Estée Lauder Companies – Why Work For Us?

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WORKING HERE

We take pride in providing a work environment where our employees join us from all walks of life. We work together for the long term, building a sustainable business based on uncompromising ethics, integrity, fairness, diversity and trust.

ABOUT OUR COMPANY

We are a family of distinctive brands and entrepreneurial business leaders. Our distinguished portfolio includes some of the most recognized prestige brands in the world. The richness of our history helps to create the wealth of present and future opportunities.

HIGHLIGHTS

Rewards & Benefits

​The Estée Lauder Companies provides competitive benefit programs, worldwide, that in many cases exceed industry practice and deliver valuable coverage and protection to employees and their families. Our wide range of employee services, and Health and Welfare Programs are designed to help eligible employees make the best decisions for themselves, their family, and their lifestyle.

Leadership Creativity & Learning

We believe in developing the talent of new employees with programs and experiences designed to give in-depth learning and build skills that are crucial to your, and our, long-term success. Our heritage is built on continuous learning and fostering the creativity of our employees. We offer a wide range of development programs based on your level in the organization and your role in a brand, region or function. At the foundation of our programs is our leadership competency model and innovation workshops that support leadership and creativity from every chair.

Inclusion & Diversity

​We are a Company that values and encourages diversity of thought, personal characteristics, cultural background, professional experience, role, tenure, and geographic location in our policies, practices and day-to-day interactions. By doing so we support an inclusive culture that leads to creativity, innovation, and competitive advantage. We strive to be an employer of choice where the attraction, development and retention of top talent around the world reflects the diversity of the global consumer. We provide all employees and applicants for employment with equal employment opportunities without regard to race, creed, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital, partnership or familial status, disability, genetic information, veteran/military status, domestic violence victim status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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CAREER DEVELOPMENT

"The ultimate challenge for any leader is not whether he or she can make smart decisions and deliver outstanding results…that is expected…but whether he or she can coach and teach others to be leaders and to build an organization that can play as a winning team.”

Fabrizio Freda

President and Chief Executive Officer

OUR COMMITMENT

We are committed to building world-class brands by developing talented people. Whether you are a first time leader or a seasoned professional, we offer a variety of learning programs that cultivate leaders and enable you to take control of your development.

YOUR DEVELOPMENT

Global Learning and Talent Development

Our unique culture is designed to nurture talent, develop leaders and drive innovation. Various skill-building programs work together with our talent management framework to support employees at all levels, as well as recognize and reward our talent. We offer best-in-class development opportunities for personal and professional growth such as customized workshops, learning forums, cross-functional project teams, global leadership programs and executive level education.

Innovation Programs

​At The Estée Lauder Companies, we strongly believe that creativity and innovation drive our success. The next big idea can come from anyone, no matter where you sit in the organization. To support a culture of innovation, ELC offers programs, workshops, and digital platforms that give employees the tools needed for breakthrough thinking, idea sharing, and collaboration.

Digital Acceleration Programs

The world has gone digital, and The Estée Lauder Companies is leading the way by investing in dynamic digital and social tools to help employees collaborate, share ideas and work more efficiently. Employees can enroll in digital education opportunities, mentoring, and e-learning to enhance their knowledge of the digital landscape and drive business results.

Brand Level Training

Employees who work in our brands are provided with customized education to support new product launches, sales force training, and other brand initiatives to ensure success on the job.

Leadership Competencies Model

Our High-Touch Leadership Competencies Model is at the heart of our organization’s learning and development strategy. It provides a map of the behaviors and qualities we believe enable our employees to lead themselves, their teams and, ultimately, our Company. The High-Touch Leadership Competencies model is an exciting and essential tool that helps all of our employees achieve high levels of performance and drive business, and personal, results.

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At the heart of The Estée Lauder Companies is a passion for creativity, which is infused throughout all aspects of our business, from product development to packaging, sampling to selling and marketing to merchandising.

OUR PRINCIPLES

We are dedicated to working together with uncompromising ethics and integrity. We encourage our people to create, to innovate, to be entrepreneurs and to strive for the best, always.

VIEWPOINTS

We respect the human rights of our employees, suppliers and the communities in which we operate. We have confidence in the safety of all our ingredients and formulas. If concerns are raised on any issue of quality, health and safety, or human rights, we examine the scientific evidence and respond accordingly.

THE BEAUTY OF RESPONSIBILITY

Corporate Responsibility is about HOW we do business. How we create long-term value and a sustainable business model. How we identify opportunities and risks in a fast-changing world and continue to innovate to meet global consumer needs. How we listen and respond to our employees and consumers, as well as our business and community partners.

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    Current Employee - Associate Beauty Adviser in Summerville, SC
    Current Employee - Associate Beauty Adviser in Summerville, SC

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    Pros

    Awesome company to work for as it is a well known global company that makes cosmetics, skincare, and fragrances. Some of the best training in the industry. I've been blessed with working with nothing but amazing women. I have the best Account Executive that I've worked with for almost 10 years. Gratis every season. Love going to events and traveling. Helping women feel their most beautiful with Estee Lauder.

    Cons

    Many miles on your vehicle.

    Advice to Management

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    I applied online. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at Estée Lauder Companies (New York, NY).

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    I will never apply here again. I had 4 rounds of interviews and twice the HR team called me in on the wrong date, and the other time they cancelled the interview 30 mins before it started, even though I told them previously i was canceling a vacation to make the interview for them. In addition, they made me go through a 3 hour interview process with an outside consulting company where they check your personality fit. The questions asked were inappropriate - like describing the relationship with your parents, and siblings! I will not be applying to Estee Lauder again as they do not know how to respect candidates even at a senior level.

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    • 1. In NY, they make you interview with an outside consulting company that will ask you about your childhood and the relationship with your family!! Very inappropriate and uncomfortable.   1 Answer

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
World’s Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2008
Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2008
Top 500 Green Companies, Newsweek, 2009
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Additional Info

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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