My job consistent in:
1. Collecting the online Launch pack
2. Showing creativity by creating new assets (Using Photoshop or doing a Photoshoot) and
3. Keeping close contact with the retailers for the brand room updates on the different retailers websites (e.g. Boots.com)
4. Asset management:
- Building and maintaining a library of images to be used across all retailer .coms (basic range as well as NPDs)
- Helping NAMs providing retailers with appropriate assets
5. E-store visit & competitors review:
- ensure websites are updated on time
- check reviews are syndicated across all sites
- monitor competitors activitie and retailers’ beauty page (review offers, new products visibility, home page, landing page)
Build strong relationships with key stake holders, while becoming the team expert for online activation
I really enjoyed my internship at L'Oreal, the culture, the diversity, the freedom to express thoughts and creativity. I also worked for a brand that I really like which made my internship even more enjoyable and which motivated me to do my best to make the brand perform.
I felt very valued by my colleagues. Most of them gave me very constructive feedbacks which helped me to improve.
I have been a given a lot of guidance and support, especially at the beginning of my internship. However, it also depends on the managers, senior managers are very busy and have less time to give guidance which is completely understandable - but this is a great opportunity to show initiative and work independently as well as coming up with our own ideas.
I was more or less busy depending on the days. When a NPD launch was approaching I would be much more busy. I only stayed after 10pm 3 times during my internship because I had a very important presentation to senior managers the following day.
I was given a lot of responsibility. My team trusted me completely to let me have my own input and let me action my initiatives. I didn't feel like an intern but I really felt like a team member and a true team player.
The skills that I developed at L'Oreal will not only assist me in my degree and my future jobs but also in my daily life and external projects. I believe I have acquired maturity during my internship and I am more professional and have a more well rounded and constructive perspective of the working environment.
The atmosphere in the office and withing the team was very nice, the team was very friendly. No one seem too nervous or stressed and most of the people leave the office at 5pm which doesn't make you feel bad about yourself if you leave on time (while this could happen in some companies where everyone stays extra hours frequently).
The overall internship was very well organised, especially at the beginning. We had multiple inductions and meetings where HR shared with us all the information we needed to know about the working environment at L'Oreal and also the different trainings that we would be attending.
However, we have been aware of the Grad Scheme process/deadlines quite late during the year, which added a little bit of stress.
The company invested a lot in terms of personal training and development for each intern. We had many constructive inductions that helped us to understand better how the business work. The trainings were very useful and helped to immerse myself better in the working environment and understand quicker what was expected from me.
Future employment prospects are very appealing within the organisation and it is all very well organised for the interns to have the opportunity to apply for jobs. We have the opportunity to shadow other employees and understand what are their daily tasks/jobs. This helps us to understand better the field we would aspire to work in the future.
The social scene was quite good, it included drinks after work, bowling, restaurant and sometimes travel for meetings (such as Paris). The New Years Party was absolutely amazing, it was a themed party in a wonderful location in London.
The interns also organised socials and parties (quite similar to the ones we have at University), for everyone to get to know each other.
Hammersmith is not a cheap area but it has everything that we need, in terms of shops, restaurants, supermarket, shoe repair (very useful for the ladies who like to wear heals at work!). In Broadway Centre you can find everything that you need. In terms of pricing, it is not cheap but it's London after all.
There is also plently of pubs and restaurant in the area which makes it very enjoyable.
By being a L'Oreal employee, you also have a lot of discount with the restaurants in the area.
There isn't really a Nightlife in Hammersmith but the underground (which is 1min away from the L'Oreal building) can bring you anywhere in London because it counts 3 of the main London's tube: Hammersmith and City, District Line and most importantly the Picadilly Line which brings to central London in about 25min.
Yes there were, with my team we went to a spinning class at Boom Cycling which was very fun (each L'Oreal employee also received a voucher of 3 free rides).
I wasn't part of it but the is a female and a male football team as well made of interns which looks very fun.