Estée Lauder Companies

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Great projects, great people and so much learning

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Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY

I have been working at Estée Lauder Companies as an intern

Pros

everyone is willing to help you, and they will recognize your talent as long as you try hard and show them you have passion.

Cons

Can't think of anything right now. I was very happy with my experience.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    I've heard other companies are worse... it's interesting here

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst

    I have been working at Estée Lauder Companies full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good people
    Half day summer Fridays
    Generous holiday schedule with days off
    Quality products

    Cons

    Low pay. You are told to be grateful for the maximum 2% raise you'll get.
    Very reactive and rarely proactive
    Archaic computer systems that are always crapping out!
    Only worried about the stock price going up and up and up and up!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to Manage. People here tend to be "lifers" so if they pick up bad attitudes or habits along the way they will stay that way. Stop kicking the can down the road and try to make some real changes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible management!!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor
    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor

    I worked at Estée Lauder Companies part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    + Gratis (Rewarded with free merchandise)
    + Store Discounts
    + Meeting new people/ building relationships
    + Makeup Artistry
    + Pay almost triple for drive time for seminars
    + Be up to date with latest trends and fashion
    + Learn new make up techniques
    + Meet well known makeup artists

    Cons

    - Management are rude and immature
    - Setting up for failure
    - Huge sales goals
    - Annoying customers with constant phone calls
    - Strict dress code
    - Vendor and store pressure
    - Low hourly and commission for job duties
    - Slow room to grow within company (when most management or coordinators have been there for 25+ years!)
    - Little benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to remember that our "philosophy" is all about the woman and her decisions, we do understand that we are in sales, but if that client doesn't want to purchase all the time...we can't shove it down her throat or she will never return. Recruiting, phone calls and constantly sampling to our clientele does help grow sales, but it's up to the customer to define her own experience (which is in our "philosophy" and Estée Lauder's own words!) Upper and lower management also need to understand that we do have our own voice and you can't ask us a question and expect us to try to answer when you already think you "know" the correct answer out of our own mouths. No wonder why you guys go through Beauty Advisors like hotcakes!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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