Designed by you: Career paths at L’Oréal

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There is never a dull day at L’Oréal; whether you’re inventing a new project to pitch to your boss, recreating the scope of your job, or learning a new skill to prepare for your next role. Where there is never a dull day, there is also never a dull career path. In a place where you are given the freedom to create your own job description, you are also given the freedom to create your own career path.

L’Oréal is a company of 36 international brands (Garnier, Yves Saint Laurent, Vichy, Lancôme to name a few), 10 functions (HR, Communications, Digital, R&I, Operations + more) and is present in over 150 countries! The job possibilities are absolutely endless.

We asked around the hallways of L’Oréal to find out some typical career paths… turns out, there are no typical career paths after all. Your career path can be based on many different things, some of them are:

At L’Oréal, sometimes the standard ‘cookie-cutter’ jobs just do it, and a position needs to be created to fit your skills and your passions perfectly. Maybe you started as an intern in Communications but at the end of your internship, you met with your HR to discuss your next steps… chances are they told you, we have a position, but it’s not entirely in your field! It’s part of the Research and Innovation communications team and we think you’d be perfect for it! We’ve seen a situation like this before, like Thomas: currently working in HR focusing on Young Talent activations such as the global competition, Brandstorm. His original expertise? Working in Marketing for Travel Retail and one of our Luxury Brands, Lancôme!

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Some countries have more of one function than the other. This means you might find yourself going from HR to Finance. Don’t worry about it too much, with our internal learning offers & amazing team members, you’ll be upskilled and rocking your job in no time! But don’t feel limited to your current country! Being present in over 150 countries has it’s advantages? Dreaming of waking up 5000 km’s from home? Mayu, currently working in Paris for Talent Acquisition on the topic of Candidate Experience, started her L’Oréal career almost 10,000 km’s away at our L’Oréal Japan office!

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Maybe you studied business because your family told you it was the best major, but your true passions are everything related to technology. When you meet with your HR, it’s best to share this critical info. No two people are unique and that’s our favorite thing about them. We’re thrilled to find creative ways to get you to work in what you’re passionate about.

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If you joined L’Oréal in a senior position, you might already know what you love to do. This doesn’t mean you won’t have the chance to grow! Learning never stops here and we recommend stretching your mind to take on new challenges. On average, we spend maximum of 3 years in one job giving everyone the chance to grow, experience the company and learn new skills!

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How far do you want to go? Do you want to be the next CEO of L’Oréal? We’ve seen that career path before 😉 Current CEO of L’Oréal Group Jean-Paul Agon started out his career as an intern at L’Oréal in 1978. After studying Finance at HEC in Paris, his career path turned to Marketing in various countries at L’Oréal. This just goes to show, your career path is yours to design and the sky is really the limit.

As you can see, it’s hard to define your career path from the get-go! Working for L’Oréal is about discovering new passions, getting upskilled, and trying out those new passions through the many functions, countries, markets, and targets. Set your sights on becoming the next CEO, or choose to go hop from function to function and country to country. Your career path, is just that… yours.

Ready to create your individual career path? Join us.

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