Elizabeth Arden

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Elizabeth Arden Reviews

Updated August 11, 2014
Updated August 11, 2014
49 Reviews

2.9
49 Reviews
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Elizabeth Arden Chairman, President, and CEO E. Scott Beattie
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Friendly/flexible work environment

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

    Pros

    -pretty flexible if you need to work from home or take a few hours off every once a while if needed
    -off at 2pm on Fridays
    -friendly coworkers

    Cons

    -products are just alright in my opinion
    -workload quite heavy and very little support due to limited resources
    -not seeing advancement opportunity

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Learned a lot, fun place to work

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    Open work environment, lots of collaboration, rebranding process was helpful and fun to be a part of

    Cons

    Some miscommunication among upper management. My boss for the internship was not helpful and did not take the time to teach me. Instead, she did everything for herself and left me bored.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Assign interns specific long term projects instead of smaller tasks.

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Can't seem to find the right way to steer the ship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Some great team members, flexible work hours

    Cons

    Can't seem to get their act together, Senior management out of touch with the employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Pros

    They are a huge company and have great benefits.

    Cons

    They bought my company and laid many of us off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please look at our work ethic before you let us go.

  6.  

    Good Place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great environment to work if you like learning.

    Cons

    Training of new hires is lacking.
    Politics seems to be getting in the way.
    Only care about the bottom line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to the original roots and watch the politics.

    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Elizabeth Arden was a good place to work but upper management is not getting the job done and the company is struggling.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pay is fair and benefits are good.

    Cons

    Leadership is poor and company values are lacking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to ramp up sales force and be creative with marketing. Have heard that sales force is paid too well to strive for additional sales.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Terrible executive team probably won't be able to turn the ship around - awful morale

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT

    Pros

    Decent work-life balance - company is supportive in that way. Freedom for some to work remotely; good discount on product, and nearly free "mystery box" every holiday season. Compensation fair.

    Cons

    Morale is awful - lots of backstabbing, though maybe that is normal. Recent shakeup in executive team (new CFO) may or may not help, as company performance continues to tumble. Wave of recent layoffs with more to come, but not addressing core issues. CEO out of touch, and exec team primarily interested in their own personal survival.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more town meetings where open discussion is truly encouraged and not just given lip service. Be more transparent in order to lessen the terrible rumor mill.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Toxic!!!

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

    Pros

    Competitive salaries, summer hours all year round

    Cons

    Executives act like bullies, disorganized, small company mentality, poor management, do not value employees, limited advancement opportunities, cliquish, very unprofessional, gossip and lies are treated as gospel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be respectful of your employees, focus on promoting from within, management needs to work on their people skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Would not recommend

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Executive
    Current Employee - Retail Executive

    Pros

    Great benefits, you can learn a lot about business here.

    Cons

    No home work life balance. No respect for personal time. 15 hour days even when 9 months pregnant. Not a good company for people with families. There is not a lot of room for advancement for field employees. Company is growing but at the detriment to their loyal employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your employees and their personal time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    So much potential, but terrible place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Hours and holiday schedule are perks.

    Cons

    Toxic atmosphere. Open office environment. No forward thinking, just reacting to achieving sales goals for current period with no consideration to the effect on future sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be in touch more with the employees who make the company tick, and more than a random town hall meeting. Plan for the future and stick to the plan - don't rearrange launches on items to get the bump in sales now.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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