Estée Lauder Companies

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Sounds good on resume but a lot lacking to growth opportunities, not merit based at all.

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

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

Pros

Generous gratis for products and good benefits.
New CEO Fabrizio Freda is making wonderful improvements.

Cons

Low salary, poor personal career path with promotions unless you are favored. Very little respect or appreciation for advanced degrees. Very little staff diversity and very little diversity at higher level of management.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get rid of all these layers of management with people with titles that contribute very litte the staff does all the work ie Executive Directors and Directors in same department with little staff.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    An amazing company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Global Communications in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Global Communications in New York, NY

    I worked at Estée Lauder Companies as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    a company for women to succeed without the catty atmosphere. i learned a lot and was taught a lot by my superiors and not ignored as an entry level position

    Cons

    once you start a job at estee lauder it is almost assumed you will stay in the company forever. but they do offer could job upward mobility, not just lateral

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Trim the fat - redundant VPs and EDs, and business would be far more efficient.

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

    I have been working at Estée Lauder Companies full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Time is pretty flexible.
    Great products/company store
    Good opportunities for travel (but not training)
    In certain fortunate groups, promotion is almost inevitable if you do the time (whether you are competent or not)
    Good opportunities for lateral movement within the company and the brands

    Cons

    Very laid back job (good and bad) - like many reviewers have mentioned, there is no sense of immediacy and simple projects can endlessly languish. For most projects, there is a much higher ratio of VPs and EDs involved than the people that actually get things accomplished. Ironically, when problems occur, career preservation perseveres, and very few of these entrenched managers are motivated to take a leadership role when responsibility and risk are involved. Meaningful training and advanced schooling are minimally recognized, encouraged or supported.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk the walk. There are way too many upper level managers/administration with overlapping responsibilities. Trim this fat quickly and decisively, reward individuals with proven and successful results, truly seek and encourage leadership at every level, and support training and education. These things are severely unsupported at this time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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