Coty Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
110 Reviews
3.3
110 Reviews
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Coty CEO Michele Scannavini
Michele Scannavini
27 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work-life balance depending on the department (in 9 reviews)

  • Summer Fridays and Holiday week shutdown (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • all of the upper management is nearly gone (in 9 reviews)

  • If salaried, poor work-life balance, "get it done at all cost" mentality (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    great experience great culture great people

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Coty

    Pros

    everyone is incredibly open and positive feedback. they want you to learn

    Cons

    a little disconnect in communication
    lack of relationship between departments

  2.  

    Positive

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fragrance Model  in  Roseville, MN
    Current Employee - Fragrance Model in Roseville, MN

    I have been working at Coty part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good part-time job.

    Cons

    Boring when it's slow. During summer no hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Great people, high level good strategy, execution and communication poor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Coty full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Growing company with lots of opportunity. The company knows what it wants to become and is on clear path to achieving its market growth goals.

    Cons

    Disorganized HR, little to no employee development or progression plans in place and communicated. The result is people don't know how to develop their skills, gain experience or navigate the company's organization. No mentors or encouragement from the top to mentor and develop.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate. Use details. We can all read the financials now that we are public.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stay for Work-Life balance; leave because no growth

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Coty full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great work-life balance depending on the department. Summer Fridays and week off between Christmas and New Year's is everything. Packages are very nice. The teams do become very close and try to put their best foot forward. The company really has put forth the effort in giving their employees a 360 experience.

    Cons

    Need improvement on training from bottom up as high turnover and switches make it very hard to move forward efficiently as the culture is too fast paced.
    Issues with no growth. Coty has lost many great employees because they failed to recognize soon enough what they had and then hire new staff that are sub-par and can't keep up with the constant change.
    HR needs to educate themselves on what each department does and in learning how to investigate when complaints are made (i.e placing it into context and understanding background).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Overall, this emerging beauty company is great to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Coty full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The Coty mantra rings true: "Faster. Further. Freer." From my perspective it's a great place to work as there is little vertical bureaucracy. Things get done much quicker at Coty than at any other large organization I've worked for because there are fewer layers of approvals. There are long-standing employees who have been with the company through many eras of changes, which is a good indicator of what type of organization this is. Overall, the people are also very nice and mostly collaborative, as the culture encourages this. It is a great place to work for young people wanting to start off their career as in general, there is early exposure to senior management.

    Cons

    This depends very much team by team, but overall there is not a lot of internal promoting that happens within the organization. Thus, people get frustrated and leave. This is an issue that needs to be addressed. For Marketers, there are a wealth of brands and teams to work on but little communication and visibility as to movement from within despite the fact that a team was developed to help alleviate this issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This advice is for senior level executives: People will not always remember the list of great things you achieved, but they certainly will remember you as a person. You don't want to have a reputation to proceed you as a bad leader - the industry is small. Treat your employees well.

    This advice is for both senior level executives and C-suite management: The health of the company is dependent on executing a more strategic, long-term vision. Like many under-performing beauty companies, Coty is following suit in that it's focused on putting band-aids on short term problems versus addressing large, long term issues.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    I was a temporary assistant for the beauty team.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Coty as a contractor

    Pros

    I loved the team. So many talented PR and marketing team members!

    Cons

    There isn't room for upward mobility. Structure of the company is archaic.

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

    Great work-life balance, excellent place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Coty full-time

    Pros

    Great work-life balance! Lower-level employees are encouraged to contribute in meaningful ways. The corporate culture is one of the best I have ever encountered.

    Cons

    They talk about promoting from within, but sometimes it's not as prevalent as they make it seem like it is. It does occur at the higher levels, but it may be hard for junior level employees to move up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    NYC Corp finance

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Coty full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Perks: nice discounts on fragrances and beauty products

    Cons

    Cut-throat, disorganized middle-management running the Financial reporting function

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start all over - fire the entire ARC team

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    horrible

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Manufacturing in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Coty full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    good benefits. some of the people great.

    Cons

    to many changes, people are making up rules as we move forward, no stability. all of the upper management is nearly gone. people are scared they are going to loose their jobs due to relocation. they have a history of dismantle c ompanies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Sales

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Coty full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits package. Summer Fridays and Holiday week shutdown. Nice bunch of smart middle managers.

    Cons

    Insufficient innovation stream to maintain leadership market position. Since going public, much more pressure on EBITA with is good, but pressure is keeping goals too near sighted. Lets make the quarter versus how to grow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch for the back-biting among senior leadership team as the word gets out to middle managers who are frustrated and are leaving.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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