Elizabeth Arden

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Elizabeth Arden Reviews

Updated September 26, 2014
Updated September 26, 2014
56 Reviews
2.7
56 Reviews
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Elizabeth Arden Chairman, President, and CEO E. Scott Beattie
E. Scott Beattie
30 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They also offer great discounts on products and spa services which is an enormous plus as a female employee (in 3 reviews)

  • You learn a lot about the beauty business, experts teach you makeup techniques, how to prepare gifts and you learn about all the fragrances (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • no work life balance, constantly working around the clock (in 5 reviews)

  • No room for growth, at leats in the department that I worked in (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Team Support For Different Events

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Demonstraor  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Demonstraor in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Elizabeth Arden as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent Product Knowledge - Positive Motivation and Commitment

    Cons

    Would prefer to have a greater budget for Spring Demoing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would like to have quarterly meetings on PK (Product Knowledge) to keep us up to date with perfumes as well as makeup.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Internship

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fragrance Marketing  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Fragrance Marketing in New York, NY

    I worked at Elizabeth Arden as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Elizabeth Arden is a community where it is very easy to reach out for help, guidance, and advice. Overall, everyone is extremely friendly and willing to lend a helping hand. I learned more at this internship then I ever did in school. My experience at Arden was an unforgettable growing experience.

    Cons

    The internship program was a little bit disorganized.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Not as corporate considering its size

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

    I have been working at Elizabeth Arden full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You can interact with all levels in the company and make an impact even at a lower level.

    Cons

    They are slow to promote their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Elizabeth Arden needs to focus on promoting faster to keep its talent, rather than constantly hiring outside of the company. I also recommend giving more vacation and personal days so that employees don't burn out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    it was a great experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Working On Line  in  Roanoke, VA
    Current Employee - Working On Line in Roanoke, VA

    I have been working at Elizabeth Arden

    Pros

    u get paid good an ur hours are good .they work with you.

    Cons

    just the standing on your feet.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    EA Spas Guest Rep.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Guest Representative
    Former Employee - Guest Representative

    I worked at Elizabeth Arden

    Pros

    The company offers very fair compensation, fairly competitive with other similar businesses. They also offer great discounts on products and spa services which is an enormous plus as a female employee.

    Cons

    I was not very impressed with the management of the company. I always felt that things were somewhat disorganized and that their was a bad habit of playing favorites.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would highly recommend that there be more rules regarding how to treat employees. I saw technicians treated very unfairly and also found myself being belittled by certain members of the management.

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good company for growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Elizabeth Arden

    Pros

    Company prefers to promote from within.

    Cons

    Salaries are on the low side

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lower cost for benefits

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Flexible, rewarding at times, a challange with so much competition!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor  in  Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Elizabeth Arden

    Pros

    Everyday is different. You are given the opportunity to meet and help new people everyday. You get to learn a lot about cosmetics and skin care. A gratis fr free product is given every few months. Rewarding.

    Cons

    If you are working as a "demo" , or on contract as a freelancer, you are not always guaranteed a certain amount of hours, although it is flexible work for a mother with children or a full time student for example.

    It can be challenging as well as frustrating to meet sales targets with so much competition from other beauty lines and outlets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Birmingham, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Prestige company, business development, leadership

    Cons

    Limited chance to grow, lack of assistant, perks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Personal growth

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

    Great company with a lot of history and an awesome vibe but horrible management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Guest Service Representative  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Guest Service Representative in New York, NY

    I worked at Elizabeth Arden full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very fun environment to work in, very stylish and hip. Compensation is on the lower end for entry level jobs but an opportunity for upward mobility.

    Cons

    Management is uninvolved with the day-to-day operations, the company discriminates based on ethnicity. Need to take on a lot of responsibility and pick up the slack from other employees, very often in higher positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to redefine the organization

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    "The Arden Way"

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervision  in  Roanoke, VA
    Current Employee - Supervision in Roanoke, VA

    I have been working at Elizabeth Arden full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Modern tooling: workforce amiable, but their A to Z enterprise process, which include proper training and orientation is forty years past.

    Cons

    " Egos, and Department management has rather inflated ones. Front line supervisors are good.
    " Tooling is modern, product is somewhat in demand, Directors are full of themselves.
    * But EA is a source for income and most companies have their challenges.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take your eyes off your offices, dream of what can be. A streamlined, "Lean" pick and output.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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