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Uninspiring & Depressing

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

I have been working at Estée Lauder Companies full-time (More than 3 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Some really good people at the company.

Cons

Terrible leadership. "Cascading" hierarchical dogma is utterly ABSURD. The corporate "layering" is ludicrous. There are too many so-called "People Managers" at Director level who have little to no real work to do at all so they essentially become Babysitters for Manager level and below. Atmosphere and environment is going from bad to worse. Extremely demoralizing. Petty. Uninspiring.

Advice to Management

The whole "cascading" thing...I mean, seriously?? Learn how to manage or get out before all the good workers leave. Entrepreneurial and Flat is where it's at -- not the massive "layering", "cascading" and "babysitting" that is now running rampant at EL. Talent does NOT want to be a part of the latter environment.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Standard work life balance

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Estée Lauder Companies

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are some employees that truly love what they do and are happy to help you out.

    Cons

    Opportunity for growth within the department is non-existent and there is not much going on in terms of community outreach and events.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Still a great company, but not like before it went public.

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I worked at Estée Lauder Companies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic people and beautiful brands!

    Cons

    Too much short term thinking based on quarterly financial performance.

    Advice to Management

    North America is part of the brand DNA and should be as important a focus as China.


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