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L'Oréal Marketing Assistant Reviews

Updated 9 Oct 2019

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3.1
65%
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L'Oréal Chief Executive Officer Jean-Paul Agon
Jean-Paul Agon
18 Ratings
  1. "open minded culture"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in Taipei
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    flexible working hours and always encourage new ideas to share with the company

    Cons

    stressful during the campaign launch season

    L'Oréal2019-10-09
  2. "Impossible Workload"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in Hammersmith, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice group of people and work is varied and exciting.

    Cons

    So much work it's hard to complete any task to the level you'd like.

    Advice to Management

    More support needed and guidance

    L'Oréal2019-09-23
  3. Helpful (7)

    "Ego, politics, gossips."

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    Current Employee - Marketing Assistant in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    50% off products Downtown office location

    Cons

    Think of a private highschool full of egotistic kids with parents who live for reputation & step over real and humble people to fulfill their hidden lack of self-esteem. That should give you a pretty accurate picture of what it's like to work at L’Oreal Canada. Ego + politics + gossip = L’Oreal Canada. Level of management does not equal competence, it's a competition of how two faced and manipulative you are to stay long enough by stepping on others. People only caring to make things look good, and don't know how to value the work itself. You will be extremely successful at. if you know how to unethically sugar coat things, trick and use people to your advantage, and have no basic morals. They have all these programs and HR movements to be more "transparent" and "ethical", but it's all for the show since they are masters at creating the brand for themselves. Of course there's nice people in upper management, but not enough to fight against the naughty. The naughty also know how to play their game so they work around those that could harm them. Working here being forced to play the game to succeed is really not worth it. They have by far the highest turnover rate in the industry. There's people emptying desks and leaving good-bye emails every week. The people who stay call them quitters to justify the game they play and fuel their ego. People that have left during my experience, are the most talented and intelligent people I've yet to met, who know their times' worth and are mature enough to recognize the right and wrong.

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    Advice to Management

    Stop marketing “ethics” to employees. Take accountability and action when employees report unethical practices instead of silencing them down by threatening how speaking up will negatively impact employee’s career. Stop finding meaning of your life at workplace and fuel ego by stepping on others. Stop focusing on what’s going to make you shine and do good work with integrity.

    L'Oréal2019-10-10
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Amazing brand, horrible culture and upwork mobility"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant 

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

    Pros

    - free makeup (or 50% off) - you meet some incredibly smart people

    Cons

    - you meet some incredibly ignorant people - very French culture that is not inviting or collaborative

    L'Oréal2019-08-28
  5. "Great opportunities within the company"

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    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

    L'Oréal2019-08-20
  6. "Operational Marketing Assistant"

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    Current Intern - Operational Marketing Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good environment, great canteen, good first experience for internship

    Cons

    Lot of work load at times, have to fit in the "loreal culture"

    Advice to Management

    more conversion opportunities from intern to job

    L'Oréal2019-08-12
  7. "Great experience - internship"

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    Former Intern - Digital Marketing Assistant in Brussels

    I worked at L'Oréal for less than a year

    Pros

    - You learn a lot - You have the same responsabilities as an actual employee - I had the chance to work with a supportive manager - You will learn to work in a fast-paced environment

    Cons

    - It is a very competitive environment - You don't count your work hours

    L'Oréal2019-07-01
  8. Helpful (3)

    "intelligent Individuals, Leader In Industry, High School Environment"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager-Marketing in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will learn a lot about Marketing that goes beyond the cosmetics industry. A lot of people come from other large CPG conglomerates, Advertising Agencies, Consultancies, etc. Everyone is willing to talk to you about their previous roles and how their current roles fits into L'Oreal. L'Oreal is a great place to build a career or as a stepping stone to something more fitting if L'Oreal isn't for you.

    Cons

    While the company advocates for transparency, sometimes you can't get the reasoning behind certain top-level decisions that don't make sense logically. After being here for a certain time, you will notice that everyone is very cliquey. Tends to be very gossipy around here. Not as collegial as you would think it would be for such a large company. I think the company can improve on ensuring that everyone is not being left out and that everyone has an equal voice.

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    L'Oréal2019-04-11
  9. Helpful (11)

    "Marketing Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The positives include: -Lots of free and discounted product -Young/fun co-workers -Nice office following the most recent round of renovations -Good mentorship available if you seek it out

    Cons

    Above everything else, L'Oreal is exceptional at sales - selling the product to customers, selling "opportunities" to new employees, and especially selling a certain type of delusion to everyone who works there. Here are the main difficulties I faced while working at L'Oreal: -3 out of 5 senior and mid-level managers are generally unequipped for the role This means a lack of understanding of what it means to manage in a professional sense (setting objectives, defining role scope and responsibility, removing roadblocks, etc), but what's more concerning, is that a lot of management is unequipped for the role emotionally - with no ability to empathize or understand the needs of the subordinates, they are followed only because the employees have to follow them. -Ego + Politics > Merit + Results I vividly recall my manager obsessing over the most insignificant details on a powerpoint deck, only to ensure that when he or she presents it to upper management, she is seen as a "superstar". I also recall manipulating the data to make a failed launch look "good", just so my manager could have good news to share. There is a general preference for ignoring data-driven decisions in favour of whatever makes the manager in question look good. -Emotional abuse It is a regular occurrence to see co-workers cry. It's even more commonplace to have a vacant role on any given team because the employee is on "sick leave" aka "stress-leave" aka "burn-out". The scary part is that no one is bothered by either of the above because they happen so frequently. -Hardcore cool-aid culture There is a strong expectation that everyone who works at L'Oreal must absolutely love it all the time, never mention anything negative, and ALWAYS show intentions of staying at the company until retirement. If you as much as mention that you might have an interest in perhaps exploring another industry or company way down the line, you will be told to keep quiet as it will damage your career progression. The ironic part is that L'Oreal Canada has by far the highest turnover rate in the industry, and forcing employees to always pretend to be "loving the experience" only makes it more difficult to get to the root cause of the problems. -Lack of ethical backbone I can't disclose any details relating to product development for legal reasons, but there are a lot of very questionable products both from an efficacy stand-point as well as from the consumer positioning standpoint.

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    Advice to Management

    Without sounding like a broken record - please take off your L'Oreal-tinted glasses and assess the state of the company objectively. The issues I mentioned have been voiced hundreds of times over the years and no one has done anything about it. You know what the problems are, you just need to choose to resolve them.

    L'Oréal2019-03-12
  10. "Great place to work"

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    Intern Assistant Brand Marketing in Levallois-Perret
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at L'Oréal for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice teams of very motivated people, very Millennial-oriented, lots of corporate events and an amazing firm culture.

    Cons

    Balance between pro and personal life can be hard to manage.

    L'Oréal2018-10-31
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