Success Stories

What better way to capture the essence of a company than through the words of the very people who bring it to life? Here’s a glimpse into the world of L'OCCITANE through the eyes of a few of our associates. Read below to gain a genuine feel of what our Company means to those who live it.

Associates in their own words...


amy

Amy - District Manager

(with us since 2000)

Why did you join L'OCCITANE, and why have you stayed?
When I joined, L'OCCITANE was a small company of 35 stores. I really liked that it was small but also in the process of growing. I've stayed because I've had more opportunities for growth than I've seen with any other company.

What do you enjoy most about what you do?
My job is great because I am able to develop my people and see them grow within the company.

What has been your most memorable moment since joining the company?
I won a trip to Corsica for sales during the 2006 Holiday Season. The landscape was rugged and untouched, a beautiful place!

What do you like best about your work environment?
L'OCCITANE truly cares about the associates who work here. More than any other company I have worked for, they are truly committed to the professional and personal well-being of everyone who works here.

What is your favorite product?
Almond Shower Oil


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Carlos

Carlos - Senior Systems Manager

(with us since 2004)

Why did you join L'OCCITANE, and why have you stayed?
When I first joined L'OCCITANE in July of 2004 I had just graduated from school and I was eager to start working in the technology field.  At this time L'OCCITANE was still fairly young and was in the process of deploying new technologies such as new registers, traffic counters, point-of-sale systems and an ERP system to improve operations. I found my niche working with different aspects of retail systems and have been challenged with many projects in this area since I first started working here.

What do you enjoy most about what you do?
I always find myself doing something different and the work has never become a routine.   We are always deploying and using new technologies as they emerge.

What has been your most memorable moment since joining the company?
When I went to France and got to visit the factory where all the products are made.

What do you like best about your work environment?
Working with a great group of co-workers.

What is your favorite product?
Lavender Candle


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Luis

Luis - Shipping Manager

(with us since 1997)

Why did you join L'OCCITANE, and why have you stayed?
Originally I joined L'OCCITANE because it was an opportunity to advance with a growing company.  I have stayed on with L'OCCITANE because there is still room for growth within the company.

What do you enjoy most about what you do?
I enjoy the everyday challenges and the new responsibilities offered in my management role.

What has been your most memorable moment since joining the company?
The acknowledgment of having so many years of service with the company.

What do you like best about your work environment?
The networking with outside vendors, being hands-on with the employees, the set-up of the distribution center, and the quality of the products.

What is your favorite product?
The Shea Butter line.


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Thom

Thom - HR Generalist

(with us since 2003)

Why did you join L'OCCITANE, and why have you stayed?
I joined L'OCCITANE because of the beautiful products and fantastic people at Cherry Creek #61 in Denver.

What do you enjoy most about what you do?
Working with other associates.  I love being able to develop and maintain positive work relationships with the amazing people of L'OCCITANE.

What has been your most memorable moment since joining the company?
Traveling to Provence and visiting the factory in Manosque.  I have the deepest appreciation for the hard work our friends and associates at the factory provide for us and the rest of the world.

What do you like best about your work environment?
That every day is COMPLETELY filled with things to do.

What is your favorite product?
Immortelle Very Precious Cream! Youth in a jar?  Of course it’s my favorite.


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Tinea

Tinea

(with us since 2001)

Why did you join L'OCCITANE, and why have you stayed?
I had never been in a L'OCCITANE before, but the boutique I worked in always burned Melissa Pear incense.  One day I was sent into L'OCCITANE to purchase more incense for the store. I really liked the store and the staff was very friendly. The next day I received a call at work from the L'OCCITANE store manager asking me if I would like to interview for a part-time position, and here I am. I've stayed because the ambience of the store is the most welcoming I have ever encountered and there are always new opportunities for growth.

What do you enjoy most about what you do?
Being able to move between the two stores and working with so many different types of associates and customers. It is truly a different experience at each location.

What has been your most memorable moment since joining the company?
My most memorable moment has to be when I helped a bride-to-be design shower favors and wedding table gifts entirely around her favorite products. My staff and I wrapped each chou choued gift with rose petals and her personalized wedding ribbons. After her honeymoon she came back to the store with souvenirs from Italy and her wedding album.

What do you like best about your work environment?
The people I work with.

What is your favorite product?
Almond Supple Skin Oil


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