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Estée Lauder Companies Reviews

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Estée Lauder Companies President, CEO, and Director Fabrizio Freda
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  • 4 people found this helpful  

    Great company lacking in some areas

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

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

    Pros

    The culture is great once you find the right fit of people to work with. The CEO has infused some great advantages into the company since his arrival. I wish they would overhaul the HR department.

    Cons

    HR can be a challenge to work with, unfortunately the culture is geared toward helping only upper level management. They can be sneaky and manipulate situations to suit the advantage of the executive or the company. HR doesn't care about the little guy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget the little guy supports you in everything you do. Stop treating the subordinates like they are dispensable, you are dispensable also.

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Estée Lauder Companies Interviews

Updated Feb 17, 2015
Updated Feb 17, 2015

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    Procurement Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Estée Lauder Companies.

    Interview Details

    I was very excited to take a phone interview, when I quickly learned that I would never want to work there. The woman interviewing me was extremely rude and condescending. Later, my recruiter informed me that she has that reputation in the industry. I would not want to work for a company that chooses to have a rude employee conduct first interviews, would you? I am very glad they did not offer me the position.

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Estée Lauder Companies Awards & Accolades

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Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2010
Barron's 500, Barron's, 2009
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Additional Info

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Website www.elcompanies.com
Headquarters New York, NY
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1995
Type Company - Public (EL)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year

The firm's Estée and Bobbi are counted among some of the closest friends to women worldwide. Estée Lauder sells cosmetics, fragrances, and skin care products, with brands including upscale Estée Lauder and Clinique, professional Bobbi Brown essentials, and luxurious Tom Ford Collection. The company's lines are sold in department stores, company stores, and by specialty retailers, as well as online. The firm operates a chain of freestanding retail stores (primarily for its M.A.C, Origins, and Aveda brands). The founding Lauder family controls about 77% of its voting shares... More

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