Estée Lauder Companies

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Estée Lauder Companies Reviews

Updated Jul 18, 2014
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3.3 236 reviews

88% Approve of the CEO

Estée Lauder Companies President, CEO, and Director Fabrizio Freda

Fabrizio Freda

(108 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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 9 reviews)

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

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    The company culyure is that of growth, of people and business

    Senior Sales and Education Executive (Former Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    ProsGreat benefits. They have a generous 401K match, pension plan and stock awards for performance. There are opportunities for career growth but there are so many internal canidates interviewing for the same job plus outside applicants. You can get there if you hone your skills, work hard and become the best

    ConsThey are the lowest paying cosmetic company on an Executive level. It is very hard to get promoted unless you are willing to relocate. It took me 10 years and 5 relocations to be at a Sr Sales and Education Executive level

    Advice to Senior ManagementOffer more career enrichment opportunities for lower level managers such as Account Coordinators, Counter Managers and Business Managers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Still a great company, but not like before it went public.

    Director (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsFantastic people and beautiful brands!

    ConsToo much short term thinking based on quarterly financial performance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNorth America is part of the brand DNA and should be as important a focus as China.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Amazing Experience

    Education Executive (Current Employee)

    ProsYou learn a lot about the Industry, you are respected and admired by others. If you manage the Politics well, you can be promoted. Good bonuses and free products. Job security.

    ConsI don't think they really want to listen to the sales field. Follow the protocol and nobody gets hurt. Your boss might work against you to keep his/her position. You better live in the East Coast and talk some hefty BS if you want to grow.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI believe Upper Management should initiate some confidential morale reviews. They might be surprised with the lack of incentive to work harder. Encourage upfront communication instead of attitudes to push people.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsEstee Lauder has a comprehensive benefits package. Compensation is more than fair. Great chances for growth. Very supportive of their employees

    Consway too busy at times.

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    Opportunities from within

    Counter Manager, ABA, Beauty Advisor (Current Employee)

    ProsThe training is transferable to other businesses. The work is seldom boring. The company seems to value the customer experience.

    ConsThe commission pay outs for beauty advisors should be higher considering the sell goals. There is little room for advancement unless you are able to relocate.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe commission pay outs and bonuses or lack thereof have been established years ago. Re-evaluate the level of professionalism the positions require, the demands on employees and the turn over rate and make appropriate commission rate increases.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Solid Company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSkincare products are top shelf.

    ConsLots of repetitive paperwork. Slow stock replenishment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLess paperwork for CM's

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    OK so far. We'll see

    Accountant (Current Employee) Melville, NY

    ProsGreat work-life balance and benefits. Good company with room for growth.

    ConsHaven't been challenged nearly enough. Compensation is on the low end for an entree level position.

    Advice to Senior ManagementChallenge employees more.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Life at Estee Lauder

    Education Executive (Current Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    ProsThe training that Estee Lauder provides is outstanding. There are lots of opportunities to learn and grow with the brand. The culture is very positive and energetic.

    ConsBeware of company politics, you absolutely need to do lots of socializing here, and a lot of drinking. Not a lot of opportunity to advance unless you live in LA or NYC

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate more jobs in the field and less in the office.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsLots of great benefits. The work environment was amazing - they seem to hire amazing people. I am still friends with a bunch of them - very little workplace drama.

    ConsI was in the call center so not a lot of room for growth. Need more opportunities.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Learning Experience

    Temp Chemist (Former Employee) Bristol, PA

    ProsGot to learn a lot and take own initiative and start own projects

    ConsInconsistent, don't really pay much attention to you unless there is a problem.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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