L'Oréal Canada Inc.
L'Oréal Canada employees

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why L'Oréal Canada Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2016) and Montreal's Top Employers (2016):

  • L'Oréal Canada offers its new moms (including adoptive moms) full maternity top-up payments for the first 17 weeks of their leave along with the additional benefit of an onsite daycare centre for when they're ready to return to work
  • L'Oréal Canada is committed to ongoing employee development and provides a variety of in-house and online training programs, tuition subsidies as well as opportunities for international training in Paris and New York
  • L'Oréal Canada recognizes exceptional performance with VIP trips to company-sponsored events (such as "Luminato", the annual arts and creativity festival held in Toronto) as well as tickets to the company's box seats at the Bell Centre in Montréal

Employer Background

Industry Cosmetics Manufacturing
Parent company L'Oreal SA
Parent company head office Paris, France
Full-time employees in Canada 1,200
Full-time employees worldwide 78,600
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 4.1%
Average age of employees in Canada 36
Longest serving employee 40.5 years

Physical Workplace

Commuter amenities car-pool sign-up program, free parking, subsidized parking
Workplace features onsite boutique of L'Oréal products (for employees only), head office occupies two floors in the completely renovated (and re-purposed) historic Eaton's store in downtown Montréal, offerring all-weather access the city's underground walking network leading to numerous shops, restaurants and other services as well as the city's Métro system, telecommuter workstations, self-serve lunchroom, outdoor barbecue, outdoor patio, discounts at local restaurants
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, music, television, foosball table, internet kiosks for personal web-browsing
Onsite cafeteria healthy menus, subsidized meals, the "L'Oréal Bistro" serves two meals daily serving approximately 150 people, ice-cream refigerator during the summer months
Snacks available specialty coffee bar serves Starbucks coffee as well as teas, smoothies, pastries, fruit salads, yogurt and granola and is often used for breaks and informal meetings
Other nearby amenities YMCA, YWCA, fitness club, Philips Square, Place des Arts, Quartier des spectacles, daycare, restaurants, shopping mall, McGill University, Montreal Fine Arts Museum, Place des Arts, Bixi (shared-use) bike rack in front of building

Work Atmosphere & Communications

Employee social committee name Le Club Social L'Oréal Canada (est. 1999)
Recent social events lunch and learn sessions, employee cocktail and information meetings, breakfasts with the President, golf tournament, Christmas parties (for employees and an event for children of employees), holiday celebrations throughout the year (from Easter to International Women's Day), product launch events
Cultural aspects employee sports teams, business casual dress, casual dress Fridays, music while working
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter

Financial Benefits & Compensation

Outside salary surveys participates in outside salary surveys every 12 months
Employee salary reviews individual salaries are reviewed every 12 months
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension, defined-contribution (DC) pension
Long-term planning retirement planning assistance, phased-in retirement work options, life & disability insurance
Profit-sharing plan available to all employees
Signing bonuses subsidized home internet

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits

Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Flexible coverage health plan is flexible with adjustable premiums and coverage levels
Waiting period there is no waiting period for coverage
Family coverage option yes
Dental coverage routine, restorative
Traditional coverage (e.g. prescription drugs) yes
Additional coverage employee assistance (EAP) plan, semi-private hospital room, medical travel insurance, medical equipment and supplies, nutrition planning, alternative coverage (e.g. accupuncture, naturopathy), annual flu vaccine clinics, skin cancer screening clinics, anti-smoking assistance
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 17 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 100% of salary for 17 weeks
Additional family-friendly benefits extended parental leave to unpaid leave, daycare centre onsite
Alternative work options flexible work hours, 35-hour work week (with full pay), compressed work week, telecommuting, reduced summer hours
Additional family-friendly information early Friday closings in winter (3pm) and summer (12:30pm), Québec-based employees also take advantage of the provincial daycare subsidy program ($7 per day)

Vacation & Personal Time-Off

Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 5 weeks of vacation over their career
Previous experience considers previous work experience when setting annual vacation for new employees
Unpaid leave of absence option yes
Additional time-off information unionized employees start with 2 weeks of paid vacation (approximately 20% of employees), moving to 3 weeks after 4 years on the job

Employee Engagement & Performance

Managers receive performance review training yes
360° feedback option as part of the review process, performance feedback is also solicited from co-workers and other managers familiar with each employee's work
Confidential employee feedback employees can also provide confidential feedback on their manager's performance
Exit interview exit interview option is available for departing employees
Performance recognition individual performance bonuses, peer-to-peer-recognition awards, long-service awards, best innovation award, best ambassador of L'Oréal values award, the new Beauty Shaker Awards (includes its own awards ceremony), the ACE Forecast Cup (competition that focuses on forecasting into the future), VIP trips to company-sponsored events (such as Luminato, the annual arts and creativity festival held in Toronto), tickets to the company's box seats at the Bell Centre in Montréal (including concerts and Habs' games)
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 60 months
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 36 months

Training & Skills Development

Career planning in-house career planning services, online employee skills inventory
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, mentoring, in-house training, online training, leadership training, paid internships, subsidies for professional accreditation, tuition subsidies related to job
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $2,000 in tuition subsidies per year
Tuition subsidies (unrelated to job) yes
Unrelated tuition maximum employer pays up to $2,000 in tuition subsidies per year
Unique training & development programs international training programs (New York and Paris), intergenerational training program to raise awareness of the differing workplace needs for individuals as they move through their careers

Community Involvement

Scope of charitable involvement national
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer
Total employee volunteer hours (on company time) over 805 hours last year
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 30 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported YWCA (Citizen Day project), Canadian Cancer Society (hosts the Daffodil Ball), Canadian Dermatology Foundation, Le Centre des Femmes, The Learning Partnership, Giorgio Armani Acqua for Life Project, and the longstanding Look Good, Feel Better initiative (the company provides funds and cosmetics used towards helping lift the spirits of women living with cancer)
Community highlight As part of its longstanding community program, L'Oréal Canada focuses on charitable initiatives that support women, science and youth. In partnership with UNESCO, the company manages the For Women in Science program to provide support for female researchers on all continents and at different points in their careers -- the company provides national fellowships supporting women research scientists in Canada.

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why L'Oréal Canada Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2016):

  • L'Oréal Canada manages "Brandstorm", a marketing competition that allows groups of students to present a case study analysis to L'Oréal judges -- regional winners are invited to compete internationally at the organization's head office in Paris
  • Through the "Beauty Shaker Awards" competition, L'Oréal Canada employees from all levels can submit ideas and make presentations on how to improve efficiency at the company
  • Employees who are new to L'Oréal Canada participate in "Discovery Week", a week-long introductory seminar on the company and its various departments and brands -- the company also offers customized guidance and training to employees in their first two years with the company through "L'Oréal FIT" (Follow-up and Integration Track program)


Industry Cosmetics Manufacturing
Full-time employees in Canada 1,200
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunites, paid internships, tuition subsidies related to job
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $2,000 in tuition subsidies per year
Career development in-house training, online training, in-house career planning services, mentoring, leadership training, online employee skills inventory, apprenticeship/skilled trades programs
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Unique initiatives multi-generational workforce training and various "academies", which have specific training focuses such as marketing, finance and supply chain, international training opportunities in Paris and New York

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