Estée Lauder Companies

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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)

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 ManagementAdvice

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.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best company I have worked for in terms of benefits!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Our CEO, Fabrizio Freda, is a true leader and motivator,and has brought the company much further than I ever thought possible. Amazing and inspirational!

    Cons

    It is a highly relationship based company - ofttentimes opportunities depend on who you know and how well you ae known/liked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lose sight of the soft skills that made this company great as we move forward to be more process and systems oriented.

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

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

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    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)

    Pros

    Fantastic people and beautiful brands!

    Cons

    Too much short term thinking based on quarterly financial performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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