L'Oréal Employee Reviews about "long working hours"

Updated 18 Jun 2020

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L'Oréal Chief Executive Officer Jean-Paul Agon
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  • "Great work environment with smart colleagues and a lot of teamwork(in 124 reviews)

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  1. "Lot's of work but it was worth it"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Intern in South Melbourne
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at L'Oréal

    Pros

    Lot's of independent and challenging work

    Cons

    long hours and lot's of sitting at a desk

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Would not recommend"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at L'Oréal full-time

    Pros

    good staff discount nothing else really

    Cons

    micro-mananging management senior management that doesn't care they expect you to put in long hours outdated system overcomplicated processes

  3. Helpful (2)

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

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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    "If you enjoy questioning your own abilities daily then this is the place for you.."

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Products are great this is the only key feature of this company

    Cons

    -Lack of direction & leadership will wear you down- be warned. -Very strange culture across particular divisions- high focus on 'boys club' & overseas people are often bought into the country rather than promoting from within or local talent options. -Very long hours with lack of reward or recognition for people's contribution- a lot of talk around fixing this but highly unlikely until they change the management in particular divisions. Note- summer hours don't cut it for what you actually sacrifice. -Do not ever expect to get a correct report- never before have experienced such a poorly run operation for a global leader. -Poor financial controls although so much focus is on this there is little or no idea what is going on in the business. -Living in the stone ages with technology. -No clear KPI's everyone has their own agenda. -You will do things 100 times over without having clear direction on what was actually required to begin with. -No training or education at all for employees. -Bullying style of management. -No team culture very divided

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great opportunity and learning at a cost"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity and exposure to the business, even at a graduate/intern level. Lots of variety in work that is done on a daily basis and gain insight in the cosmectics industry.

    Cons

    Long working hours, lack of work/life balance. Pressure for a grad with little / no training. Ability for upper management to put the 'blame' on graduate and interns.

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  6. Helpful (4)

    "Great company to develop your career quickly"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at L'Oréal

    Pros

    Meritocratic environment - if you are a great performer your career will fly 'Can-do' attitude - very solutions focused Networked environment - you can get decisions made very quickly Exciting environment - hundreds of launches every year Not proceedural - you have a lot of room to make decisions and stretch the boundaries of your role Passionate people - creates an inspiring environment

    Cons

    Long hours - but this is improving with strategies like summer working hours (finishing at 3pm on Fridays) If you don't enjoy a highly changeable and fast moving environment - L'Oreal may not be a good choice as an employer - you need to love change and be very flexible Communication is really important - you cannot rely on emails to build relationships - you have to build networks to get the best results

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    "Could be a great place to work, but not there yet"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, access to products, international opportunities

    Cons

    Terrible management from top to middle, below average pay, very long hours, high pressure, high turnover

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    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. We also appreciate your honest feedback and want you to know that we're working every day to constantly improve the workplace experience for our colleagues, this might not be immediately visible throughout the entire company. We highly encourage our colleagues to voice any concerns about workload or culture to their manager and HR partners who are best equipped to help. Thank you again for providing your thoughts. Have a lovely day and happy new year! Madeline

  8. "Contract Manufacturing Manager"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Have autonomy, respect, responsibilities, trust in own decision making

    Cons

    long hours, result driven, stressful

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    L'Oréal Response

    October 28, 2017Employer Brand Specialist

    Dear former colleague, thanks for sharing your thoughts on your experience at L'Oréal. That's right, we are fortunate to have a lot of autonomy and responsibility in our work, no matter what level! At times we do have to pull in the extra hours, it's true. But the results are hopefully rewarding and the journey to getting there is full of new learnings and motivating challenges. We believe we are a learning company but thank you for your feedback that we can go further. All the best, Emma

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    "Area Manager"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Area Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The L'Oreal brand has great product allowance, amazing incentives plus a great sales commissions. Have friends for life as we had a great field team.

    Cons

    A sink or swim environment, not much training on the products, long hours, not having the right or old tools in place.

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    "Graduate"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at L'Oréal

    Pros

    Great graduate program. Got to experience many different areas. I gained a lot of responsibility quickly and exposure to many brands and products

    Cons

    Working long hours and under stressful management, I don't think employees should be encouraged to stay at work that late, poor work life balance

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