Estée Lauder Companies

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Estée Lauder Companies Reviews

Updated November 23, 2014
Updated November 23, 2014
283 Reviews
3.3
283 Reviews
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Estée Lauder Companies President, CEO, and Director Fabrizio Freda
Fabrizio Freda
137 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Fair work life balance if you are willing to get your job done evenings and weekends (in 27 reviews)

  • Great benefits, lots of education, training program, paid hourly plus commission (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • home based offices make work life balance an opportunity (in 12 reviews)

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

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company, slow growth for your career.

    • 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

    Great senior management vision, great causes to get involved with.

    Cons

    Little/slow career growth opportunities. No support from managers to help grow your career.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Account Executive

    • 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

    Greatn opportunities for advancement and career devleopment

    Cons

    home based offices make work life balance an opportunity. Retail partnterships

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    This is a great company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SAP Portal Developer in Melville, NY
    Current Employee - SAP Portal Developer in Melville, NY

    I have been working at Estée Lauder Companies as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Estee Lauder has a very friendly environment.

    Cons

    Office space was small and there was not many interaction between the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Workload should be distributed evenly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Summer Intern

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

    I worked at Estée Lauder Companies as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, supportive environment, fun projects.

    Cons

    Nothing thought of for now.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Wonderful company to work for. Great Benefits, wonderful mentors to teach you the industry.

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

    I have been working at Estée Lauder Companies full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great work / life balance. Great Talent management courses

    Cons

    No cons, wonderful company to work for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Large, financially stable, ethically-sound, industry-leading, well-managed company. Personable employees, well-educated, professional, driven but sensible and well-tempered management. Excellent benefits, humane place to work.

    Cons

    Although the H.R. team is generally personable, the organization is structurally convoluted and could be more streamlined and efficient.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline and develop your Human Resources organization so that there is greater consistency of philosophy with regard to career development opportunities. While appropriately leaving the employee with primary responsibility for his/her own career development, enhance communication throughout the job posting process so that employees are notified when they are not selected for interview, and when the job has been filled. With regard to specific employee development programs, also provide meaningful developmental feedback to employees who despite successfully progressing through multiple stages of the extensive application process, are not selected for these opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Marketing

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Estée Lauder Companies

    Pros

    great benefits, work-life balance, company-values, leader in cosmetics industry, best-in-class workforce

    Cons

    hierarchy, non-existent career pathing, leadership in select departments are weak, salary is competitive but subpar

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    career paths, visibility to senior leaders, elevate strategic decision making

  9.  

    Loved my temporary position at Estee Lauder!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Temporary Human Resources Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Temporary Human Resources Administrative Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at Estée Lauder Companies full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Surrounded by wonderful, kind, encouraging executives and co-workers. It had a family feel even as a new employee. There were very smart, successful executives who had a clear vision to make the brand stand out amongst their competition.

    Cons

    I was at the company on a temporary basis, and with some internal changes, it would have been a little difficult for my position to become full-time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best company I have worked for in terms of benefits!

    • 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 full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Our CEO, Fabrizio Freda, is a true leader and motivator,and has brought the company much further than I ever thought possible. Amazing and inspirational!

    Cons

    It is a highly relationship based company - ofttentimes opportunities depend on who you know and how well you ae known/liked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lose sight of the soft skills that made this company great as we move forward to be more process and systems oriented.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Marketing Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Estée Lauder Companies

    Pros

    Wonderful corporate culture that is positive and stimulating, so many opportunities to better yourself both inside and outside the company.

    Cons

    Fast Paced, everyone works very hard, with that said it can be a stressful work environment sometimes, just like any other job.

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