L'Oréal Canada Inc.
L'Oréal Canada employees celebrated at the organization's Beauty Shaker awards ceremony in January 2020  

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2021) and Montreal's Top Employers (2020):

Here are some of the reasons why L'Oréal Canada Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2021) and Montreal's Top Employers (2020):

  • In addition to the company's flexible health plan, L'Oréal Canada offers a wellness spending account of $450 (unused amounts can be carried forward one year), allowing employees to top up coverage or subsidize wellness-related expenses -- the company recently launched a new wellness plan that includes free yoga classes (includes new weekly Yoga@home sessions during the pandemic) and removed the benefits waiting period for newly hired employees
  • L'Oréal Canada starts its new employees with three weeks of paid vacation and recently updated its vacation policy to increase vacation up to four weeks after just five years of employment (previously it increased after ten years)
  • L'Oréal Canada offers its new moms (including adoptive moms) maternity top-up payments for the first 17 weeks of their leave, along with the benefit of onsite daycare when they return to work -- the company had also updated its flexible work policies to include up to four days of working from home each month and introduced a new work from "anywhere" policy with corresponding new supporting technology
During the COVID-19 pandemic, employees at the L'Oréal Canada plant produced hand sanitizing gels for donation to front-line workers  

Employer Background

Industry Cosmetics manufacturing
Established in Canada 1958
Parent company L'Oréal SA
Parent company head office Paris, France
Major Canadian hiring locations Montréal QC, Toronto ON, Vancouver BC, Calgary AB
Full-time employees in Canada 1,468
Full-time employees worldwide 82,600
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 3.8%
Average age of employees in Canada 37.28 years
Longest serving employee 43.53 years

COVID-19

Pandemic response early in the pandemic, the company immediately offered job and salary protection up to the end of June, hosts virtual town hall meetings every 2 weeks for all employees across Canada, hosts dedicated "At home” sessions on mental health, mindfulness and well-being (including weekly Yoga@home sessions), increased its online training sessions for employees working from home, switched over some production lines to create sanitizing gels for donation to health care workers and charitable organizations, return-to-work program included mailing all employees an individual safety kit

Physical Workplace Rating: A

Commuter amenities transit subsidies, online carpool sign-up, free parking, electric vehicle charging stations, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, nearby bike sharing station
Workplace features renovated open-concept head office occupies fifth and sixth floors of the repurposed historic downtown Eaton's store, and features collaboration rooms, library and quiet room (also used for regular yoga classes), small "photo booth" rooms for phone calls and private meetings, green wall and a content factory to help employees create original content for their brands, onsite Academy hair salon and training centre, company boutique is for employees only, and building is connected to the "underground city" providing all-weather access to shops, restaurants and the metro system, telecommuter workstations, sit-stand workstations, private phone booth, self-serve lunchroom, outdoor patio, outdoor barbecue, discounts at local restaurants
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, music, television, foosball table, large digital wall may be used for special broadcasts such as the Olympics
Snacks available onsite coffee bar serves Starbucks coffee as well as teas, smoothies, pastries, fruit salads, yogurt, granola bars and snacks
Onsite cafeteria healthy menus, special diet menus, subsidized meals, take-home meals, new Le Marché cafeteria features a full-time chef who prepares 2 health-conscious meal options daily (the chef has access to fresh herbs through a unique herb garden refrigerator)
Other nearby amenities YMCA, YWCA, Phillips Square, McGill University, Place des Arts

Work Atmosphere & Communications Rating: A

Employee social committee name L'Oréal Canada Social Club (est. 1981)
Past social events annual Christmas market, as well as Christmas celebrations for employees and a separate event for children of employees, Family Day event, a variety of corporate and brand events, such as the Beauty Shaker Awards Ceremony
Cultural aspects dress-for-your-day policy, music while working, employee sports teams, organized social activities for retirees
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box, internal social media
Other in-house communications MyNews (international) and Entre Nous (Canada) newsletters, large digital wall in the employee lounge (offers corporate news), OpenTalk (hotline to address issues confidentially)

Financial Benefits & Compensation Rating: A

Outside salary surveys participates in outside salary surveys every 12 months
Employee salary reviews individual salaries are reviewed every 6 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 available for some positions
Additional financial benefits share purchase plan available to some employees, year-end bonuses for some employees, corporate discount program (e.g. retail, services, travel, etc.), company's pension program is a combined defined contribution and defined benefit pension plan

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits Rating: B+

Health plan note L'Oréal Canada has multiple employee groups, health plans may vary by position
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
Health plan includes traditional coverage (e.g. prescription drugs), employee assistance (EAP) plan, semi-private hospital room, medical travel insurance, medical equipment and supplies, nutrition planning
Mental health practitioner benefit up to $750 each year
Wellness spending account up to $450 each year
Additional health plan information anti-smoking assistance, eye exam coverage (every 2 years), annual flu vaccine and skin cancer screening clinics, onsite chair massage clinics (every 3 weeks)
Wellness initiatives Wellness Week (topics range from nutrition and stress management to financial planning), new wellness spending account can be carried over for 1 year
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 17 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 100% of salary for 3 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 100% of salary for 17 weeks
Additional family-friendly benefits extended parental leave to unpaid leave, child care onsite
Flexible work options flexible work hours, 35-hour work week (with full pay), shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), telecommuting, reduced summer hours
Additional family-friendly information early Friday closings in winter (3:00 p.m.) and summer (12:30 p.m.)

Vacation & Personal Time-Off Rating: B+

Vacation note L'Oréal Canada has multiple employee groups, vacation policies may vary by position
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Vacation jump vacation increases after 5 years of employment
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 6 weeks of vacation over their career
Previous experience considers previous work experience when setting annual vacation for new employees
Paid holiday shutdown during the Christmas to New Year's holiday break, employees receive an additional 4 days off
Personal paid days off employees can schedule 1 personal day off each year, as needed
Unpaid leave maximum 12 months
Additional time-off information unionized employees (approximately 16% of employees) start with 2 weeks of paid vacation, moving to 3 weeks after 3 years on the job

Employee Engagement & Performance Rating: A

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
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
Exit interview exit interview option is available for departing employees
Performance recognition individual performance bonuses, peer-to-peer recognition awards, long-service awards, the annual Beauty Shaker Awards (includes a gala awards ceremony)
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 6 months
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 12 months

Training & Skills Development Rating: A+

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
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $2,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Unrelated tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year for courses unrelated to current position
Unrelated tuition maximum employer pays up to $2,000 in tuition subsidies per year for courses unrelated to current position

Community Involvement Rating: A+

Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 1 paid day)
Total employee volunteer hours (on company time) over 3,200 hours last year
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 59 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported Centre des Femmes de Montréal and Y des Femmes de Montreal (Beauty for a Better Life program) Look Good Feel Better program (includes product and financial donation of $30,000 as well as employee volunteers), Les Filles et les sciences, un duo électrisant, Canadian Dermatology Foundation, Let’s Talk Science, Moisson Montréal, Green Hope Foundation, Black Moms Connection, Safe Haven Foundation of Canada, Knitted Knockers Alberta, to name only a few
Charitable giving matches employee donations
Community highlight L'Oréal Canada's primary focus is charitable initiatives that support women and girls in science. The company also encourages employees to volunteer through its annual Citizen Day program that offers a full paid day for employees to support social and environmental initiatives across the country.

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2020):

Here are some of the reasons why L'Oréal Canada Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2020):

  • L'Oreal Canada launched a Management Trainee Program to attract young talent and fast-track their careers towards leadership roles -- participants rotate through several areas of the organization and are exposed to learning and experience components, job shadowing and special projects, as well as opportunities for international travel
  • L'Oréal Canada manages "Brandstorm", a marketing competition that allows groups of students to present a new product line and marketing campaign to L'Oréal judges -- winners from 45 countries were 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 in three categories: innovation, excellence and "work smart" for ideas of improving work -- the Canadian awards are hosted by the President and CEO, with winning teams receiving $10,000 and finalists of the "Work Smart" category receiving a budget of up to $20,000 to implement their idea
Staff celebrate on the L'Oréal Canada float at the Montreal Pride parade  

Highlights

Industry Cosmetics manufacturing
Major Canadian hiring locations Montréal QC, Toronto ON, Vancouver BC, Calgary AB
Full-time employees in Canada 1,479
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $2,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses 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
Training and development "Discovery Week", a week-long introductory seminar for new employees, customized guidance and training for employees in their first six months of employment through "L'Oréal FIT", custom "Fit Culture" app to ease the integration of younger employees early in their employment, various "academies" which have specific training focuses such as marketing, finance and supply chain
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Additional highlights international training opportunities in Paris and New York, informal Breakfast with the President meetings to discuss topics of interest

The Career Directory

L'Oréal Canada Inc. has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
L'Oréal Canada employees volunteer as part of the company's annual 'citizen day'

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Cosmetics manufacturing
Full-time employees in Canada 1,001 to 2,500
Parent company L'Oréal SA
Parent company head office Paris, France
Major Canadian hiring locations Montréal QC, Toronto ON, Vancouver BC, Calgary AB
Student opportunities paid internships in marketing, digital, commercial, logistics, engineering, operations management and information technology, summer jobs, co-op placements in engineering, logistics and operations management
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $2,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Typical new grad positions Digital/e-Comm Intern, Marketing Intern/Assistant, Commercial/Sales Intern, Communications Leader, Financial Analyst, Quality Control Engineer, Industrial Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Chemical Engineer, Distribution Supervisor
Starting salary $55K to $60K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, transit subsidies, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 1 paid day)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

Academic fields recruited


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