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8 Things To Know About Working At L’Oréal

L’Oréal may be a 110-year-old company, but we’re very far from being a cold and corporate workplace. We like to think that being present in 150 countries and working with over 86,000 employees worldwide from 158 nationalities injects a lot of personality and colour to who we are! And despite our global presence, the L’Oréal spirit can be felt everywhere — whether you’re a Commercial intern in China or a Supply Chain Director in Brazil. Here’s a little snippet of what it’s like to work at L’Oréal.

1. You’ll make mistakes and that’s really okay

“I organized a webinar a while ago that was dedicated to 30 worldwide HR VPs. The tool we were using wasn’t as efficient as nowadays and I had trouble to adjust the length of the conference. It didn’t work out and in the middle of it, everybody got offline. It was too complicated to start it again, so I gave up and sent them an email to apologize.” — Renata

See? Told you! Everyone can make mistakes sometimes, but we always help each other get back up.

2. Your colleagues will be like your second family

By sharing your daily life with your team, the highs, the lows, the successes, and the failures, these people will feel like your second family! Yep, we call this team-bonding!

“I enjoy going to afterworks, the atmosphere is very relaxed and the feeling of belonging to the community is really strong there.” — Paul

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3. Food matters. A lot.

At L’Oréal, we really embrace our “lunch culture”, which basically consists of meeting new people over lunch to get to know each other more. It’s a great way to connect with others, exchange ideas, projects and learn about different aspects of the business beyond one’s scope. In fact, we take lunch so seriously, that our US team uses an app called Never Eat Alone, where you can find other colleagues to lunch with! Yes, a shared love for food can make a happy workplace!

Here’s a little tour of some of our cafeterias around the world (jealous much?):

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Newcomers particularly enjoy this lunch culture because it fosters a friendly integration experience.

“At first, it is quite surprising, but it’s a great system that allows you to meet people you would not have talked to if it didn’t exist. What is cool is that nobody would reply no to a lunch invitation!Susie

4. We wear sneakers at the office… and not only on Fridays!

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Corporate, who? 👟

5. Wellness is the basis of a beautiful life

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6. LinkedIn is not the only place to network

7. There’s no such thing as a linear career path

8. Oh, and we have our own World Cup 🏆

In case you missed it, we organise a L’Oréal World Cup that takes place every year in June — because waiting 4 years was too long for us! It all started as an initiative from our employees who were passionate about sport and wanted to create an event where they would have the opportunity to meet lots of L’Oréal people from around the world. This year, the World Cup gathered 28 teams in Moscow for a 2-day tournament in football and volleyball. And every year, the word gets spread a little more and more countries join the championship!

Our teams actually compete in various games all year long to get trained and ready for the big event. You thought we were kidding? Well, L’Oréal employees play like real champs!

You might be sporty — or you might not. You can be an introvert or an extrovert. An IT genius or a crazy scientist. A beauty queen or a nerdy geek or both. The point is, whoever we are, we are all a team and we’re always here to help, celebrate and cheer one another! That’s what makes the glue of L’Oréal: the people. And that is something we’re pretty proud of!

So, you’ll have understood by now that you don’t have to be prim and perfect to work here. You don’t have to get everything right the first time. You don’t even need a specific professional background. You will, however, need to share our love for food and cake! 😉

Why not find your next adventure with us at L’Oréal?

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