L'Oréal Employee Reviews about "long working hours"

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Pros
  • "good work environment and nice colleagues(in 150 reviews)

  • "FMCG fast-paced workplace exposure(in 141 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Stunning work requires long working hours(in 306 reviews)

  • "Long working hours, many meetings(in 128 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Lot's of work but it was worth it

      25 Jun 2011 - Intern in South Melbourne
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      Pros

      Lot's of independent and challenging work

      Cons

      long hours and lot's of sitting at a desk

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    2. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Would not recommend

      18 Jun 2020 - Supply Chain in Melbourne
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      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      micro-mananging management senior management that doesn't care they expect you to put in long hours outdated system overcomplicated processes

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great company to develop your career quickly

      27 Jun 2009 -  in Melbourne
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      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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      4 people found this review helpful
    4. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      If you enjoy questioning your own abilities daily then this is the place for you..

      24 Nov 2014 - Sales Associate in Sydney
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      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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      8 people found this review helpful
    5. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great opportunity and learning at a cost

      23 Oct 2012 - Intern in Sydney
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      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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      1 person found this review helpful
    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

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

      15 Dec 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
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      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

      Global 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

    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Area Manager

      21 Oct 2016 - Area Manager 
      Recommend
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      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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    8. 3.0
      Former Intern

      Graduate

      14 Jan 2016 - Anonymous Intern 
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      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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    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Contract Manufacturing Manager

      26 Oct 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

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

      Cons

      long hours, result driven, stressful

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      L'Oréal Response

      Employer 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

    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Good place to get a foot in the FMCG/ Beauty industry

      9 Dec 2020 - Operations in Singapore
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      Pros

      - Employees generally treat each other with respect. You will make lifelong friends here. Culture is quite fun if you can fit in - Opportunity to work overseas through expatriate/ mobility programs - Development opportunities, although you need to perform well in your role to access these opportunities. If you are average/ below average, opportunities are limited - Company is committed to ethics and sustainability - Fringe benefits like free products and staff price

      Cons

      - Middle management is a bit weak, most people seem to be promoted based on duration in the company - Lack of empathy from management and HR - Salary in