    "Hardcore Corporate Politics in Australia! Never seen something like this!"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Sales In Luxe Division 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

    Very few! Generous free products and they even let you buy luxury handbags, sunglasses, etc from YSL and Armani with discount which is great

    Cons

    Senior Management are all about "the perfect show", everything in terms of communications and what the employees and outside world would see is orchestrated. They never tell you the reality if doesn't portrait the image they want. big show one mentality. even their trainings are a show to be able to put on social media and brag about it but in the other hand they would never say how many smart people are departing everyday because of long hours, lack of pay, politics, etc

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  5. "Marketing Intern"

    4.0
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    • 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.

  6. "Long hours and lots of responsibilities but great opportunities for those inclined"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - National Education Manager in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong cohesive management, progression based on merit, consistently challenging. Good gratis allocation, generous leave and benefits. On the job training and development

    Cons

    Lower remuneration, low work life balance. Lots of travel, overtime and additional responsibility expected. Competitive atmosphere between divisions. Low to no induction process

  7. "They don't look after there front line workers on the floor"

    1.0
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    Floor Sales Fragrances in East Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some strong brands in the stable

    Cons

    Complete disregard for the front line workers. Zero incentive to really reach or exceed targets. There commission and incentives are regarded in the industry as the worst and non- existent and I know first hand and it's so so disappointing and disheartening.

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  8. "Incredible ability to lead change"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Innovative, challenging, energetic, creative, dynamic, ambitious Training, staff benefits, culture, people Current leadership is stretching us and making the unexpected possible

    Cons

    Not the place for people who want to be a follower, cruise or go under the radar AUSTRALIA is taken for granted and misunderstood by European colleagues / leaders

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  9. "Brilliant opportunities and energy"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic L'Oreal Australia team and inspirational Country Manager So many incredible projects Opportunities to put forward ideas and have them implemented

    Cons

    Sometimes there are late calls with international colleagues

  10. "A great place to work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at L'Oréal full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    A business that is forever evolving, no 2 days are the same so if you are resilient, passionate and ready to work hard then L'Oreal is a great place. Success is part of the culture, but more so in recent years the how we win is just as important. L'Oreal places allot of value on it's people and you as an employee feel as if you can make a difference.

    Cons

    Forever feel as if we are preparing for an international visitor! Australia is not a valued market.

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