Estée Lauder Companies

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Estée Lauder Companies Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
253 Reviews

3.4
253 Reviews
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Estée Lauder Companies President, CEO, and Director Fabrizio Freda
Fabrizio Freda
115 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Decent work-life balance, which - for most people - offsets the low pay (in 23 reviews)

  • Great benefits,Amazing, creative, friendly, great customer service, quickly recognized (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance in Marketing role not always achievable (in 10 reviews)

  • And that is why some senior management don't seem to be competent at all (in 14 reviews)

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  1.  

    very corporate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Estée Lauder Companies full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good corporate benefits, good place to start career.

    Cons

    If you are in the creative field, there are not many options to explore. no office culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Motivate your employees with studio perks and rev up office morale.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Average experience; your future depends on the quality of your manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Acct Executive  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Acct Executive in New York, NY

    I have been working at Estée Lauder Companies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Estee Lauder is a leader in the industry and it's wonderful to get experience working with a global company.

    Cons

    poor compensation
    lack of career growth
    tough industry

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Standard work life balance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Estée Lauder Companies

    Pros

    There are some employees that truly love what they do and are happy to help you out.

    Cons

    Opportunity for growth within the department is non-existent and there is not much going on in terms of community outreach and events.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Management coop

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor  in  Bristol, PA
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Bristol, PA

    I worked at Estée Lauder Companies as an intern for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good team environment, and talented management teams

    Cons

    challenging task of time sensitive work environment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Meh

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor  in  Lithonia, GA
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in Lithonia, GA

    I have been working at Estée Lauder Companies full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great discount, meet new people, great product

    Cons

    sales goals are attainable but if you work at dillards it's inflated almost unreasonable, i loved the people I worked with but hated the store management. But any retail position you get is always taxing. My advice: stay as long as you can stand it, make as much money then move on. If you wish to stay with this company and into corporate network at the estee lauder meetings, network network network!! Good luck!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The lower level managment, phenomenal group of ladies, wouldn't know what goes on at headquarters didn't care enough

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Origins, Part time Counter Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Estée Lauder Companies

    Pros

    Good quality products, yearly gratis, opportunity to earn bonuses, and excellent training workshops

    Cons

    Hourly pay somewhat low, opportunity to get a decent raise is not likely, work environment depends on the attitudes and rules of store or mall the counter is located...terrible experience with that

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be an advocate for your employees. Be open to better wages.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good people, lots and lots of red tape.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at Estée Lauder Companies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Working with talented people, high standards, many opportunites to advance if you have the ambition, prestigious company, good heritage. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Work load is ridiculous, they are conservative with adopting new technology. pay is not great for mid-level unless you threaten to leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create lunchroom/cafeteria space in the office

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Very Average Workplace

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Estée Lauder Companies

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good balance, friendly, diverse

    Cons

    Management is not always respondent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more and better feedback.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    SAP documentation and Training intern

    Current Employee - SAP Intern  in  Long Island, NC
    Current Employee - SAP Intern in Long Island, NC

    I have been working at Estée Lauder Companies as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    ` Supervisor is very nice and tries to teach and help you as much as possible.
    ` There are lots of external consultants from IBM, SAP and other companies working here, it's a great opportunity to build your networking.
    ` Get chance to learn many advanced softwares.
    ` Get chance to work with people from different functional groups.

    Cons

    ` Internship is unpaid.
    ` Internship is not very formal and systematic, not fixed assignment, my work is based on what they need. And it's possible to get some tedious work to do even though they are not SAP related.
    `

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ` Pay the interns even though it could be legal min payment.

  11.  

    Wonderful family Company, but pay for entry/mid-level employees is below average

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Coordinator  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Coordinator in New York, NY

    I have been working at Estée Lauder Companies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people! Everyone is the Company is extremely friendly and seems to genuinely like what they do. Perks are great! 50% of all products plus lots of free ones that go around. Benefits (medical & dental) are very strong.

    Cons

    ELC is slow to promote and salary is below average. There is a reason many employees in their 20's and 30's leave- we like working here, but the pay is so hard to live off of in NYC. A huge miss on the Company's part is the overtime policy. For example- if you are a coordinator, work late hours and make overtime you could make an extra $20-30K a year! When you get promote and you are no longer eligible for overtime, it could take you 8-10 years to get back to the salary you earned when you first started.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In my 20's, I don't really have a work-life balance and I am ok with that. I do love this Company a lot, but am unfortunately looking elsewhere because of the salary gap.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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