- Universum unveiled today its 2018 ranking of French students’ favorites employers. To achieve this universally recognized ranking, Universum interviewed nearly 38,000 students from leading business and engineering schools. This year, L'Oréal reached second step on the podium for business schools students and gained another place compared to 2017.
Still ranked in the Top 5, L’Oréal is now ahead of Google, Chanel and Apple, respectively ranked at 3rd, 4th and 5thplace. Above all, the group is now an exception in the consumer goods sector. This increase compared with last year is likely due to L’Oréal’s innovation capacity and its major digital transformation over the few years.
The question today is to know if we can still be ranked among consumer goods companies. Our company is today a hybrid model that combines high consumption indeed, but also luxury, pharmacy, B2B, that is to say, for young graduates, an infinity of possibilities
questions Blandine Thibault-Biacabe, HR Director of L’Oréal France.
According to her, the entrepreneurial spirit defining L’Oréal’s DNA and culture has always enabled us to take the lead in major technological, digital, societal, environmental or managerial transformations. The Group’s agility and ability to transform itself seduces more and more demanding students, as the Universum survey reveals.
Beyond a ranking of favorite employers, this Universum study provides information on students’ new career aspirations, career goals, salary expectations and priorities. More confident, they are also more demanding in terms of remuneration, but also regarding the missions and challenges that their first position must offer: they want to have more responsibilities and are ready to invest fully in their work. Students recognize early responsibilities and a dynamic and challenging work environment as some of L’Oréal’s main characteristics in the Universum annual surveys.