What our people say about our culture

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L’Oréal culture through testimonials

Entrepreneurial

“What I think is essential for a successful career at L’Oréal, is to really be an entrepreneur and not just a manager, within the company. It is very special about L’Oréal because it gives you the opportunity to try out new things, new ideas, to really apply yourself, to try things that are maybe risky, but you can try them in a safe environment, which is something you usually don’t have the opportunity to do.”
Saskja, Germany

“For me, one of the essential things for being successful at L’Oréal is having a good appetite in taking risks. This is a company with little boundaries between the areas. You can go way beyond what is expected from you. It is very cool that you are able to take decisions on your own [and] have a lot of autonomy.”
Pedro, Brazil

Flexible

“Whether it is in a product launch, or in managing a portfolio, or in your career path at L’Oréal. I think that being open-minded and flexible, and keeping that open-minded spirit, is going to help you go far in whatever you do.”
Camilla, Canada

“I think it is extremely important to be flexible at L’Oréal. Like it or not, situations do change, and last-minute decisions do happen. We work for a very dynamic market, and L’Oréal is a company that strives for excellence.”
Chi, China

“For a successful career in L’Oréal, you need two things. Number one: you have to show a lot of flexibility because you will be stretched to levels and limits that you never thought possible. Number two: You need a very strong backbone. Why? Because in L’Oréal you’ll have a lot of sunny days, but it can rain, it can storm, and you need to show resilience to get up there and go fight again.”
Mayana, Kenya

Passionate

“In my opinion, to have a successful career at L’Oréal, it is important to be passionate about your product, your job and your company. Only when you believe in the products and the company can you make other people believe in them. The more you share your ideas and your objectives, the more easily results and objectives will be reached.”
Matteo, Italy

“What I think is essential for a successful career at L’Oréal is that you have a passion for what you do. L’Oréal is a company that asks a lot of its people. You have to work long days under high pressure. I think you really have to have a passion for L’Oréal, for the brands and the products, then it doesn’t matter anymore because you love what you do and you go for it.”
Liesbeth, Netherlands

Strategic and practical

“Being successful in L’Oréal means that you have to be a visionary on the one hand and a worker on the other hand. What does it mean? It means that you have to have a strategy and see clearly where you want to go with your brand, having a helicopter view. But at the same time, you need to be a multi-tasker and to handle one thousand things at the same time, and to be very operational in the business.”
Sara, Germany

“What I like is that over the years it has given me exposure to many different functions that I wouldn’t have been exposed to if I had worked in another organization.”
Juana, Canada

People-oriented

“What I like about building this network is that you create a support system within the company, that you can go to for support, inspiration, or energy. It becomes a big part of how you begin to accelerate in your career. It becomes important to continue building your network and reaching out to others and cultivating those relationships.”
Lauren, United States

Open

“It is something I really like, because you have the opportunity to talk freely about your projects and products even with top management, [such as] in the cafeteria. It is probably something that people aren’t at ease in doing because it is not always easy or comfortable to talk with them in an informal setting. But take advantage of it, and just go for it.”
Nicolas, France

Focused

“To be successful in L’Oréal, you need to be able to prioritize and say “no”. Why? Because in the loose structure and job description at L’Oréal, I think it is essential that you pick one or two priorities that you think will make the biggest difference, and put all your effort into these priorities, and convince your colleagues and bosses and make them happen.”
Jacub, Czech Republic