Why do I write 90% of whatever I experience in the blog? It is mostly for my own salvation. It is like a track record for me to revisit my past experiences and to educate myself in what I have been through and mature from as I am getting older day by day. I like to write experiences while it is still in fresh ambiance so that whatever I feel for the certain experiences are transpired genuinely into my writing. So when I reread my blog entries in the future, I could delve into the same emotion I felt while experiencing the episodes in my life. That is why mostly my writings are very nude, stripped to the centre core of honesty, so that the emotion is somewhat authentic.
L’Oreal Malaysia Sdn Bhd. – “Because You’re Worth It.”
Although I am tired as well as drained with Tonsillitis; I am glad that FINALLY, the last day of this tiring week is OVER as tomorrow is 1st of May – and that means public holiday for The Labour Day! From Monday till Thursday; my commitments for both school & Master’s Degree in UPM are EXTREMELY SATURATED!
The corporate identity is being materialized in physical nature. L’Oreal really prides itself as ethical corporate organization.
Motivational posters and advertisements. Pivotal to boost the spirit of employees.
Initially, the 4th day of SK Serendah Additional Sport was to commence at 7.30 a.m. but with the field drenched wet due to the heavily pouring morning rain, it was postponed to 11.00 a.m. Since Kak Ruhaizah who happened to be the Red Sport House leader was not in the school, she entrusted me to group in our potential athletes in according to sport events they soared high. But being kids, you know; they took it nonchalantly and some even absent. As I was wearing my office suit (instead of sport attire because after that I need to dash straight to L’Oreal Malaysia Sdn Bhd at Damansara Uptown), it was suffocating as the sun began to scorch hot and the kids were testing the patience limits! I was feeling partially-about-to-faint as I was feeling a bit stressed at that moment – managing the kids are energy-draining and I have to drive 49.9 KM from Serendah to Damansara Uptown???! I need to save the energy! But in the end, everything was settled – thanks to Kak Norliza who took pity on me. Thanks Kak Za!
We were attended by Corporate Communication Director of L’Oreal Malaysia, Jean Loh & HR manager, Zubair Raffiq.
Around 11.30 a.m. after submitting all the necessary documents prior to the 5 days short break such as The Lesson Plan Book as well as The Register Book (I am class teacher for 5 Pelangi), I pushed off from Serendah to Damansara Uptown. During lunch hour, you cannot expect a smooth-flowing traffic especially when you are heading towards Damansara!! I was trapped at the Damansara toll exit heading towards the township of Damansara Utama for more than 20 minutes although the distance was just circa less than 2 kilometer! Luckily I pushed off earlier from Serendah; so I could just being relax and not desperately in hurry.
Some of the products under L’Oreal : Garnier, Maybelline, etc.
After prayer at the cute and small Al-Mujahideen mosque circa the Damansara Uptown, I drove to the building area. Luckily I found the basement park. Met my coursemates at the lobby and somehow it seemed so funny that we were like bunch of school children entourage thronging at a waiting station! Hahaha! The security of Uptown 2 was somewhat quite stringent and sophisticated. We went up to Level 8 and in a room where the session with Corporate Communication team would be taking place.
Interesting insight of the internal communication practices in L’Oreal Malaysia & L’Oreal Global in Paris.
We were attended by Corporate Communication Director of L’Oreal Paris Malaysia, Jean Loh and Zubair Raffiq, the HR Manager of L’Oreal Paris Malaysia. It was an informative session, right from the background origination of L’Oreal – which I have already did for light reading prior to this – and into the internal communication processes practiced in L’Oreal Malaysia. I am not going to dish out the details as I am saving it for my assignments (just a mere one-page Reflective Write-Up) but what I can tell is that Loreal Malaysia does have certain unique approaches in order to strengthen the quality of internal communication in the organization – whether from top management to the lowest hierarchy or the interdepartmental affiliations. Apart from that, L’Oreal Malaysia also organizes special occasions to bridge the gap between the top management with the subordinates; for example that an exclusive day is slotted where for an hour, employees can ask their CEO any questions they want to know and those questions would be answerable (OK, this is the only one I am willing to share, aite? Hahahah!).
The goodie bags! Thanks to Jojo, our coursemate who happens to be the Marketing Executive of Maybelline in L’Oreal Malaysia.
After that, we were given tour to a few departments so that we could ‘scrutinize’ the ambiance of the working environment in L’Oreal Paris Malaysia; in terms of cubicles seating; quotes put to motivate, arrangement of working stations, etc as those are all part of important organizational communication setting.
The Year Book which is an essential form of news circulation for the employees. It is produced in Paris. Depicted above is the CEO, Jean Paul Agon.
The pathway is accessorized with the products’ numerous posters.
A mini lounge a.k.a. cafetaria for the employees to mingle around to bond with each other.
What I can say is that the practice of Corporate Communication is very important for a corporate entity. The task centres on upholding the company’s reputation as well as to improve the image. Anything that has potential to be lethal to the reputation; would be handled by the Crisis Management teams as well as the litigation (lawyers) team. Well, too bad my AFFIN Bank decided not to put me in the Corporate Communication Division 7 years ago but into Business Islamic Banking instead. Not that I regretted of being in Islamic Banking (if not, I wouldn’t meet all the beautiful hearts there!) but I always knew that I have the flair in Corporate Communication but unfortunately AFFIN Bank management didn’t see that 7 years ago. So, this is me chasing my dream.
My coursemates from “Organizational Communication (KOM 5315)” subject.
It is also great to see what lies behind the conglomerate image of L’Oreal as the parent company for its various famous products such as Kerastase, Maybelline, Garnier, Giorgio Armani, Shu Uemura, Ralph Lauren, Lancome, Yves Saint Laurent, and many more! It is also nice to discover that Loreal has its stance as ‘opposing the animal testing’ method as it already developed artificial/synthetic skin called “Episkin” which is used to test the new products. You know like what Sayuri in “Memoir Of A Geisha” said – ‘Beauty is a melancholic agony”.
Gigantic poster of Cate Blanchett, one my favorite Hollywood actresses. L’oreal appoints the Aussie-born as the ambassador for Armani perfume namely “Si”.
It would be interesting if we could see the R&D labs. L’Oreal is a global cosmetic conglomerate that invests a lot in its researches development. After all, it boasts the history of the founder who happened to be a chemist by the name of Eugene Shueller who created the first safe hair dye.
Above all, it was a great experience with coursemates – especially as it served as replacement for our Mid Term! Hahahaha!
An educational site visit on Organizational Communication to L’Oreal Paris Malaysia Sdn Bhd on 30th April 2015. (,”)